Think Differently

When it comes to the early intervention and treatment of periodontal disease, I often hear myself telling hygienists and dentists… “It’s time to do something different”!

While this statement remains true, the real magic happens when we actually begin to ‘think differently’!  

Thinking about periodontal disease as a biofilm infection involving the patients’ immune system, instead of a disease driven by calculus deposits and poor home care opens up a world of possibilities.

This new thinking allows the clinician to consider possibilities for treatment options beyond the removal of hard deposits from the root surfaces and incorporates a ‘whole body’ treatment philosophy as we consider medical systemic components as well as the patients’ overall inflammatory burden.

Take a look at what the team of Fairfield Dental Arts has been able to accomplish in just a few short weeks after they began ‘thinking differently’!

If you are ready to start thinking differently… contact us today and request a new client assessment and together we can determine if our coaching programs are a fit to help you create your next level of patient care!

[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 from YOU and your team. In this week’s video, I share Tip #2 that will make a HUGE difference in your relationship with your periodontist.

This tip takes about 30min to complete and can create an easy way to track the progress of the patients you and your periodontist are caring for together.  And on top of that, you’ll be Top of Mind for your periodontist when they have patients with restorative needs. I bet you’ll see more referrals coming your way from them when they see the high level of service you deliver to your patients and specialists.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here to request a complementary Discovery Session.

Is chewing a lost art?

Quite frankly, the thought never occurred to me that chewing could in fact be a lost art. Does the American diet of highly processed foods have implications that are detrimental to our health beyond the obvious diabetes and obesity concerns? You bet it does!

Turns out, there are oral-facial developmental concerns when ‘chewing’ raw foods is not part of the normal diet. Tune in to this months Hygiene Profits Mastermind Webinar to get the ‘down low’ on how chewing effects jaw bone development and how the MyoMunchie device can help your patients.

Join myself and special guest Dr. Mary Bourke, an Australian Chiropractor, Sacro-Occipital and Craniopath Practitioner as we discuss this fascinating topic.

The “Lost Art of Chewing”
and how this has impacted on oral- facial development
with Mary Bourke, B.ScB.App.Sc Chiropractor

During this course we will be discussing the origins and thinking behind the Myo Munchee, which was originally developed back in the 1960s by Dr. Kevin Bourke. He found the mandible of an Australian Aboriginal and saw the strength and density of the jaw-bone with teeth still embedded.

Fascinated by the difference of the aboriginal jaw when compared to the jaws of his patients who had teeth falling out, Dr. Bourke began looking into Westin A. Price’s work on diet and the undermining of the human skeleton and how our lack of chewing is having a massive impact in all areas of growth and development.

This led to the development of the Myo Munchee, an amazingly simple and inexpensive appliance that has stood the test of time. We are onto our third generation of users and it has never been more relevant than now.

On this webinar you will learn:

Importance of chewing- for all ages
Impacts of tongue-tie on the oral-facial development of children
The dynamics of foreword head posture and benefits of working with Chiropractors (and other body-workers)

CE credits are provided by Inspired Hygiene.Inspired Hygiene is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing dental education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement.The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2014 to 5/31/2017.

This call will be available in our Mastermind Library on Thursday, August 18. If you’re not already a member of our Mastermind group, click here to sign up.

[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 for this.

But here’s the thing…it’s not black and white and I don’t believe in teaching ONE protocol that must fit EVERY practice. It just doesn’t work that way. We help our clients create a referral system customized to fit their philosophy and how to best work with their periodontist for the best of their patients.

In this week’s quick video tip, I’ll share Quick Tip #1 on how to improve your relationship with your periodontist and get really clear on this with your team.

Remember to take action on this. Choose one person on your team to take the first step to implement Tip #1.

Oh, I almost forgot. See if you can here the bit of ‘nature’ in the video. That’s just the cicadas singing their summer song here in the South.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here to request a complementary Discovery Session.