So you have an amazing dental practice, lots of experience and materials, and you even have some customers already starting to line up outside the door! However, what about your staff? You might be so caught up building your business and your marketing plan and everything else that you forget about your staff!
However, in order for them to help you succeed, you need to do a few things to help them succeed in the business as well. So what are some of the things your staff needs in order to do their job?
An Organized Workspace
Your staff is almost going to be an extension of your own will in the dentist’s office. You will be relying on them to have everything with your patients all set up so you can get in there and examine them, and you will also be relying on them to have the patient’s records, x-rays, and other documents all pulled up for you as well.
However, if your workspace is a disorganized mess, then your staff won’t be able to get you everything you need and that can cause chaos for everyone. So make sure to invest in good organization.
Have clear sections of the office where clean and dirty instruments can be stored, invest in durable cabinets and storage systems, and also ensure that your digital file system is well organized and accessible. The more you can do this, the easier it will be for your staff to move around the office and get you what you need.
Good Dental Uniforms
A good dental nursing uniform is more than just a good pair of scrubs and some rubber gloves, instead, they are reflections of your brand. Take the time to invest in some quality dental uniforms and ensure that you and your entire staff look professional while at the office.
Also, have your staff test out their dental uniforms because they might find that a certain type of material is more comfortable to work in during the long hours at your office, or they might find it easier to make the movements they need to make while inside of a certain type of uniform.
Disposable Gear And A Clean Place To Remove It
From rubber gloves, to the tips of your instruments, to anything else that has been in or near the mouth of a patient, it needs to be thrown away. So make sure that you have a lot of replacements on hand because you will go through these disposable items very quickly, and make sure that every patient room has a trash can. You also want to make sure that these trash bags are emptied entirely whenever they start to get a little full, because you don’t want the trash cans to get too full. It just looks sloppy and won’t bode well for your patients or your staff.
A Good Leadership And Management Style
Of course, your staff just doesn’t need items to do their jobs very well, but they also need a strong hand on the reins of leadership. You need to be able to lead your dental team, often consisting of several different people and roles, and ensure that all together you can get an amazing dental practice.
So make sure to lead effectively and show confidence in your management style, and also make sure that you solve any problems between staff and make sure that you have a well-oiled machine for your team. That is only going to provide some benefit for your dental practice because whether your staff is new or has been experienced for several years, they will still be looking to you for leadership.
Keep Your Staff Happy, And They Will Do The Same For You
As a dentist, you can’t be everywhere at once and you need to ensure that you are putting your time and energy in places where it is going to matter most. Your staff is going to handle the rest, and the more that you provide your staff with to make sure they can do their jobs efficiently, the better they will do them.
Then that’s one less thing you need to worry about and you can put your time and effort back into the business, knowing that your staff can take care of everything on their end. The trust between you and your staff is everything, so knowing they can do their job is going to only increase that trust.