Save money by developing your dental hygienist jobs


Hygienists and nurses will command higher pay in the next decade, a report by the Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) suggests.

The glass ceiling for dental hygienists is set to rise

The glass ceiling for dental hygienists is set to rise

It says DCPs can expect to shoulder up to half of the dental care workload by 2025 compared to 20 per cent today, yet their numbers will not grow significantly.

The report found demand for hygienists and nurses will therefore outstrip supply by 2025 – bad news for principals as the cost of recruiting and retaining gifted hygienists and nurses would naturally increase.

But CfWi also highlighted the good news for dental businesses – major efficiency gains. DCPs are currently not being used to their full potential and it is almost certain that any rise in fees will be outstripped by rises in productivity.

To this end the report recommends training for dentists in the effective use of DCPs, and it seems reasonable to expect dental nurse jobs, dental hygienist jobs and dental therapist jobs to change significantly in the next decade.

Are you releasing your hygienist’s full potential? Call me on 07990 568909 if you’d like to find out.



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Ernie Wright is Lead coach: business processes and people management at Breathe Business. Email her on and see what Ernie’s reading and commenting on by connecting on LinkedIn.


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