Q.I wonder if any of my colleagues in the south in Private/Denplan practices would share with me the hourly rate they pay their self-employed hygienists.
We pay £46, but charge them 12% of whatever they earn as surgery and fixed equipment rent. (Although we will be changing this to a fixed amount).
We also pay them 50% of this for DNA time, but are aware this is not a good idea in respect of their self-employed status.
Would be grateful for anyone's opinions and input.
A.My hygienist is self-employed so we charge £46 for 30 min appt but she is charged 55% for her business cost. This equation is also applied to any fta charges that we may also get. Our business also pays a set fee of £6 to the referring dentist?.
A.We pay a flat fee of £35 per hour and reserve the right to send them home unpaid for fta's – we condense their day and send them home early if we have no appointments booked or a group of fta's.