Let’s get straight to the point. Yes, a dental hygienist can be an independent contractor, but if only he/she appropriately follows the rules.
Whether you’re getting ready to open your dental practice for the very first time or you’ve been in business for years but you know your office could be doing better, having a solid dental marketing strategy is key to growing your business. It’s all well and good knowing you should market your dental office, but knowing how to market it is a totally different story.
Choosing a career is one of the most important things you do in life. Whether you make the big decision in high school, college or after you’ve been working for several years, the selection you make will have a considerable effect on your life for years to come. It’s certainly not something to rush into.
Whether you’re an independent contractor who offers their dental services on a freelance basis or an employee who works full time at a dental practice, if your professional career hasn’t been going the way you envisioned, there’s a good chance you’ve at least considered looking at dental jobs on Craigslist.
If you’ve been working as an RDH for a while, there’s a good chance the thought of being an independent dental hygienist has crossed your mind at least once. Choosing this career path means you get to continue doing the job you love, while gaining all the liberating freedom of becoming a freelancer. Before you make a rushed decision, it’s important you’re aware of all the additional responsibilities which come with that freedom.
Budget and employee satisfaction are interconnected; one always affects the other.
There are many differences between dental hygienists and dental assistants. There are similarities, too. If you’re an oral healthcare professional, you may be asked to explain the differences to patients, friends or relatives. If you’re thinking about starting a career in dentistry, you’ll definitely need to know as much as possible about the two jobs before making a decision.
There’s a lot more to running a successful dental practice than first meets the eye. From an outsider’s perspective, it might seem that all you need to do is supervise the dental staff to ensure they’re doing a good job and follow up with patients to make sure they’re happy with the treatment they receive. But even if you’ve only been a dental office manager for one day, you’ll already know this isn’t the case at all.
Being a dental hygienist is a hugely interesting, challenging and gratifying profession. You get to do interesting tasks, work as part of a close-knit team, educate people about their dental health and literally bring smiles to thousands of patients’ faces over the course of your career.
After we launched in Houston, TX, we shortly discovered that a newly-opened dental practice decided to move away from the traditional dental staffing route and work exclusively with freelancers they found through Cloud Dentistry.
The dental industry has never been more demanding and burdensome than it is currently, and so much of this burden or weight falls on the shoulders of the dental practice owners. For instance, dental practices are in never-ending competition for patients, experience challenges in their schedules, and go through bouts of low productivity.