You know what I’m talking about. You work hard for 50 minutes, wrap up scaling and polishing and call for the doctor exam. Those final minutes of the hygiene visit often feel like a game of ‘hurry up and wait’. The stress builds, when you know the next patient is waiting.
And if you’re the doctor, it’s no better for you. You have to find a place to stop the procedure you’re working on (usually less than ideal). Then there’s so little time left in the appointment that you feel rushed and not able to really connect with the patient and enroll the next step in treatment.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. In this week’s quick video tip, I share a VERY SIMPLE step that can eliminate this stress 90% of the time. I’ve personally used this trick for years. It takes some agreements between doc, hygiene and assistants but it can make EVERYONE’S day so much easier. Enjoy!
If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here to request a complementary Discovery Session.