Talented Team Members For Your Dental Practice

talented teamThe team that makes up a dental practice is the most important aspect of the practice. It is the team who facilitates productivity, promotes confidence in the dentist’s skills and positively influences the practice’s income. Basically, the dentist will gain more in every way if they have a talented team.

In an article from JW White and Associates, they describe how it is not too difficult to find team members who are warm, empathetic, responsible and self motivated.  It is more difficult to create and maintain and environment which excites and challenges people.

Psychologists found common themes present in high performing team members. To read about these and more about how to find talented team members, follow the link:  Attracting Peak Performers for Twenty-first Century Private Practices | J White and Associates

What Dental Hygienists Should Know About Allergies

dental hygienistsNowadays people are much more conscious about how food affects their health. As dental hygienists, you want to understand that allergies are an inflammatory response.

You may be thinking that allergies don’t really affect dental treatment unless the patient is allergic to stainless steel or latex. But food allergies are proving to be an aspect that can be an answer to patients who won’t respond to traditional periodontal therapy.

Allergies present themselves in two ways: overt and covert. The traditional allergic reactions to things like rash, hives, itching, vomiting, sneezing, coughing, etc. are overt manifestations. Because allergies can cause inflammation, this is where the connection to periodontal issues comes in.

Read more about what dental hygienists should know when it comes to allergies by checking out the full article from Dental Products Report here: What Modern Millennial Hygienists need to know about allergies | Dental Products Report.

Team Interviewing For Your Dental Office

team intervieiwingWhen hiring a great staff for your dental office you may want to consider team interviewing. Most companies tend to conduct job interviews as one on one conversation between a qualified candidate and the employer. This is how the employer gets more information about the type of person they are interviewing and if they will be a good fit for their office. But if your office works well together as a team, you may want to consider a more collaborative, team approach with interviewing.

What is a team interviewing process and what does it look like? A team interview provides the opportunity for the candidate to be put in a group setting where those with the ability to work well as a team may excel.  It also allows the interview to be an opportunity for brainstorming or planning sessions where the candidate is asked to contribute to the group discussion. Team interviews let decision makers observe candidates in a more casual environment.

A team interview in a dental office will allow the dentist to know who will be a good fit with his/her dental team. Plus, the employer can get the input from other staff members on how they feel the candidate would do as a member of the dental team.  It will also allow dental practices avoid time and money on a bad hire.

Looking At The Job Interview Through A New Lens|ETS Dental


How To Deal With Conflict With Your Dental Team

conflict with your dental teamWe all face conflict in everyday situations, work, home and social circles. In your dental practice, you may have seen or even been involved in conflict with co-workers. Different personalities don’t always match together in every situation. But people confront conflict in different ways.  Understanding this may help you to be able to avoid and resolve conflict with your dental team.

In an article from Dr. Don Deems of The Dentist’s Coach offers five responses to conflict.  Some people force their point, while others withdraw from confrontation.  Check out these responses to conflict and ways you can deal with conflict with your team members to make your dental office a peaceful and great place to work. Dealing With Conflict Among Team Members|The Dentist’s Coach