It was great seeing many of you over the last couple of weeks at the Women in Dentistry Conference and the ODA ASM!
We had members from the Pacific to the Atlantic coast come visit us!
We truly appreciated you stopping by to say hello and share your experience and appreciation of rdhu. It means a lot to myself and our entire team.
Beth and I are at an off-site conference this week and looking forward to it. It is a Business Master Class and I can't wait to see what transpires from this!
Do you and your team ever participate in an off-site professional development venture together to look at ways to grow your practice or put systems in place?
Do you feel you are growing together and that each of your team members play a vital role in the success of your practice?
One of the words I heard many times last week was the word "just". "I am "just" an admin or front office or dental assistant or dental hygienist. I don't make decisions and can't get what I want or need".
Firstly, we all know that the word "just" shouldn't be used when you refer to yourself or anyone for that matter. When we "just" something or someone we minimize the importance of the role or who we are.
Secondly, if you don't feel that you are an intricate part of your team, how can you fix this? Can you start to make a plan so that you feel heard? Can you meet with the owner of the practice and share your thoughts? Everyone needs to feel heard. If you are squashed down by someone every day and can't make progress, make a change in your employment. It is never too late to find happiness in a new practice or role. I saw and spoke with many really happy dental hygienists this past week who absolutely love the dentist they work with. They are still out there! These dental hygienists are working in a practice where they can get what they want or need, they are heard and have major job satisfaction.
This is where we should all be. Happy with the people we work with and feel part of the practice success!
Thank you for reading and have a great week ahead! Please take a look below for what is coming up!
Kathleen Bokrossy, RDH ~ President of rdhu