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Do You Really Treat Your Patients Like They Are Family?

Most of us truly believe that what sets us apart as GREAT hygienists, dentists and health care providers to our patients is that we treat them like they are family.  I am sure you would also agree that sometimes either

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Fun and For Real-Rachel talks with Howard Farran-Return on Hygiene

It was my pleasure and honor to be featured recently on Howard Farran’s Dentistry Uncensored podcast.  One thing I love is that Howard gets his guests to Get Real. And that’s just what we did.  Besides being a ton of fun to listen

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High Impact Communication

Patient communication is always a topic of interest! Using high impact words and phrases can make a big difference in a patients’ ability to understand why following through with diagnosed treatment is in their best interest. During a recent workshop,

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The Power of Perio Maintenance

As our patient’s health care providers, we KNOW the importance of never letting insurance companies influence our diagnosis and treatment recommendations based on reimbursement. But many of us have fallen victims of this very thing. Sometimes what we think is

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12 Million Implants to Maintain

There is no doubt that implants provide successful and predictable treatment for tooth replacement. However, the importance of prevention, proper oral hygiene, and implant maintenance is of utmost importance for long-term success. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry,

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Does it still ring true after 10 years?

A couple weeks ago, I was preparing one of my videos for this newsletter and my friend Diane said to me… ‘Do realize you’ve been doing this e-zine for 10 years’? See, Diane has helped me with Inspired Hygiene since Day

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Making the invisible, visible!

This month’s Special Topic Mastermind Webinar will help you understand why and decide when to use salivary diagnostics.  Much different than ‘culturing’, salivary diagnostics uses polymerase chain reaction and next generation sequencing for a testing platform. These results can help you determine

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Are you walking your talk?

Last week, as I had my 16 year old daughter in my chair, receiving her PAST DUE recare, I thought to myself “am I past due as well?” Sure enough, I was almost 8 months over! During her exam, I

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So where do the dental assistants fit in?

We get this question all the time from our private clients and Mastermind members… ‘so where do our dental assistants fit in here?’.  Our articles and training videos speak to the doctor, the hygienist and the office manager but admittedly,

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Are you relying on your periodontist’s records?

Documenting a clear periodontal diagnosis and treatment plan is critical to the health of your practice. Not only for your patients’ well being but also to protect your practice from the risk of being sued for NOT thoroughly examining and

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