Private Dental practice have increased productivity by utilising support staff – the Oral Health Team. Dental Technicians, Oral Hygienists, Chairside Assistants and Administration staff were employed and much of the dedicated tasks were delegated to allow Dentists to focus on core tasks in the practice. Dental Technology became too specialised and Capital Intense to remain within the Dental practice. These days Dental Technicians are seldom employed directly and are a separate support industry, to which the manufacture of dental appliances is subcontracted to. Dental Therapy were also instituted to assist with basic dental procedures. 

Developing and maintaining an excellent staff and maximizing their contributions to the practice is a challenge. Working in a dental practice has limited income potential for most individual staff members. Those who look forward to long-term careers in dental practices are motivated by more than a limited salary.