How the Great Resignation is harming dentistry

One dental leader connected with Becker’s Oct. 4 to answer the question, “What is one trend holding the dental industry back?”

Editor’s note: Response has been lightly edited for length and clarity.

Barry Lyon, DDS. Dental Director for Dental Care Alliance: A trend holding back the dental industry is “The Great Resignation.” Every individual dental owner and every DSO has experienced the frustration of losing employees, searching for a replacement, finally finding someone and then losing them once their next job entices them to leave. According to the [American Dental Association,] 35.8 percent of dental practice owners are recruiting dental assistants, 28.8 percent are seeking dental hygienists, 26.5 percent are looking to hire administrative staff and 13.1 percent are in search of associate dentists.

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