Holistic Dentistry: A different kind of dentistry

Dental elements

Holistic Dentistry: A different kind of dentistry It’s 2021, and green is the new black – it seems like every industry is coming up with new and innovative ways to incorporate clean, green, organic, and holistic practices into how they work. So what does that mean for RDHs and the dental profession?  It means: holistic […]

Kristie Duff: Meet Biteline’s new Sales Director/Business Development Manager

Kristie Duff

Kristie Duff: Meet Biteline’s new Sales Director/Business Development Manager How do you spread the word about an innovative app meant to help RDHs and DAs find work? You need people like Kristie Duff. Kristie is our new Sales Business Development Manager, and is a total rockstar at what she does. With 10 years of experience […]

Our favorite tips and tricks for organizing your calendar

Calendar 2021

How to properly organize your calendar Do you ever look at your calendar and feel completely overwhelmed? Frazzled by a seemingly never-ending flood of jobs, appointments, tasks and to-do lists? That kind of defeats the purpose of having a calendar – a tool meant to organize the nitty-gritty details of everyday life. A good calendar […]

Our favorite ways to stretch it out in Charlotte

woman stretching

Our favorite ways to stretch it out in Charlotte Ah, back pain. We know it all too well. Working long hours stooped over a dental chair can take its toll. Or swiveling on a saddle chair. Or hunched over a keyboard – somebody has to do that paperwork. But even if the scenery changes from […]

How boutique dental practices are changing the game

Boutique Dental Office

How boutique practices are changing the game A relaxing trip to the dentist? Never heard of her. At least, that’s what many patients might be thinking. After all, fear of the dentist is a very real thing. (And you’ve probably spent your fair share of time with a nervous patient!) As someone who specializes in […]

How to Handle a Difficult Conversation at Work

Doctors talking

How to Handle a Difficult Conversation at Work Difficult conversations are just that: difficult. With friends, with family, and especially with coworkers. Maybe you’re having a hard time communicating clearly with the other RDHs in the office, or maybe you need to give some difficult feedback or make suggestions to your boss. How can you […]

5 Fun Activities to Make Your Team Stronger than Ever

Team having fun

5 Fun Activities to Make Your Team Stronger than Ever Working in a dental office can be challenging – AND SO MUCH FUN. And both of those vibes can come down to the people you work with – especially your fellow RDHs.  So make some plans to get to know each other, and we don’t […]

Meet the new and improved Biteline 3.0

Biteline 3.0

Meet the new and improved Biteline 3.0 Guess what? Biteline’s latest update is here! We’re back and better than ever, so check out these fresh features in the new and improved Biteline 3.0. Map Feature Location, location, location. It matters to real estate, it matters to dental professionals. What’s the first thing you notice on […]

9 Ways to spice up your morning meeting

Morning Meeting

9 5-minute activities to spice up your morning meeting Morning Meetings. Necessary, but sometimes monotonous. Of course it’s important to touch base with your team, clarify your daily agenda, maintain communication – but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun with it! Try some of these 5-minute activities to wake up your brain and […]

Teledentistry: How it’s changing the face of dental care

Telendentistry

Teledentistry: How screening through a screen is changing the face of dental care Teledentistry. It sounds like an oxymoron. How can you offer hands-on services like dental care through a screen? But if you’ve been working in the industry over the past few years – especially this past year – you’re probably familiar with the […]

5 things you can do to take care of your mental health

Relax

5 things you can do to take care of your mental health this week Everyone’s rushing back to the way things were pre-pandemic – and that’s wonderful. But in making up for lost time, it can feel like we’re constantly running on empty. Add a stressful day of work on top of that, and you’ve […]

Introducing the Endorsement Feature

biteline endorsement feature

Meet the Biteline App’s Newest Feature: The Endorsement Feature Since day one, the Biteline team has been fully committed to bringing our community the latest in innovative thinking, technology, and features that set you up for personal and professional success. We’re excited to tell you that Biteline version 2.8 – our latest and greatest, friends […]

Our favorite Charlotte places to enjoy after work this summer

Charlotte NC

Our favorite Charlotte places to enjoy after work this summer Long day with a full day of back-to-back patients? You’re in luck. Summer’s back and better than ever, thanks to loosening Covid restrictions. So when you wrap up with your last patient, ditch the scrubs – we’ve got plenty of plans for you to kick […]

The best of the best in Charlotte dentistry resources

Networking

So you’re an RDH in the QC –  who and where do you go to for training, education, and even for new career opportunities?  It’s 2021, and we’re back to networking. If you’re a dental pro in the QC, here’s how you do it.   Get to know these trusted Charlotte pros   Who’s the […]

Three ways to keep learning and improving

Woman Focused

Three ways to stay on top of your game.   No matter our industry, most of us can agree to embrace one simple idea: Never stop learning.  Even the best of the best – from CEOs to RDHs – have room for improvement. There’s always something new to discover, another skill to add to your […]

