Dental Temping as a Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant, is it for you?

Dental Temping for Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants

Are you a Dental Hygienist or Dental Assistant looking to have more control over your dental career? Have you ever thought about dental temping? Look, we hear you and understand the current pain points many dental professionals are facing. After a year and a half of uncertainty and a rapidly growing dental landscape, many Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants are looking for more in their dental careers. At TempStars we have made it a priority to conduct outreach calls to TempStars Members, practice social listening, and connect with Dental Associations to understand how Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants are feeling about their careers.

We have narrowed down a long list of insights into 5 main themes that were found to be a common concern for Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants today.

#1 Avoid Burnout

Like many healthcare professionals, Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants have been experiencing burnout.

“I and many of my dental friends are experiencing burnout due to the high demand of Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants needed in offices. There’s such a high demand for us, but not enough practitioners to fulfill the demand.” – Meghan, RDH at TempStars

Solution: While there is no direct and conventional solution to burnout, dental temping can alleviate some of the stress and pressure that comes with burnout. Dental temping can help Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants avoid overworking. How? Well, dental temping with TempStars promotes a flexible work lifestyle – choose your availability, and work when you want to work. Whether you work a 40+ hour week, 3 shifts a week, or 2 shifts in a month, there’s no minimum number of shifts you’re required to take on, which helps you make time for other important things in your life. A flexible work lifestyle puts more time for yourself back into your agenda.

#2  Earn Top Wages

“We’re working more and more and covering extra shifts in the office with no extra compensation or incentives. I love the office I am working at, but with the extra hours I am putting in I wish I could get paid more. Some of my friends who dental temp earn twice as much as me in one shift.” – Michelle, CDA at TempStars

Solution: It’s true, you can earn additional income and earn more than your permanent job at a dental office by dental temping. There is top dollar up for grabs by dental temping with TempStars. By setting your own hourly rate, you can finally feel properly rewarded for the hard work you do as a dental professional. A TempStars member has earned $565.00 in one shift. Another TempStars Member who is highly engaged and uses our service regularly has earned $32,000 in addition to her regular income. Start saving for that new car, or a trip to the tropics by earning the income you deserve. TempStars Proposed Rate Selector helps Dental Professionals and Dental Offices find a happy match.

#3  Safe Return to the Workplace

Although restrictions are being lifted and re-opening has been in full swing for many areas, there are still many individuals that are feeling anxious about returning to work and worried about the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace.

“How will I know that the offices are regularly following the infection control protocols? Will the office have the proper PPE equipment for me to use? I want to say I always feel safe at work, but it’s a challenge in progress.” – Shayla, RDH at TempStars

Solution: It’s not always easy to feel confident and safe about returning to the workplace during a global pandemic. Dental offices see many patients throughout the day and working directly in the mouths of patients can bring heightened worries to Dental Professionals. Whether you’re employed at a dental office or temping, you’re worried. TempStars, recently released an article in Oral Health Group about how A recent study has shown dental hygienists contracted COVID-19 at a much lower rate than other health care professionals, revealing great leadership among those in the dental industry, some suggest. TempStars v3.9.1 app release brought the endorsement feature. Your fellow dental professionals can endorse dental offices for having PPE and Infection Control protocols are in place. Read more about TempStars unique Endorsement Feature here. Temp with reassurance!

#4  Stay Away from Agency Hassles

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night because of a phone call or text message from a dental temping and employment agency? Or perhaps you felt forced to work at a dental office you don’t really like because a dental temping agency requires you to always say yes to a shift?

“Working with dental temping and dental career agency has been nothing, but a nightmare. The endless paperwork, spammy phone calls and texts, unpaid shifts, and the long and confusing shift detail emails are the worst. Every dental temping agency is the same. It’s an old way of finding work.” – Marta, RDH at TempStars

Solution: Agency hassles really rain on your ability to shine as a dental professional. The extra work, awkward negotiations, and broken methods of conveying shift details are an unwanted headache. Avoid agency hassles by taking full control of your career. Use TempStars to find and book shifts at your own hourly rate, read clear shift details, and get paid on time. Bypass the long, out-of-date method and feel empowered by doing everything on your own.

#5  Grow Your Dental Network

Looking for new dental professional friends that are like-minded? Or perhaps you’re ready for a new job, but you want to find an office that you fit in at? Dental temping can help you get your foot in the door at many offices. Many TempStars Members have landed new jobs via TempStars Job Board. Many of those Members that landed new jobs have temped at over 50 dental offices and gained an excellent track record with 5-star ratings. Great reviews, 5-star ratings, and previous experience at the dental office can strengthen your chances of landing that job. Find an office that you feel comfortable in. Think of it as test driving a car – explore what an office has to offer by temping before committing to a job.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the next step and get dental temping! Creating an account and using TempStars services is FREE for Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants. Sign up and get started today!