A team member is out sick: How to make lemonade out of lemons

Aug. 5, 2020
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz's dental assistant called in sick recently. Instead of "just dealing with it," here's what her practice did to make things a little better for everyone.

A team member is out. You’re probably thinking, “Just deal with it,” right? Well, even missing one person in a small practice can make a big difference.

How can you make lemonade out of a day of lemons? Instead of dwelling on the negatives, together Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and her team packaged up a bit of TLC for the assistant who was out.

In this video, find out exactly what they did to focus on the team’s value to the practice. After all, great assistants are hard to come by these days.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].