Start the Search for the Perfect Dental Hygienist for Your Office
If you yearn to have a flourishing dental business, it is imperative that you staff it with respectable dental hygienists. Your dental hygienists are often the first person your patients have to deal with. That means in most cases your dental hygienists will be making your first impression for you. If your hygienist is disrespectful or unskilled this can really add a negative light to your business. All that needs to happen is for word to get out that you employee less than stellar dental hygienists and your business will go right down the toilet. For that reason, be sure to avoid the following errors if you desire to keep your businesses good reputation.
Put an Ad in the Local Newspaper: With unemployment rates so high, there’s a good likelihood that there’s an out of work dental hygienist in your area who’s constantly checking the Sunday edition of the local newspaper for any dental office job listings. For the unemployed dental hygienist, you may be their rescuer. Running an ad can also be a minimal cost, compared to the return you may see on it. There are additional options available, besides just the Sunday edition. A daily ad will increase your chances even more, of finding the right person. Word of advice for locating a good dentist: Crack open your Yellow Pages and look under “Beaverton dentist” or wherever you live and scan the listings.
Your friends provide another excellent resource for finding that perfect dental hygienist. Your friends may know of someone who works as a dental hygienist. Whether or not they are already working is not your concern. If their current work situation is not ideal, you can step in a rescue them. But considering where the unemployment level is at, chances are your friends will know a dental hygienist who is looking for work. Or a friend of a friend may be the one to tell you about an out of work dental hygienist. By telling as many people about your search as you can, you expand your circle of networking influence.
Interviewing the Person Inappropriately: Some dentists are so intent on hiring a dental hygienist that they don’t given enough attention to the interview process prior to offering someone a job. This is a horrible idea as you can never judge a book by its cover. While that saying may be cliché, it definitely holds truth to it when it comes to employing just the right person. A person could look very polished, could hand you a resume that was spot on and could even wow you with everything they had to say, but they could turn out to be horrible employees. To be sure, put some pressure on them. Ask them who they are and what they’re about, and ask them what they’ll bring to the table. Have them work at getting the job and getting them to persuade you into making them an offer of employment. It is then that you can make sure that you have employed the ideal hygienist for the job.
Use the above tips to not only find the best dental hygienist for your practice, but also to find a solid employee who will help to make your practice successful.
Dr Daniel Lee of Tanasbourne Family Dental is a professional Beaverton dentist. His location is close to all of Portland.
Tanasbourne Family Dental
17895 NW Evergreen Parkway Suite 150
Beaverton, OR 97006