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.
When we “hit the ground running” in the morning going to work, our thought is to get there in one piece and deal with the job stuff as it happens. All of us have more to do on our daily agenda than we want and just the thought of how and when all these tasks and activities are to happen can and does create chaos and sometimes failure. Many people don’t make action lists because they believe that they don’t have to be directed by anything except their initiative, and others will not operate without a daily menu. Whatever choice you make to track it, we all have to choose what is most important to do that day. When we want one action over another, we are prioritizing that event.
Efficiency is a big word with an even more significant meaning to your practice. It is one of those words that seems elusive in the daily world of trying to balance workload and personal time. If a lack of efficiency in several dental systems is keeping you in the office one to two hours or more past closing time, you can relate to this issue. Efficiency to some is doing it all yourself and trying to get it done in a timely fashion and getting it right the first time. Energy should be maximizing your time with the tasks that build the practice and increase profits within a typical working day.
For many dentists, running a successful practice is quite an overwhelming task. Between handling dentures, fillings, bridges, and extractions, you are also busy billing, overseeing inventory, and marketing your services to the world. But do not let the “everyday” routine hold you back from discovering fresh ideas and ways of running your operations.
“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.
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.
If your hobby is dentistry and you have another profession that brings in money don’t read this article.
Change up your dental health game with checklists that will rock your practice.
Whether it’s posted on the fridge in a kitchen at home, over a counter in a surgical room, or as part of a aeronautical preparation for takeoff, a checklist is one of the most essential tools to ensure everything runs smoothly. After all, you are only human and there is only so much you can remember. Sometimes other factors in your day — like the amount of sleep you get or your own personal life events — can distract you, causing you to miss important steps.
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?