Dental Management Decision: How To Pay Your Dental Hygienist (video)

Dental hygienist payment videoMost dentists (81%) paying their dental hygienists a base hourly wage. Only 19% say their dental hygienist payment includes commission.

“Hygienists are a critical aspect of any practice,” said one prosthodontist who pays on commission.

“My hygienists make quite a bit of money on commission,” offered another dentist. “They sell sealants, fluoride, Arrestin, perio med, not to mention dental crowns, Invisalign, etc.”

“Hourly wages are unfair; the dentist takes all the risk,” said a pediatric dentist. “I continually have to remind my hygienists to utilize downtime constructively for something other than ‘dusting’ their workspaces. But in past when I paid on commission, I tended to lose my dental hygiene staff during downtime.”

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