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Trying to take my job?

I went home for Christmas & had 2 temps fill in for me. When I got back my office told me they were giving her my Thursday to bring in one of them & that put me down to working 2 days a week, thankfully I found another office for one day a week. They tried to tell me they weren’t cutting my hours that it was only temporary but here we are in basically April & there’s no sight of me getting my Thursday back. She’s actually there Wednesday & Thursdays now. I’m frustrated because I know patients like me & it makes me feel like I’m not good enough for the office. Anyone else dealt with this?

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I should add they brought her in because her production for Arestin,etc. was like triple mine. They push it but I only prefer to use it when my patients really need it because I am not sure if I believe it in it yet or not.

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I haven’t dealt with this personally, but I know of hygienists who have. It’s a cowardly way for an office to get you to quit. You need to ask yourself if you want to stay at this office. If so, you need to have a sit down with the doctor and/or office manager and have an honest conversation about the situation. If they continue to beat around the bush, I think you have your answer.
To push treatment solely based on production is unethical, which makes it illegal. This is a slippery slope the office is allowing. I’m not sure you even want to be apart of that, I certainly wouldn’t. Treatment should be based on need, period.
You may find this study interesting, its about whether adjuncts, like laser and antibiotics work better than SRP alone. This study found the answer to be no. Here is the link: http://jada.ada.org/article/S0002-8177(15)00334-7/fulltext
Overall, this is not a fun situation for you and I’m so sorry! I wish you the best of luck!

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