[Video] Could you help your patients eliminate one of their diabetes meds?

Diabetes and Perio

At least half of CDC’s list of Top 10 Causes of Death in America are caused by conditions that have been shown to have some inflammatory relationship to periodontal disease. Diabetes is #7.  In 2013, there was a new diabetes consensus paper

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A Little Inspiration from California to Cambodia

Dental Care in action

I’m always impressed when one of our Inspired Hygiene clients steps outside of their comfort zone and does something extraordinary.  This is definitely the case with Dr. Richard Tomlinson of Tahoe City, California and his daughter Lindsey Combe, RDH. Lindsey

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Effective and Efficient Morning Huddles

Morning Huddle

We have all worked in private practice where the morning huddle can vary on so many levels (if there even is one)! Often it can become a wasted 15 minutes of time discussing what everyone did the night before or

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Stealth Safety


I’ve been in Dentistry my entire adult life and I can honestly say I’ve never met a dental professional that would knowingly violate OSHA safety and infection control procedures. On the other hand, I have observed many questionable practices when

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The Power of Yet!


As the new-year unfolds, I’m excited about the months of ‘glorious time’ ahead to accomplish my 2015 goals!  Because I know you’re the kind of person who starts the new-year by setting your intention to accomplish your goals too, I wanted

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But They Can’t Have Treatment [Video]


Our words define our actions…and often the actions of others. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard ‘They can’t have that treatment, their insurance doesn’t cover it’. In this week’s Quick Video Tip I’ll share some ideas on

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Does your team have the courage to change? [Video]


Do you ever wonder why it is so hard for some of us to accept and embrace change and for others it appears to be effortless and almost inviting? What makes a person stare change in the face with a

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Should we study the past to create the future?


You’ve likely already read a dozen articles about starting your year off right, about putting 2014 behind you and starting strong. But looking back can actually give us the courage to move forward. Sometimes the past can be painful. I

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Are all your hygienists speaking the same language?


All of us here at Inspired Hygiene would like to wish you a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! As we do every year, the IH Team assembled for a week-long training and planning meeting in December.  This time, we

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Kill Your Television

kill your television

If you lived in a college town in the 90s like I did, you may remember the bumper sticker ‘Kill Your Television’. I’m reminded of it every time I walk into a dental practice and see a TV on in

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