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Our Tips to Grow as a Dental Professional - Moving on After Covid!

Edited 2021

The New Year’s resolutions we make in January and February are easily forgotten as our Country and the World strive to move on after the worst of Covid-19. Our offices have opened, and life has returned to normal, even if it’s the new normal. One resolution you should not forget is your desire to grow your Dental Career! We have put together our favorite strategies for success and motivation to fuel growth in your Dental Profession this year.

Dental Hygiene is expected to grow much faster than the average of other occupations in the coming decade. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for “Dental Hygiene employment is projected to grow 11% from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.”

Salaries are also on the rise, not just for Dental Hygienists but for Dentists and Dental Assistants as well. So, if you have not made progress with your Dental Career, now is the time to actively pursue your goals and dreams.

1. Learn, learn, learn.

Bringing the most knowledge and passion in your field is a sure way of gaining an employer’s attention. Gain an edge over any competition by never becoming complacent in your Dental Education. Absorb as much knowledge as you can. Keep up to date on the latest tools, equipment, and best practices of your job. Attend workshops and conferences. Study in your spare time. Brush up on skills that you feel need further development. Learn as much as you can about your profession, so you can bring an impressive amount of expertise and knowledge to the table.

Dental Staffing is a great resource for staying up to date on the dental industry: with informative blog posts and articles that include professional tips, resources, and industry news. The more experienced and enthusiastic you are about oral healthcare, the easier it will be to leverage your skills to find the position you want most.

2. Love technology.

Technology is there to make your life easier, and it is the way of the future. According to Accenture.com, “clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the US healthcare economy by 2026.” This includes the dental industry and since Dentistry is ever evolving, it’s essential that you evolve with it.

Forward-thinking businesses in the dental and health industry are on the lookout for new technology to upgrade their services and increase their revenue. Getting up to speed with current technology in the dental industry will give you an advantage. If you know how to operate a piece of equipment, or if you have the knowledge to implement new technology to a Dental Practice, you will be an invaluable asset to any Dental Team.

3. Know your worth.

Do you feel that your salary is not in line with the work you do? It may be time to ask for a raise or seek a promotion. Research the salary range in your area for the work you do. This will help you negotiate a raise or promotion. Ask your boss for feedback and suggestions how you can improve in your current position and what you need to do to be recommended for a higher one. Don’t be afraid to take on more responsibility and show them what you can do: be proactive in your work, and start innovating and problem solving for your team.

Highlight the value that you bring to your position. Write out changes you’ve implemented that have helped with workflow and efficiency. Talk about your continued education. Show how you took their feedback and suggestions to heart, and have been working towards improvement. Most importantly, show your passion! Most employers will respect the motivation, diligence, and care you put into your position and will reward your diligent work. When it comes time to negotiate your raise, list all your responsibilities and improvements you’ve brought to the practice.

4. Network.

If you are looking for local positions, your friends, colleagues, and acquaintances in the dental industry are useful sources of information regarding job openings. Make sure you are kept in the loop by catching up with former coworkers and employers.

You can also widen your circle by attending conferences. You can you expand your network, and gain continuing education to improve patient care delivery. Conferences may include certification classes, and free demonstrations of new devises that will improve patient treatment outcomes.

5. Post Your Profile and Upload Your Resume on DentalStaffing.org.

A dental staffing job board like Dental Staffing will help you connect with employers. Review our blogs for tips on presenting an outstanding resume. Include all the important reasons you make a great Dental Professional such as your drive, education, diligence, and compassion, making you unique and desirable as an employee. Then easily post your professional profile. upload your resume (at no charge to you!) to DentalStaffing.org.

Dental Staffing is a National Job Board that will post your profile and resume to be seen throughout the United States. Make 2022 the Best Year for Your Dental Career. Take that first step to a better salary and a better career. We are here to help you register and get hired for dental position of your dreams!

 

 

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