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ADA Convention 2017 – The Biggest Headache is Staffing

November 2nd, 2017

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Hello and welcome to the Dental Staffing Blog! Well, I’m finally getting to my report on the 2017 ADA Meeting in the very beautiful city of Atlanta, GA. It was a little quieter this meeting, but there was a universal message I got from all the Dentists and Office Managers that visited our booth. [...]

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Do You Think The Board of Dentistry Abused Their Power?

September 18th, 2017

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Ok, so I’m visiting some of my dental friends in the Midwest and I hear what I thought was a disturbing story. Apparently, a colleague of mine was contacted by his Office Manager in the middle of his day off. The text said: “CALL ME!!”. He couldn’t imagine what the issue could be, but [...]

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Great Schedulers Can Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity

September 11th, 2017

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I don’t know about you, but there’s a lot to be said about creating a schedule for maximum productivity and minimum stress. Dentistry is physically and mentally demanding work; one of my dental friends recently said: “I don’t care what anyone does for a living, there is no other profession that is more physically demanding [...]

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A Great Dr/Boss Will Have Loyal Employees Forever

August 21st, 2017

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We’ve talked a lot about the fine qualities of top Assistants and Hygienists, let’s see what you think about the best Doctor/Boss characteristics. I feel as if I’m especially qualified as I’ve been there and done it and I’ve made every mistake possible! I’ve learned in my many years of practice, it takes more than [...]

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Critical Front to Back Communication

May 1st, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’ve said it before, I love to develop systems and there are numerous systems that need to be in place in a successful Dental practice. Systems are simply a method of communication regarding how the office operates

As I’ve worked in various offices, there are many systems that I have been [...]

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The 4 Characteristics That Define The Excellent Dental Hygienist

March 29th, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’m so glad you enjoyed the ‘Four Characteristics of an Awesome Dental Assistant’. I know you work hard and to say you’re our right arm is an understatement. I think it only fair to talk about your co-worker, the Dental Hygienist. I’m certain that to most people, the work they do [...]

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Are You An Excellent Communicator

February 10th, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

Communication. It’s a big word in more than one way. It affects your relationship with yourself, your family, friends and co-workers. Our focus today will be on its role in the Dental office, whether you’re the owner/Dentist or employee/Team. No real success in Dentistry will happen without clear, open, honest communication; [...]

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Are You Saving Time Or Wasting It

January 31st, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I apologize for harping on this subject again, but it’s simply a passion of mine. One of my strongest skills is organization. The antithesis of organization is chaos and I simply don’t function well in chaos. The subject I’m talking about is systems. The first thing I notice in any office [...]

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The Awesome Dental Assistant

January 20th, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’ve read several articles on the characteristics of a great Dental Assistant and although they were good, I didn’t always agree they summarized the best characteristics. So I decided I would write an article on what I’ve learned after over 45 years in the profession. There are four characteristics that [...]

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Bring a Great Attitude To Work!

January 17th, 2017

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By Dr. Deborah Marynak

I’ve been working in the field of Dentistry a very long time and if I’ve discovered one truth, it’s that Dentistry is very hard work. It doesn’t really matter if you’re an entry level Dental Assistant, Hygienist, Office Manager, the Associate Dentist or the Owner Dentist; a day spent treating Dental [...]

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