Hey fellow dents! Dreaming about how I'm going to set up my practice is one of the ways I get through dealing with 10 exams in two weeks.... Anyhow, I'm considering opening practice with late hours...something like 1-9pm or even 2-10. (This would be for every day of the week, not just one late night.) My natural sleeping pattering is from ~1am-11am anyway ever since I was a little girl, not to mention the benefit of working patients not having to miss work for their dental appointments. Do you think that I'll be able to staff my office with people who are willing to take those hours? I imagine it would be tough for anyone with a family. (Additionally, once I have my own kids I doubt I can keep those hours.) Are there always people willing to take a job as long as I'm clear about the hours? Will patients really want a 9:30pm appointment? (I'll send them home wired on epi ) Also, on a staffing question: Have you practicing dentists found that the most successful employees are veterans with tons of experience, young but certified (of course the RDH would be, but the others), or brilliant college kids with no experience, but a desperation to learn medicine? I wonder if people with tons of practice like to have things their own way, and a predent would make a great receptionist (but of course would have to leave on applying to school.) Are there issues with maternity leave? Do any staff members who work for retiring dentists stay on with the new practice owner? Thanks in advance.