Selfies & soundbites

asdanet_ignitedds_bannerIt’s Friday night.  You’re out with your peeps.  Looking good.  Having fun.

What’s next?

Assemble your peeps…raise your smart phone up…45-degree downward tilt…and rapid fire…click…click…click.  Open your photos…diagnose…treat your best shot with all appropriate filters…add witty soundbite banter…and…

3 steps to hiring a CRUSH it team

asdanet_ignitedds_bannerAs the old adage says: “together each accomplishes more.”  So, in that spirit, I thought I’d mix it up this time and give you a very valuable private practice nugget.  How to hire a CRUSH it Team.

#1 Write a CRUSH it job description and disseminate

Seem simple?  I agree!  HOWEVER most dental practices miss on this in a HUGE WAY!  Why?  They don’t know who their ideal applicant is.  Sound crazy?  Agree…but most dental practices think they are looking for a hygienist or an assistant or an administrative team member.  On one hand…they are.  On the more important hand…that’s WAY TOO simplistic.

Confessions of a (former) predental

DrEmilyHobart_640x400Truth be told, I came to the realization that dentistry was my calling a little later than most. Unlike my colleagues who were inspired by a mentor or career day way back when, I was not completely sure of my destiny in dentistry until my last semester of undergraduate studies.

While I wasn’t really a “predental” student for very long, I did pick up a couple valuable tips that I wish someone would have shared with me…

Job search advice: 6 tips from new dentists

Kool SmilesYour first job out of dental school is one of the most important career decisions you’ll make – but when it comes to the job search and interview process, it can be difficult to know where to start!

We asked two of our newly hired dentists, Dr. Courtny Patterson and Dr. Candace Murphy, to share advice for dentist job seekers based on their recent experiences with the process. Here’s what they had to say…

Explore a future in oral and maxillofacial surgery

C Chiang - AAOMS.FebMouthingOffHeader.BusinessWomanRarely in the history of the dental profession have dental students been presented with so many opportunities to build on their dental school training and skills.  As their knowledge and desire to explore these opportunities grow, many dental students think about pursuing specialty training. For a growing number of these students, the broad scope of practice and the professional satisfaction offered by the dental specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery present a unique way to maximize their training and make a difference in the lives of their patients.