Kindly give readers an introduction to your business. Please include what your business is all about, in which city you are located, and if you have offices in multiple locations/ cities.

Dental Staffing is an online National Job Board That assists Dental Professionals in finding great jobs in Dentistry. Secondarily, we are here to help Dental Practices find great Dental Employees. We offer two methods of posting an ad: Dental Practices can post an ad for 60 days and the Practice has the opportunity to renew the ad for an additional 30 days if necessary. We also offer a Membership that allows the Dental Practice to post unlimited ads for one year. The Membership also provides discounts from the services of our Partners. We like to brag that;t that there’s no problem in your office that our Partners cannot solve.

We offer a library of articles written by the Founder of Dental Staffing, Guest Writes, and others. Dr. Marynak has over 50 years of experience in Dentistry. She will tell you the only reason she is so qualified to write these articles is that in running a practice, she made every possible mistake. While working the numerous venues she has worked, she has learned better ideas regarding how to better run a successful Dental Practice.

We offer a healthy list of Continuing Educational sites, quick access to all Dental Boards throughout the United States and recourses for all Dental Professionals.

Give us a brief description of yourself (it should include your brief educational or entrepreneurial background and list some of your major achievements).

Dr. Marynak started her dental career as a dental technician, constructing porcelain crowns. Following a few years as a laboratory technician, she decided to go back to school and chose Dental Hygiene as the next step in her education. After working as a Dental Hygienist for a relatively short time, she decided that to set her goals in Dental School.

Dr Marynak graduated from Dental School and after one year as an Associate in a private practice, she purchased her dental practice. Although she loved doing dentistry and loved her patients, she found running a dental practice highly stressful. She said: “they teach you how to do excellent dentistry but fail to explain how difficult it is to run a dental practice,”

Following the sale of her practice, she’s practiced in Indian Healthcare, prisons, nursing homes, the military, associateship, and corporate dentistry.

Dr. Marynak just published a book she has been working on for several years. When asked what it’s about she said: ” I got so tired of people/patients making fun of going to the dentist, laughing about their horrific experiences of their dental visits. I decided to write a book that talks about what we see from our side of the aisle.” It’s called: “Down In the Mouth Again – A Dental Patient’s Guide to Everything They Should Know But Have No Idea.”

Now retired from clinical dentistry and living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dr. Marynak works as an adjunct instructor for a community college in their Dental Assisting Program.

What inspired you to (start a new business venture) or (make significant changes in an existing business)?

Dr. Marynak reports that the most difficult portion of running a Dental Practice was staffing. She can recall sitting in an interview with a prospective employee, completely clueless, not knowing what questions to ask, or how one could be certain you were choosing the right candidate.

A couple of our Partners provide exercises to help determine or at least help employers get a good idea of what they can expect from a prospective employee. Today there are clearer laws, rules, and regulations on how and when to terminate an employee.

In short, she said: when I don’t understand an issue or a procedure in my profession, I set out to educate myself on the topic. Following the sale of my practice, studying and observing other Dental Professionals handle their staff has been an education. or

How did the idea for your business come about?

Dr. Marynak said she wanted to start a temping service but stopped short because it would once again mean directly hiring staff. After studying many other dental staffing companies both online and brick-and-mortar companies, she decided to set up a job board and offer anything she could find on how best to work with your staff.

Who has been your greatest inspiration?

Jesus Christ. We recently had a meeting and discussed the usual and customary way of doing business these days. Most companies love money and use people. We’ve recently committed to working hard at loving people and using money.

What makes you different from other businesses in your industry?

We’re owned by a dentist with years of experience. That experience is shared by the numerous articles Dr. Marynak has written and other writers who have contributed their knowledge. Dental Staffing offers discounted services from thoroughly vetted Partners who are successful in their own right. We love our Membership idea. This is a great service, especially for Dental Practices with multiple locations.

To what do you most attribute your success?

Dr. Marynak said she doesn’t think of herself as either successful or unsuccessful. She just thinks about what Winston Churchill said: “Success is not final and failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that count.”

What do you think is the best way to achieve long-term success in business?

Perseverance. We’ve been in hard times, and we just dig in our heels and work to find out what we can do to improve.

Where do you see yourself and your business in 5 – 10 years?

Dental Staffing is taking on a Creative and Marketing Director. His vision is in focusing on serving an area of staffing that he feels is currently not receiving enough focus in the market. Stay tuned!

Excluding yours, what company or business do you admire the most?

