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039 Discovering DSOs with Ashley McCauley

This week on Discovering DSO’s Podcast with Ashley McCauley. This week Ashley is joined by Andrew Johnston, RDH, Co-Host of A Tale of Two Hygienists and Co-Founder of The Dental Podcast Network! Ashely and Andrew begin a three part series, this week focusing on leadership positions. 


Episode Highlights


  • Re-Assessing your Position
  • Clinical vs. non clinical hygiene 
  • Leadership is hard
  • Failing forward
  • Difficult aspects of the job
  • Icebreakers
  • Education levels and lifelong learning




“You really have to look at what the job description says, and what it means” 


“Sometime leadership positions seem really glamorous…but it comes with a ton of responsibility” 


“Some people love to lead until they are in a difficult position” 


“Some people are totally content with clocking in and clocking out” 


“When an opportunity presents itself, don’t say no” 


“We are change agents, we as hygienists are constantly working to change our patients behavior, that is what we are doing in leadership positions, we are working to coach, train and get teams to sometimes change a behavior that was learned along the way” 


“You can’t just lead…you need to be great at communication, and the biggest aspect of communication is active listening” 


“I love when you see that shift in people, but I hate that it takes so long sometimes” 


“I think there is a better way to get to know someone other than knowing what their dogs middle name was in the third grade” 




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