One of the more frustrating things, during this construction project at my house, is how slow everything is moving.
The contractor that we are using, is currently doing 5 other jobs as well.
They will be at my house for a couple of days and then be missing in action for the remainder of the days.
This same problem is also happening with the subcontractors.
The plumbers and the HVAC guys that we’ve been working with, are also super swamped and understaffed.
They also have been very slow to get things done.
In addition, getting supplies for our project has been scarce. This too, has added time to the project.
This is not just happening in the construction world, this is happening in every industry across the business world.
Our hygiene schedule is at least 3 months backed up. What this means is, if you want to get your teeth cleaned, our first available appointment may be in November.
We have been experiencing this “problem” for an entire year, at least.
In the beginning of the pandemic, this delay was created by our industry limiting the number of people seen in a day. This limited capacity was implemented to reduce the risk of virus spread.
As the restrictions loosened, we were able to see more people. The problem then was finding the staff to help our patients. A large number of qualified hygienists have left the dental field entirely and has caused the dental industry to experience a shortage.
For the last 6 months, I’ve been hitting the streets, trying to find great hygienists. I’ve been asking all of my dental contacts, and everyone is in the same boat. No available hygienists.
I’m happy to say we will be opening more hygiene appointment time slots.
Starting in September, we will be adding more cleaning appointment time slots on Wednesdays.
If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned or are due for dental cleaning and would like to get an appointment, please call 773-292-1911 or visit us at mydente.com to set up your appointment today.
Floss like a madman!
Emilio “Shortage, not Short” Couret