Complete Mobile Dentistry, Inc.
4300 Duraform Lane
Windsor, WI 53598
Phone (Toll-Free): 877.837.1918
Phone (Local): 608.492.5733
4300 Duraform Lane
Windsor, WI 53598
Phone (Toll-Free): 877.837.1918
Phone (Local): 608.492.5733
As some states are nearing the end of their Safer-at-Home mandates, dental offices will start re-opening. If you are not sure about what the most up-to-date information is, the ADA has a great resource with updates on state mandates and state dental association recommendations. (See Fig. 1) For many offices, re-opening dates are tentative, but there does seem to be light at the end of the tunnel. The new reality of opening a dental health care facility on the heels of a pandemic is drawing closer.
By Rae Senger
This is the first in the series on navigating a smooth transition as you prepare to re-open.
As you start planning to reopen your office, consider what your goals will be, including how many appointments you hope to do each week to start getting caught up. From there, consider how you will build your schedule and anticipate any scheduling challenges you may face. Will your own staff be able to come back full time? And, if they can, will they be able to flex their hours? If you have not already done so, reach out and find out which employees are ready to come back full time and can handle expanded or flexible hours.
Some may have FMLA/Family Care Act concerns. Some will be juggling childcare schedules or making decisions on what to do with kids if summer programs do not re-open. Some may be immuno-compromised or have a family-member who is. Communicate with your staff proactively to prepare them with for your expectations for their return. Do not assume you know what is going on. Remember, not everyone on your team will want or be able to adjust their schedules! Communication early on is key.
Be honest and flexible with your staff letting them know what you need and why. Let them know what you are doing to make the workplace environment safe for them and listen to their feedback and concerns. Lead your team with positivity and purpose, and this can be an employee retention opportunity.
No matter what your reality is, set up a schedule based on the resources you have and then make an ideal schedule. If you are lucky enough that the two look the same, great! If that is NOT your reality, consider looking at some staffing resources.
ADA Center for Professional Success
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With social distance guidelines in place and with increased time necessary for thorough disinfecting processes, the reality is you may not be able to see as many patients during a day as you use to. There are some different ways to balance keeping a steady flow of patients without putting anyone at unnecessary risk. In order to decrease the number of staff within the office, consider extending your hours for hygiene appointments and limiting the number of hygienists in office per day. Adding a day or two to your schedule would assist in that catch up without requiring all hygienists to be in office working in close proximity to each other. While these adjustments may pose some different scheduling challenges, it is a relatively easy way to reduce the number of people in office without slowing down your efforts to see as many patients as possible.
Additionally, if you are an office that is lucky enough to have a previously under-utilized operatory available, get it stocked and available to rotate into. Staff can thoroughly clean one operatory while patients are cared for in the other. If you and your team routinely travel between two offices, consider adding temporary professionals to keep both open simultaneously.
A reputable staffing agency that can take care of payroll and year-end reporting, credentialing and background checks, malpractice and workers comp is a good resource. Choose one that is also prepared to monitor health and safety for added team members.
Complete Dental Staffing is prepared to help you navigate your staffing concerns. As a complete staffing solutions provider, we can help with your temporary needs as well as your long-term goals. We are also prepared to manage health and safety concerns for the staff we place with you.
As soon as it is safe and legal in your state (stay up to date with ADA Center for Professional Success) we want to get our field staff doing what they do best… providing an extra pair of hands to care for your patients when you need them the most.
Let us know how we can help.
DENTAL LOCUM OPPORTUNITIES
Complete Dental Staffing, LLC (CDS) is a subsidiary of Complete Mobile Dentistry, Inc. which has been placing dental professionals since 2002. In that time, the need for Locum Tenens dentists has dramatically increased. In response, we’ve been growing our networks of both providers and offices who are looking to establish partnerships that support the dental community and patients all over.
CDS has opportunities for general dentists throughout the country and continually recruits for caring practitioners who would be able to help offices through transitions and leaves of all kinds. Wondering why so many dentists choose to locum?
Compensation Packages That Work for You
CDS wants to ensure that our assignments are mutually beneficial for both the provider and the office. We offer our doctors a competitive compensation package. Our knowledgeable placement specialists will work with you based on your experience, specialty areas, and other factors to help you understand the markets and find assignments that meet your requirements. We work to negotiate desirable rates, travel accommodations, scheduling, etc. to ensure a positive experience. In addition to negotiating on travel accommodations, we do the scheduling and payment for those expenses upfront so you don’t have the concern of organizing travel or reimbursement tracking. Our goal is to take care of the logistics so you can take care of the patients.
We facilitate the entire process from credentialing to getting placed in a great office. You don’t have to do it alone, we guide you through this with our industry expertise by your side.
We also cover your malpractice as a locum, so you will have that peace of mind that you’re covered.
Enjoy the Flexibility
As an independent contractor, locum tenens flexibility is one of the greatest motivators we hear from our doctors. You have flexibility in length of contracts and scheduling, so you can plan work around your life – not the other way around! Whether you’re looking to locum one or two days a week to supplement your other employment or looking for longer-term, full-time assignments, we have options or are happy to help you find them.
