5 Tips for Temping Success in Dental Hygiene


These days, being a healthcare professional or temping for dental hygiene can be very profitable and beneficial in 2024. It is that way because oral hygiene is very important and a lot of people are starting to understand that importance. People start to understand that peace cannot magically grow back or heal. Once they are damaged or once they are lost, and artificial replacement is needed. This is why there are so many successful dental hygienists in the 21st century. I believe that in the next few years, this profession will become even more popular.


However, considering that more and more people are interested in this profession, it might be difficult to succeed. But, if you have enough experience and the right knowledge, you will be able to break through and overtake your competition. To help everyone that wants to achieve success in dental hygiene, I decided to write this article. In it, I am going to share everything tips you will need for temping in this kind of profession.

Research the company

You probably already know this, but the salary is not the most important thing while working as a temp. Of course, the amount of money that you will be paid is very important, but there are also several other essential factors that you will have to consider. If you do not, you might end up frustrated, annoyed, and unhappy which will convince you to give up on your job position.

I assume that is not something that you want to happen, so make sure you do some research on the company that wants to hire you. Remember, you are a temp which means they need you a lot more than you need them. You need to ensure that they will provide you with all the benefits that you deserve.

So, what kind of information you need for a company to find out whether it is worth joining? Well, the easiest thing you can do is check out reviews on Google or other websites that provide a rating system for users. There is also the option of checking out websites with the option to rate the experience of a certain company as a temp or a regular worker.

Obviously, if the business that you want to join has a low rating, you should probably look for some other option.

Although, there is one other thing you can do. If you do not like the manual work of having to search through dozens of companies, there are platforms out there that connect dental assistants, hygienists, or dentists with a dental practice. Visit this site and see how many dental practices are looking for temp recruiting. Believe it or not, but these days everyone is looking for a temp.


Get your personal protective equipment

Once you have finally found the perfect company that suits your needs or requirements, it is time to get to work. But, without the right personal protective equipment, you will not be able to do anything. Naturally, you are not supposed to bring in your own equipment, the company needs to provide it for you.

This includes goggles, a lab coat, and gloves. Depending on your job position, you might be offered a few extra pieces of protection. This is the standard PPE for every company.

However, if you have found yourself in a workplace that is not willing to provide you with such equipment, that is not a good sign.

Go with the flow


Every dental hygienist, assistant, or dentist has his/her own flow. You two probably have your speed and style of working. Whether you prefer to do things slowly and steadily or if you want to do everything fast, that is fine. That is your way of handling things.

But, despite your own style, you are now in a new environment and you will have to readjust. You need to understand how you will need to understand how this company works and tried to reach the same level of workflow. You do not want to be too slow or too fast for your coworkers.

Not only will this disrupt the flow of work in the office, but it might also leave a bad impression on your coworkers. If you are too fast, they will think of you as a show-off. But, if you are too slow, they will think that you are lazy and incompetent.

That is why I believe it is vital to find a balance between slow and fast. This way, everyone can continue their tasks normally, including yourself.

Although, if you do have some tasks that do not have any influence or impact on the others in your office then I suggest that you continue with your own speed on such tasks.

Treat equipment with respect


I assume that you are already familiar with the world of dental hygiene which means you are also very familiar with the equipment. You understand how delicate it is and how expensive it can be. Some pieces of equipment can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars.

Considering that you are now in a new environment, you should treat everything with the utmost respect. Remember that you are here temporarily and you cannot treat any item as your own. The matter of how comfortable you get in this new environment, you should always keep this in mind.

Do not leave with a bad impression


If you find this new environment to be problematic for you that usually means that you should leave. There is no need to quarrel with your new coworkers or your boss. Just accept the fact that you are not compatible and that you will need to temp in a different business. In other words, even though your coworkers or boss do not like you, you should not leave a bad impression.

Try to be respectable as you can and try to leave a good impression. Otherwise, such a bad impression might have an impact on your reputation as a temp in dental hygiene.

After reading through these five tips I mentioned this article, I hope that you will find success in temping in dental hygiene.