Training Your Dental Assistants to their Full Potential

with Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer

Dental Assistants are such an important part of a thriving dental practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary invited his friends, Mary Beth Bajornas and Missy Fryer to talk about how to train your dental assistants to their full potential.

Running time: 67:09

In this Show, Gary, Mary Beth and Missy discuss; how the role of your dental assistants is so much more than the day-to-day tasks they provide, how to help your dental assistants understand their role as a marketing agent of the practice, why Mary Beth and Missy wrote their new guide titled; ‘Dental Office Survival Guide; Beyond Spit Sucking’, how this guide can be such an important part of your office training library, the difference between a passive vs and active dental assistant and how to train your dental assistants to be active, the importance of checklists in your practice, a brilliant color coding system that matches your appointments to the dental supplies and equipment needed and many other practical tips to help your dental assistants. Missy and Mary Beth are passionate about helping your team members achieve their full potential and the end result is a high performance practice!

Links for ‘Let’s Ask David’ segment with Dr. David Hornbrook:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Mary Beth and Missy’s Website:
http://www.buckeyedentalproductions.com

To receive a 10% discount on the ‘Dental Office Survival Guide; Beyond Spit Sucking’ and all Buckeye Dental Production Products enter Gary in the Coupon Code

Dental Office Survival Guide; Dental Assistant Edition Beyond Spit Sucking Facebook Group (Public Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/236910510204129/about/

Link to Kevin Fryer’s Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/kevin.w.fryer

How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice

with Trisha O'Hehir RDH

 

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’Hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today.

  Running time: 64:12

In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

Link for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

How Every Dental Assistant Can Have an Amazing Career

with Kevin Henry

Gary invited his friend Kevin Henry (aka; The Dental Assistant Champion!) on the Thriving Dentist Show to share his tips on how every Dental Assistant can have an amazing, fulfilling career. Kevin just published his book titled; Battling and Beating the Demons of Dental Assisting.

Running Time: 46:10 minutes

In this interview Gary and Kevin discuss; What motivated Kevin to write this book, why you need to eliminate the word ‘just’ from your vocabulary, 5 specific things that Dental Assistants can do to boost their career, tips for Dentists to empower their Dental Assistants and how this builds your practice, the DANB.org and how this resource can help Dental Assistants and the interview concludes with the cool work that Kevin is doing with Ignite (IgniteDA.net) to educate, inspire and empower Dental Assistants. Kevin’s book is amazing and is brilliant read for your Office Book Club!

To receive Kevin’s book;
Battling and Beating the Demons of Dental Assisting; How Every Dental Assistant can have an Amazing, Fulfilling Career at a Special Price of $10 (regular price $20) send Kevin an email to Kevin.Henry@igniteDA.net

Resources:
IgniteDDS.com
IgniteDA.net
DANB.org (Dental Assisting National Board)

Empowering Today’s Dental Assistants

with Kevin Henry

Dental Assistants are often the unsung heroes of dentistry and they play a critical role is the success of a practice. Kevin Henry is regarded as the ‘Champion of Dental Assistants’ and he is passionate about helping dental assistants achieve their full potential.

 

Running Time: 59:35 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show interview Gary and Kevin discuss the changing role of today’s dental assistants and how they contribute to a thriving practice. Some of the topics discussed include; How dental assistants can become a bigger part of the practice, why dental assistants need to understand the numbers of the practice, how to develop a great relationship with your dental assistants and five specific recommendations for dental assistants to achieve their full potential. You will love Kevin’s passion for all things related to dental assistants and his practical, use-it-now recommendations!

Kevin’s website: www.kevinspeaksdental.com

Other websites mentioned in interview:
www.moderndentalnetwork.com

www.ninjadentistry.com

Kevin’s email address: kevin@kevinspeaksdental.com

Dental Assistants ROCK

with Tija Hunter

Dental PodcastDental Assistants play such a vital role in the success of a thriving dental practice.

 

 

 

 

Running Time: 53:31 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend, Tija Hunter on how dental assistants contribute to a successful practice. Tija is a true champion of the dental assistant and a role model of dental assisting as an amazing career path. Tija is an office manager and a dental assistant with over 32 years of experience. She hold 11 advanced certifications including being certified as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA). In this interview Gary and Tija discuss the importance of continuing education for dental assistants, the benefits of belonging to the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), the value to the dental practice of an educated dental assistant and how dental assisting can be such a rewarding career path. Dental Assistants are often the ‘unsung heroes’ of a thriving practice and Tija’s interview helps us all have greater appreciation for these amazing Team members!

Tija Hunter’s email address: tijaefda@gmail.com

Connect with Tija on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tijak/

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Giving Our Dental Assitants the Love they Deserve

with Kevin Henry

Dental PodcastDental Assistants are the unsung heroes of the Dental Profession! I think Gary would go as far as to say that it is very difficult, if not impossible, to have a Thriving practice without the help your dental assistants.

 

 

Running Time 55:05

In this episode we are very fortunate to have a true Champion of Dental Assistants throughout the world as our Special Guest on the Thriving Dentist Show! Not only is Kevin Henry a friend of Gary’s but he is the Managing Editor of Dental Economics and the Editor of Dental Assisting Digest. He is a recognized authority on all things related to Dental Assisting and it is a true honor and privilege to have him on our Show.

 

Contact information for Kevin:
www.DentistryIQ.com
www.DANB.org

Email Gary your social media questions – Gary@TakacsLearningCenter.com

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