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.

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.