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.
Dentists 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?”
Do 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.
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.
We 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.