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Finding the Right Dental Office

Are you looking for a dental office where you feel like part of a family? One where you can grow with through the years?

Let’s face it… We all want to be part of a great working environment especially because we spend most of our time on the job. Few get lucky enough to find that on their first go around. It may take several bad choices to find that perfect, right choice; a dental office that you belong in. If you are a dental hygienist, dental assistant, floater, front desk worker, or dental lab technician, this article could save you a lot of time and grief.

Imagine this scenario…

You are excited to get back to work and you have submitted your resume to a dental office from a local ad. One of those ads had a phrase that caught your attention: “Come join our dental family and become a part of our fun team. We provide benefits, great pay, time off, and a great team that helps one another.” That’s what you want, right? You want to be a part of a fun family that works together, don’t you?
Your first day comes and you show up 30 minutes early, but no one else was there. The rest of the office gets there, opens with five minutes till the hour, and by this time the first patient is waiting at the door with you. You let them know you’re the new assistant. The staff brings you back to briskly let you know; ‘you can put your purse there, here’s today’s schedule, you will be working out of these two operatories, and your first patient is waiting.’ You feel like you were just thrown to the wolves, left there, all alone but you’re a trooper, you know your stuff, you got this.

You set up for the procedure and, by looking through the drawers, find most everything you need. Halfway through the procedure the doctor needs a special instrument. You stop, leave the room, ask someone where it is, re-glove, start again just to once again have to fetch something else, same drill all over again. Running an hour behind, with no help from anyone, you feel incompetent. It was just day one.. things will get better you tell yourself but, unfortunately, similar scenarios continue to play out through the week.

This lack of support plus you discovered the “time off” mentioned in the ads was just five holidays and one week vacation after you’ve been there for two years. Your pay is $2.00 less than you thought and you get 25% off your dental work. WOW.

Does this sound familiar to you? Has this scenario happened to you or a friend?

If so, here are some tips and tricks to avoid this situation and to ensure you make the right choice in finding the right dental family.

1. Find a reputable staffing company that cares about their clients and candidate’s needs.
This takes the majority of the hassle of finding a job away from you. They know the offices, the people, their philosophies, and they have feedback from others that went before you. They have already built relationships with the dental families and can act, on your behalf, to find the right fit. This eliminates all the time, energy, and cost you would have to print resumes, drive out to twenty different offices, awkwardly talk to staff about current positions in the hope that you will stand out, and finally getting a call back. If you temp through a quality staffing company, they will know you, your preferences and strengths, and be able to place you to maximize synergy for all parties involved.

2. Have a working interview for a minimum of two weeks to minimize negative surprises.
We all have been through a honeymoon period in a relationship – everyone puts on their smiles, isn’t bothered by little things, and generally meshes well. If you only know someone in a honeymoon period, you will think everything will always go well and we all know it’s better to know how people work under stress. By having a longer working interview, it puts everyone involved in several different scenarios over time, which gives all parties time to see if the relationship will even have a chance.

3. Get everything in writing.
Require that everything, such as start date, rate of pay, all benefits (uniform allowance, dental work, holidays, vacations, time off, continuing education, etc.), over time, time off, duties, and expectations all be enumerated before you start. This should be in the form of a contract with all parties’ signatures to assure that there is no confusion and that all parties are certain of expectations.

4. Get a copy of the contract, the office manual, and policy & procedures.
By having a copy of all pertinent documents, you can help prevent any future manipulation and unreasonable demands. Knowledge is power and having all of the information at your disposal will help keep you operating to your potential and help prevent any legal issues.

5. Ask to be assigned a lead/mentor to be there for you until you’re comfortable on your own.
Having someone to help guild you around a new space makes the transition much easier as well as helping to build camaraderie. What could take you twenty minutes to find on your own takes less than one minute when someone else already knows where it is. Learning through someone who has already experienced the pitfalls exponentially decreases your training time.

If you ensure all of the previous pertinent steps are taken, the right office will come sooner, and you will be in a space you enjoy going to everyday where you, and your dental family, will grow for years to come. 😊

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs.

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is becoming capable of being a one stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the practitioner who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for organizations looking to gain that next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides service all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.

Sound interesting?

Check these out-

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/

Or call 888-653-1657

 

Positive Communication

In the workplace, whether you’re a manager or an employee, positive and efficient communication on the job is crucial. Every action, word, mistake, and even lack of communicating will mean something to the other party. They will be interpreted based off of their own experiences and that could mean getting exactly what you wanted or something near apocalyptic disaster. So how can you start improving those skills needed?

Nonverbal communication can be just as important as verbal. Approaching coworkers with a smile and being relaxed is more likely to create a positive response than if you were rigid and unapproachable. Meet their eyes with yours and pay attention to how the other person is responding to you. Are they comfortable? Is what you’re doing helping or hurting the situation? Then, if you do speak, watch your tone and keep it respectful and friendly.

