HPI data show more than 80% of hiring dentists find hygienist, assistant recruitment extremely or very challenging
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Rebecca De La Rosa, D.D.S., prided herself on having a tenured dental team.
But after losing two hygienists and an expanded-function assistant at the height of the pandemic — all of whom had been working for her for nearly 20 years — she has seen a limited number of job applicants and a revolving door of hires who have not lasted at her practice.
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Understaffed and ready to hire, dentists face applicant shortages as they emerge from COVID-19 pandemic