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How to Set Up Dental Assistants for Success
          Dental assistants are some of the most important people in your dental practice. Often the face of the practice, they are often the first people patients meet when they sit in your chair. They are by your patients’ sides throughout their time in your practice.Because of the influence they...  Read More
Episode 70: How To Leverage the Rockstars In Your Office (with Ronda Holman)
Dr. Laskin and Dave Pryor are joined by Ronda Holman with  to discuss how dentists can foster professional growth and development to help take their dental assistant team (and ultimately their practice) to the next level.How To Leverage the Rockstars In Your OfficeFind us on Radio!  Read More
How To Ask For A Raise?
Have you ever asked for a raise? If you have, you will probably agree that asking for a raise can cause some serious anxiety. In this episode of Front Office on Fire host, Ericka Tapia gives you a few strategies on how to take a more professional approach to ask for a raise.  Read More
6 Tips to Find Dental Assistants – Including Job Template!
If you have been struggling to get qualified Dental Assistants to apply to your job, you are not alone.With the dental field continuing to grow, Dental Assistants have more work options than ever before.  Gone are the days of posting your job on Craigslist and having a flood of Dental Assistant...  Read More
Everything You Have To Know About the NDAEB (Canada Exam)
Hello #DAStar!Are you thinking about taking theNDAEB dental assisting exambut you are not sure what you need to do to register and pass? If your answer is yes, then you are in the right place.In this article, we have outlinedall the information you need to know about the NDAEB exam, how much it...  Read More
Indications and Contraindications for Coronal Polishing
What is coronal polishing?Coronal polishing is defined as the procedure that removes plaque and stain from the coronal surfaces of teeth. It gives the patient the “clean and sparkly” feeling and concludes many dental appointments. As much as the patient may love having their teeth polished, beware...  Read More
How To Register And Prepare For The DANB's ICE® Exam
What is the DANB’s ICE® examICE® stands for Infection Control, a component of the DANB certification process.As the name suggests, this exam specifically tests your knowledge of Infection Control. It is one of the most popular exams as many states require that dental assistants are certified in...  Read More
How To Pass And Register For The DANB’s GC Exam
What is the GC exam?The GC stands for General Chairside, a component of the DANB® certification process. As the name suggests, this exam specifically tests your knowledge on chairside assisting to the dentist during a dental examination or procedure. It is one of the most popular exams as many...  Read More
In my time shadowing dentists, dental assistants and other practice staff at in Lymm, I got to know a lot about the different roles available. One of the most interesting areas I got to work in was treatment coordination, which is a multi-faceted role with many different challenges. In this blog...  Read More
How Four Handed Dentistry Can Save Your Back and Your Practice!
Join this week's podcast from Healthy Solutions for Dental Professionals as I speak with Dr. Martyn Amsel about how four handed dentistry creates positive changes in dental offices, including physical ones! Meet Dr. Amsel in the video below and then visit for the full podcast beginning April...  Read More
Q: What do you give a patient who is experiencing severe chest pain while in the dental chair?
Q: What do you give a patient who is experiencing severe chest pain while in the dental chair?(A).Nitroglycerin tablet(B).Aspirin 325mg(C).Oxygen(D).All of the aboveSevere chest pain is called angina pectoris. It can also be a sign of MI (heart attack), and therefore, the clinician should...  Read More
Q: Which one is NOT a muscle of mastication?
Q: Which one is NOT a muscle of mastication? Masseter Medial pterygoid Temporalis Lateral pterygoid BuccinatorThere are 4 muscles of mastication: Masseter Medial pterygoid Temporalis Lateral pterygoidThose muscles work together to move the mandible up and down, and...  Read More
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item?
Q: Which instrument is NOT a critical item? Curettes Surgical burs Scalpels Mouth mirrorsThis question belongs to the chapter on . Critical items are items considered to be at high risk for infections. They penetrate the soft tissue, bone, or contact the blood stream. Therefore,...  Read More
Q: The receptor size usually required for a full-mouth series on a six-year-old patient is:
Q: The receptor size usually required for a full-mouth series on a six-year-old patient is: .Size 1 .Size 0 .Size 3 .Size 4 Keywords: six-year-old Size 0 is the smallest receptor and is used for children Size 1 is larger than size 0 and is used for children’s dentition and...  Read More
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated?
Q: When is a package considered to be contaminated? .When it is dropped on the floor .When it is punctured .When it is wet .All of the aboveBefore opening a dental instrument package, examine it carefully chair side. Packages that are dropped on the floor, punctured, torn, or wet are...  Read More
Q: Which radiographic error caused this “flat” smile?
Q: Which radiographic error caused this “flat” smile? .Lead collar is above the line .The chin is tipped down too far .The chin is tipped up too far .The patient’s head is twistedThe may show you panoramic radiographs and ask you what type of error was made. There is a...  Read More
Q: What is Borax?
Q: What is Borax? .Retarder .Accelerator .None of the aboveGypsum is a soft sulfate mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate. It can be used as a fertilizer, chalk, or stone for the fabrication of models in dentistry. Borax and potassium sulfate can be added to the gypsum to modify...  Read More
Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad?
Q: Using radiation measuring system conversion, 1 Gray is equal to how many rad? .100 .300 .1000 .1,000,000When measuring radiation, there are two types of systems used – Standard (traditional system) and System International (SI, newer system). Roentgen (Standard system),...  Read More
Q: This type of swelling is a(n):
Q: This type of swelling is a(n): .Ranula .Mucocele .Exostosis .UlcerThe image shows a rounded elevation that looks like it may contain some fluid and is located on the lower lip. Amucoceleis a benign, mucus-containing cystic lesion of the minor salivary gland. It can appear with...  Read More
Q: The radiolucency in the image is a(n):
Q: The radiolucency in the image isa(n):(A). Oral ulcer(B.) Mandibular foramen(C.) Mental foramen(D.) Incisive foramenIn order to solve this, we have to examine thelocationof the radiolucency. In this image, the lucency isbelow the second premolarbut detached from the root. Because it...  Read More
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?
Q: The image highlights which type of caries?A. Recurrent cariesB. Class IcariesC. Class VcariesD. Class IVcariesThe magnifier points at a dark area “under” the restoration. Thosecariesthat come back after the tooth has been treated are calledrecurrentcaries. This type of carious lesion...  Read More
Q: How can you control a hematoma?
Q: How can you control a hematoma?A. Apply heat for 20 minutesB. Apply ice for 2 minutesC. Alternate ice and heatD. All the aboveFirst of all, what is a hematoma? A hematoma is theoutflow of bloodinto extravascular spaces. In dentistry, a hematoma can occur when the needle damages the blood vessels...  Read More
Q: Chest pain caused by the narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is called:
Q: Chest pain caused by the narrowing of the heart’s blood vessels is called:A. AnginaB. Myocardial infarctionC. AllergyD. Heart attackKeyword: chest pain Angina is a term used forchest paincaused by reduced blood to the heart muscles. The pain mayradiatethrough the arm, neck, and jaw. ...  Read More
Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR?
Q: What is the chest compression rate for adult CPR?A. 50/minB. 100/minC. 100-120/minD. As many as you canThe basics of CPR has changed since 2010. Major changes for all rescuers, all of which are intended to simplify CPR for rescuers and improve bystander response, include: A change in the CPR...  Read More
Q: Bradycardia refers to:
Q: Bradycardia refers to: Heart rate above 100 beats per minute Heart rate under 60 beats per minute Increased heart contraction force Decreased heart contraction force Bradycardia refers to a slower than normal heart rate (under 60 beats per minute) Tachycardia refers to a faster...  Read More
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