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.
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.” (*John Quincy Adams)
The number of people visiting dental clinics is rising as more and more families appreciate the importance of good oral health. According to Gallup, a global analytic and advisory firm, nearly 67% of all adults in 2013 visited a dental clinic at least once, compared to just 33% of adults in the mid-1950s.
Short answer: never a dull moment!
The craze around the sharing economy or “gig economy” as some would love to call it, has been getting louder lately, to the extent of one time making it into a speech by Hillary Clinton – where she presented her fears over what this popular hiring approach could mean for workers.
Business, as usual in the dental practice, may look straightforward and profitable to the patients who have a seat in the reception room. After all, the fees seem high no matter what is provided in care, and patients think that dentists are wealthy and can afford luxury items like expensive cars and beautiful homes. What isn't known to outsiders is the struggle for success that ensues for years before a dentist can purchase the American dream of homeownership, lovely things, and money to invest.
It is recommended to enroll in an accredited dental assisting course as the best choice of action to pursue a career as a dental assistant. The more professional the training and education, the better the opportunity to land a good job.
The most challenging task of the dentist CEO is putting together the best dental team. Even though each person is hired individually based on their own merits, they must come together as a cohesive and synergistic team.
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?