Have you ever gone on a working interview and just assumed that you’d get paid for the time you spent at the office, from the moment you arrived until the time you left? When you got your money, did you discover that, in fact, you only got paid for five of the eight hours you were there? While this isn’t exactly common, it does happen, and anyone going on a working interview should take the following steps to ensure it doesn’t happen to them.
Every single day in your office there are opportunities for teamwork, from the morning huddle, to preparing for patients, to closing out the end of the day. Almost everyone engages in teamwork at some point in their day, and it’s highly unlikely society would function at without teamwork. It is also highly unlikely that people think about what teamwork is, and what their contribution means.
The 100th year celebration of dental hygiene as a profession has inspired me to write this article. It reminded me just how much I love my profession and colleagues. Dental hygiene is recognized as playing a crucial role in the overall health of our community; it can’t be stressed enough how important good dental hygiene is, and so many people rely on Registered Dental Hygienists to help stay healthy. It’s incredibly rewarding!
During your job interview, answering questions well is not just important, it is essential! When you face the challenges and fears of interview questions using a few basic guidelines, you can come across like a PRO!
Do you ever wonder how you can take your New Patient Experience to the next level? Do potential new patients call your office, but don’t schedule an appointment with your […]
Looking for a dental job can be intimidating and you might rather have a root canal than look for a job. It is possible to make this pain free.
When looking for a position in the dental field, there are a few basic steps that can make the process easier and much more productive.
The culture of your practice is largely dependent on the personalities, capabilities, and attitudes of your team members. They help run the office efficiently and effectively while collaborating with you as partners to deliver a standard of excellent care to your patients. This level of Care Driven® Dentistry reflects why you get up every day, what you do for others, and how you will meet and/or exceed the needs of the others, whether leaders, team members, or patients.
For the majority of dentists, providing affordable treatment and Care-Driven® dentistry is their main priority. Proficient attention to the entrepreneurial aspects of a practice is imperative to that goal. Without an efficient and effective business plan and the promise of consistent growth, a dental practice business can become stagnate, struggle, and altogether fail.
Ask hygienists if they like to sharpen instruments. The answer will be a resounding “NO”! Ask dentists if they like to see their hygienist spending time sharpening instruments. No again, they want them producing or on the phone filling schedules in order to produce. Understandable. It’s a dilemma.
Hiring dental practice staff members is an investment in your team, the future of your practice, and the patient care you provide. Before you hire and then manage dental practice staff, it’s important to understand the practice culture in which you and your team are working. Then, it’s essential to ensure that dental practice staff and prospective hires have the talents and strengths required of their jobs and that align with your practice vision.