Three critical skills RDHs need

Smiling RDH

It’s time to own your performance, be excited to improve, be open to feedback. Because you are an important part of creating a culture that promotes personal responsibility. The dental industry is tough. We totally get it. We also know that years of schooling may have trained you to be a highly-organized professional with a […]

50 Questions to Ask Your Patients This Week

Dental Patient

50 Questions to Ask Your Patients This Week (Not All 50 Qs to the SAME Patient, Of Course)   This week’s blog is pure inspiration for one of the – if not THE – most important (and most FUN!) parts of your job, RDHs – how you spark conversation with your patients and their family […]

How to present yourself (and your resume) in a professional manner

Professional Interview

We want YOU to get noticed on Biteline – here are some ways to make sure you’re looking and feeling your professional best. Your family, friends and colleagues know how great you are. (If only they could go on job interviews FOR you!) But we often struggle to paint that same, best picture of ourselves […]

RDHS WE’RE INSPIRED BY: MEET CARLY CLARK

Carly Clark RDH

RDH Carly Clark has been an important and special voice in our focus groups over the last several months; her experience and insight as a full-time temp have become an important part of how we design and launch new concepts to support our community, concepts like the Calendar Feature.    In this Q&A, meet Carly […]

How to Avoid Burnout as a Dental Hygienist

Burnt out RDH

Two words for you: Burn out.   What comes to mind when you read those words. Have you felt burnout? Do you think you’re right on the edge of it? Have you seen it or felt it in others?    As dental hygienists, we know that burnout might be all too familiar. While some of […]

How RDHs Can Relieve Back Pain

RDH Back Pain

You Might Want to Sit Down for This: How RDHs Can Relieve Back Pain   Back pain. Nothing feels quite like it – literally and figuratively. it might not be something you notice for days, weeks, or even months. But once it hits you, it’ll stick around like a leech, making it hard to focus, […]

Meet Biteline’s New Calendar Feature: 5 Things You Need to Know

Biteline Calendar Feature

Meet Biteline’s New Calendar Feature: 5 Things You Need to Know Here’s a quick story: Late last year, we hosted a series of focus groups with a number of smart, talented RDHs in the Charlotte area. They were great opportunities to spark conversations and connections between dental pros in our community – and also fun […]

How the Dental Industry looks different in 2021 from 2020 so far

Dentistry 2021

The dental industry is continuing to evolve and expand with positive changes.   It’s officially Q2 2021. How are we all doing?! (Insert your current state of emotions here.)     One area that looks much more hopeful this year is the dental hygienist industry. 2020 transformed the way we see healthcare, especially since most of […]

How to be Confident and Calm when you’re a Temp Working in a New Office

Temp RDH Working

A new job is equal parts exciting and challenging. The better you’re prepared for both, the more likely you are to succeed.   As a dental hygienist, a new office means learning the ins and outs of a whole new culture; what to wear, how to greet people, how to organize your schedule. And if […]

How to find the perfect office as a Dental Hygienist

Hygienist and Dentist

Truth: When you find the ‘right’ dental office for you and your career, you maximize your opportunities to succeed.   Your career success as a Dental Hygienist is one of our favorite things. Because when you’re happy and successful, everything seems to fall into place, right? A lot of that success has to do with […]

AADOM Charlotte Metro Area Meeting on 3/9: Meet Anne Duffy

Anne Duffy AADOM

A local Charlotte industry leader is speaking and sharing her advice on leadership at AADOM ’s meeting this Tuesday   An EXCITING, last call: The Charlotte Metro Area (NC/SC) AADOM Chapter is pleased to announce a special opportunity to learn and connect – their next chapter meeting tomorrow – Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Read all […]

6 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE CHARLOTTE METRO AREA AADOM MEETING ON 3/9

Charlotte AADOM

AADOM wants you to stay calm – you’re the leader!   Last week, we introduced you to Sherry May, the Charlotte Metro Area (NC/SC) AADOM Chapter President to learn more about her experience with AADOM and why the world (or, the Charlotte metro area) needs the chapter meeting’s theme now more than ever.    ICYMI: […]

Sherry May: Meet Charlotte Metro Area AADOM President.

Sherry May AADOM

Since 2005, the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) has served as an important organization committed to helping dental office managers learn, grow, and connect.   That drive to empower these hard-working pros is a commitment from the national office, but comes to life on the local levels when dental office managers living and […]

Trends in the dental hygiene industry today

RDH Studying

In a year that felt slow and stagnant, the dental hygiene industry was dynamic and growing.   From new work styles that make it so you can pretty much sign up to be a dental hygienist from your living room, to brand new technology that can change how patients perceive procedures, some of the industry’s […]