Common Questions You May Have as an Applicant
Why should I use a staffing company?
Since many of our clients don’t advertise, we can open doors for you that are not accessible through your own efforts. Our clients have busy well established practices and are much more likely to offer benefits such as medical insurance and pension plans.
We will not waste your time by referring you to dental offices that are too far from your home, whose hours are inconvenient for your schedule, or who are not willing to meet your salary requirements. In short, we will not send you to dead-end interviews.
How long have you been in business?
We have served the Houston dental community since 1979. We are Houston’s pioneer dental staffing company. Having visited over 5000 dental offices and interviewed over 6000 applicants, we know what you are looking for.
Do I have to sign a contract or pay a fee?
The dental offices pay our fee. We do require a contract, but it applies only to the offices to which we refer you. You are free to look for jobs on your own.
If you find a job on your own, neither you nor the dental office have to pay us a fee. However, you are obligated to tell us if a dental office to which we referred you asks you to return at any time within twelve months.
You are free to discontinue your association with us at any time.
Do I have to come to your office for an interview?
No! We have streamlined our application and interview process. Our application will be sent to you as an Adobe eSign Document that you can complete and sign online. Your interview will be conducted online.
What do I need to sign up with you?
Once you register you will receive an email providing easy to understand directions for uploading documents. Documents will include resume, driver’s license, dental license, CPR, DEA, and other relevant certifications that may apply to your specific qualifications.
Do temporary jobs turn into permanent jobs?
All the time! Working temp is a great way to check out a lot of different offices until you find the right one for you.
Do I have to interview for temp jobs?
Not with dental offices—only with us. Our clients trust us to effectively screen and refer temps that will meet their needs. Sometimes, for long-term assignments like maternity leaves, we will allow interviews.
How much will I make working as a temporary?
On temp jobs, we set the hourly wage. Your compensation is based on the overall market conditions in Houston and on your experience. Frequently, people who work temp earn more than at their last permanent job.
If I work as a temp, how and when do I get paid?
Each dental office will pay you a predetermined hourly rate set by us. Some dental offices pay you at the end of the day or week. Some mail checks every two weeks.
How busy can you keep me?
We are always looking for temporary workers. We keep our temps pretty busy—especially those who can work any day of the week.
How busy you will be is dependent on the hours you are available and how far you are willing to drive. Most people are willing to drive a little further for a temp job than a permanent position.
How much notice will I get for temp jobs?
Some dental offices call us to schedule temps several months in advance and some call the morning of. Usually, you will have several days’ notice.
Will you continue to contact me if I don’t accept every temporary job or permanent job interview?
Of course. We understand that you may not be available every time we contact you. We have streamlined this process to be as easy and as non-disruptive as possible. We will be happy to keep you in mind for jobs, even if you only can work one day a month. Just keep us posted on your availability.
Can you place me in jobs close to home?
We feel it is important for your long-term job satisfaction to work within a reasonable distance of your home, especially for a permanent job. It is OK for you to say “no” if we contact you about a job you think is too far or the hours are inconvenient.
Do I have to work temp or can I just apply for permanent jobs?
If you are currently employed or just don’t want to work as a temp, we will be happy to conduct a permanent job search.
Are there part-time jobs available?
Yes! We can help with part-time jobs, full-time jobs, short-term temp jobs, and long-term temp jobs.
I would like to say as a Registered Dental Hygienist how great it is to work with MDC Dental Assistance. They are flexible and keep me busy when I want to be. MDC Dental Assistance is a valuable staffing company with flexible and kind staff.
-Jaime O., RDH / SEE MORE...
I have enjoyed working as a temp hygienist for MDC Dental Assistance. They keep me busy when I need to work. I am very grateful for everything they have done for me. Jim Holley found me my first dental hygiene job in Houston back in 1987. I've been using his services ever since then. Thanks again for being there for me MDC Dental Assistance.