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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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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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[Quick Video Tip] Improve your relationship with your periodontist-Part 2

Well, did you reach out to your periodontist like I suggested in Part 1? I’d love to hear if you have scheduled the Lunch & Learn.  If not, get to it. 🙂 Now it’s time for the communication to come

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[Quick Video Tip] Improve your relationship with your periodontist-Part 1

I bet if you ask your team what your protocol is for referring patients to the periodontist, you’ll get a few different answers. There’s not been a team yet that we’ve worked with that has a VERY clear, consistent protocol

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