Be the Best You Possible!

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Just how good would you say your dental team is? Would you say that you are the very best in your market?

Perhaps you are the best dentist; that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the best practice. To be the best, you have to work with the best. “There is no ‘I’ in team.

Imagine a day when you are the only person working in your practice. Without your teammates around you, it’s unlikely you are as productive and profitable as you are on a normal day, with your team. Your dental assistants keep things moving, preparing patients for your treatment, interacting with children and their parents, and preparing equipment and rooms for your use.

The better they are, the better your practice is. The more skills they have, the more you can delegate to them. Even fundamental tasks need to be retrained on a regular basis; after all, you’ll see an NFL kicker practicing kicking a ball into a net every game, despite having mastered the skill years ago.

Because you hold yourself to a high standard, you regularly update your certifications, renew your qualifications, and continue to advance your education. Do you ask the same of your dental team, though?

How do you keep your pediatric dental assistants constantly improving? With the Pediatric Dental Assistants Association, naturally!

The Pediatric Dental Assistants Association

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The Pediatric Dental Assistants Association (PDTA) strives to help every member of a dental team reach their full potential. Through the PDTA, your team can access ongoing education and training with their peers across the country, all from your practice.

From extensive training modules, to job placement assistance, to the annual PDTA Conference, we offer multiple opportunities and mediums for pediatric dental assistants to advance their careers and become even more valuable assets to their practices.

The PDTA offers members more than 80 on demand advanced training modules to help further their education and skill-set. Topics cover a wide variety of categories to reflect all the different skills you need at your practice:

  • hygiene
  • radiology
  • impressions/models
  • assisting
  • protective stabilization
  • sterilization
  • photography
  • communication
  • behavior guidance
  • marketing

Come to the Annual PDTA Conference

Listen to the best industry speakers, attend workshops, and earn ADA cerp credit hours over an action-packed weekend!

The annual PDTA Conference is a great opportunity for dentists and dental assistants alike to stay abreast of the latest developments in pediatric dentistry. Hosted in Atlanta, our conference features some of the greatest professionals from around the country sharing their wisdom.

The third annual PDTA Conference is coming this October, and it will be bigger and better than ever. Members of the PDTA even get a special discount on tickets, and those who register before September qualify for early-bird pricing. Score!

The Pediatric Dental Assistants Association Is One of a Kind

I’ve dedicated my life’s work to advancing pediatric dentistry, and I’ve seen firsthand just how valuable dental assistants are to any pediatric practice. I founded the PDTA as part of a lifelong commitment to helping pediatric dental assistants enhance their skills and careers. From myself and everyone else at the PDTA, we’d love for you to join us on this journey.

And if you need help improving the profitability of your dental practice, download our FREE guide, chock-full of 7 ways to do just that – increase profits.

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~ Dr. Rhea Haugseth