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.
In the general dental practice, the dental assistant must have the necessary skills that include using four-handed dentistry techniques. The term four-handed dentistry describes the seated dentist and the chair-side assistant working in harmony as an efficient team. On direct demand from the doctor, the assistant will pass the correct dental instruments, mix types of cement and impression materials when needed all while making sure the field of vision is kept clear for the dentist to see and to work.
If your hobby is dentistry and you have another profession that brings in money don’t read this article.
Faced with hiring a new dental assistant? Asking someone else to choose prospective employees for your practice may make some dentists nervous. What would make an employment agency good at selecting qualified applicants than yourself? After all, you are a doctor, and it surely isn't harder than a three-root endodontic procedure. Or is it?
After completing an accredited course in dental assisting from a local community college or technical college you may feel you are ready to embark upon your new career as a dental assistant. You will quickly learn that this is just a small step into your new world. It is often said that experience is the best teacher and in dental assisting each patient encounter will teach the dental assistant something new.
According to the Dental Assistants National Board (DANB)( www.danb.org), “the demand for dental assistants is expected to grow 25 percent between 2012 and 2022”.
If you're sometimes doubting if you're doing the best you can, you're not alone: every dentist wants to be revered as an expert clinician and a caring, considerate human being. The very nature of the work is to improve people’s lives from a total wellbeing standpoint to include an esthetic, artistic vantage.
You only have time to do one of the following, which one is it?