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When should you refer to the Periodontist?

I recently spoke with a well-respected Periodontist and he shared some very specific times when he believes general dentists and hygienists should consider referring. In our experience with dental teams across the US and Canada, it is VERY common for teams

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Should Periodontists bill periodic exams? Is it insurance fraud if they don’t?

Recently, we’ve started working with Periodontists helping them look at how they can take their hygiene departments and the care they deliver to the next level.  Often this involves tightening up documentation, diagnosing recurrent disease and improving communication with the

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What’s your TMAO Level?

Turns out there’s a new blood test that measures levels of Trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), which is an amine oxide generated from choline, betaine, and L-carnitine by gut microbial metabolism.  TMAO, which should be ≤ 6.2, can powerfully predict future risk

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Getting Started with Priority Care Blocks

Are you trying to figure out how many perio therapy Priority Care Blocks to put into your schedule? Watch my short video where I share easy ‘tips and tricks’ on getting started with a successful perio therapy scheduling road map! If you’d like to

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Alive and Well with Dr. Bell

Let me ask you a question regarding past financial investments in your team and/or practice. Have you EVER increased your original investment by 18 TIMES in just ONE YEAR? Well if your answer is not only NO but that seems

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1 – 3 mm probe readings NOT always healthy

Very often I hear dental professionals refer to periodontal readings of 1,2 & 3 millimeters as healthy.  As you think with me on this, you will realize that that is not always a true statement.  Watch this 2-minute video and

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Are you treating the WHOLE body?

I just returned from my first AAOSH (American Academy of Oral Systemic Health) convention in Salt Lake City, UT. To say that it was anything short of amazing, informative and even emotional at times, would be an understatement. Today’s medical

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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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