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Dental Temping – What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

Posted March 25, 2019

The DentalPost Team

You may have heard about the dental temping life, but what does it really entail? Where do you start?

Becoming a temporary dental hygienist or assistant is a choice a lot of professionals make for a few reasons: the flexibility, the workplace diversity, and the wide variety of experiences you can gain. Whether you’re temping to try a new career path, gain experience, or switch up your routine and schedule, it can be a great option. Let’s dive into the benefits, how to start, and where DentalPost can help!

Pros of Temping

It’s no secret that the main benefit of taking on a dental hygienist or assistant temp job is the schedule; you can’t beat a schedule that you make yourself!

Another benefit of temping is getting to work in different offices with different people every day. You can learn a lot about yourself as an employee while being in different workplace environments. What do you like/not like in a workplace? What management style do you respond / not respond to? How do you work with people with different personality types and working styles?

Whether you’re just starting out as a hygienist/assistant or you just want to switch up your routine, temping can provide you with invaluable experience you can put on your resume! In some cases, permanent positions are found through temping. Also, you can have a permanent hygienist/assistant position AND temp part-time if you want. Win-win!

Getting Started

Once you make an account with DentalPost, finding a temporary hygienist or assistant job is easy. Simply filter your search to “Temp Only,” enter your zip code and position you’re looking for, and temp positions around you will pop up. These temp job openings can vary across position types, days of the week, locations, etc. Find the one that works for you!

Have you worked as a temporary dental hygienist or assistant? Tell us your experience on our Facebook and Twitter pages!


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