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Don’t ask your patient to disrobe…

Don’t ask you patients to disrobe, use a wrist cuff. Watch this short video for 3 quicks tips for taking an accurate BP reading with a wrist cuff.

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Is your team asleep at the wheel when it comes to clinical notes?

Is your team asleep at the wheel when it comes to clinical notes? A lack of clear and detailed clinical notes, made in an efficient manner, can make or break your practice in so many ways. When a dentist is charged with malpractice,

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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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Simple exercise to make you feel like a day at the beach!

Have you ever walked in the office and it just feels bad? Feels heavy?⛈  What is that feeling?  What happened to that “day at the beach feeling”? Most likely, that is the feeling of a team with “sand in their swimsuits”.

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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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[VIDEO] Straight Outta Charlotte- Very Special Announcement

I’m so excited to share this news with you!!  It is my pleasure to formally announce that our team has grown to include Emme Sanders as Lead Hygiene Profitability Coach. Emme is based here in Charlotte and, in just a few

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Periodontal Language

Understanding the communication we receive from our Periodontist colleagues can have challenges.  Little wonder since periodontists and hygienists are trained using differing terminology which can lead to confusion, frustration and stress. Join Dr. Audra Ward and myself for this months

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Have You Fallen into a Perio Maintenance Trap?

The term “Prophy Trap” is a relatively common term for practices that are struggling with diagnosing and recommending perio therapy to their patients. One of the ways you know you are in this type of trap is when you find

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Fitting Perio into a “Grand Central Station” Schedule

Often what keeps a busy dental practice from successfully implementing a strong perio program is where to “FIT” the patients back into the schedule. We are often asked “How do we diagnose, educate and bring urgency for the need of

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What’s being left out?

You’ve probably heard about the 20-20-20 concept to managing hygiene appointment time.  As we’ve taught this over the past dozen years of coaching and training dental teams one thing we’ve learned is this…When recare appointment time drops much below 60minutes,

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