Showing Dental Patients Your Human Side Is The Key

Since being included in the #1 NY Times Bestseller, Crushing It by Gary Vaynerchuk, many people have been contacting me wanting to know my secrets to engagement on social media. Interestingly, I always reveal...

Making the Most of the Growing Power of Women in the Dental Industry

I believe there are many topics that are taboo in dentistry. In my 23 years as a dental hygienist, I have worked alongside mostly women. And I’ve discovered a topic that is seldom addressed--...
Call the Dentist!

SpouseTales Snippets 4: Call The Dentist!

Please, pick up the phone and call the doctor if you can’t make it to the office. It still amazes me how many grown adult team members won’t just pick up the phone and call...
parent takes child for walk in nature possibly after dentist visit as suggested in article

Taking Your Child to Visit the Dentist

The thought of taking your child to their first dental visit can be a little frightening. How will they respond? Will you be able to help them feel calm? Will this be a disaster?...
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Ensuring a Healthy Dental Office During Flu Season

Ready or not, the 2018-2019 flu season is here. Even if the flu hasn’t yet peaked in your community, now is the time to tighten up infection prevention protocols in your practice. While the timing,...
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Life With a Dentist Mom

There is a certain type of kid in every school—one who carries a toothbrush in his or her backpack to actually use after lunch break or one who has an innate fear of candy...
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Diagnosing Dental Treatment Plans: Patients Aren’t There to Fill Your Quota

editor's note: Dr. Betty Orr, one of our favorite doctors and writers, talks to us about diagnosing dental treatment plans. "Never in my life have I sat down to diagnose treatment in order to...
My often winding career path

Profession Progression, the Story of a Lifetime, Part 4: Nancy Kagan

When I sat down to put my career story on “paper,” I realized a few things: My story doesn’t begin with the start of my career. It’s been a long journey with many twists...

How to Create a Comfortable Environment in a Pediatric Orthodontists Clinic

An appointment to the dentist is a scary prospect even for the adults — more so for little children. However, the child cannot avoid the visit to the dentist. You must encourage parents to...

Be More, Do More

As a Woman in Dentistry, I have been a Dental Hygienist for 19 years, always practicing in a clinical setting providing care for my patients. I have always had the passion to serve my...

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