Online-only: Employee appearance slideshow

There are many considerations related to maintaining employee appearance standards, as explored in this month's feature. The slideshow below explores some of the facets of workplace attire.


Patients in the waiting room can often form impressions about a number of practice employees in under a minute when the office is busy.

In addition to personal appearance, the appearance of workspaces sends a message to patients about a practice's attention to detail.

Provided their tattoos are in coverable locations, managers need not worry about hiring employees with tattoos as long as they offer clear guidance regarding dress.

Policies on the placement and amount of piercings allowable for front office staff should be clear from the outset.

In addition to being cognizant of dress standards, grooming and presentation should also be paid attention to.

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