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Dental Assistant Pre-Hire Assessment

June 27, 2022 1685

Questions the practice owner should consider before hiring a new Dental Assistant for On-the-Job and Online Training:

  • Before hiring someone new, have you considered cross training an existing member of your team who may be interested in training to be a Dental Assistant?
  • Who in your practice will be responsible for training and mentoring the new dental assistant and has the capacity to do so on a daily basis?
  • What dedicated space and computer with internet access will you make available for the new assistant to conduct their daily/regular online learning?
  • How do you plan to keep track of the minimum hours of training that will be necessary before the new dental assistant is able to work chairside?
  • What time each week will you or a lead staff person set aside to meet with the new dental assistant to assess progress toward completion of the proposed training plan or the online curriculum?
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