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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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Quit Minimizing Bleeding

We all have heard the cliché “I don’t know what came first, the chicken or the egg”. When properly used, it describes a situation where we truly don’t know what came first.  When it comes to periodontal disease, all too often

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What more can I do?

Have you ever asked yourself, what more can I do?  Do you have a heart for the aging population in your community or perhaps in your own family? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you won’t want

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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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High Risk Perio Pathogens = Causality

A few months ago a very important paper was published! You’ve most likely read it, but just in case you haven’t, here is the link.   Watch this short 3:30 minute video to get the short version.   Save some

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Coaching To Keep You On Top of Your Game!

Dr. Stephen Spencer from Great Falls, MT is a HUGE believer in investing time and money in coaching. He wants to hold himself and his team accountable for treating periodontal disease proactively and delivering high level services. I have had

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Seeing the Invisible!

Happy New Year and welcome to a brand new year of Inspired Hygiene’s Hygiene Profits Mastermind Webinars!   Kicking off the new year is our special guest, Victoria Richards, RDH, BSDH presenting January’s webinar ‘Clinical Laboratory Testing in Dentistry, what

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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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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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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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