Constructive criticism is a part of everyday life though often given and received poorly. While it is important to stay honest, stray from being too forward and being mean to whoever you are trying to help. Everyone learned the “Compliment Sandwich” in school. Sandwich the bad thing with the good that the person accomplished during the task. After saying what it was that needs work, mentions some tips and strategies for handling the job in the desired way. If you’re the one receiving the feedback, refrain from personalizing the criticism. It’s not supposed to be an attack on you as a person. The feedback is meant to change a result that your action did, so take it as beneficial mentoring to better your workplace environment.

If you think the constructive criticism you received was incorrect, bring that up but before doing so, understand the situation from their side. Determine whether the source of the feedback is actually positive by keeping an open mind about their job as well as your own. This is about you learning from your mistakes and making the workplace better.

In the end, practice makes perfect and if you are in a decision-making role, set up exercises so to strengthen intra-office communication. One such thing is for the addition of communication skills in the employee training programs. Another is to periodically hold team-building exercises. This will creatively speed up how your employees work with each other by allowing them to figure out the best way to communicate and solve problems. Also, by promoting the people who communicate most effectively, you can set the bar for employee performance. Just remember that you have to be one of the best communicators if you expect others to do it too.

Jealousy


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs.

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is becoming capable of being a one stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the practitioner who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for organizations looking to gain that next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides service all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.

Sound interesting?

Check these out-

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/

Or call 888-653-1657

Rain, Rain

I imagine most people remember singing the song ‘Rain rain, go away, come again another day’. If you think about it, we may even find ourselves muttering that same verse today as well. Every day is different though and I’m sure we all like it to rain at some point; just not on the days we want to play outside, right?

Rain can be described as so many different backdrops or moods. Rain can be a lifesaver or the demise of so much. Rain can bring droughts or floods. Rain is beautiful and yet can be so scary and powerful.

I remember as a little girl playing in the south Florida rain showers. I’d splash in the puddles, go romping in the ditches, and as a young teen, playing out a scene in ‘GREASE’ in the rain, singing ‘hopelessly devoted to you’. I also remember when it rained so much, it flooded out our small town in Illinois and Founder’s Day was canceled that year.

There are times when the fires rage heedlessly through towns and forests leaving nothing but devastation. We pray and hope to find an end through the wet downpours while others in different places pray and hope for the sun to shine and the floods to subside. It may be a balance that is off kilter or it may be a cleansing of so many other things we don’t understand, or even think about.

What is rain, you say? It is a cycle of water. It is created by the evaporation from the ground that travels upward and condenses in a cloud. The more water that condenses, the heavier the cloud, and when it gets too heavy, it will burst open and release all of the condensation to the ground. You could imagine it like you were filling up a balloon(cloud) while holding it at the top. Eventually it gets heavy enough that the water (rain) bursts forth.

How does it help us? Well besides water being a critical part of life, rain provides moisture for a farmer’s crop, for the the forests that provide us with oxygen, and all of the other animals on this planet. Rain filters the dust out of the air. Rain shapes the earth.

There is nothing like that sweet crisp smell of a new fallen rain. Have you ever wondered why that smell occurs? That awesome smell is produced by a mixture of plant oils, bacteria, and the ozone.

Rain is very important to us and to the land we live in; not only for survival but also for the beauty it brings.

I will have to say, moving to the Pacific Northwest was very difficult for me to get used to the almost continuous drizzle. Without this rain though, Washington State would not be as beautiful and green as it is and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. So on that note I will grab a blanket, curl up on the couch, and sit and listen to the rain sing.

Shannon


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs.

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is becoming capable of being a one stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the practitioner who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for organizations looking to gain that next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides service all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.

Sound interesting?

Check these out-

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/

Or call 888-653-1657

Fall is in the Air!

The kids are back to school and routines are picking up. It’s this time of the year I can always tell that fall is in the air. The weather gets a little cooler, the days get a little shorter, leaves get a little color, and a wardrobe rotation is needed.

This is my favorite time of year… Fall! Or maybe it’s autumn or the harvest. Why is it that this season has several names? This season was first called ‘The Harvest’ before the 16th century. The harvest meant that it was the time of the year the farmers gathered their crops to store them for the winter months. It was the third season, which was between August and November, however, astronomers would say it was from September through December.

Later, when more people were heading into cities, the meaning of the harvest didn’t fit as well. At this time autumn was being used a little though few knew where the word actually came from. Seeing the leaves starting to change colors and eventually fall, the city dwellers were saying the season was ‘the fall of the leaf.’ This phrase was too long though and so, eventually, it was shortened into ‘fall.’ The British still use the word autumn today while we in the USA use the word fall. Fall helps us with daylight savings time (spring forward, fall back).

