Is your hygiene department falling apart?

We’ve heard from a lot of you that things are still feeling very chaotic in your practice and especially when it comes to re-building hygiene teams and systems. Maybe you don’t even want to think about growth until you can stabilize your practice. What I’d like you to remember is that GROWTH doesn’t always equal more […]

What is your ultimate goal for tracking tasks?

Often dentists identify a behavior they’d like to see improve in their team and they want to track it. For example, increasing the number of intraoral photos. But is it really worth tracking an activity if there’s no end result attached to it? This week’s video gives you a couple of solid points to communicate to your team when […]

Change isn’t easy…

Change isn’t easy. Even when it’s eagerly anticipated change like a marriage, graduation or birth of a child, there are some hard moments and it takes us out of our comfort zones. It’s not unusual for teams to be a tad nervous when their leader shares they’re considering working with a practice coach. So I […]

Want a roadmap to hygiene growth?

For 16 years, we’ve been showing practice owners where the opportunity is to grow their hygiene department…ethically, rapidly and with support of your team. Sometimes they do it on their own. Sometimes they work with us to accomplish it. In March, we are offering our Hygiene Growth Roadmap process at a special rate. This process repeatedly identifies […]

Hot off the Press: New Perio Disease Correlations

Have you heard the latest research on the correlation between periodontal disease and COVID-19 complications? Listen along with Lead Profitability Coach Emme Sanders and find the JCP article linked here. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

Current Hygiene Schedule Issues

We’ve heard from a lot of teams across the country that while they were very busy after re-opening, the hygiene schedules are starting to look like Swiss cheese again. In this video, I share a few things to keep your eye on and get back to the systems that worked to keep patients on the […]

Hygiene Scheduling-think about these 2 things

If you’re like most of the teams we work with, your hygiene schedule is packed. And it’s most likely packed with delayed prophy and perio maintenance visits. In this short video, I’d like to remind you of a couple of things to keep an eye on that will help you maintain strong hygiene production next week, […]

Nobody Told Me That

I hope if you’re practice has opened for full-service dental care, you’ve had a great week. If you’re still waiting to open, we wish you all the best as you plan and prepare and communicate with your team. I wanted to share this podcast with you for 2 reasons: 1-This is a fantastic podcast and […]

How much time will you need?

First, I pray you and your family and team are well. This is such an unusual time. Please know our hearts are with you. The truth is, none of us know exactly what it will be like when it’s time to reopen. Last week, we did a webinar to help you outline a few steps […]

Failure to Launch

Have you ever thought about going into private coaching but have fears and reservations? Fear that you may not get the results that you are hoping for? Fear that you will not have a satisfactory ROI? Or fear that your team will be hesitant or offended by the suggestion that you need outside help? We […]

Another Way Hygiene Brings Value to Your Practice

I recently did a series of videos with my friends at Tusk Partners. Tusk is an advisory firm that helps single and multi-location group practices strategically grow and improve. They are a great resource for learning about the DSO market and how it’s impacting dentistry. In this video, Kevin Cumbus and I talk about how the hygiene […]

It Takes a Team

Inspired Hygiene… not just for Dental Hygienists! It takes a team. Hear what Doctor and Mrs. Jones had to say after day two of visit one. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

How Often Should I Classify a Perio Patient?

With more and more practices using the AAP’s Staging & Grading system, we occasionally get the question ‘Do I have to go through the Staging & Grading process every time the patient comes in?’ So I created a short video to answer that question specifically. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene […]

Happy & Healthy Holidays

With the holidays upon us, it’s a good idea to remember these four easy steps to ‘Fireproof’ your arteries, complements of Dr. Amy Doneen and the Bale Doneen Method. Step 1: Practice mindfulness – Chronic stress, which repeatedly activates the body’s fight-or-flight system, has long been linked to increased risk for heart attacks and strokes. Devote 10 minutes […]

Are You Screening Kids for Sleep Disorders?

By now, we know the impact of sleep apnea on the lives of our adult patients, but did you know sleep disorders can have a HUGE and long-lasting impact on children? In this video, I share a great resource for learning more about sleep disorders in children and how we, as dental professionals, can easily and […]

FAADOM business manager talks about Inspired Hygiene

One thing I love most about attending conferences is that I always bump into dental teams that we’ve worked with. At AADOM this summer, I got to visit with dental practice Business Manager & FAADOM, Kim Yates and she shared the huge improvement her team achieved with the guidance of an expert Inspired Hygiene coach. Take less than a […]

Is Your Equipment Working?

So often when we are on-site with clients, a team member shares their frustration that a critical piece of equipment isn’t working. It’s usually an intra-oral camera, by the way. What’s interesting is that the dentist/owner/practice manager is often not aware of the issue. Think of the care that’s NOT being presented and accepted during those […]

But Do the Changes Really Stick?

Recently at the AADOM annual session, I had the chance to catch up with IH clients Dr. Gerner & Tracy of True North Dental in NY. Dr. Gerner made a point to come up to me in the crowded hall and here’s what he shared. The systems Inspired Hygiene brought to our hygiene team have […]

Has Your Hygiene Department Been Left Behind?

We see it all the time. The doctor(s) have invested lots of hours and money in high level CE to take their clinical skills to the next level.  These are the doctors we LOVE to work with. They value clinical excellence. And yet, there’s often a gap in the practice. This gap is the difference […]

Ready for Growth?

I’d like you to meet Dr. Patrick Wilson of Florence, AL.  Check out his results after 2 years of coaching with IH!!   He continues to experience growth and opportunities to serve his patients. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.