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.

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.

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.

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.

Change isn’t easy…

 

Change isn’t easy. Even when it’s eagerly anticipated change like a marriage, graduation or birth of a child, there are some hard moments and it takes us out of our comfort zones.

It’s not unusual for teams to be a tad nervous when their leader shares they’re considering working with a practice coach. So I decided to create a short video to help leaders communicate positively with their team and help calm the nerves that sometimes accompany this positive change.

Whatever kind of CE, coaching, consulting you’re considering bringing into your practice, this video will give you a couple of ‘pearls’ to ensure the project starts on a positive note.

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