|Posted by Rochelle Visser on January 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM|
Whether your a hygienist looking for work or an office manager wanting to know you will get a quality sub, here is an inside look at how we choose our contracted hygienists.
It's easy, when we interview we are looking for Quality, Committment, and Character.
Quality often comes from experience. Sometimes that is hygiene experience, other times work in general. Don't burn your bridges because references are a powerful tool in the working world. We check back with offices regularly to make sure things are running smoothly. Since we are working hygienists ourselves, we know what it's like to work with subs and what our clients are looking for. Get the calculus and plaque off, stay on schedule, help out in sterilization, be friendly, and don't tell 17 stories about offices you subbed in once....let your hard work convince them you're a keeper.
“The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” -Vince Lombardi. As graduates of Ferris State University, we at DDS know they don't just give out diplomas and licenses, so getting this far shows a level of committment, but it goes beyond the title and paper hanging on the wall. We look for hygienists who will return calls, even at strange hours. Someone who is willing to move their dog-grooming appointment or miss out on their lunch-date shows they are committed and want to work hard.
Money can't buy you character. By sitting down and talking to hygienists, we can get a feel for who they really are We trust them to be honest with their hours, giving the Dentist what they pay for. We want someone who will represent each office well, as well as Direct Dental. Cutting corners never really helps in the end, as our wise dental pharmacy professor, Sandra Burns, always said "Hence, you are only cheating yourself." Don't try to be someone else, do your best and admit when you've made a mistake, the character you build will be a valuable asset down the road.
The right person or the right job is going to come along. Don't waste your life wishing you were somewhere else, just make the most of every opportunity. And as they say in Colossians 3:23 and at Camp Michawana, "whatever you do, do it with ALL YOUR HEART!"