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February 2009 Blog Posts (18)

A Few Dental Hiring Tips

Tip #1 Most employees at my favorite local restaurant have been there for years. The service is always heads and shoulders above other establishments in the area. Recently I complimented the manager and asked what her secret was. I got a very quick reply:

"Drug testing” she said with a wink.

Check your local and state laws and drug test if you can.

Tip #2 A dentist who bought our training manuals told me he now uses them as part of his hiring procedure. He has… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on February 24, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mental Health and Oral Health

February 20, 2009 marks the date of my first presentation to mental health professionals about oral health. This was the first of many that have been scheduled this spring. I was very honored to have GC America Rep. Dorothy Zia accompany me and support this endeavor. Thank you Dorothy! The participants were very appreciative of the time, efforts and more importantly the information they received regarding this mostly unmentioned issue. The ball is rolling and this subject is taking a life of… Continue

Added by Lisa Knapp on February 24, 2009 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

What we do

What we do


Jenious Capital Group provides practice financing nationwide. Specifically, we help medical professionals of all types finance the purchase, refinance, expansion, renovation and start-up of their practices.

The following is a summary of our services:

1. Practice & Business Acquisition Financing – for MD’s, Dentists, Veterinarians, Optometrists, Chiropractors… Continue

Added by Monica A Jenious on February 23, 2009 at 8:08pm — No Comments

Your Child's Teeth Can Save their Life using StemSave service

Working Mother Magazine

February 22nd

By Lauri Harrison

Wait! Before you plan for the tooth fairy to come and take away your child’s tooth, consider preserving it for future use Believe it or not, the human tooth contains healthy pulp tissue which contains stem cells that can be utilized to regenerate your child’s health if needed. Sounds like a Sci-Fi movie, but it’s not. It works along the same principles as preserving the cord blood when your baby is born. Stem cells… Continue

Added by Gregory Chotkowski on February 22, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Making a Big To Do about Mountain Dew?

I recently had an opportunity to see a documentary presented by ABC's Diane Sawyer regarding the detrimental effects of Mountain Dew.

I was first of all very impressed that the subject of dental disease recognized and presented, and very well I might add.

It seems to be part of a reoccuring pattern that is obvious in even many of our inner-city and urban cultures as well. All of it points right back to poor diet choices. The… Continue

Added by Rhonda Radford Adams on February 20, 2009 at 5:51pm — 15 Comments

The Wellbeing Study-You're Invited to Participate!!


I am collaborating in an online study investigating peoples’ wellbeing called - The Wellbeing Study.

Basically it investigates peoples’ wellbeing over a year. I am aiming to investigate the wellbeing of oral health professionals, and how their wellbeing in particular changes over a year as not much is known about this.

It would be great if I could get as many people as possible to participant in this! It’s completely anonymous, easy to do; participants… Continue

Added by Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, MSEC on February 20, 2009 at 11:01am — No Comments

Where have all the hygienists gone?? Silent Trend

Over the past ten years, I have been involved in hygiene publishing, and recently, I’ve notice a silent trend with dental hygiene journals. Where did all the hygiene editors go?

Over the past few years, the obvious disappearance of dental hygienists being featured as “editors’ to our publications is occurring. Not a trend that has been mirrored by dental journals…it appears excusive to dental hygiene.

It’s curious to me, if anyone else has noticed?? And the ramifications of such… Continue

Added by Kristine A. Hodsdon RDH, MSEC on February 20, 2009 at 10:47am — No Comments

Dental Hygiene Practice Software

Can anyone recommend a practice management software system that would be ideal for a dental hygiene practice? I prefer simple, effective and cost efficient. Thanks a bunch.


Added by Katherine Keates on February 19, 2009 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Clash of the Dental Titans

I just returned from a new client’s dental practice where an epic conflict between the back and front had laid siege to the dental office. The doctor thought this Clash of the Titans would quickly blow over. Instead it blew up.

And what was this battle over?

Chart colors.

Did you say, “Chart colors?”

I’m afraid so.

