How to Get the Best Hires for Your Dental Practice (Part 2)

Now, we’re on our second part of our post regarding dealing with new hires in your dental practice. Here, we will dive deeper to help you manage new employees better for a more efficient dental practice.

Mistakes Should Be Assessed First

When your new hires make a mistake, which they likely will on the first few days or weeks, make sure you assess it first. Don’t reprimand a new employee using a negative tone. Instead, show them how to do it again and make sure that they understand everything.

Find out why they made a mistake and address that. Most of the time, these mistakes are due to:

  • Some details they don’t understand.
  • They did it differently in their old practice and assumed they could do the same thing here.
  • They don’t understand why things are done a certain way.
  • Someone in the practice told them to do it differently.
  • They’re being careless.

Good Fit or Not

During the first few weeks, assess if the new hire is truly a good fit for your practice. Watch for improvements that they make.

If a new employee truly wants to improve, it will show through their willingness to be more productive and efficient over time. When you see this, then you’ll know that it’s a good idea to continue training them.

On the other hand, if you don’t see any improvements despite the training and continuous reminders, then you might want to re-think your decision. This is also why a probationary period is a good call.

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An important thing to remember here is that you need to do your part, which includes providing good training and giving them a chance to improve independently. If you don’t take the time to train your new hires, then you’ll never know if the employee is a good fit or not. With that, you could have someone on your payroll that will not deliver the results you need to help your practice become successful.

To do this, you need to improve your organisational structure and put solid systems in place. Finally, make sure you provide good training. With that, your employees will be able to learn properly how things run in your practice, and eventually, they’ll be able to get the hang of it and do things more efficiently.

Manage New Hires the Best Ways Possible

Now we’re done with our two-part post; hopefully, these tips will guide you in better managing new hires for your dental practice. Giving good training is crucial to your practice’s success. Additionally, you should also know the reason behind the mistakes made and address them. Mistakes are normal, but if they get too much, that’s the time you need to call the shots.


By knowing how to manage your new hires for your dental practice, you’ll be able to determine if the employee is a good fit for you or not. That is why it’s best to implement at least a 30-day probationary period to better assess the new employee.

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