I’ve just finished reading John Maxwell’s 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership for the second time. This time, however, I thought about the auxiliaries I’ve worked with over the years and how they stand out in my mind as great Leaders. The John Maxwell’s Laws work like this:
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Join our Facebook dental dentistry community and rate and review this podcast! I'm Katie Pollon, a dental hygienist. Today we are talking with Dr. Marynak, COO of Dental Staffing. Dental Staffing's goal is to help dental professionals find the right fit for their employees and employers.
Dental staffing issues have quickly become the number one topic in dentistry right now everywhere. I feel like everybody's talking about it, and just in the nation in general, I think it's safe to say that all over the country, people are feeling the effects of staffing issues...
I always cringe when I’m in a dental office and I’m told there is no Office Manager. I mean really, there are managers in stores, restaurants, pharmacies…all businesses. Why would someone fail to hire an Office Manager for their Dental Practice?
Not many people are comfortable talking about their mistakes, but I’ve had remarkably successful mentors, all of whom stressed the importance of recognizing your mistakes, even if it’s in hindsight.
If your office is still misclassifying and using the term “working interview” without completing all of the necessary new-hire paperwork beforehand, your “interview” is putting your dental office in legal jeopardy - and there is absolutely no reason to do so!
Your Dental Team spends a great portion of their waking hours in your Dental Practice. To keep the business running smoothly, it’s imperative the Staff remain productive and efficient.
I’m not sure if you are one of those dentists who hovers over their accounts receivables and production numbers, knows who’s past due for their recall appointments, and is 100% in control of their accounts payable, but I certainly wasn’t one of them.
We need to get highly organized and professional about our approach in finding the right employees. The risk of a lackadaisical approach to hiring is far too costly. On the Dental Staffing website, you can request the candidate’s resume in advance of the interview.
Teamwork is at the core of any efficient and successful dental practice. Once the Dental Team works as one cohesive unit, you’re one step closer to a thriving dental practice. Assembling a Dental Dream Team isn’t simple, but there are steps you can take to make it easier.
Having placed an Associate Dentist in this position is a great way to slowly introduce the provider to your practice. Further, your patients would have met and hopefully accepted that individual into your Practice as a competent provider.