If you live in Florida, you may have noticed that the population is growing. If you manage a dental office in the Sunshine State, you may have also noticed that there are not enough dentists to keep up with all those brand-new smiles. Dental services are highly in demand.
When a person arrives at a dental appointment that they scheduled weeks in advance, they expect to see the doctor at the scheduled time. They will not be happy if they have to wait to see the dentist or if their appointment has to be rescheduled.
If one of your staff members calls in sick, it can throw your office into disarray. You will need to get a replacement in your office as fast as possible. Fortunately, there is new technology that is saving many dental offices from a crisis.
TempMee and other dental apps work like Uber or Lyft. If you need a dental hygienist, you can download the app to a cell phone, create a profile, and begin posting jobs.
Why Dental Professionals Like Using an App
Dental hygienists are some of the most employable people in the United States. They have less than a 1% unemployment rate. Many dental hygienists choose to work as temps because of the flexibility that it offers.
Staffing apps are easy for dental professionals to use. They fill out a profile with their licensure information, years of experience, and special training. Once that information is verified, they can start accepting jobs.
When a dental office posts a job on the app, all the qualified dental professionals in the area who have set themselves as available will get a notification. The app offers dental offices the ability to create a detailed job description. A job description may include:
- The license an applicant must have
- Necessary certification and training
- Years of experience
- Start and end date
- Pay rate
- Break times and lunch times
- Proximity to the office
When someone accepts a job, the dental office will approve or deny them.
In some cases, a dental professional may be interested in a job but they may feel that the salary is not high enough. If this is the case, they will have the ability to negotiate salary via the app.
Once a dental office has approved any temp, the worker can come out to the office and begin their shift. At the end of the day, the dental office will pay the hygenist through the app. The office may include bonuses if they wish to. Both parties will get to rate one another.
Why It Is Better Than a Dental Temporary Agency
Most dental offices rely on a dental staffing agency for temporary help. Although these agencies do have a lot of dental professionals in their database, their records are not always up to date.
The average employment recruiter will have to find hygienists for many different offices in a day. They cannot provide the personal attention that you need in an emergency.
Dental professionals put their information into the app, so it will always be up to date. They set themselves as available, allowing your post to reach everyone available to work that day.
If you use a staffing agency, it may take a day or two to get someone to your office. If you use a dental staffing app, it should only take a couple of hours.
Running a dental office is hard work. Using a dental staffing app can give you one less thing to worry about.