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Get to know one of our favorite dental hygienists: Kristi Berger

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Here at Biteline, we meet a lot of dental hygienists, each with different personal backgrounds, professional experiences, and career goals.

But they all come to Biteline with one thing in common: to connect with a dental office that’s their ‘perfect match.’

The Biteline experience is different for each user; whether it’s a dental office looking for a temporary fill-in hygienist, or a hygienist looking for their more permanent workplace.

Whichever user you are, we can guarantee Biteline will make the job search process easy, exciting, and stress-free.

Just ask Kristi Berger, one of the many members of Charlotte’s ever-growing dental hygienist family. Kristi used Biteline when searching for a mid-career temp position, and quickly learned how much it adds to the job search process.

Kristi’s had a pretty awesome career so far. And since dental hygienists like Kristi are exactly what makes up the heart of Biteline, we wanted to get to know her a little better. So, that’s exactly what we did.

Biteline: What’s your favorite thing about your job? 

Kristi Berger (KB): I would say my favorite thing about my job is the ability to build relationships with my patients. I love working with people, and dental hygiene has allowed me to meet wonderful people on a daily basis. I love that I can truly connect with my patients while helping them to improve and stay informed on their oral health. I love finding out things I have in common with my patients, chatting about a great new book or movie, seeing pictures of their families or just having great conversations.

Biteline: What do you love about the industry?

KB: I love being in an industry where I get to be a part of making people feel more confident within their smiles.

Biteline: What’s the dental community in Charlotte like?

KB: The dental community in Charlotte is pretty tight knit (the dental hygiene community, especially). There are multiple social media groups and study groups that help keep us connected. A lot of my classmates from dental hygiene school still practice in the Charlotte area, and the majority of us still keep in touch.

Biteline: You used Biteline to help you find temp gigs while you were between offices; was it effective? Did it allow you to find jobs?

KB: Yes! Biteline was definitely effective in helping me find temp work when I was filling in. I found it very easy to keep my schedule booked when I was temping full-time. The app was easy to use and I liked that I was able to use a variety of different filters when searching for jobs.

Biteline: What advice would you give to any new dental hygienists just beginning their careers? Both about finding jobs, and being a great RDH?

KB: The biggest advice I would give a new dental hygienist just beginning their career is to not be afraid to fill in at many different offices right when you graduate. This will give you the opportunity to discover what you are looking for in an office and also what you don’t want. Every office is so different and it’s all about finding the right fit. Don’t get discouraged if the first office you work in doesn’t end up being your forever job; you will eventually find your dental home 🙂

And if you’re looking for your dental home, you’ve come to the right place.

Read more fun facts, expert advice, and dental industry news on the Biteline blog.
And don’t forget to share with your dental friends!

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Biteline is evolving beyond temp staffing…

After much consideration, we have decided to discontinue our current Biteline job posting and staffing services. While we understand that this may come as a surprise, we want to assure you that we made this decision with the utmost consideration for our community and the future of Biteline. 

Key Dates

  • Platform Availability: The Biteline staffing platform will remain accessible through August 18, 2023
  • Support Availability: Please note that support for the platform will officially end on August 4, 2023.

Information for Offices

  • We will honor job fills with end dates through this 8/18.
  • Feel free to make a list of your favorite pros. Our new product will allow you to invite them to the platform.
  • All final invoices will be sent in the first week of August.

Information for Pros

  • Feel free to contact your favorite offices to continue temping. These offices may invite you to the new platform down the road.
  • Bonuses will be paid for jobs completed through July 31, 2023

We appreciate your trust in us and your patronage over the years. We understand that this may impact your workflow and want to make this transition as smooth as possible.

If you have any questions or need assistance during this transition, please contact your CSM or our support team at support@biteline.net. 

What’s Next for Biteline?

Biteline is developing a unified talent management platform scheduled for launch in Fall 2023. This platform will bring many innovative features to streamline your talent management needs. Send us an email for a demo to support@biteline.net. We’d love to get your feedback. The initial elements of this new platform will include 

  • Online substitution list 
  • Shift schedule management

Future functionality will include

  • 1:1 feedback tools between doctors and workers
  • Internal communications functionality – company announcements and updates, employee recognition
  • Community management capabilities – knowledge sharing and networking

If you are interested in learning more about our new offering, please reach out to support@biteline.net.

Once again, we thank you for being a valued part of the Biteline community.