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 […]

What happened to your neck?

If you’ve read our emails this month you know our focus this month is on oral cancer screenings for YOU and YOUR TEAM.   In this video, I share my own personal experience with head and neck pathologies and how we can’t rely on patients to tell us there’s something abnormal. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more […]

Are you missing this critical piece?

Often when we ask dentists and hygienists if they regularly perform an oral cancer screening they say emphatically, ‘Well, of course I do!’ Then, when we ask if that includes an extraoral head and neck screening, the answer is quite different. We’re all human and with the hectic schedule of a dental office, things do get […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  

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 […]

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 […]

Calling All Doubters

Take a couple of minutes and listen to Dr. Amy Doneen, co-author of the bestselling book, Beat the Heart Attack Gene, discuss the importance of treating perio as it relates to systemic inflammation. If you are still in doubt that periodontal pathogens can ’cause’ cardiovascular events, take a listen!! If you’d like to learn more […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Are You Ready for a Positive Change?

I’d like to introduce you to Dr. Marc Thomas, a dentist in Sparks, Nevada.  He and his team are successfully helping patients reduce their risk for heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Listen to this 1-minute video where Dr. Thomas shares his enthusiasm for positive change!

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 […]

Are you holding your hygienist back?

Today’s video is a strong message for Dentists. Are you enabling your hygienists to get stuck in a rut of burnout and boredom? Or are you empowering them to really grow to their potential and be a true colleague in your practice? While the latter does require hygienists to have an attitude of growth and […]