What do I need to do to pay my technicians enough so they stay?How Automation Can Help Your Technicians Earn More

Let’s face it, running a dental lab can be tough. With technician shortages and increasing production demands, it’s easy to feel like you’re stuck in a never-ending cycle. But here’s the thing: a happy and efficient team is the key to unlocking your lab’s full potential! And my goodness, lab work is HARD WORK – so pay your team well!!

I hear you, there’s pressure all around – from clients, suppliers, employees, taxes, etc…I agree with you 100%! So the question becomes what do I need to do to pay my most capable/talented team members enough so they stay?

Think about it like a ripple effect. When your team is happy and engaged, it has a positive impact on your relationships with dentists and, ultimately, patient satisfaction. On the other hand, a discontented team can lead to a domino effect of problems, from high turnover rates to inconsistent quality and missed deadlines.

We’ve all been there – feeling like we’re constantly putting out fires and struggling to keep our heads above water. But what if I told you there’s a way to break free from this cycle and create a positive work environment that empowers your team and fuels your lab’s growth?

Here’s the secret: it starts with your team. When your technicians feel valued, supported, and have the tools they need to succeed, it translates to:

  • Improved quality and consistency
  • Enhanced efficiency
  • Faster turnaround times
  • Stronger communication and collaboration

And the ripple effect doesn’t stop there! A happy lab team also benefits your most crucial partners:

  • Dentists: Reliable turnaround times, consistent quality, and open communication with the lab lead to a smoother workflow and a more positive experience for their patients.
  • Patients: Faster turnaround times mean patients receive their restorations quicker, minimizing discomfort and inconvenience. Consistent quality ensures patients receive the best possible outcomes.

So, how can you create a positive work environment that empowers your team and fuels your lab’s growth? Here are a few secrets:

  • Automation: Free up valuable technician time by automating repetitive tasks like digital IOS case intake, case management and data processing, nesting, and I am sure there are more.
  • AI-powered solutions: Assist with tasks like crown design and margin analysis to increase efficiency and reduce errors.
  • Strategic outsourcing: Partner with a reputable provider to scale your workforce on-demand and meet peak production needs without adding fixed staff costs. Outsource to companies like Evident who provide you an entire team of dental experts – CAD Designers, Technicians, Engineers, Ai Experts…it is no longer a single skill industry. It takes a team.
  • By investing in your team’s success, you’re sending a clear message: we value and empower you! This leads to a happier, more engaged team, which translates to a thriving business and a positive ripple effect throughout the dental ecosystem.
  • Ready to take the first step towards a happier, more efficient team? Here at Evident, we offer a suite of solutions designed to help dental labs like yours overcome staffing challenges and achieve new levels of efficiency and quality. Contact us today to learn how we can help your lab thrive!

Paolo Kalaw,

Founder and CEO of Evident

This article was written with the help of Evident AI.

About Evident:  

Evident is the leading provider of AI-powered outsourcing solutions for the dental industry. We specialize in helping dental practices, labs, and manufacturers streamline their operations, enhance patient care, and achieve their full potential with the following services: 

  • Cutting-Edge Solutions: Our AI-powered platforms address the latest challenges in interoperability, predictive analytics, and data security.   
  • Personalized Support: We provide expert guidance and training to help you integrate new technologies seamlessly into your workflow.   
  • Continuous Innovation: We stay at the forefront of dental technology, ensuring you have access to the most advanced tools and solutions.   
  • Dental Talent Solutions: We have teams of dentists, dental technicians, AI experts, software engineers, and dental CAD designers to provide you the outsourcing support to grow your business.    

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