A glimpse at DAD's salary survey results, and will I see you at the ADA or AADOM?

Aug. 25, 2010
DAD Editor Kevin Henry talks about the initial results of the salary survey, and shares a bit about the upcoming ADA and AADOM meetings.
By Kevin Henry, EditorEven though this is the August issue of Dental Assisting Digest, I feel like I should be saying, “Happy September” to all of you! I don’t know about you, but I am officially on Labor Day alert and ready to celebrate the last holiday weekend of the summer later this week. Not sure of my plans just yet, but I have a feeling a grill and some meat will definitely be involved.It’s hard for me to believe how fast 2010 is going. With that in mind, it will only be a blink of time before I’ll be at the ADA Annual Session in Orlando, and then the AADOM gathering in Las Vegas. If you’re at the ADA meeting, I hope you’ll stop me in the exhibit hall and say hello if you see me. I’ll be splitting time between the exhibit hall and the ADAA meetings, and I look forward to seeing a lot of my friends in the ADAA while in the land of Mickey and Minnie.If you’re an office manager or aspire to be one, I strongly encourage you to look into membership in the AADOM and attend their meeting at the Las Vegas Hilton. I’m honored to be among the speakers at the event, and I know from past meetings what a great time of networking and learning this meeting is for everyone. For more information on the AADOM and the meeting in Vegas, click here.This issue gives you your first glimpse into the 2010 Dental Assisting Digest salary survey. When you look at the results (which you can see by clicking here), please remember this ... WE NEED YOUR INPUT! If you haven’t filled out our short survey regarding your salary and raises, I really would appreciate it if you would take less than five minutes of your time to help us out. You can fill out our survey by clicking here. You’ll see the results of our survey in the October edition of DAD.Have you entered the office organization makeover video contest? From now until October 31, 2010, Axis Dental is encouraging dental offices to submit videos, music mashups, or show in other creative ways why their office deserves an organization makeover with a chance to win $8,400 in prizes. Office personnel that upload a video to www.burchaosbites.com will receive free T-Shirts with the grand prize winner receiving an Axis organizational system complete with FREE rotary products, 3 iPads for the office and a Delta Q Sterilization system. Winners will be announced at the end of contest in November. You can log on to www.burchaosbites.com to see an example. Send in your entry today!By the way, if you’re a fan of the TV show “Glee,” it appears that Britney Spears will be playing a dental assistant during the upcoming season. You can read the short blurb about it by clicking here. I must admit that I haven’t watched the show in the past, but I have a feeling I’ll tune in for this episode.Have a great Labor Day! Read on, this is your e-newsletter ...