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Elevate Your Role as a Hygienist for Your Patients, More Importantly For Yourself

In just 5 short months, these two dental teams have not only elevated their role as health care providers for their patients but, equally as important, increased their own self value in their own hearts and minds. Listen to the

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Posted in Coaching

What happened to all our patients?

We get this question all the time… ‘We have a strong new patient flow so why aren’t we adding hygiene days?’.   We’ve seen dentists with 40-50 new patients/month and yet they have the same 6-8 days of hygiene each week that

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Posted in Dental Hygiene Training Videos

What’s important at the end of the day?

At the end of the day, what is it that we all hope to accomplish?  Listen to this business owner, principle dentist as he shares his goals.

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Posted in Coaching

What should you ask when interviewing a hygienist?

A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of speaking at the annual session of the American Association of Dental Office Managers-AADOM.  This is the 4th year we’ve been an exhibitor at the conference and we love meeting so many

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Posted in Articles

Mid-career crisis

Today, I turn 45. I’m so grateful that I’m happy and healthy to celebrate another year! I pray I’m fortunate enough for this to be mid-life for me. That means I will get to see my kids grow and have

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Posted in Articles, Dental Practice

Desire to Grow + Open to Change= Success for EVERYONE!

It’s easy to get complacent in life, whether it’s personally, spiritually or professionally. Sometimes we go through life and think ‘why challenge myself’? It can be even easier to keep our professional lives at “status quo” when we are meeting

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Posted in Coaching, Dental Practice

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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Posted in Mastermind

Are your fluoride treatments really effective?

You will want to be on this month’s Hygiene Mastermind call…or at least listen to the recording. There is some critical information about caries prevention and remineralization and in my experience speaking and coaching across the country, much of this information has

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A little inspiration from West Virginia…

It’s no secret that West Virginia is the butt of just about every bad ‘tooth’ joke there is. But from rafting down the New River to driving through the beautiful fall foliage to the fabulous Linda Miles ☺, a lot

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Posted in Coaching

Could a patient die in your office?

Recently, I made the beautiful drive up to West Virginia to coach the awesome team of Shady Spring Family Dentistry.  This is a busy practice in rural WV and let me tell you, I was blown away by the level

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