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 […]

Team On Same Page with Perio?

If you follow us on social or you’ve been reading these emails lately, you might know we’re launching a new version of our classic program Perio Protocol Online Bootcamp in January. This bootcamp is a great way to get your team on the same page and set clear periodontal standards for diagnosis, enrollment and treatment. Oh, and they can […]

Hygiene Ad-Dos and Don’ts

I’m guessing if you’re not looking for a hygienist right now, you know someone who is. Are you having any luck? We’ve been reviewing hygiene job postings for our clients and it’s been pretty interesting to see the common mistakes they’re making. In the video below, I’ll share with you 3 Dos and 3 Don’ts of […]

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, […]

How NOT to hire a hygienist

While many of our clients are, in fact, having success hiring hygienists, they are still in short supply. It’s always fun to share ideas with Kirk and, in this podcast, I share some of the Don’ts you’ll want to avoid when hiring. A few takeaways are: What NOT to do when writing an ad What you […]

Podcast featuring Emme

The IH team has been busy this summer sharing insights on the hot topics in dentistry and dental hygiene right now. Emme Sanders was recently interviewed for the Dental Downtime podcast. In this episode, she shares: Specific tips to further align hygienists and dentists for a very effective hygiene-doctor exam Verbal skills for dentists to affirm […]

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 […]

Your hygienist plays a crucial role in patient retention

A loyal patient base adds value to your business and joy to your work. Your hygiene team plays a critical role in retaining patients with their communication, education and their ability to partner with the dentist as a diagnostic and therapeutic partner. Listen to my conversation with Dayna Johnson as we discuss the importance of reappointing patients, […]

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 […]

Are your hygienists nervous about coaching?

Are your hygienists nervous about coaching? Maybe it’s keeping you from taking the next step to support your hygiene team reaching their true potential. This is not unusual! Many of our client teams come with a mix of hygienists who are excited about stepping into Inspired Hygiene coaching and those who are nervous. The hygiene team at 30A […]

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 […]

When do dentists call Inspired Hygiene?

How do you know when it’s time to call Inspired Hygiene? Here are 10 times when hygiene coaching might make sense for your team. Do any of these sound like you? To schedule a complimentary Discovery Session to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, click here, call us at (704) 541-0995, or email […]

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 […]

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 […]