April 2015 Work-Life Balance

Put more “life” in your work–life balance. Explore 5 tips to avoid burnout and discover how to take control of your time in practice. Plus, what’s missing from your geriatric anesthesia plan?  

Table of Contents April 2015

Dental Nomenclature: Dental Anatomy

This video discusses the dental anatomy of both the tooth and the periodontium.

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Dental Nomenclature: Directional Terminology

This video defines directional terminology concerning location of pathology in the oral cavity for medical record or dental charting purposes, including skull, intraoral, and, tooth.

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Commit to Really Listening to Your Clients

Even the best of us sometimes are poor listeners. Learn to optimize your ability to really “hear” what clients are trying to communicate.

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In Case of Emergency: Preparing Your Practice for a Disaster

When you are prepared, the impact of an emergency situation can be greatly mitigated, team and patient safety is protected, and the ability to support your community is enhanced.

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Quiz: Feline Anesthesia Skills for Technicians

Take this comprehensive quiz on feline anesthesia geared to veterinary technicians.

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Veterinary Student Loan Debt: A Crisis for the Profession & the Nation

The student loan debt is a hot topic among many professions, including veterinary medicine. What's the solution to these financial challenges? 

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Setting Boundaries with Managers, Team Members, & Clients

Feeling burned out, overworked, or overwhelmed? It’s probably time to set boundaries for yourself, with your team, and with your clients. 

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Work–Life Balance within Veterinary Practice

It’s not about making more time—it’s about using your time wisely. Discover 4 ways to achieve real work–life balance. 

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The Cost of Free & Discounted Services

Is discounting right for your practice? Consider these pros and cons of offering discounts. 

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Thinking Traps: What Are They & How Do They Affect Us?

Distorted thinking patterns keep us from reaching our potential—both personally and professionally. How can you avoid falling into these traps?

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Mites: Client Communication

Client education is critical when it comes to successful mite management. Here are a few signs clients should watch for.

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Training a Mite-Responsive Team

From types of mites and treatments to client communication and zoonotic risk, prepare your team for successful mite management.

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Mites: Team Roles

Use this checklist to make sure each team member knows his or her role in the management of mite infestation. 

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Mites: Treatment Plan

Which mite responds to selamectin? Use this guide to determine treatment options for common mites. 

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Overview of Mites

Explore 5 of the most common mites that can lead to skin, otic, and respiratory problems in patients. 

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Workplace Efficiency: It Takes a Team

Does your practice seem chaotic and your team stressed? These suggestions can help create a productive, enjoyable workplace.

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Communication Hacks to Fix Your “Busy Trap”

Use these tips to simplify your communication and put more “life” back in your work–life balance. 

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Anesthetic Considerations for Geriatric Dogs

Concurrent health concerns in older dogs can complicate anesthesia. How can you minimize the risks?

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Hiring Front-Office Team Members

The front-office team makes the first impression for your practice. Follow these steps—and download these helpful handouts—to make the right hire. 

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Dental Nomenclature: Tooth Numbering Systems

Which system do you use when documenting teeth? This video discusses two different tooth numbering systems—the Anatomic System and the Modified Triadan System.

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Top 5 Ways to Avoid Burnout

Believe it or not, burnout is avoidable. Here are 5 ways to prevent this all-too-common problem. 

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Social Media Calendar: April 2015

Educate clients on the importance of always keeping these eight documents handy. Share this post and more from this month's Social Media Calendar. 

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