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Where Can I Find New Employees?


Dear Sharyn,

I am looking to replace some staff who have left and I am not finding any candidates. I can’t even find temporary staff. Do you have any suggestions?

Desperate Dentist in the USA

Dear DD in USA,

I have a handy guide that can help. It’s called The Stress-Free Guide to Attracting World Class Dental Employees where I describe creative strategies to finding employees in this tough market. But to find someone to fill in tomorrow, you may need to enlist a dental placement agency. The following companies provide temp help and some place permanent candidates. They have varying price points but most ask for a monthly fee. Here is a list of agencies I have heard of but not vetted:



Princess Dental Staffing

Direct Dental


Dental Post

I suggest you call and interview these folks before you sign up, to make sure they align with your philosophy.  Their fees can add up, so make sure that they offer a strategy and services you couldn’t implement on your own. Once you find a candidate, you need great interview questions. Refer to Killer Interview Questions for a list of questions that can reveal the candidate’s competence and commitment.

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“As an Office Manager, I’ve seen a great difference in my practice since starting with Sharyn. Three years ago our staff was in turmoil with a lot of infighting and gossip and some jealousy directed towards me.

I had given up because everything I did was judged. Now I have learned to have more one-to-one communication and by being more vulnerable with individuals I found my leadership voice. As a team, we’re all focused on the same goals.

Last year, in August we produced $88,000. This year we’re on track to produce $111,000 this month. I know it’s because we learned how to follow through with patients and communicate our expectations while building our systems.

Sharyn has gotten us out of our comfort zone and inspired us to dream bigger and it works.”

–Sharon St Pierre, Sperbeck Dental Care

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