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Here is your first look at the annual Dental Assisting Digest salary survey. We asked dental assistants around the country to tell us about the salaries and benefits and, so far, 820 have responded. Here is a quick overview of the responses.
The most common hourly salary figures across the country range from $18-$20 (very similar to years past).
When did you last receive a…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on August 19, 2013 at 11:24am — No Comments
It's the first Sunday of August and I'm watching the first NFL exhibition game of the year ... the Hall of Fame Game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Miami Dolphins. My Chicago Bears aren't playing tonight but, hey, it's just nice to see football back on television.
The topic of change has been on my mind for this Editor's Note and an interview with Cris Carter, one of the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, just came on the television. I sat and watched as he talked…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on August 5, 2013 at 7:42am — No Comments
As I sat at the Tulsa airport and waited to board my flight to Dallas/Fort Worth, I looked up as the crew began to board the plane and get it ready for takeoff. I smiled when I saw the captain pulling his bag on the plane with a bumper sticker that read, "I have no idea where I'm going."
Of course, it was in jest. He knew exactly where he was going (thank goodness) and he had every tool he needed to make sure the 40-minute flight was smooth and quick (again, thank goodness). I…
Added by Kevin Henry on April 30, 2013 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Hats off to Dr. Justin Marostica in Oregon for this idea he posted on his blog. I had never put the idea of using your down time after oral surgery to watch the NCAA tournament, but it makes perfect sense. What a great idea to push to your patients!
Added by Kevin Henry on March 20, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments
It’s a big year in the Henry household. My dad turned 70 on Feb. 15, and my parents will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on March 1. Both of those numbers are impressive to me, and I am thankful that my parents are here and in relatively good health so we can celebrate these milestones together.
I talk often about my family in my editor’s notes and there’s a reason for that … family is very important to me. My daughter is an only child. I’m an only…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on February 17, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments
Do you remember the tale of the Great and Powerful Oz? Sure, you may remember how he appeared to Dorothy and her friends once they arrived in the Emerald City, but do you remember how he got there? A simple magician from Kansas, he was blown to Oz in his hot air balloon. Dorothy used a house; he used a balloon. They both ended up over the rainbow.
Once he arrived in Oz, the former sideshow magician was seen as an all-powerful wizard. It wasn't that he had changed, but rather what…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on January 18, 2013 at 3:16pm — No Comments
Let's be honest. We're all human and we all have gas. It's just a fact of life. People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive? Those Victoria's Secret models? Yep, they let one rip every once in a while.
While it may be in our human nature to pass gas ... or fart ... or make wind ... or whatever you want to call it, rarely do we actually want to smell it coming from someone else. I have friends who have told me horror stories about people farting and then pulling the bed covers over…
Added by Kevin Henry on January 15, 2013 at 11:05am — No Comments
It’s December 21, 2012, and I’m sitting at my desk. I’m still here. My friends are still here. The Internet is still working. The lights are still on. I just checked with a friend of mine in Australia and he’s still here (even though the day is almost over for him). I just checked the weather and there are no immediate signs of solar flares or 100-foot waves. I think it’s safe to say that we’ve survived the apocalypse. As one of my friends texted me this morning, this has to be the lamest…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on December 21, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments
Yesterday, I posted a blog where I mention the overall goodwill that seems to permeate humanity this time of year. Today, I sit at my computer, listening to the news, and growing more sick to my stomach by the moment.
Reports are pouring in from Newtown, Conn., of the deaths of innocent children (a reported 18 as I write this) who were simply attending school on a…
I can’t help it. I get sentimental this time of year. Part of it is the fact that I do love Christmas and the lights and the overall goodwill that seems to permeate humanity this time of year … but the other part is the thought of one year ending and another year beginning. In my mind, there’s something very definitive about the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve and knowing that the calendar has turned. It’s a time for new hope, new dreams, and a new start. It’s a time when the past can…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on December 13, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Added by Kevin Henry on December 3, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments
Thanksgiving has always been, and will always be, one of my favorite holidays. It’s a time for great food, family, and football (you have to love the NFL triple-header). It’s also the kickoff to the holiday season (including all of the fun that Black Friday holds for those of us who like to get up at 3 a.m. to throw elbows with our fellow shoppers … but that’s a whole other diatribe).
Thanksgiving is also that one day that is set aside for us to count our blessings and give…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on November 15, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
It's always good to make every patient feel welcome, but this office went overboard when Steve Johnson, a member of the Baltimore Orioles, showed up for his regular appointment. It definitely made an impression on him as you can see in this article from MLB.com.
Added by Kevin Henry on November 9, 2012 at 1:25pm — No Comments
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Added by Kevin Henry on October 30, 2012 at 1:07pm — No Comments
I have a pretty simple philosophy on life when it comes to politics, religion, and other potentially confrontational topics: I lead my life and you lead yours. I’m about as tolerant as you get when it comes to those topics … as long as you don’t start smothering me with your opinions and telling me I’m wrong to have mine. That’s the beauty of this country … we can all have our own belief system and actually express it whenever and wherever we like. I just don’t like people bashing me over…Continue
Added by Kevin Henry on October 15, 2012 at 8:56am — No Comments