The most recent report from the Dental Assisting National Board shows dental assistants feel increased levels of stress associated with their jobs. In addition to all of the extra responsibilities related to COVID protection and CDC guidelines, they continue to perform their normal duties. This increased stress can lead to significant fatigue and frustration, potentially resulting in a departure from the profession just when quality dental assistants are in short supply.
Four ideas to make things easier
So, what can be done to help these professionals? What can equipment service partners do to make an assistant’s job easier? Here are four ideas:
1. Offer to perform monthly maintenance tasks for the assistant, relieving them of this responsibility.
2. Provide training on daily and weekly maintenance tasks, helping assistants be more efficient and confident.
3. Conduct semi-annual preventive maintenance to remove nuisances associated with equipment, making daily use easier and less frustrating.
4. Make the service request process incredibly easy – like requesting a ride from Uber.
If a service provider helps in these four areas, they will help reduce stress at a time just when it is needed most.
Reach Dental Equipment Service recognizes the increased workload and stress placed on dental assistants. We see it as our duty to eliminate the stress associated with equipment. In doing so, we become an invaluable partner and resource. To learn more about Reach or request service, visit reachforservice.com.