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.

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.

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. 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

 

April is Oral Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that researchers have found that oropharyngeal cancer is on the rise again? It has never been more critical for dental providers to screen for early detection and share with patients the risks of oral cancer.

Want to learn more?

Early detection saves lives!

Emme