The newbie in the dental practice

Source: Dentistry IQ, by Lisa Newburger

How do you orient the newbie in your office? Do you throw her to the wolves and just let her fend for herself? I doubt you do that, but do you really make the new person feel welcome? Be honest about this. Are there things you can do to make sure the new hire will be a win-win situation for both the practice and the new employee?

This article is for office mangers, but it’s also for the dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, and people with the power in the dental office. (You know who I’m talking about.) Why am I targeting them? Because they are the most important variable in whether or not new employees are happy in their new environment. You have to get involved with the staff in order to have the kind of practice everyone wants. I assume you want one that is immensely successful, which is measured by happy patients and happy staff members.