Whether you choose to stick with harvest, autumn, or fall it is still the time of year when the leaves fall. It’s a time for raking, burning, pumpkins, sweaters, hot cocoa, and bon fires. Can’t you smell it, ‘Fall is in the air?’ Enjoy!!!

Shannon

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Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs.

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is becoming capable of being a one stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the practitioner who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for organizations looking to gain that next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides service all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida.

Sound interesting?

Check these out-

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/

Or call 888-653-1657

A New School Year

Summer is coming to an end. After the last trip is over and the suitcases are packed away… the rush and chaos begins. I’m talking about the homework that is about to pile up, the sport schedules that will rule the roost, and all those late nights helping out. If this makes you anxious just thinking about it, relax, take a breath, and focus on what you can prepare for.

Whether it’s elementary, high school, or college, certain events take place leading up to the big first day.

Halfway through the summer, nerves and excitement begin to build for those about to head into classrooms. Prepare for scheduled teacher meet and greets, open houses, orientations, and making sure all classes are as planned. Be on the lookout for these dates and mark them on the calendar to stay organized. Attending these events makes the transition a little smoother on that first day.

During the summer, sleep schedules usually go out the window, so it’s a good idea to start an earlier bedtime routine about two weeks before the big day. Take care of all doctor and dental appointments half way through the summer, if you can, to avoid the last-minute rush.

Shopping for school clothes and supplies can be the most fun part of preparing for back to school but check the schools required list of items. Online teacher portals are pretty standard which allow for clear communication and daily updates for the parent or student. Be sure to get this information at the meet and greet. Whatever is left is what you’re going to get, if you wait till the day before to get your supplies. Bring your list, stock up, and buy a few extras just in case one is lost.

When shopping for clothes, it’s important to have an idea of what, where, how many, and a budget to help you stay on task. Keep an eye out for sales and coupons at your targeted stores. Listen up for the tax-free day as there will be no taxes added to your final purchase during these 1-2 day events. This event is usually about two weeks before school starts and it can save you a lot of money. Don’t forget fall is around the corner so remember to have a few warmer items on hand as well.

A high schooler usually has a pretty full social/sport schedule, so setting curfews ahead of time can keep them on task, for a little bit anyway. 😊 Seniors usually have a packed schedule including everything they have been building on during their high school career as well as senior pictures, applying for colleges, awards ceremonies, graduation parties, etc. Be sure to mark these on the calendar so nothing comes as a surprise.

Try staying involved with your children’s academic and social life through the years. Volunteering at the school and different events will help keep you involved and informed on how things are being run at the school. Working full-time may put a damper on your involvement; however, there are activities, fundraisers, and other events that take place on the weekends as well.

The night before the first day, have dinner and showering done early, all school supplies in the book bags, lunches made, clothes set out, and in bed early. Set alarms earlier than you to leave plenty of time to get ready, eat breakfast, and relax a little before heading out. Rushing around, looking for things, and eating on the run makes for a bad start to any day, especially the first day of the year.

HAPPY SCHOOL YEAR! 😊

Shannon Cole


Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is a new and innovative company that is redefining how dental staffing services are designed and offered to the dental community. Today’s business environment requires companies have more than just a website and a central location for conducting face-to-face interviews. We provide an elegant solution to your dental temping and dental permanent staffing needs.

Dental Temp Staffing Solutions frees dentist’s time and saves money by providing temporary staffing, payroll, and credit card processing at a fraction of the cost. Through our easy to use system, we give dental hygienist jobs, dental assistant jobs, floaters, front desk staff, dental lab technicians, and dentists rapid access to what jobs are available around them without any of the hassle.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is breaking the mold of today’s staffing environment, developing multiple value added services, to manage, streamline, and lean out costly labor intensive processes. Over time, Dental Temps Staffing Solutions is becoming capable of being a one stop shop; offering a Whole Office Management Solution. This will be ideal for the practitioner who desires to remain independent of the corporate model while gaining the advantage of a large organization through affiliation. Additionally, this will be a great resource for organizations looking to gain that next competitive advantage by sharing administrative resources.

Dental Temps Staffing Solutions provides service all across America and currently has a larger presence in Washington and Florida specifically – Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Olympia, Tumwater, Yelm, Orlando, northern and southern Florida. Sound interesting?

Check these out-

Instagram: http://instagram.com/dtstaffingsolutions

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dtstaffingsolutions/

Website: www.dtstaffingsolutions.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DentalTempsSS

Medium: http://medium.com/@DentalTempsSS

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/dental-temps-staffing-solutions/

Or call 888-653-1657