TDA Support & Solutions: Dental Hygiene Staffing Challenges

Although it’s been more than three years since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it continues to shape the practice of dentistry. As volunteer leaders, we live every day through the same difficulties that you face including reduced patient flows, decreasing insurance reimbursements, and supply chain disruptions. However, one of the most notable issues collectively affecting dental practices continues to be staffing shortages of qualified dental hygiene personnel.

Although there is no quick fix for these issues, we want to assure you that TDA remains committed to helping you navigate these challenges, especially staffing concerns. To help assist you in addressing staffing shortages, we are providing links to dental hygiene programs across Texas, which can serve as an invaluable resource for finding skilled professionals to join your team.

We are also excited to offer a newly endorsed staffing vendor through TDA Perks – Cloud DentistryCloud Dentistry provides immediate staffing solutions. Create a free account to view profiles and ratings of verified dental professionals in your area, and you can try as many as you like with zero placement or buyout fees. Learn more.

We hope these resources will help alleviate some of the staffing burdens you are facing, enabling you to focus on providing exceptional dental care to your patients. Remember, we are stronger together and TDA is here to support you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any comments or suggestions you may have.

Cody C. Graves, DDS

Amarillo College Austin Community College Baylor College of Dentistry Component of Texas A&M Health Science Center Blinn College Coastal Bend College Coleman College for Health Sciences – Houston Community College System Collin County Community College Concorde Career College – Dallas Concorde Career College-San Antonio Del Mar College Dallas College El Paso Community College Howard College Lamar Institute of Technology College-Kingwood Midwestern State University PIMA Medical Institute Tarrant County College Temple College Texas State Technical College Texas Woman’s University Tyler Junior College University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston – School of Dental Hygiene University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio School of Health Professions Wharton County Junior College