How Dentist’s Offices Combat Unpredictable Workloads

Dentist’s offices are busy places with schedules that are often unpredictable. With people changing their appointments, emergencies, and staff members calling in sick, it is hard to know exactly how much staff you will need for any particular day or shift. Fortunately, there are a few different ways that you can get a temporary to your office in a hurry.

Dental Temporary Agencies

The most popular way to get dental temporaries to an office is to use a dental temporary agency. You should use an agency that focuses on the dental industry. Dental temporary agencies are normally run by people who have worked in the dental industry. They know what qualifications and licensure a dentist should have to take care of patients. They also know what questions to ask during an interview.

According to, a dental temporary agency will have a large database filled with dental professionals. When you order a temporary, an employment recruiter will begin calling all the people in their database who qualify for the job. This can take several hours and is not always fruitful. Be sure to ask how often an agency updates its contact information.

When you use a temporary agency, you will have a contract with it stating that a certain hiring process must be followed.  The dental professional’s licenses must be checked and their references verified. If they do not verify these things, you should get your money back.

In House Database

If you have been in business for a while, you may know enough temporaries that you will have your own little database. You can always try giving freelancers you know a call before looking for other options. Remember to update records from time to time so you know how to get a hold of everyone.

Job Boards

Job boards are internet platforms that allow employers to post job opportunities for a small fee. Job seekers can post their resumes on these sites or simply apply for a job that is posted there.

There are some generic job boards, like Indeed, that will list a multitude of job opportunities from many different industries. There are also job boards that focus entirely on the dental industry. Most of these boards will offer a monthly rate if you are going to post multiple ads.

Job seekers are responsible for updating their contact and licensure information on these sites. Much of the information you will find is outdated, therefore, job boards are not always the fastest way to get dental professionals to your office.


There are dental staffing apps that work similarly to Uber. A dentist’s office will simply create a profile. When their profile is verified, they can start posting jobs. When a dental professional creates an account, their licensure information is verified before they can start accepting jobs.

When a job is posted, all of the dental professionals in your area who have marked themselves available and who are qualified for the job you have posted will get a notification. When one of them accepts a job, you will be sent their information and you will approve or deny them. If you approve, they will come to work for you, and you will pay through the app at the end of the day.

Finding last-minute help can be stressful. Fortunately, there are a few good resources available to help you.

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