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
Are you interested in learning how Inspired Hygiene can help your dental practice? Use this link to schedule your Hygiene Opportunity Assessment.
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.
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
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.
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:
Are your hygienists nervous about coaching? Maybe it’s keeping you from taking the next step to support your hygiene team reaching their true potential. This is not unusual! Many of our client teams come with a mix of hygienists who are excited about stepping into Inspired Hygiene coaching and those who are nervous.
The hygiene team at 30A Smiles is here to change minds! See how they felt in the video below:
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to discover if we might be the ‘who’ to help you take your hygiene department systems, services and profitability to the next level.
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.