Dental ALEments
Dec. 27, 2020

Keep Portland Weird & Cheers to 2020

Keep Portland Weird and cheers to 2020. Cindy and April share a beer, go dancing in the dark, walking in the park, and reminiscing. In this episode, you can expect loud intro music that goes on too long, inappropriate talk, …

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Dec. 21, 2020

Minda Makes Money Out of the Op

On this episode we have a very special guest, Minda Merritt. A dental hygienist who was able to find a way to make money out of clinical hygiene while she fought breast cancer. Knowing that hygiene was too demanding physicall...

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Dec. 21, 2020

A dental hygienist cooks her way out of the op

Dental professionals are busier more now than ever. Dental hygienist, Tracey Heimbuck shares what has become a big hit during the pandemic. Quick, easy & healthy meals. She has turned this side gig into a great business all w...

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Nov. 21, 2020

"THAT Actually Came Out of the Dentist's Mouth?!" and the Importance …

April's first roommate and former DA sidekick Stephanie is the guest on the show, and be ready for a treat, because it's unleashed. We talk beer, how pervy Dr. Bob gets, and the importance of holistic dentistry and team buil...

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Nov. 4, 2020

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

We talk needles, numbing and passing gas with Teacher Tina RDH. Tina Clarke shares some of her insight on teaching dental anesthesia, and how it could be an asset to allow dental assistants to take on the task (with coursewo...

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Oct. 23, 2020

How to Embezzle Money Without Getting Caught

The illustrious and colorful Rob tells his story of the journey of collecting garbage to collecting money for the dental office, and catching an embezzler along the way. A must listen on how to watch for those yellow flags i...

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Oct. 9, 2020

Insurance, Collections & the Magic of Outsourcing

WOULDN’T IT BE NICE if you could wave a magic wand and all of your accounts receivable woes disappeared? Well they can! Learn how outsourcing those pesky tasks like insurance billing and patient collections could be the best ...

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Sept. 21, 2020


RECENT GRADUATES are you prepared for the op? We are excited to announce the launch of an on-line mentorship course for YOU. This course is designed to help you jump start your career. You can now log on from the …

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Sept. 15, 2020

The Big Reveal-We Aren't Perfect!

Cindy and April are coming to you from the Pacific NW to give their perspective on what is happening during the forest fires. And to lighten the mood and show we aren't really perfect, some bloopers are thrown into the …

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Aug. 26, 2020

Seriously Sober!

Dental Professionals are under pressure now more than ever. Our patients are also under more stress and feeling isolated. We are often the only socialization they are getting. On today's episode we chat with Dawnell Laymon, E...

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July 23, 2020

Water Babies, Mentors & Birthday Beers

In this episode April and Cindy discuss who their mentors were & how they helped them in their dental careers. April sings a lullabuy and Cindy gets fired from editing. But seriously, mentorships are important so listen in to...

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July 9, 2020

Cheers to Side Gig Sarah

April talks wine and words of wisdom with Sarah, a force of nature in the dental world! Her side gig is one that makes it easy to unwind! April also gets Sarah's point of view on the ever evolving landscape …

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July 4, 2020

Find your Freedom!

April and Cindy share their personal stories of overcoming being stuck, locked out, and desperate for freedom. So often, our schedules are determined by someone else's needs. What about your needs? Are you missing necessary f...

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June 13, 2020

Beer Bellies, Checklists & How to Write a Good Referral

In this cosmic episode, April and Cindy discuss why boring checklists, systems, and protocols are important for success. Also, April teaches us how to properly fill out a referral slip and how listening to Pink Floyd can cau...

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June 3, 2020

Masterminded Dental Assistants

April raps with the John Hatfield, one of the masterminds behind Dental Assistants Worldwide, about his side hustle, the bright new future for dental assistants, and the power of positivity that involves crabs!

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May 17, 2020

The Four Letter Word That Starts With an F

Dental career fear-the dental industry is trying to adapt to the ever-evolving changes, and dental teams nationwide are uneasy and unsure of the next chapter, and if they even want to remain in the field. April talks about s...

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May 4, 2020

Side Gig Sandra- Introducing our Soloprenuer Series

Introducing our Solopreneur Series where you have the opportunity to share your side hustles! In this episode, Cindy chats with Sandra Green, a dental assistant turned front office princess. Sandra shares her side hustle with...

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May 2, 2020

The Chaotic Dental Circus-Where Creativity is Born, no Bra Required

We bring in the clowns (April and Cindy) to talk about chaos, and why it is necessary for innovation and new ideas. Dentistry has been hit by an earthquake, now it's time for creativity to bring in new products and …

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April 20, 2020

The Reverberating Gut Punch

In fear of loosing a job and a business, April opens up about being punched in the gut not once, but twice. And an intimate discussion between your hosts and a fellow dental professional, Melissa Holm, RDH about being laid …

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April 14, 2020

Forward Thinking and Your Career

Fellow dental hygienist, Stacy Karnes, and Cindy discuss the importance of forward thinking in your career. Turning side hustles into a full time gig, and creative ways to survive without toilet paper.

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April 14, 2020

Who are These Yahoos Drinking Sour Flowers?

Cindy Rogers, RDH and April Sluiter, EFDA introduce Dental Alements Podcast, themselves, and a beer named Sour Flower. They banter about teaming up as an RDH and EFDA to break the stigma on team dynamics. Giving insight on h...

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