employees

How to manage the employee you hate
How to manage the employee you hateFace it: you aren’t going to be a fan of all your employees. But how can you find a way to work with them?
How much DRAMA is in your dental practice?
How much DRAMA is in your dental practice?Figure out how to deal with or avoid the drama in your office.
What happens when your practice runs on autopilot?
What happens when your practice runs on autopilot?When your front office suffers, your whole office suffers. Find out what you need to keep your practice healthy.
3 ways to handle an unmotivated employeeUnmotivated employees can bring down a whole team, so addressing the problem quickly is important.
3 tips for effective performance feedback for your dental team
3 tips for effective performance feedback for your dental teamGood performance feedback can lead to a better, more efficient practice.
3 reasons new employees shouldn’t answer the phones
3 reasons new employees shouldn’t answer the phonesIt is typical in a dental office that when we hire a new employee at the front desk, they start by answering the phones for the office. Really, when looking at it from the dentist’s perspective, that is the easiest thing to start with, right? That definitely seems to make sense, but frankly, that is one of the worst things you can do for your office with a new employee.
How valuable are you to your practice?
How valuable are you to your practice?Does this question keep you up at night? Or do you lie there wondering about your job security? Maybe you’re questioning why you’re not getting a raise? To the latter question, I can certainly relate.
Are you working with employees or team players?
Are you working with employees or team players?Effective teamwork is easier said than done. We explore 10 questions to help you evaluate how well your team works together.
Independent contractor vs. employee

The status of an individual working for someone can be that of an independent contractor or an  employee. Sometimes, businesses hire other businesses to perform services and at times, the term “outsourcing” is used. This term describes the transfer of responsibility to others for the performance of the service in question.  It limits the responsibility to the business needing the service and shifts its responsibility to others and away from the enterprise in question needing the service to be completed.

Ask Amy: Looking for a few good co-pilots

If I took an educated[1] guess on what topics the majority of The Pride Institute’s phone calls for “help” were based on, I would have to say half of the calls are from hygienists who feel under appreciated, undervalued and underused, while the other half come from dentists who are, quite frankly, a little anxious about their relationship with their hygienist(s). Considering the No. 1 secret to succeeding in these challenging times is a modern, interactive hygiene experience, we need to get to the bottom of what seems to cause frustration for the key players involved in continuing care.