Hold on to your hygienist and more

 

Last month The Profitable Dentist Magazine featured Inspired Hygiene and we had the opportunity to contribute 5 articles that I think you’re going to find valuable. They are written specifically for the dentist, practice owner.

Click the digital magazine image below to access the Inspired Hygiene feature articles. They’re all quick reads.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Steps to integrate digital diagnostic technology into the hygiene workflow
  • 3 new leadership rules to create clarity from a chaotic hygiene schedule
  • How to hold on to the rock star hygienists in your practice
  • The doctor’s role in creating value for the hygiene exam
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication to increase teamwork and treatment acceptance

Happy Reading!

Are you interested in learning how Inspired Hygiene can help your dental practice? Use this link to schedule your Hygiene Opportunity Assessment.

What creates a 70% increase in hygiene production?

 

Ever wonder what it would take to create measurable growth and improvement in your hygiene protocols and production? We regularly create Case Studies based on our clients’ results so others can see what’s possible.

Today, I’m excited to share with you insights into how this team achieved not only an increase in hygiene production but more importantly, an elevated Standard of Care that allows their hygiene team to consistently serve their patients at a very high level.

Are you interested in learning how Inspired Hygiene can help your dental practice? Schedule your Opportunity Assessment today.

How NOT to hire a hygienist

 

While many of our clients are, in fact, having success hiring hygienists, they are still in short supply. It’s always fun to share ideas with Kirk and, in this podcast, I share some of the Don’ts you’ll want to avoid when hiring.

A few takeaways are:

  • What NOT to do when writing an ad
  • What you should NOT leave out when you’re trying to attract hygienists
  • What benefits we do NOT recommend offering

I hope you enjoy this episode!

Podcast featuring Emme

 

The IH team has been busy this summer sharing insights on the hot topics in dentistry and dental hygiene right now. Emme Sanders was recently interviewed for the Dental Downtime podcast. In this episode, she shares:

  • Specific tips to further align hygienists and dentists for a very effective hygiene-doctor exam
  • Verbal skills for dentists to affirm hygienists diagnostic skills while encouraging patients to move forward with treatment
  • What she’s seen work to attract great hygienists to your practice
  • Connecting the dots for patients with the dental-medical link

Are you interested in learning how Inspired Hygiene can help your dental practice? Book your Opportunity Assessment today.

Is technology threatening our jobs?

 

Is there part of you that wonders if dental technology will replace us humans and threaten our jobs? You’re not alone.

Technology has taken over so many tedious day to day tasks and this is actually GOOD news.

This opens up the opportunity to more fully express our human abilities for problem solving, relationship building and critical thinking. Technology cannot replace those human to human interactions and collaborations.

If you’re considering some of the new technologies on the market or working to better integrate those you have, today’s short video shares 3 tips for getting technology to work for you and not against you.

Interested in learning more about utilizing technology within your dental practice, book a Get Acquainted Meeting.

Trying to Hire? Here’s a Tip

 

It seems every one of our clients is hiring. Recently, I was speaking with a practice manager about how they’re marketing their practice to recruit new team members. There was one amazing benefit that she forgot to mention in the ads. It’s easy to forget things that seem ‘normal’ to you but that may be very unique to your practice and could be very attractive to candidates. 

In this brief video, I share a couple of tips to make your practice more attractive to new hires.

Book your Get Acquainted Meeting today.

Your hygienist plays a crucial role in patient retention

 

A loyal patient base adds value to your business and joy to your work. Your hygiene team plays a critical role in retaining patients with their communication, education and their ability to partner with the dentist as a diagnostic and therapeutic partner. Listen to my conversation with Dayna Johnson as we discuss the importance of reappointing patients, how hygiene can build patient confidence and track this incredibly important metric of patient retention.

Interested in learning more about patient retention within your dental practice, click here to book a Get Acquainted Meeting.

3 Years in and a Solid Hygiene Team

 

We are always so grateful when our clients share their Inspired Hygiene experience with others. Dr. Mergeurian started her practice in urban Baltimore just over 3 years ago. She called us asking for support to build a solid hygiene team and she has done just that.

Maybe this quick message from her will inspire you to reach out too. We’d love to hear from you!

Click here to book a Get Acquainted Meeting.

Do you believe it? Book Rec

 

If you’re not convinced that oral infection and inflammation are a serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease, you need this book.

And if you DO believe it, you need this book! It’s that good.

The latest book from innovators in healthcare, Dr. Bale & Dr. Doneen, is an easy to read guide for reducing CVD, Diabetes and Dementia risk for you, your family and your patients. It’s full of real-life stories and realistic strategies that will give you inspiration AND ways to educate your patients to the importance of the Life-Saving screenings every dental team is capable of providing.

Check out this video for a shocking statement about the role of oral inflammation.

To schedule a complimentary Discovery Session to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here, call us at (704) 541-0995, or email us at info@inspiredhygiene.com.

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of all oropharyngeal cancers according to the Oral Cancer Foundation (https://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/hpv-oral-cancer-facts/). It has never been more critical for dental providers to screen for early detection and share with patients the risks of oral cancer.

In my work coaching dental teams across the country, I find that most dental professionals rarely discuss the risks of HPV with their patients. Becoming comfortable talking about the relationship between oral sex and oral cancer is imperative because 85% of Americans will become infected with HPV in their lifetimes and will therefore be at risk for oropharyngeal cancer (https://www.cdc.gov/hpv/). Here are some other important statistics:

Reach out to me at Kathryn@inspiredhygiene.com for help with these vitally important and potentially life-saving conversations.

To schedule a complimentary Discovery Session to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here, call us at (704) 541-0995, or email us at info@inspiredhygiene.com.