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Assisted hygiene

Our office has two hygienists and when one hygienist is out of the office, the other oftentimes does assisted hygiene. My boss told me I would be paid an extra $10/hr when I do assisted hygiene. But I’ve been told that’s still not enough compensation. I’ve been told that I should ask to get 1/2 of my regular wage per every “extra” patient I see in a day on top of my regular wage (ex. If I make $40/hr, I would get an extra $20 for every extra patient I see). What is the standard? Any thoughts?



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Your wage should equal about 35% of your production. Take a day that assisted hygiene was done and run a report for hygiene production to give you an idea of what that 35% is. Depending on this number, you can gauge where your compensation should be. It’s hard to say what the standard is because it depends on your current wage and what you produce.

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I agree with Kara, your pay should be based on production, not the number of patients.

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