Think Outside the Box with the Use of Ultrasonics

When I went to hygiene school, I was given training on ultrasonic use for calculus removal. If I had a patient with class IV or V calculus, I was given permission to use the cavitron to remove his or her calculus. Once I had done that, I would have to stop and take the unit […]

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, the topic of nicotine use and its affects on the progression of periodontal disease came […]

Doctor-here’s proof you DON’T have to do it

One reason some Dentists don’t reach out to coaches for help is because they are afraid THEY will have to do all the work. You’re already busy and can’t imagine adding more to your plate and at the same time, you want to take your business to a new level. Here’s the good news, our […]

Opportunity or Confusion?

If you’re not clear on how to use and/or bill the new D4346 gingivitis code, you are not alone! Never fear, Patti DiGangi is here! Join Patti DiGangi, RDH and myself as we discuss the opportunities and eliminate the confusion surrounding the use and billing of this new code. If you are not a Mastermind […]

Don’t Let the Next Six Months Slip By

When January rolls around, most of us take the time to reflect on the past year, evaluate it and then set out to create some New Year’s resolutions and goals. I know for me, I often find myself surprised at how quickly the year went by and how, unfortunately, some of those great intentions did […]