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:   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

What’s Your Soundtrack?

That voice you hear in your head can do much more than you think! Watch this short, 2 minute video, and consider how changing your soundtrack can make 2019 the best year ever! If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, request a complimentary Discovery Session. Mastering Your Hygiene Team […]