1975: A Pioneer in Temporary Dental Staffing
More than 40 years ago, if a member of a dental team was unexpectedly out for the day, the practice was often forced to cancel patients or temporarily lower their standard of care with fewer support staff. Employment agencies at the time had neither the industry knowledge nor specialized talent available to service the dental field. This customarily led to lost revenue for the practice, unhappy patients who had to be rescheduled, and lost pay for staff sent home due to the business interruption.
Recognizing the need for a specialized service for the dental field, our founder, Meryl Samii (formerly Merle Klingsberg), began networking with dental personnel from a cleaned-out dental supply nook of the practice in which she worked in December 1974. By 1975, Meryl was placing dental professionals on a temporary basis in the Washington, D.C. area through her newly established dental staffing agency, Dental Power.
As word spread across the country about the services her team was providing to the DC area dental community, the demand grew across the country for specialized dental staffing and Dental Power began to expand its operations. Over the past four decades Dental Power has grown to become a nationwide service, offering temporary, permanent and contract placement of all dental professionals to both commercial and government clients throughout the United States. To this day, Dental Power continues to be recognized as the leading dental staffing and placement company for the national dental community.
Staffing & Placement Services of Dental Power Today
Everyday throughout the country, thousands of dental practice operators and dental candidates place their trust in Dental Power to provide them with sound employment services. To earn that trust, our placement teams take the time to fully understand the needs of our clients and candidates, maintain uncompromising professionalism, and use their extensive dental industry knowledge and experience to provide the highest standard of service. By incorporating these values into everything we do, Dental Power has earned a reputation as the highest regarded dental placement service in the United States.
Dental Power provides its services through the following placement divisions:
- Dentist Placement Advantage (DPA) - DPA is our specialized division for dentist placement. With oversight from our multi-provider Dentist Advisory Board, made up of seasoned and accomplished dentists and specialists, and leadership from our hands-on Clinical Director, Dr. Steven Peterson, the DPA team maintains an extensive network of dentist relationships throughout the country, placing dentists and dental specialists into locum tenens, associate and partnership positions every day.
- Dental Power Staffing (DPS) - DPS is our network of Dental Power staffing locations around the country, operated by dental field veterans who specialize in the placement of dental hygienists, dental assistants, front office personnel, office administrators and other dental support professionals in dental communities across the nation.
- Government Services - This is our specialized team which identifies government based contract opportunities, submits carefully crafted proposals which demonstrate Dental Power's extensive capabilities and past performance, and handles all placement and post award requirements, delivering the exceptional experience and success rate our government clients have come to expect us. Dental Power has been awarded contracts which have included nearly all 50 states in scope and currently has active contracts from Washington, DC to Oahu, HI. Dental Power currently maintains 13% of the federal contract market share for “Office of Dentists" (NAICS code 621210).
Dental Power is the nation’s largest and most experienced placement service dedicated to the dental field. With locations from D.C. to California, we have built tens of thousands of relationships in our relentless pursuit to assist the employment needs of the dental communities across the United States and its territories.
If you seek additional information you can reach our corporate office at 800-710-9720.