What if Your Hygienist Leaves?

It’s probably happened at least once in your career. You have a fabulous hygienist on board that is proactive, organized and just gets things done. The hygiene department is moving along nicely. It’s productive and serving patients at a high level. Then WHAM! Out of the blue, your hygienist decides to leave. Whether for professional or […]

A little inspiration from California

By now we all know the power of positive thinking and proactive behavior!  Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”  Having a can do attitude is the very first step when endeavoring to make a change. This high performing team from California certainly thought they could and they were right!  […]

Don’t make me feel guilty!

Think with me for a moment, if you will, about the first few minutes of a typical hygiene visit.  We seat and greet the patient and while doing so we typically ask about their homecare.  In my experience, most of the time that question sounds something like this, “How have you been doing with your […]

What if it doesn’t work?

Today, I’m in Canada! The team I’m working with here is already laughing at my winter ‘gear’ and my pseudo-southern accent.  I’m sure I’ll come back saying ‘A-boat’ and will pick up a bit of their charming French-tinged accent. I can already see my husband rolling his eyes.  I’ll be sure and share photos soon. […]

How do YOU build value for the hygiene visit?

Here at Inspired Hygiene we talk with many dentists and dental professionals each week. One question we hear a lot is ‘How do I get my patients to value the treatment we recommend?’ Or, ‘How can my hygiene team better build value for the hygiene visit?’ As you’ve heard me say many times before, it all starts […]