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May 25, 2007
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Good habits for dental offices
By Ann-Marie DePalma, RDH, BS

What makes a dental office run effectively and the staff want to remain a permanent fixture there? Or conversely, what makes a practice ineffective and the staff hate their job, or, even worse, have a constant revolving door of members? There are things that are beyond a hygienist's control such as salary, overhead, and the like, but some things are what I like to call "habits of effective offices." These are often things and ideals that the hygienist can participate along with other team members, including the doctor, to make the overall dental experience, not only a fun place to work but one where patients enjoy being a part. We will briefly look at two of these "habits."

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