It’s no secret that hiring dental professionals has been difficult for quite some time, and the COVID-19 pandemic notably sparked a labor shortage for dental hygienists in particular.1
Operating your practice with an understaffed team not only makes it difficult to see a full schedule of
patients, but also may result in you and your practice manager being stretched thin as you focus more
on hiring than patient care.
The good news is, dental employment shows a bright outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, from 2020 to 2030, the job outlook is on track to grow faster than average for both hygienists
and dental assistants, meaning you could see a new surge of interest soon.
Looking to improve your hiring strategy to make the most of an encouraging employment outlook?
Here are five strategies to consider implementing into your recruiting efforts: