When you’ve worked hard to build a solid practice and fill it with outstanding employees, you want to keep those people who successfully help run your business. Valuable employees who know and perform the job well, work well with your patients, and work with integrity are worth hanging on to. Here are some useful tips on employee retention:
"That was pretty good for a girl."
According to Dr. Mary Martin, comments like this (from patients) were common when she entered dentistry 30 years ago. And the sexism was just as prevalent inside the industry. Both Dr. Martin and Dr. Sheri Doniger report that their presence as students and as practicing dentists was seen as unfairly displacing men from the profession.
Fortunately, times have changed. A study by the ADA Health Policy Institute indicates that in 1968, only 1.1% of first year dental students were women. In 2014, that number was 47.7%.