81% Hyg Production Increase

There’s a misconception that dental coaching creates significant results only for teams that have no foundational systems or protocols in place. That couldn’t be further from the truth and this team is proof of that. The team at 30A Smiles already had a solid hygiene department by most definitions. They worked well together and they had a […]

Don’t Let it End

As April comes to a close, please don’t let Oral Cancer Awareness end. As dental professionals, we are on the front lines and we must be diligent and consistent in our screening efforts. As a dentist or hygienist, you’re not expected to ‘diagnose’ oral cancer. However, your work is critical to early detection. Please screen and […]

A Look Inside the Bootcamp

You’ve likely seen in the last few weeks that we’re launching a brand new version of our Perio Protocol Online Bootcamp on January 26. It will be available for purchase until February 2 so if you’re interested, watch this quick video to see what the program looks like from the inside and then go over to periobootcamp.com and we’ll […]

Are the Doctors the Bottle Neck?

If your doctors aren’t calibrated, how can you expect the team to support them in recommending treatment? Our Standard of Care worksheet is a great way to start the year off and finally get your team on the same page. Download the Standard of Care worksheet. Below is an overview of each module included with the new Perio Protocol […]

Hold on to your hygienist and more

Last month The Profitable Dentist Magazine featured Inspired Hygiene and we had the opportunity to contribute 5 articles that I think you’re going to find valuable. They are written specifically for the dentist, practice owner. Click the digital magazine image below to access the Inspired Hygiene feature articles. They’re all quick reads. Here’s what you’ll learn:   […]

What creates a 70% increase in hygiene production?

Ever wonder what it would take to create measurable growth and improvement in your hygiene protocols and production? We regularly create Case Studies based on our clients’ results so others can see what’s possible. Today, I’m excited to share with you insights into how this team achieved not only an increase in hygiene production but more importantly, […]

Is technology threatening our jobs?

Is there part of you that wonders if dental technology will replace us humans and threaten our jobs? You’re not alone. Technology has taken over so many tedious day to day tasks and this is actually GOOD news. This opens up the opportunity to more fully express our human abilities for problem solving, relationship building and […]

Trying to Hire? Here’s a Tip

It seems every one of our clients is hiring. Recently, I was speaking with a practice manager about how they’re marketing their practice to recruit new team members. There was one amazing benefit that she forgot to mention in the ads. It’s easy to forget things that seem ‘normal’ to you but that may be […]

3 Years in and a Solid Hygiene Team

We are always so grateful when our clients share their Inspired Hygiene experience with others. Dr. Mergeurian started her practice in urban Baltimore just over 3 years ago. She called us asking for support to build a solid hygiene team and she has done just that. Maybe this quick message from her will inspire you to […]

Do you believe it? Book Rec

If you’re not convinced that oral infection and inflammation are a serious risk factor for cardiovascular disease, you need this book. And if you DO believe it, you need this book! It’s that good. The latest book from innovators in healthcare, Dr. Bale & Dr. Doneen, is an easy to read guide for reducing CVD, […]

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is now the leading cause of all oropharyngeal cancers according to the Oral Cancer Foundation (https://oralcancerfoundation.org/understanding/hpv/hpv-oral-cancer-facts/). It has never been more critical for dental providers to screen for early detection and share with patients the risks of oral cancer. In my work coaching dental teams across […]

Are You Responsible for Your Patient’s Heart?

I know, that sounds ridiculous. So what IS your responsibility to your patients and their overall health?  Since it’s Heart Health month, let’s start there. It is our responsibility as dental professionals to identify potential risk for heart attack and stroke. Some of those are super obvious. If you’re looking for them. In this video, I outline a […]

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 […]

Power brush chairside trial

Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz and Rachel discuss the importance of making authentic connections with patients, which will lead to trust and increased case acceptance. Watch as Rachel introduces the new Chairside Trial program that allows patients to try the Philips Sonicare power brush during their appointment.  What a great opportunity for us as dental professionals to educate […]

Can you spot heart disease with a glance?

I am always preaching that stepping into the role of healthcare provider is critical for dentistry to be seen as essential by our patients and colleagues in medicine. At Inspired Hygiene, we help hygienists learn critical thinking skills that allow them to practice at a higher, more comprehensive level as a healthcare provider. Today’s video […]

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 […]

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 […]

What if it does?

It’s a new year! There are a lot of new things to consider! It’s common to say, “I’m going to do this new thing…” but what if it doesn’t work? I challenge you to think and say, “What if it does?” As a leader, it’s up to you to share a “what if it does” attitude with your team — no matter […]

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, […]

Ultrasonics-can you use it right now?

