Dental Hive Connecting Dental Professionals Across the Country
March 26, 2024 at 4:00 AM
by Kathleen Bokrossy
<strong><span style="color:rgba(178, 150, 199, 1)">Dental Hive Connecting Dental Professionals Across the Country</span></strong>

When I was at the Pacific Dental Conference a couple of weeks ago, I bumped into Dr. Aisling Whitaker on the exhibit floor. She is a fabulous dentist, an IT guru and co-owns an app called Dental Hive. This app is designed to connect dental professionals together and to provide resources, a directory and job opportunities. Dental Hive was built by Felicia Sprague and Dr. Aisling Whitaker, two dental professionals based in Canada.

They started Dental Hive to support dental professionals on key aspects of their working life – finding jobs, building teams and connecting with other professionals. In 2022 they launched a jobs app to match professionals and clinics. They have been on both sides of the job search and know how hard it can be to find the right fit. For the employers, they wanted to be able to connect with verified professionals who are qualified for the jobs they post. For the employees, they wanted to help find a clinic that fits their personal and professional growth.

In Jan 2023, they released a business directory to connect easily with companies that support dental offices (lawyers, accountants, IT specialists, contractors, designers etc.). They also launched a resources tab which contains useful information for all team members, such as KPIs for office managers, Insurance need to knows, tips for startups etc. It is an app to a virtual community where all dental professionals can connect and support each other.

I think it is brilliant what Aisling and her partner have created. If you are interested in joining this app you can go to their website and it will take you to the download.

Dr. Aisling, in her lovely Irish accent, asked me at PDC if I was aware that she sends all of her dental hygienists to rdhu for training. She has sent them for the Full Myofunctional Program, Laser Training and Live Streaming Courses.

They all meet after their courses and programs to discuss their learning and how they are going to implement it into their practice. They do this as a team. This is a Dream Come True practice for me and is a message that we have been sharing over the years.

If you want a cohesive team, one that works well together, implements AND sustains change, it really starts with taking the programs together. Sending the whole team and then doing the After Experience as a team to discuss Next Steps.

One extra thing that I loved to hear from Aisling was how her lead dental hygienist dives into the science and research and is very careful prior to offering "the things" into their practice. They want to make sure that whatever they bring into their practice is going to provide optimal treatment to their patients. Aisling said, the Soft-Tissue Diode Laser has been the biggest surprise to them all. They call it the Magic Wand, as they have experienced amazing results with patients who they just couldn't get healthy.

All in all, I had a lovely meeting with Dr. Aisling Whitaker. The respect she has for her team, and the way they feel toward her, is an example of the cohesion we can all strive for.

Those offices are out there, where you can contribute in the best possible way. You just have to find them. It is worth the search. Be sure to download the app and stay connected.

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Have a great week!


Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President