Our providers also enjoy the ability to work in various office settings with variety of work. This allows you to network with other industry professionals, explore different practice styles to help you determine what you like and hope to continue doing, or to change it up a bit. Whether you are gearing up in your career or starting to scale back, there are lots of benefits to adding variety into your career.
Depending on how your level of flexibility we also have opportunities nationwide if you’re looking to travel. These may be longer term assignments that can take you coast to coast or down to some warmer weather in the south. Again, travel accommodations are a part of what we do, so if you’re looking for a career adventure, we are here to help make it happen!
Why choose CDS over other locum agencies?
We appreciate your hard work and determination to pursue further opportunities within your profession. For this reason, we won’t ask you to sign non-competes with other locum agencies. We want our contractors to want to work with us, not be contractually obligated to do so.
Need credentialing support? We’re happy to discuss our knowledge and resources when it comes to state licensures and other credentialing requirements. For certain opportunities, we’re open to helping our providers obtain out-of-state licensure.
Whether you’re just getting started in your career and are looking to try different settings and areas of practice, are a seasoned provider looking for more work-life balance, or are scaling back in preparation for retirement, there are plenty of reasons to locum. Explore the possibilities!
Contact us today at 608-492-5733 or email@example.com to learn more about locum work and our current opportunities.
There are great benefits of locum tenen work, both on the employee and employer side. Locum tenens can fill in for as little or as many days as possible for a variety of reasons. In certain situations, they might even be requested to become a permanent replacement. It is important that we understand the benefits for both the employee and employer to see if it is the right fit for you. No matter what point you are at in your career, considering to be a locum tenens provider is a great option. Many join in during transitional periods in their career or at a time when they are not ready for the pressure to run their own office. Becoming a locum tenens provider can help you advance in your career as a dental professional. According to Barton Associates the main reason why providers go down the locum tenens provider route is because of freedom. It allows you to work in different locations and facilities before you make a commitment to start your own practice, retire or join a practice. It is also a great way to manage a work life balance. You can work as often or as little as wanted. Being able to have freedom in your schedule is highly desired by many individuals. There is great flexibility in locum tenens work. It is also often considered a way to earn extra income. Some individuals even do locum tenens work for pre-retirement planning. Perhaps they are retired but are not quite ready to call it quits. Some other instances where you can utilize locum tenens work include vacations, staffing training times, while searching for permanent staff members and overall challenging situations in the office. No matter what your current situation is, locum tenens opportunities are sure to fit your needs. Utilizing a locum tenens provider can help to keep your facility prepared during both planned and unplanned leaves of absence. It allows staff members to have job stability during times where the primary dentist cannot be in the office. Since patient care is most important, locum tenens providers are there to make sure your patients are always receiving great care. Here at Complete Dental Staffing, we make sure that we hire qualified individuals to fill the job. Our locum tenens understand staffing might be needed within short notice, which will help for last minute gaps to be filled. Overall, locum tenens provide great benefits for dental professionals. Flexibility is one of the largest driving forces for employees. For dental offices, it is great to know that CDS can help fill the gaps when needed. Feel free to reach out to us to receive more information or to discuss locum tenens work further. We look forward to hearing from you. Source: Why Work Locum Tenens? | Barton Associates. (n.d.). Retrieved April 25, 2019, from https://www.bartonassociates.com/locum-tenens/why-locum-tenens
With oral health being spotlighted this month, it is especially important to understand your overall oral health. That is why we have gathered information for you to share with your patients so they can increase their understanding of oral health. Feel free to share this information on your professional web pages or to print out for your offices to share with your patients directly.
It is noted that poor oral health can affect the whole body. There are very simple guidelines that can help for us to eliminate and prevent poor oral health. These include brushing your teeth 2 times a day with fluoride toothpaste, replacing your toothbrush every 3 – 4 months, flossing once a day and visiting the dentist every 6 months. These tasks may seem easy, but many people are affected by poor oral health. The following are facts about oral health.
With this knowledge, it is important to properly take care of ourselves to prevent diseases. In order to do so we must look at all areas of our lives. Lifestyle choices can play a large part in our oral health as well. It is also important to talk to your dental professionals to see what else can be done to take care of your oral health.
Anthem. (1970, August 13). 5 Things That Will Change the Way You Think About Brushing and Flossing. Retrieved March 7, 2019, from https://www.anthem.com/infographic/living-healthy/5-dental-health-facts/?cnslocale=en_US_co
Each year on March 20th, World Oral Health Day is celebrated across the globe. This celebration was originally declared in 2007 but was not put into full effect until 2013. There is great correlation between the celebration and the certain date it falls on, being the 20th of the month. The reasoning’s are as followed.
The purpose of this celebration is to bring about overall awareness of improving oral health. Below are facts about oral health. It is important to know the facts so we can better take care of ourselves.
We here at Complete Mobile Dentistry invite you to celebrate World Oral Health Day with us! Share the awareness by using the following hashtag. #worldoralhealthday
Information Source: About. (2018, December 14). Retrieved March 1, 2019, from http://www.worldoralhealthday.org/about
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