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.
The dental business may look straightforward and profitable to patients taking a seat in the reception room. Treatment rates always seem high, no matter how complicated the procedure and patients frequently think dentists are wealthy business owners who can afford luxuries like expensive cars and gigantic homes.
People outside of dentistry are often surprised to learn that many dental professionals don’t have full time, permanent jobs. But registered dental hygienists (RDHs) and dental assistants know the truth. Permanent positions in dental hygiene and dental assisting aren’t always available, and many dental professionals aren’t interested in staying in one place. Whether by necessity or by choice, RDHs have pieced together work schedules through dental temp agencies for decades.
With ever-advancing technology and new medical discoveries, dentistry is an industry which is constantly developing. Whether you’re a dental assistant, dental hygienist or dentist, if you want to maintain your role in the fast-faced field, it’s important you evolve alongside it.
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.
Dental professionals have been getting the short end of the stick when it comes to filling staff vacancies for decades. As a dental practice owner, there’s sure to be a time when your dental auxiliary will want a couple of weeks off work for a much-deserved vacation or your dental assistant requests a few personal days to deal with an important family matter.
From vacations and sicknesses to pregnancies and education, there are all kinds of reasons your dental staff will need to take time off from work. You can’t just close your practice and stop everything until they return. So you need to find part-time staff to bridge the gap. When this happens, most business owners turn to a dental temp agency to help them fill the temporary vacancy. But an interim dental staffing agency isn’t always the best choice for a dental practice owner.
As the owner of a dental clinic, you approach your job as both a practitioner and a business owner. It’s important that you provide exemplary care for your patients. It’s also critical that you keep your business running smoothly. Doing both while maintaining a decent overhead can be challenging.
A standard for many dental offices for decades is the dental temp agency. Founded because of need to fill job vacancies quickly it has been the industry source. The dental industry has always experienced a shortage of workers, and when regular employees need time off for vacation, illness, maternity leave and other reasons finding good people are like "finding a needle in the haystack.
Are you wondering if switching from temp agencies to cloud-based hiring platforms is a good decision for your dental practice? Forbes Magazine recently predicted that, sooner or later, nearly all organizations will be dependent on the cloud in one way or another.
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