Given the long history of Dental Temping in the profession, it’s understandable to imagine that all services in that space are generally the same and operate under the same Agency model.
This is not the case - in fact, TempStars is proud to have been on of the first pioneers and trailblazer in using cutting edge technology to allow dental office owners and managers to connect directly with local available dental professionals, without the need for the high fees, negotiations and friction of agency intervention.
So it might help to think of TempStars kind of like a very specialized mix of Classified Ads, Indeed and LinkedIn that is laser-focused on allowing individual parties to quickly and easily make direct dental temping connections. Here are a few key differences that set TempStars apart from a traditional Temping Agency:
And it would be understandable to think that a “hands-on” agency selects and diligently matches dental offices with dental professions and the success rate might be higher. This just is not the case. Since 2015 and with tens of thousands of dental temping shifts completed, over 97% of dental offices report being “Happy” or “Very Happy” with their TempStars dental hygienist or assistant.
This is not to disparage agencies or paint them all with the same brush - there are some reputable temping agencies that are doing good work with their ‘high touch’ service (and corresponding fees). And while the above chart summarizes agencies based on industry standards and norms, there are certainly those that operate successfully with different models and systems.
And there are, admittedly, still some dental office owners and managers who feel better under the impression that someone from an agency is working hard behind the scenes to fill their shift with the perfect candidate.
But we at TempStars, with our proven (and growing) track record for empowering dental office owners and managers to make their own direct dental temping connections - quickly, easily and predictably - are excited every day to bring our service model to more and more members of the dental profession.
James Younger, DDS
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