Dental Consultant Staff Benefits Recommendations
Cambridge Dental Consultants makes the following general recommendations for staff benefits. Always check your state's specific rules and regulations:
Defined contribution route or individual plans are a good way to go. The usual range is $150 to $250 per month.
Staff members are eligible for no-charge dental care after three months of employment. We provide full time staff with free preventive and basic restorative care and home instructions as long as service is delivered during normal business hours when there is availability on the schedule.
The spouse and children of full time staff also receive dental care at no charge. All staff and family members’ appointments for dental care must also only be delivered during normal business hours when there is availability on the schedule.
“Complex cases" must be approved ahead of time. Costs will vary based on the case. If approved labs fees are paid for by the employee or family member. The definition of complex is at the sole discretion of the practice owner(s).
Staff members receiving dental care must ensure they are not “on the clock” when receiving any kind of dental or hygiene care at our practice.
Vacations (full time employees only)
One week of paid vacation during second and third years.
Two weeks of paid vacation for the fourth and subsequent years.
Note: If you set up as above paid vacation time is considered earned at the conclusion of each year of employment. If the employee leaves or is dismissed one day into the next employment year, vacation has already been earned and should be paid out.
PTO (full time employees only)
PTO accumulates at a rate of one half day per month after 90 days of employment. At the end of the year any unused PTO can be paid out to the employee. If the employee quits or is dismissed before the end of the year, any unused, accumulated PTO should be paid out.
New Year's Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In doing so your paid holiday policy should stipulate the employee must also work the days the employee normally work that come right before and after a holiday. For example, if the employee normally works Monday-Thursday and the holiday falls on a Monday the employee must work the Thursday before as well as the Tuesday after the holiday. Also the holiday must fall on a day the employee normally works.
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There is the good, the bad and the ugly of dental practice management, but many dentists will still tell you the probability is your dental consulting will work if you and your consultant are on the same page. It stands to reason that if a dental consultant had little value, worth or benefit that consultant could not stand up to harsh economic realities for long. A veteran dental consultant is also a "personal coach" who shold bring management wisdom based on "in the trenches" experience along with systems and protocols to that have been successfully implemented in other practices. Top dental consultants talk and network with each other. They pay attention to what systems work and don't across many dental practices.
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What gets monitored, gets managed. It is as simple as that. The only way to monitor what gets done is with daily stats especially for your weak areas. For example, one employee should be specifically responsible for calls to patients who are unscheduled, overdue for re-care or need reactivation. Other staff can and should help in coordination with the accountable employee.
What most practice owners are lack in knowledge is not how to book an appointment, but rather how to be an effective leader. The best systems in the world are useless if the staff do not comply. Good leaders know how to get staff to willingly follow through and comply.
Questions To Ask
Do you and/or your staff have to travel or does the consultant come to you?
Is the program mostly one on one consulting versus seminars or courses with multiple clients in attendance?There are advantages to both.
If the dental consulting is one on one who will actually deliver the consulting? I recommend knowing who your specific dental consultant will be prior to signing on the dotted line.
Is program based on a specific dental practice management system? You want to avoid cookie-cutter programs. Ensure the program will be tailor-made to fit your practice's specific needs.
The cost (including travel expenses and downtime) is certainly not the only factor, everything else being equal, it is still a major factor to consider. It's unwise to pay too much, but it's worse to pay too little.
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My name is Kevin Tighe. Consultant. Coach. Mentor.
My mission is to advise, recommend and help implement proven systems to grow your practice .
Before joining the Cambridge team I was in charge of setting up workshops for large nonprofits throughout the United States and Canada. During that time, I was fortunate to receive mentoring from several world-class business consultants, including a dental practice management guru, which led to a position at Cambridge as their seminar organizer. In time, I began crisscrossing the country delivering seminars myself for the better part of a decade. Subsequently, I moved up to senior consultant and eventually partner and now sole owner.
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