As we’ve all experienced, there’s a lot of conflicting info out there right now and it’s hard to know the ‘right thing’ to do. In this week’s video, I weigh in on the question we’ve been getting a lot right now…’Can I use ultrasonics?’. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your […]

Let’s stop the division

I hope you, your family and team remain well.  We are beginning to see dentistry begin to open up and this is creating all kinds of mixed emotions…relief and excitement, as well as fear and confusion. Where some are coming together in unity, others, unfortunately, are seeing the divide between dentists and hygienists get wider. Whether […]

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 […]

Is Your Team Ready for Oral Cancer Awareness Month?

Oral Cancer Awareness month is just around the corner.  If you haven’t made your plans, the time to start is now! Reach out to www.oralcancer.org for complimentary promotional material to get started. Take a few minutes and watch this short video to learn more.  

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Are You Properly Documenting Staging and Grading?

Clinical documentation is more important than ever. With the growing awareness of the AAP’s new Perio Classification system, we’ve received a lot of questions about how to document a patient’s Periodontal Disease Stage & Grade. This short video will give you an explanation and some modifications to consider for your hygiene note template. If you’d […]

Say This, Not That to Patients

Stay calibrated: Evaluate the language your team is using within your practice. Be sure your hygiene team is using terms that give patients a better understanding of the procedures and services your dental team provides.

20/20/20 Hygiene Time Management

When you only have an hour long appointment with patients, it is crucial you are utilizing your time in the most effective way possible. Learn how to best do this with Rachel Wall’s 20/20/20 time management method.

3 Keys to Hygiene Leadership Skills

Learn how to increase and improve your hygiene team’s ability to co-diagnose. Rachel Wall of Inspired Hygiene recommends these 3 tips to get your hygiene team educating your patients in a friendly, appropriate manner.

5 Qualities of a Rock Star Hygienist

Find out how to set yourself apart from other hygienists. Rachel Wall, of Inspired Hygiene, breaks down the 5 things you can be doing to be a rock star hygienist. Contact Inspired Hygiene for more tips on how to elevate your hygiene service, systems, and profits.

When a New Patient Caller Wants Hygiene on Their First Visit

What’s the best way to answer new dental patients who ask, “Will I get my teeth cleaned on the first visit?” Rachel Wall, RDH and founder of Inspired Hygiene, shares how to go beyond a simple yes or no to asses your patients’ needs.

Why X-Rays Are Important

Patients often want to know why a dentist needs X-rays–and if they’re safe. Here’s how to explain this key part of the dental diagnostic process in a reassuring way.

What is a Dental Cleaning?

Tap into your dental practice’s full potential for patient service and profitability. Here’s how Rachel Wall, RDH and founder of Inspired Hygiene, advises explaining this to patients who need this particular treatment.

Having a Hard Time Getting Your Doctor on Board?

This video was inspired by a question we often hear… ‘How do I get my doctor on board?’ We hear this a lot when speaking to large groups of hygienists. They may be on board with what we’re teaching but they aren’t sure the dentists they work with will support the changes and efforts they […]

Once Perio Maintenance, Always Perio Maintenance

We get this question all the time… “Once a patient has Periodontal Therapy, should they always remain in Perio Maintenance”? I hope this short video helps answer that question for you. If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

Healthier patients and Healthier Profits!

Dentists all over the country are raving about how Inspired Hygiene has helped them improve the health of their patients while elevating their hygiene services, profits and systems. BUT don’t take my word for it, take two minutes and listen to Dr. Thomas Newman discuss his experience. And for the numbers people, check out his […]

Oral Cancer Facts

Oral cancer is changing! Watch this short video to hear some alarming facts about oral cancer and ways that you and your team can start saving more lives.   If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session. Stay Inspired, Emme Sanders

Is Saving Lives Your #1 Priority?

Can you believe it’s April already? As you know, April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Saving lives is our #1 priority at Inspired Hygiene. Is it yours? Please watch this short video and learn how you too can save lives. Visit the Oral Cancer Cause website for more information on head and neck cancer screening. For step by step […]

Welcome to Heart Health Month

Taking the patient’s blood pressure during recall and perio maintenance visits is an incredible value added service. Most patients see you more frequently than they do their Primary Care Physician (PCP). In fact, statistics show that 9 out of 10 patients have no PCP listed on their health history forms. Watch this 2 minute video […]

Mastering Your Hygiene Team and MORE!

Many times, when getting to know potential clients, the doctors mention that they bring a coach in to help grow the practice with the primary focus on increased production and collections. While that is important and valuable, we also know that true LASTING results need motivation with improved human performance that involves the entire team! […]