Amazon. Easy and efficient.

Who is your target demographic?

Currently the United States. Futuristically: Canada.

Please list 3-5 talking points about your business that you feel are most relevant to your target audience.

1. The most valuable product is Dental Professionals seeking employment.
2. Most Dental Practices want immediate results and in fear, hire someone simply
because they have a pulse. This is expensive and a waste of time.
3. For those Dental Practices that are successful at hiring a dynamic team, what are you
doing to keep them?
4. Most Dental Practices fail to plan, especially for temporaries. Then it becomes
an emergency.

What are your overall thoughts on your industry? Any advice you could give people about your industry?

It appears that post-pandemic there is a shortage of Dental Job Seekers. Some dental professionals dropped out of dentistry altogether. Whether that was because of fear of the virus, or they were disillusioned with Dentistry, is unknown. That said, it appears to be a supply and demand issue or a Job Seekers market. We all know that trends change and all we can do is work hard to keep the Team we now have and consider other options.

Dr. Marynak believes that in the loss of a hygienist and if you are unable to find another, hire an Associate Dentist to keep your hygiene production where it needs to be. Then, patients who present with a dental emergency can see your Associate, keeping your schedule intact. Further, your Associate can diagnose; so even a hygiene patient who isn’t due for an exam will be getting a visual for needed treatment.

When an appropriately trained Dental Assistant can’t be found, hire a novice! There are a dozen tasks your Expanded Function DA does that a novice can do. That keeps your remaining highly trained Dental Assistant at your side producing.

Is your business involved with any charitable organizations, social causes, or non-profit work?

We ask Dental Practices to choose a charity from our list of 25 charities when they register. Every month we donate 10% of their fee to that charity.

How do you give back and support your community?

I donate extra hours to any of my Dental Assistant students who are struggling with any clinical tasks.

How important have good employees been to your success?

Dr. Marynak said she’s worked with several employees: good ones, great ones, and not so much. She wants to work with people who are smarter than she is. She says she knows and understands the challenges of running a successful dental practice, but wants to work with people who understand trends, technology, and the market. These topics elude me.

What motivates you?

Solving problems; especially with a group that loves to brainstorm.

How do you generate new ideas?

Sitting with a group of individuals who understand the problem and can generate ideas through a mindful alliance.

How do you define success?

Being content with what you have and where you are right now.

How do you build a successful customer base?

You never just get it built. It’s an ongoing process.

What is your favorite aspect of being an entrepreneur?

I’m not tied to a desk and I have a team I can rely on for great ideas. We all have our strengths.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

It may be a patient who writes me a heartfelt thank you for my skill and professionalism. It might be a dental practice that thanks me for going above and beyond in helping them find the right employee, or a great review of Down in the Mouth Again.

What kind of culture exists in your organization? How did you establish this tone and why did you institute this particular type of culture?

We focus on Biblical principles, most notably: love people and use money.

If you had the chance to start your career over again, what would you do differently?

Dentistry is just art and physics and I’m good at both. I would first learn more about running a business.

What is your greatest fear in business, and how do you manage fear?

I don’t have one. If what I’m doing stops working and I close the door, I’m ok with that.

How did you decide on the location for your business?

We’re a national online job board; we don’t have a location and we all work from home.

If you could talk to one person from history, who would it be and why?

Abraham Lincoln. He never gave up.

What book has inspired you the most (or what is your favorite book)?

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.

What sacrifices have you had to make to be a successful entrepreneur?

I have not borrowed any funds. I’ve used my own money…a lot of it!

What would you say are the top three skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur?

Patience, vision, and a great life partner.

What three pieces of advice would you give to entrepreneurs looking to get started in your industry?

1. You have to have an understanding that dentistry is extremely hard work.

2. You have to be able to fake it; every patient gets a smile, even if you don’t feel like it.

3. You have to be able to get along with your coworkers, even if you don’t like them; dissension can be felt by patients.

Do you believe there is some sort of pattern or formula to becoming a successful entrepreneur?

You have to be willing to work hard, even if that means working on projects over the weekend. It’s called sacrifice and some people can’t do it.

What do you feel is the major difference between entrepreneurs and those who work for someone else?

Entrepreneurial work is much, much harder. Some people aren’t built for what it takes to keep going.

Contact Us:

Business Name: Dental Staffing, LLC

Contact Name: Dr. Deborah L Marynak

Business Phone: 651.402.6604

Website: https://www.dentalstaffing.org

Email Address: info@dentalstaffing.org