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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
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
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
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
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
What  Do You Think Happened When I Told My Patients They Have Periodontal Disease?
Hygienists see patients daily who have perio.What do you say when a longtime, routine hygiene patient who now has perio disease?Are you nervous they may go to another office if you tell them things in their mouth are not status-quo today?Will they complain because their insurance doesn't pay for...  Read More
Are You Concerned About Telling Your Patients They Have This______?
The above video is from a VLOG posted in November 2015The above video is from a November 2015 VLOG.It'san epidemicinoffices that we talk to almost weekly."Do You Fear Your Patients Will Go To Another Office If You Tell Them They Have Periodontal Disease?"Here is how you can begin to eliminate the...  Read More
Is Your Hygienist Asking This One Question?
Every day we work in the dental office, we ask our patients a variety of questions. There is one particular question that will be important to askand it will help you discover theexact treatment they would like and possibly never imagined it could be possible. Perhaps your patient never knew you...  Read More
Did You Get Your Hygiene Department Tune-Up?
It's been another 7500 miles and I know I need to take my car in for a tune-up!Thankfully I get a loaner vehicle so I don't have any major interruptions in my work and personal life.I also trust the dealership where I take my car and that's important to me.What about you? Do you take your car in...  Read More
Hospital Hell:  Dental care in the hospital
This post was inspired by a hellish experience and originally published to our office website. My own mother was in the hospital for two weeks. Although the life saving medical care was outstanding, the day to day focus on her mouth was non existent. It's a good thing she had a dentalhygienist and...  Read More
How to Increase Your Hygiene Production
How to Increase your Hygiene ProductionProduction levels vary hygienist to hygienist, even in the same practice. This is because the types of services vary greatly, depending on the provider. The most important thing should be patient care. Many of the things that will help you improve patient...  Read More
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