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Do you see blood when you brush or floss your teeth? If yes, you know this can be a little alarming. It can be on your toothbrush as well as when you rinse after brushing. You know that this is not normal. There are many explanations for this occurrence.1. Oral Hygiene - Not Brushing or Flossing...  Read More
Dr. Stephen Lin discusses The Dental Diet
Dr Steven Lin is from Australia and done an amazing job of re-visiting the work of Dr. Weston Price. In this interview, he talks about his journey....  Read More
At CallForce, we found out that 73% of dental patients have not visited the dentist within the last six months. To put that into perspective, that means that out of the 323 million people that live in the United States, over 235 million of them have not visited a dentist within the last six...  Read More
Episode 2: RDH On A Mission, Jennifer Hasch, RDH, BS
This podcast is dedicated to empowering the dental professional to seek career excellence.Join us in this movement and gain professional freedom along the way! We are here to support your journey.Meet Jennifer Hasch, RDH, BS! Learn about her career trajectory and how she thinks beyond the...  Read More
Episode 1: Trust the Process, Alicia Murria, RDH
Welcome to the first episode of Beyond the Prophy! This podcast is dedicated to empowering the hygienist to seek career excellence.Join us in this movement and gain professional freedom along the way! We are here to support your journey.Meet Alicia Murria, RDH! Learn about her career trajectory and...  Read More
Don't Forget Your Visual Aids
As a dental professional sometimes we forget our job includes education. Even though many patients are aware of what we do, they don’t always practice it. It is important that we make a lasting impression on our patients so that we see positive results and progress at their next visit....  Read More
It's More Than All About the Tooth. We are Saving Patient's Lives.
On April 21stJimmy Kimmel’s wife Molly gave birth to a boy and they named him “Billy.”He appeared healthy for the first few hours the nurse in the pediatric floor noticed that William, aka: "Billy," had a heart murmur and he was soon after her discovered taken to neonatal floor...  Read More
I Needed Therapy so I Started a Web Blog
For a number of years, I've been able to find work writing dental blogs for marketing firms and dental offices. It's a nice part time gig, but my name could never be associated with them as a ghost writer. I love educating the public and writing is my therapy too so a month or so ago, I decided to...  Read More
Hey, you! Who do you think you are?
“You're doing what? BE HONEST, do you feel that you are competent enough to understand a business, a budget or to lead? You must have a hidden agenda. You are not ready to do that. You can’t do that.”Hidden? No. Focused? Yes. Every hygienist should have a career plan. Whether that...  Read More
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Many dental practice management consultants suggest cutting costs and want you to play the game of dentistry with caution.What I am talking about here today is a paradigm shift to embrace the theory of more = less.Yes, more money into your bank account with less work.This seems to be a road less...  Read More
Bad Dental Habits To Chat With Patients About – Part 3
Addressing Bad Dental HabitsThis blog is a follow up to Parts 1 and 2, which are based on an article on that discusses bad dental habits to avoid.We’re moving into the cold and flu season. Many of us will be seekingrelief of a sore throat and coughing. Do yourself and your patients afavor...  Read More
The need for antimicrobial uniform apparel originated from an urgency to prevent hospital and clinical acquired infections. Disease prevention in dentistry should be equally important to patients and healthcare providers. Infectious microorganisms in dentistry can be transferred from the patient to...  Read More
At any stage in your career you could be wanting to negotiate your pay with your employer. If you are just planning on walking into your employers office one morning and demanding a raise you are setting yourself up for failure. These things take time, research and patience. Below are 6 steps to...  Read More
To Floss or Not To Floss
Should You Floss?Much of the dental community is upset about the recent Associated Press report questioning the efficacy of flossing. Is the a disservice or a blessing in disguise? I choose to look at it as ablessing. What else could possibly bring flossing into the forefront ofthe social media...  Read More
Come One! Come All! 3 Steps to Get More New Patients
Most of our clients atDentalPractice Solutionstell us they want more new patients.One would wonder how adentalhygiene consulting/coaching business would be able to help a dentalpractice acquire more new patients. Let me tell you how it can be done.3 Tips to Get More New PatientsTip #1: Ask!If you...  Read More
Michelle and Andrew Do ADHA
In this episode we do a TON of shout outs.. Among them are our new friends Ashley, Michele, Missy, Rachel, implied shout out to Edie even though we didnt say her name. Also a shout out to our future sponsors of the show and current sponsorAndrew gets chastised for not bringing his "A game" yet...  Read More
Patient presented with full mouth pain/gum pain. Examination revealed full mouth perio disease. Full mouth SRPs with oral irrigation and Stannous Fluoride rinse for daily home use was the recommended treatment. Consent forms were signed by patient and procedures explained. The patient was...  Read More
Check out this new product -- Arm Buddies® Antimicrobial Arm Sleeves. These sleeves are a great solution when not wearing PPE gowns to cover and protect your bare arms. They have a proven antimicrobial silver technology by PurThread® that's already being used in hospitals.These seem to be a...  Read More
What Hygiene Department Benchmarks Will Make Your Practice More Profitable?
How effective is your hygiene department?How can you be your most profitable without working harder?Are you running on all cylinders?Join us Thursday April 21st at 5:30 PM Pacific as Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS shares the "5 Hygiene Department Benchmarks and what you need to know to run on all 5...  Read More
"The Mighty MolarMan Song" Sing Along!
Grab a fellow Molar Maniac, and sing along to the official "The Mighty MolarMan Song" sing along! Just follow the bouncing molar.... Can't get enough of this song? You can download it from iTunes! http://goo.gl/McT4ce Wanna find out more about Mighty MolarMan?Download you Coloring Packet  Read More
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