You see, one of the back office dental staff had “issues” with one of the dental front desk . This turned into a joust over… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on February 17, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

TMJ may be linked to sports concussion

The most recent data presented the 2008 FIFA concussion conference in Zurich Switzerland and the UPMC concussion conference this past summer, has linked defects in the TMJ to concussion susceptibility. A corrective procedure designed to identify and these defects in world champion boxers (with glass jaw) has been used by N.E. Patriot players for over two decades. A 2006 American Academy of Orofacial pain peer reviewed paper identifies the Patriots as the team with the lowest concussion rate… Continue

Added by Mahercor on February 14, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Patient-ized View of Your Dental Office

As a consultant, one of the first things I do is take on the role of being the patient.

So I leave without paying.

Just kidding. No, what I mean is that I try to eyeball your dental office as if I am a new patient. I stroll around the parking lot, take a seat in the lobby and view the surroundings. I visit the restroom. I sit in each of the dental chairs and look up at the ceiling.

What I sometimes uncover can really be stunning: Cigarette butts in the parking… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on February 10, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Dr. Oz with Oprah discussing Tongue Cleaners

Dr. Oz on using a Tongue Cleaner: "Another common cause, besides gingivitis, is your tongue," Dr. Oz says. He suggests buying a tongue scraper to clean off bacteria and fight bad breath. "Don't ignore bad breath. Something is going on in there, which is why you've got that stench."

To read Dr. Oz’s Advice:

The Tongue Cleaner that Dr. Oz is using on the show is actually the… Continue

Added by Sarah Arlinghaus on February 6, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Professional Dental Assisting conference is coming in June

The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) has announced that the Professional Dental Assisting (PDA) Conference will be held concurrently with the 2009 OSAP Symposium, June 11-14, at the Marriott Legacy Park in Plano, Texas. The PDA Conference will feature informative sessions presented by the nation’s best educators, all geared to the dental assistant.

The PDA Conference provides unparalleled professional development and continuing education opportunities in… Continue

Added by Kevin Henry on February 6, 2009 at 2:01pm — 1 Comment

On average, 44% of consumers who have been diagnosed with bruxism by their Dentist do nothing to treat the condition

On average, 44% of consumers who have been diagnosed with bruxism by their Dentist do nothing to treat the condition. Many drivers play a factor in this statistic such as cost, comfort and convenience.

Now there is an alternative solution to recommend to your patients. The DenTek Nightguard is a full occlusion bruxism splint that comfortably protects against teeth grinding and custom fits in just minutes!

We are not… Continue

Added by Sarah Arlinghaus on February 6, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

DenTek supports National Childrens Dental Health Month

This month DenTek has launched their Head Start for a Healthy Smile Program. This program is designed to provide schools with education and samples about DenTek Fun Flossers and overall proper oral health, Proper Oral Care Activity sheets for each student, as well as a Fun Flosser Brochure with a coupon and a 3 ct sample of DenTek Fun Flossers for each student to take home to their parents.

DenTek Fun… Continue

Added by Sarah Arlinghaus on February 6, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

A Practical Reason To Set Your Sights Higher

As a dental practice management consultant I tell clients if you want to produce and collect $100,000.00 a month you need to set your sights higher.

No matter how good you may be at presenting dental treatment every dentist has a certain “failure” rate. In other words, just because you present $100,000.00 in treatment, that doesn’t mean that’s how much is going to get scheduled and done.

I find that even my most successful dental clients still have a “failure” rate of 20%.… Continue

Added by Jonathan Hayes on February 5, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Are You Ready to Go Red

Dear Colleagues,

I hope you will circle Friday, February 6, 2009 in red on your calendars. That is the day when millions will join the American Heart Association (AHA)'s fight against heart disease. I encourage you to participate by wearing red to work and consider donating to help AHA raise women's awareness of cardiovascular disease and empower women to reduce their risk.

After watching my mother battle heart disease, I’m determined… Continue

Added by Tracey Jacobs on February 2, 2009 at 6:02pm — No Comments

North Carolina facing dentist shortage?

While the "hot spots" of the United States are flooded, some states are in dire need of dentists. What can be done?

click here for the article

Added by Kevin Henry on February 2, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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