Florida Dental Convention

FDC2021 Session Directory

I'm In Charge of What? Navagating HR Issues in Your Dental Practice

Course Code: NC08
Speaker: Ms. Deborah Minnis, JD
Start: Friday, June 25, 2021, 1:00 PM
End: Friday, June 25, 2021, 3:00 PM
Audience: Dentists, Administrative Staff, Dental Student


Owning and managing a dental practice involves more than just good technical skills. You also have to manage people. In addition to their technical skills, they also bring their personalities and expectations to the workplace. Like many professional schools, these skills are not part of the curriculum in dental school. During this lecture, Ms. Minnis will explain why HR handbooks are not just useful but needed in the dental office. Attendees will learn how to appropriately hire, discipline and terminate employees, manage leave and attendance issues, as well as other employment related issues.

Learning objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • understand what should be included in the dental office HR handbook.
  • know how to properly document employee performance.
  • understand how to appropriately hire, discipline, or terminate employees.
  • manage leave and attendance issues and other employment related issues in the dental office. .


Full Sponsor(s):

Ausley | McMullen Logo

Speaker: Ms. Deborah Minnis, JD, Ausley McMullen

About the speaker: Juris doctorate, Florida State University (FSU); past assistant attorney general, State of Florida; past adjunct professor, FSU; shareholder specializing in labor and employment law, Ausley McMullen.

Disclosure: I or members of my immediate family have a financial relationship with Ausley McMullen. that may be relevant to this presentation.

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