You are charged with the responsibility of looking for a new hire at a dental agency, and you are a little nervous that you will select the wrong person. As with any job, you want someone with a solid work history and good recommendations from former employers.
You can do a few things to get new employees to your office. You can put an ad on a jobs board, or hire through a dental staffing agency. You can also use a dental temporary staffing app and have licensed and qualified people work as temporaries for a few weeks before deciding if they are the right person to hire.
When you use a jobs board, remember to call all references and check that the applicant’s license is current. If you are hiring through a dental staffing service, remember to ask other dentists’ offices for recommendations. You should also look at different dental staffing reviews. There are a few things that are particularly important in the dental industry. If you use an app, select one that is easy to use that only charges you a flat rate. There are a few things you should look for in a dental professional.
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Going to a good school is important no matter your profession. The best dental programs will have an over 50% graduation rate and will charge somewhere in the neighborhood of $35,000 for the entire program. It should be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). The commission has been around since 1972 and reviews the usefulness, standards, and ethics of different dental programs.
If you want to operate legally, you must hire dental professionals who have the necessary licensure with the state. Most jobs in the dental industry require some licensure. You will want to contact the Florida Board of Dentistry to verify a candidate’s license. To be licensed, a dental professional will have to take an exam. They must also present their school transcript to the dental board.
Before you hire anyone, make sure that their license is current and they do not have any complaints about them with the board.
Characteristics That Make Someone a Good Dental Employee
As with any profession, certain characteristics make a person a good candidate. It takes a steady hand to work on people’s teeth. Dentistry is intrinsic work, so a dental professional should pay attention to detail.
Dental professionals should have a soothing disposition when they are talking to patients. Many people are afraid to go to the dentist, and a dental hygenist or assistant should allay those fears instead of exacerbating them. They should have good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate with people from all different backgrounds.
A dental professional should have a flexible schedule. Procedures must be rescheduled all the time, and they should be able to modify their schedule to accommodate patients. They should be willing to take refresher courses from time to time and be willing and able to train on new equipment and use new procedures.
Hiring people is a big responsibility, but knowing what to look for in a dental professional can make everything easier.