What creates a 70% increase in hygiene production?

 

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.

Are you interested in learning how Inspired Hygiene can help your dental practice? Schedule 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.

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. 

Want a roadmap to hygiene growth?

 

For 16 years, we’ve been showing practice owners where the opportunity is to grow their hygiene department…ethically, rapidly and with support of your team. Sometimes they do it on their own. Sometimes they work with us to accomplish it.

In March, we are offering our Hygiene Growth Roadmap process at a special rate.

This process repeatedly identifies $100k-500k in growth opportunity that doesn’t involve selling a bunch of crazy products or pushing patients into treatment they don’t need.

The investment to identify a minimum of $100k growth is $1800 (usually $2100) for the month of March.

If we don’t identify at least $100k in growth potential, it won’t cost you a dime.

Why not reach out and talk with us about it? Email Clients@inspiredhygiene.com or call 704-5410-0995. We’re here for you.

What if it does?

 

It’s a new year! There are a lot of new things to consider! It’s common to say, “I’m going to do this new thing…” but what if it doesn’t work?

I challenge you to think and say, “What if it does?

As a leader, it’s up to you to share a “what if it does” attitude with your team — no matter what!

Here are four action items to get your New Year off to a great start:

1. What’s your big purpose?
Dig deep. Go beyond the surface. Why do you come to work? Discuss this with your team and write down every team member’s reasons. Remember: all reasons are valid.

2. What is your no matter what?
Write out your own phrases, each ending in “no matter what.” Here are three to get you started:

  • Tell the patient the truth about their periodontal disease… no matter what
  • Charge a fair fee and be proud of your services and fees… no matter what
  • Perform a periodontal evaluation… no matter what

3. Find a new way to measure success.
In business, we often measure success by profit. Think of four new ways to measure your success. Write them down and track them for at least 3 months, then celebrate your measured success! Here are some examples:

  • Seating a new patient on time
  • New patient treatment conversions (number of new patients returning for treatment)
  • Decreased open time on doctor and hygiene schedules

4. What does each team member need to master in order to accomplish items 1-3?
Have each team member identify two behaviors they need to master. Write them down, share them with one another and post them where you can see them every day. Ask someone to be your accountability partner.

At Inspired Hygiene, we want nothing more than your success. Contact us at info@inspiredhygiene.com or (877) 237-7230 for more information on how we can help you and your team bring success to your new year.

Stay Inspired,
Kim

Nobody Told Me That

 

I hope if you’re practice has opened for full-service dental care, you’ve had a great week. If you’re still waiting to open, we wish you all the best as you plan and prepare and communicate with your team.

I wanted to share this podcast with you for 2 reasons:

1-This is a fantastic podcast and I strongly encourage you to check it out. It’s designed to break down all there is to learn to be a strong dental practice administrator and/or owner.

2-In this episode, I take an administrator’s approach to review the AAP’s recent update to the perio classification system. I believe it’s very important for the business team to understand this as well as the clinical team.

Click the image below to access the podcast. I hope you enjoy it!

How much time will you need?

 

First, I pray you and your family and team are well. This is such an unusual time. Please know our hearts are with you.

The truth is, none of us know exactly what it will be like when it’s time to reopen. Last week, we did a webinar to help you outline a few steps to develop a plan for the hygiene schedule when it’s time to start seeing patients again. Here’s the link to register for the replay.

Some questions I’m hearing now are…

How much time should we schedule for a hygiene visit with the new infection control processes?

If we are slammed with patients wanting to get in, should we shorten appointment times to get patients in?

In this week’s video, I’ll answer these and share a few more insights. I’d love to hear the topics or questions you’re curious about. Just respond to this email and let me know.


Another Way Hygiene Brings Value to Your Practice

 

I recently did a series of videos with my friends at Tusk Partners. Tusk is an advisory firm that helps single and multi-location group practices strategically grow and improve. They are a great resource for learning about the DSO market and how it’s impacting dentistry.

In this video, Kevin Cumbus and I talk about how the hygiene department impacts the value of a practice and a point of value that you may not have thought of before.

I’m always happy to chat with you and analyze your hygiene department to see where you might have room to grow.


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

It Takes a Team

 

Inspired Hygiene… not just for Dental Hygienists! It takes a team. Hear what Doctor and Mrs. Jones had to say after day two of visit one.

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

FAADOM business manager talks about Inspired Hygiene

 

One thing I love most about attending conferences is that I always bump into dental teams that we’ve worked with.

At AADOM this summer, I got to visit with dental practice Business Manager & FAADOM, Kim Yates and she shared the huge improvement her team achieved with the guidance of an expert Inspired Hygiene coach.

Take less than a minute to listen to what her team accomplished in just a few months time.

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