Tag Archives: New Dentist

Marketing the Dental Practice — Community Involvement

Getting involved in your community can be a great way to give back, as well as raise awareness of your practice and bring patients to your door. But with so many deserving causes and different opportunities, it can be a challenge to direct your energy to where it will be most effective. In March 2013 ADA New Dentist… Read More »

In the Market for a Disposable High-Speed Handpiece?

If you’re wondering who would use a disposable handpiece, consider clinical settings that present unusual operating conditions or challenging infection control situations where sterilization is not practical or cost-effective. Remote or mobile clinics, medical missions or military field installations all represent possible situations where a disposable high-speed handpiece would come in handy. How might you make an informed… Read More »

Learning to Manage your Online Reputation at Annual Session

It’s almost time for ADA Annual Session with over 300 lectures and interactive learning events to choose from. We suggest the New Dentist Track — these 21 courses were selected in consultation with the ADA New Dentist Committee, and they cover both clinical and practice management topics. One course in the track is Are You Well-Liked? Why Online… Read More »

Giving Instructions Without Being Rude or Wimpy

Asking others to do something feels tricky sometimes. It can be easier when there is a clear line of authority, such as when you are the owner and you are addressing an employee, but what about a situation where you might work with a dental team member without being the boss? Or when you are asking someone who… Read More »

Finding a Job — What Questions Should You Ask During the Interview?

When you are looking for an employment opportunity, remember that the job interview is a two-way street, with both parties assessing each other. Dr. Ryan Dulde has put together a list of 30 Interview Questions for Finding the Right Fit. It’s worth checking out the entire list — Dr. Dulde not only suggests the questions, but often explains… Read More »

Responding to Patient Comments Online

Social media provides a way for you to interact with patients, and it also provides patients with an outlet to comment on the services they receive. The ADA Practical Guide to Social Media Planning recommends that you monitor any conversation online and aim to respond to comments when appropriate, remembering that not every comment requires a response. From… Read More »