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Kevin Henry

A comprehensive daily checklist of duties for dental assistants

The duties of chairside assistants are not just assisting and cleaning instruments. When there are no patients, your time should be used to catch up on cleaning the treatment rooms, tubs, and trays, stocking treatment rooms and burs, organizing stock closets, and more. Treatment rooms should look immaculate at all times. This cannot be emphasized enough.

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Kevin Henry

Bullying in dentistry: Is it getting worse? What can you do?

Anytime I hear about a cyber bullying case or a colleague’s child being bullied at school, my heart goes out to the victims. It wasn’t until I was doing some research for this article that I realized to what extent bullying exists in dentistry, and that I myself have been a victim of bullying to a certain degree at various points in my career without even realizing it.

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Kevin Henry

Vaping: the new gateway drug and what dental professionals can do

In 2003, Apple introduced a music-selling service called iTunes, voters in California ousted Gov. Gray Davis and elected action film star Arnold Schwarzenegger, and in China, a pharmacist named Hon Lik patented the modern e-cigarette. Yes, we’ve come a long way since 2003. But as it turns out, perhaps not far enough. Tom Viola, RPh, CCP, explains.

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