Yesterday was launch day and I’m thrilled to announce that in just 24 hours, we have had almost 1,000 dental professionals and practices sign up from all corners of America!

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We know how hard it is to have to cancel an entire column of patients if your hygienist or assistant calls in sick for the day. Or how difficult it can be to find someone to handle front office duties when your front office extraordinaire is out for the day. We also know how awesome it can be to open up an extra day of hygiene…and be able to fill it with a skilled dental hygienist!

We hear you!

We know how amazing it is to be able pick up an extra day or two of hygiene or assisting work at a dental office when your own office is closed for vacation. Or to fill those Fridays because your regular office is only open Monday through Thursday.

We get it!

This is why we created On Call Dental Temps! We have taken years of experience working in the dental industry to improve upon the current system made up of brick and mortar temp agencies and guerrilla Facebook group requests for temp help.

On Call Dental Temps is a free resource available in the top 100 metro areas across the United States. We want this to be the largest network of its kind to help dental professionals to fill available days in their schedules, and to help dental offices avoid losing production!

In order to make this the best network for dental offices and dental professionals, we need you! Please help with getting the word out by telling your colleagues about On Call Dental Temps. This resource is a tool to help YOU, but it will only work if our network continues to grow.

Temp agencies charge big money to find temp help, and you also have to deal with a middle man. On Call Dental Temps allows you to connect and communicate directly with available dental temp workers. While this resource is free to use, there are costs associated with running this service. If you find that this is a helpful resource for you, we would love for you to consider making a donation!

As our network continues to grow, we have some exciting plans for future expansion offered through On Call Dental Temps. These include:

  • User profiles with a bookable availability calendar for dental professionals
  • Review system for both dental practices and dental professionals
  • Searchable fields for finding dental professionals with specific skills and experience
  • Additional services based on the need for online booking, online payment system, and possibly even an app for your smartphone!

Please take a moment to check out our website. We would like to personally invite you to join our network and take part in building this fantastic resource for our dental community.

If you have any suggestions for services you would like to see in the future, please email us. Happy networking!

Found a dental practice to temp for? Congratulations!

Before your first day of work, make sure you have compiled the following information to make sure that your employer has the proper paperwork for payroll and verifying credentials.

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Bring copies of these five items:

  • Copy of Driver’s License with current address (so the office can mail your paycheck). If address is not current, please make a note under the copied image of your license
  • Copy of current Dental License (if needed)
  • Copy of Social Security card
  • Copy of a voided check (to receive your paycheck via direct deposit)
  • Copy of current CPR/First Aid Certification (if needed)

Also, make sure you bring copies of the following as well:

  • USCIS Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) – Download Here
  • Immunization, Certification, and Health Status Verification Form – Download Here
It’s time for a change…

The dental profession is unique in that dental front office staff, assistants, and hygienists have the ability to offer temp services outside of regularly scheduled hours and days off. When their regular dental office is closed, these employees can opt to temp in another office so as to not to disrupt their flow of income. They also have the option of offering these services in addition to their regular schedule to earn extra money. For these professionals, temping can also be a great way to keep their skill-set sharp, maintain their license, and set a schedule of their choosing.

For dentists, this portability of job skills is also incredibly beneficial. Every dentist knows that when an employee calls in sick it can mean a huge loss of production and support around the office for the day – not to mention the inconvenience to the dental patients with having to reschedule. It’s great to be able to call on temp dental hygienists, assistants, and front office staff to help out when a regular employee is unable to make it to work.

The dental temp industry has long been ruled by brick and mortar establishments, and more recently by the phenomena of guerrilla social media requests for temp help. We thought there had to be a better way! With our team’s experience in the industry we decided to create a third, more efficient option – On Call Dental Temps was born!

We have harnessed industry know-how and the power of technology to connect dental offices directly with dental professionals available to provide temp help. No more phone or email tag to book a temp for the day. No more posting in five social media groups and trying to bribe hygienists with chocolate and free parking just to get someone to help out for the day. (Ok…you can still do that. But you don’t need to!)

So, how does On Call Dental Temps work?

You start by signing up as a dental practice representative or a dental professional. When a dental office needs temp help, they login to our website and fill out a request form. Within seconds, the request is sent out via text message to all professionals who are registered in that office’s geographic area. If a dental professional sees a position they are interested in, they can text, email or call the office. Once the dental office has connected with someone who has the specific qualifications they are seeking, they confirm directly with that person. The day at the dental office is SAVED!

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Note: We recommend dental professionals fill out an OCDT Temp Packet of paperwork to bring with them to all offices they temp with, and hand this to the front office staff upon arrival.

We want to build the largest network of its kind in the country. We hope to make this the best resource for connecting dental practices with temporary dental professionals. We have some exciting features we plan to roll out as we grow in the near future like a search function, reviews… lots of great things! And here is the best part…we want to make it accessible for everyone to use by NOT CHARGING!

No kidding – we aren’t charging! You can sign up to receive text messages as a dental professional or send text messages as a dental practice rep FOR FREE! All we ask is that if you find this service useful, please consider donating to help us cover the expenses (about $10,000/month) for us to operate this site. Click here to donate – it only takes a minute and will ensure that we can keep this site FREE for everyone to use!

We would love to hear what you think about this site – what works great, what we can improve on, or even what you feel is missing. Feel free to email us or call us at 1 (206) 880-0302!