Modern Dental Assistant

The ergonomic benefits of saddle-style stools
The ergonomic benefits of saddle-style stoolsSaddle up! Research has shown that a saddle-style stool could save your health—and your career.
Are you a Social Media Misfit?
Are you a Social Media Misfit?Are you a Social Media Misfit? Here are 10 simple social media do’s and don’ts from Virginia Cairrao, CDA, FADAA, president of the American Dental Assistants Association, that will help you tiptoe around those kinds of pitfalls and help you stay a step ahead in your digital tracks.
5 things that will make you stand out and get a raise
5 things that will make you stand out and get a raiseDentists closely watch their bottom line. As practice owners, the first priority is patient care, followed by keeping overhead down. So when hygienists ask for a raise, doctors immediately think, “How much is that going to cost me for the year and is it really worth it?”
The top 13 freakiest dental horror stories
The top 13 freakiest dental horror storiesGhosts are scary. Ghouls are scary. But these creepy apparitions have nothing on some of the terrifying things that happen in the dental practice.
4 ways to deal with a workplace bully
4 ways to deal with a workplace bullyDo you ever feel bullied at work? Is there someone on the team that is constantly targeting you? Perhaps it’s the employer themselves, and it appears that they treat other team members differently. Do you cower or relent when treated that way? Guess what, this isn’t high school, and it’s time to fight back at the bully.
Running behind again?
Running behind again?It’s true – there’s no stopping the passage of time, but there’s got to be a way to get it on your side. As practice administrator, the clock can be a fierce taskmaster and is hardly your best friend. Sometimes things go wrong and difficult situations occur in even the most efficient practices, but the test is not what will go wrong. It’s how we handle these challenges.
Dental assistants: Do you really know what you legally can and can't do in the practice?
Dental assistants: Do you really know what you legally can and can't do in the practice?Group editorial director Kevin Henry tells dental assistants about a Web site that lists what each state allows and doesn't allow dental assistants to do in the practice
How to deal with difficult patients
How to deal with difficult patientsApril Sluiter shows how dental assistants can manage difficult patients without losing their minds.
Professionalism in the dental practice: Are you acting the part?
Professionalism in the dental practice: Are you acting the part?Being a professional and acting as such is timeless. The way we talk, how we speak, what we wear, how we conduct our social media pages… it’s all about looking and acting professional.
Diamonds of their days: Products that are team members' best friends
Diamonds of their days: Products that are team members' best friendsWe asked assistants and hygienists from around the nation, including editorial opinion leaders from Modern Dental Assistant and Modern Hygienist, to tell us what products made their days easier and made their patients happier. Here’s what they said.