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30+ days ago

Dental Assistant

Kool Smiles Falls Church, VA +2 locations

We are looking for a committed dental assistant to join our team. Our entire staff is deeply committed to providing quality dental care to those in… Kool Smiles

30+ days ago

Associate Dentist in D.C. with $10k Signing Bonus, $550/Day Min. + Relocation

Kool Smiles Washington, DC

Some people say you have to choose between making a great living, and doing something greater. At Kool Smiles, you get to do both. Come work with a… Kool Smiles

30+ days ago

Pediatric Dentist - Part Time

Kool Smiles Washington, DC

Here at Kool Smiles, our teams dont just shape smiles they shape the lives of families every single day. Working at Kool Smiles means being… Kool Smiles

30+ days ago

Dental Hygienist

Kool Smiles Baltimore, MD

We are looking for a dental hygienist to join our practice. Our entire staff is deeply committed to providing quality dental care to those in their… Kool Smiles

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Dr. Dale Mayfield & Dr. David Vieth
21 Ratings
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    Unprofessional, it's clear everyone is overworked and stressed out!

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    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Takoma Park, MD
    Former Employee - Dental Assistant in Takoma Park, MD
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    Need Your Foot In The Door If you're right out of college and can't get a job because of experience this place will give it to you. I was hired right away, but now I know why, because this company has a HIGH turn over rate... I worked here for a year to get on my feet; I was able to work with real patients, learn real charting, and get an idea of how an office ran, but at the end of that year I literally wanted to pull my hair out with frustration and the amount of stress I was dealing with. Also within that year about 6 of the employees I first started working with left! Good Benefits 401k Health insurance Dental and all that good stuff


    Over Worked when I first got hired I noticed there were some Dental assistants that only worked with the doctors (4 handed dentistry) 1 patient at a time everyday, and some dental assistants that only worked in what we called the hygiene bay; which consisted of about 8 chairs where DAs had to seat patients (mainly children) for cleanings, xrays, and exam. On a good day you'll have 4 DAs in the bay and each DA will take 2 chairs, however there were WAY more bad days where there weren't enough staff and only 2 DAs in the bay so each DA had to have 4 chairs! That's 4 patients at a time! We have to seat the patient, take xrays on all 4 patient's depending on age, chart with the doctor (when they feel like coming) get treatment plans, explain treatment, and most times the doctor will do same day care dispite how hectic the schedule already is or how many patients are already waiting to be seen. In between all this you somehow have to find time to sterilize instruments, clean your chairs, and bring more patients back as quickly as possible so you don't have empty chairs. Patient wait time I have had WAY to many patients come to me complaining about their wait time, or asking when their child is gonna be seen. Many patients just walk out and others believe it's your fault so they are rude to you. Front desk and the call center over book patients so although we only have 8 chairs and not enought staff available there are 13-15 patients waiting to be seen in 1 hour. When you tell the doctors your patients are ready for checks they don't come right away. Then when they do and they find cavities the doctors expect the patient to wait another 30 mins even thou they have been waiting for an hour already, to be seen in the operating rooms for same day care. No Teamwork Due to the heavy work load people at this office are ALWAYS trying to find ways to easy up their jobs. Whether it be going against the schedule order (skipping patients) to seeing all babies so you don't have to take xrays leaving your already over worked and also stressed out "team member" to take on the extra load. Or taking advantage of a new staff member who doesn't know that you're using them to get out of doing more work, or instead of working together to get something done your co worker would rather say that's not my job today. Extremely Poor Management! I have tried to talk to management about the problems of the office and several of the other staff have gone to management as well but NOTHING ever gets delt with. I have literally sat in a meeting where one of the employees was unprofessional bashing her Co worker directly in front of management and all management said was they need to get along. The employee didn't get written up for name calling or anything and was right back to work with the same Co worker she bashed the next day.

    Advice to Management

    Be more stern with employees, push for a more professional office and hire professionally trained people! Stop showing favorism and train people who really deserve it! Stop over working your employees! This causes a hectic work environment where staff is stressed and looking for short cuts out of their work load.

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