05 Apr ADA Creates Online Workforce Toolkit
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a voluntary reduction of the U.S. dental hygiene workforce by about 3.75%, or about 7,500 dental hygienists, according to updated research from the ADA and the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Dental offices also report a critical shortage of assistants and office support staff. The ADA Health Policy Institute’s recent Economic Outlook and Emerging Issues in Dentistry poll shows that openings for all dental team positions are on the rise again.
In response to this issue, the ADA has created an online workforce toolkit with resources on recruiting, hiring and training a dental team. Some articles require an ADA login. Visit ADA.org/dentalstaff to access these valuable ADA resources.