If your practice is finding it challenging to fill team positions, the resources below – available to AAO members – may be helpful.

Try New Approaches to Job Board Recruiting

▪ TalentBoost at the AAO Career Center
Heavily used by members who receive free listings to hire orthodontists or sell their practices, the AAO Career Center also offers an option for those who are recruiting orthodontic staff.

By posting a staff opening on the Career Center platform and purchasing the TalentBoost upgrade, you can distribute your listing to a network of 1,000-plus national, niche and local job boards. AAO member cost for the upgrade is $199, which is less than the cost of posting on just a few individual job boards.

▪ Trapezio Career Center
Trapezio Knowledge and Training Solutions, AAO-endorsed orthodontic staff training provider, offers exclusive discounts to AAO members and also has a Career Center at which any orthodontist may post an opening at no cost.

As you prepare to onboard new hires, consider Trapezio’s online training in subjects essential to clinical chairside assistants. Designed for both new and seasoned team members, Trapezio’s online programs offer knowledge and training solutions for clinical assistants, as well as the entire orthodontic team. Advanced training for seasoned employees is also available.

Explore CEDR HR’s New Hiring Resource Page
AAO-endorsed CEDR HR Solutions offers exclusive discounts to AAO members on state-of-the-art HR services including custom-crafted, legally compliant employee handbooks and personalized 1-on-1 HR support, training, and guidance from certified HR specialists. CEDR has created a new resource page just for AAO members offering helpful tools and tips on common hiring questions and concerns including how to create job ads that attract top candidates, conducting working interviews the legal way, an onboarding process designed to reduce turnover, and building protections for your practice during the hiring process.

Click here to claim your free CEDR hiring resources.

AAO Task Force Working on Resources for Recruitment
Members of the AAO’s recently established Orthodontic Staff Shortage Task Force are developing additional resources and tools for members that would support recruitment to fill staff positions. Watch your in-box and mail for news and ideas from the task force in coming weeks, including an in-depth feature article on team hiring in the Practice Management Bulletin.

In the meantime, to enhance results from your recruitment outreach, task force members encourage colleagues to make certain that they are making it easy for current employees to refer prospects whom they know. In recruitment materials, be sure to emphasize the many positive aspects of orthodontic practice employment, including all employment benefits and the opportunity to help change people’s lives by creating beautiful, healthy smiles.