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.
With the coronavirus spreading so rapidly, it’s only a matter of time before your area is affected. When it is, have you thought about how your dental practice is going to deal with it? Are you better off continuing to run your business and treat patients? Or is it best to close your doors and wait until the outbreak is under control?
With coronavirus cases and deaths rising by the hour, it’s only natural that patients will be extremely concerned about having dental work done at this time. While we recommend delaying non-urgent treatments, some patients might consider postponing treatment they really need until the pandemic is under control. This could result in your patients suffering intense pain and ultimately creating bigger problems for themselves in the future.
The most affected sectors to date include travel and tourism (cruise ships, hotels, and airlines), education, and oil, as demand continues to decrease. Does that mean that other sectors like the dental industry have not yet been impacted? The dental industry, like any other industry, is not an exception. That aside, though, the big question should be, when push comes to solve, what can dental practice owners do to prevent further financial damage to their practices during this period?
The disease is spreading throughout the country and if it can’t be effectively contained soon, it’s possible some people will be advised or even forced to self-quarantine or self-isolate. While this is a powerful combat tactic, it could result in big staffing problems for business owners.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly throughout the world. According to the World Health Organization, the mortality rate for the coronavirus is currently 3.4%. The disease has already killed more than 6,100 people and if it continues to escalate, the consequences could be devastating for everyone.
Even though the markets partially recovered right before the weekend, more extreme fluctuations are expected due the COVID-19. Hundreds of American workers have already lost jobs over the past week, as the coronavirus epidemic starts to take a more profound toll on the global economy, and brings more organizations to a standstill. With that in mind, do you think your dental job is secure?
Regardless of how long you have been in the dental industry, the tax season will be no way considered as “easy.” Wadding the bulk of the year’s tax work into a few days defies all chances of normalcy at the office. The combination of long days, sleepless nights, and stacks of work take a toll on even the most composed dental practice owner.
Taking appropriate action to protect yourself against infections in the dental practice is essential. Especially during a global outbreak. One of the most effective ways to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment). This includes gloves, impermeable smock, protective eyewear and medical/surgical mask. But what do you do when you can’t get the supplies you need to protect yourself?
There are many ways to control the spread of infection, but one of the most effective is immunization. According to WHO, vaccines prevent 2-3 million deaths every year from potentially deadly diseases such as diphtheria, measles and influenza. As of March 3rd 2020, COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 3.4%. This figure could be seriously reduced by the introduction of a globally-available vaccine, making the coronavirus much less dangerous.