Happy 4th of July


I’m so grateful for the freedoms we enjoy here in the US. I can’t even begin to name them all but one of them is the freedom to work and serve our industry in our own unique way. And even more, I enjoy the freedom to relax and celebrate the nature this beautiful country has to offer. I’ll be spending some time in the woods this weekend with these two and my husband Matt.

On behalf of the entire Inspired Team, I’d like to wish all our US friends a Happy July 4th with family and friends. And if you’re outside the US, I wish you ALL the freedom in the world to dream and live as big as you desire!

Experience the POWER OF 6-3-2


Eleven little words can make your day, and maybe the day of those around you.

Watch this 3 min video and learn how you can use the power of 6-3-2 to make today the best day ever!

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here to request a complementary Discovery Session.

[Quick Video Tip] Special Announcement


In this week’s super quick video, I share a special announcement. I’ve been sharing this news as I’ve been speaking across the country recently and everyone has been very excited.

As this code comes into use, there will be a ton of questions. The ADA has answered some of them quite well as you’ll see when you click on the link below the video.

More questions will come and we’ll certainly share our thoughts and experiences along with those of our colleagues who are experts in the area of coding.

My initial caution for you is to stay diligent and aware that this code NOT become a substitute for properly moving patients with active periodontal disease into scaling & root planing therapy.

Tip: This video would be a great way to open up the discussion with your team about how you’re currently treating gingivitis and how this code will open up opportunities for you and for your patients in the future.

Link to AA Statement on New Code

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here to request a complementary Discovery Session.

Reduce risks, Save Lives, Grow your practice


All of us here at Inspired Hygiene are very passionate about the early detection of Oral Head and Neck Cancers and we trust that you are too. Given these facts, I know you won’t want to miss the upcoming Hygiene Profits Mastermind Webinar, Oral Cancer Detection: It is so much more than just an exam!

Set aside time in your schedule next week to join Jonathan Bregman, DDS and myself as we explore how differing roles and effective verbal skills of team members can lead to opportunities to save lives though early cancer detection as well as practice growth.

AND, as a bonus, Dr. Bregman will provide complimentary 20-30 minute mini-consultations for attendees who would like to have help implementing an oral cancer detection system in their office. Details will be provided during the webinar.

If you are not a Hygiene Profits Mastermind Member, but would like to join, please visit hygienemastermind.com for for details.

Oral Cancer Detection: It is so much more than just an exam!
with Jonathan Bregman, DDS

With oral head and neck cancers on the rise, we must provide comprehensive exams for every adult patient! It’s the standard of care! Join Dr. Jonathan Bregman for this insightful program loaded with applicable information and doable techniques and communication tips.

On this webinar attendees will learn:

Scripting for ALL clinical and business team members:
The differing roles of dentist and dental hygienist in co-detection
Reducing the increasing malpractice risk factors related to oral cancer
Grow your practice through oral cancer detection

CE credits are provided by Inspired Hygiene.Inspired Hygiene is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2014 to 5/31/2017.

This call will be available in our Mastermind Library on Thursday, June 16. If you’re not already a member of our Mastermind group, click here to sign up.

Connecting the Dots with our Imaging


A few weeks ago I did a video tip on connecting the dots for our patients when updating their health history. Today’s video tip is how to best utilize our imaging for improved patient acceptance. Before we go in to coach our private clients, we do a virtual chart audit. Many times that audit reveals inadequate imaging. Radiographs that don’t show all levels of bone and a few video images of cracked or decayed teeth with restorative needs but no images of soft tissue and hygiene conditions. VERY rarely are there post images showcasing the great work done by all involved, patient, doctor and hygienist. These “after” images remind the patient that their investment of time and money was well worth it!

Watch my video tip on some simple but effective ways to connect the dots through imaging and gain improved patient acceptance of treatment!