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.

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.

Are You Responsible for Your Patient’s Heart?

 

I know, that sounds ridiculous. So what IS your responsibility to your patients and their overall health? 

Since it’s Heart Health month, let’s start there. It is our responsibility as dental professionals to identify potential risk for heart attack and stroke. Some of those are super obvious. If you’re looking for them.

In this video, I outline a few that are easy to spot and easy to bring to your patient’s attention. This is certainly, not a complete list but we’ve got to start somewhere, right?

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.

Who Not How

 

I read a book recently that challenged the way I think about achieving the next level with my goals and my growth, both in my business and my personal life. Who Not How by Dr. Benjamin Hardy and Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, pushes us to stop asking ‘how’ but instead to ask ‘who’ is already equipped to help you meet this goal. Maybe you even know the ‘how’ but you know deep down it’s not the best use of your time or resources. 

If you’re feeling exhausted by trying to figure out how to achieve your goals, I encourage you to take a look around you to see who can help you with this growth.

Reach out to us at clients@inspiredhygiene.com to discover if we might be the ‘who’ to help you take your hygiene department systems, services and profitability to the next level. 

Is your hygiene department falling apart?

 

We’ve heard from a lot of you that things are still feeling very chaotic in your practice and especially when it comes to re-building hygiene teams and systems. Maybe you don’t even want to think about growth until you can stabilize your practice.

What I’d like you to remember is that GROWTH doesn’t always equal more volume-of patients, hours, whatever. More might feel overwhelming right now. I get that.

Growth can also mean refined systems, more efficient hand-offs that are effective and don’t take as much time. Growth can include your mindset. I hope this video will give you some food for thought as you go into the second half of 2021 and what growth might mean for you.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

What is your ultimate goal for tracking tasks?

 

Often dentists identify a behavior they’d like to see improve in their team and they want to track it. For example, increasing the number of intraoral photos.

But is it really worth tracking an activity if there’s no end result attached to it?

This week’s video gives you a couple of solid points to communicate to your team when asking them to track a particular task.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

Power brush chairside trial

 

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Rachel discuss the importance of making authentic connections with patients, which will lead to trust and increased case acceptance.

Watch as Rachel introduces the new Chairside Trial program that allows patients to try the Philips Sonicare power brush during their appointment. 

What a great opportunity for us as dental professionals to educate our patients on the benefits of a power brush before making the decision to purchase it for themselves!

If you’re interested in more information about the Philips Chairside Trial program, you can contact your Philips rep or click the link just below.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

Can you spot heart disease with a glance?

 

I am always preaching that stepping into the role of healthcare provider is critical for dentistry to be seen as essential by our patients and colleagues in medicine.

At Inspired Hygiene, we help hygienists learn critical thinking skills that allow them to practice at a higher, more comprehensive level as a healthcare provider.

Today’s video and the article linked below it are resources to build on our ability to impact our patients overall health and help identify potentially dangerous health conditions our patients may not be aware of.

Remember, YOU are a healthcare provider.

Click here for the article “What a Selfie Can Reveal About Your Heart Health”.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.