Beyond Practice Management: Hiring and interviewing — Part 1
By Don Deems, DDS, FAGD
October 23, 2012 — There is perhaps no greater frustration and expense to a dental practice than finding the right team member. With today’s dwindling dental workforce, finding qualified — even trained — individuals isn’t what it was even 10 years ago. In some areas of the U.S., doctors may only have one or two applicants to choose from for a position, as compared to 20 years ago when at least 10 times that number were available.
How can a dentist attract the right team members? What skills, systems, and programs must be in place to market, attract, interview, and eventually hire the right person? In this article, let’s explore all the facets of the process of hiring just the right person for your practice.