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ADA templates simplify employee handbooks, correspondence

February 13, 2018

By David Burger

When was the last time your office's employee handbook was updated?

Most practices are not in the habit of revising theirs on a regular basis.

But in light of rapid advancements in technology, it's worth taking another stab at your manual.

Image of Employee Policy manualTo make the task easier, the ADA offers The ADA Practical Guide to Creating and Updating an Employee Policy Manual (J670). The guide provides the framework for a customized office manual, including a USB drive included that features digital templates of policies and forms needed in every practice. The book contains 99 sample dental office policies, sample dental job descriptions and applications, an explanation of key human resources terms and more.

Dr. Bryce Dorrough of Oklahoma City, recently purchased the Employee Policy Manual. "It has been very helpful," he said. "As an older dentist who had not had to hire a new employee in some time, it was eye-opening as to the new environment of 'protected groups' and the questions you could and could not ask. In addition, it highlighted the critical need to have a detailed employee handbook and made a daunting task very manageable."

The template format of the Employee Policy Manual helps dentists avoid having to reinvent the wheel. In a similar spirit, The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters: Write, Blog and Email Your Way to Success (J053) steers a dentist through a compendium of sample letters and recommendations on how to win patients and influence people through their prose.

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The ADA Practical Guide to Dental Letters comprises 281 pages of sample letters that can be easily adapted, including marketing and promotional letters, patient education letters, news releases, social media posts, past due notices and more. The book comes with Microsoft Word versions of the letters for quick customization.

Readers can save 15 percent on these guides and all ADA Catalog products with promo code 18110 until April 30. To order, visit or call 1-800-947-4746.