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5 Questions to Help Your Patients Self-Motiviate
My hygienist came to me last week totally flustered. She saw a patient who was not taking care of her mouth – nothing new. But this patient has been seen in our office for a while. Yet, she was not taking the steps to help herself – she was not self-motivating. LacyI’ll call this patient “Lacy”....  Read More
Episode 6: Temp Agency Dinosaurs and Kwikly
Dr. Laskin chats with the creators of Kwikly (), an on-demand service that matches dental practices with qualified temporary hygienists. They also discuss the dinosaurs of the traditional temp agency process and how Kwikly is revolutionizing that space.Temp Agency Dinosaurs and KwiklyFind us  on...  Read More
Do you see blood when you brush or floss your teeth? If yes, you know this can be a little alarming. It can be on your toothbrush as well as when you rinse after brushing. You know that this is not normal. There are many explanations for this occurrence.1. Oral Hygiene - Not Brushing or Flossing...  Read More
4 Ways Your Hygienist Can Help Increase Case Acceptance
Your hygiene department should be a fruitful resource of productive procedures for the schedule, especially if you have a recall program.(Note: to learn how to build a consistently productive hygiene department that makes a great profit on it’s – before the doctor even picks up a handpiece – do the...  Read More
5 Tips for Eliminating Hygiene Cancellations & No-Shows
 We’ve all been frustrated when someone cancels last minute or doesn’t show up without any communication. It’s easy to point fingers and say, “I thought you confirmed that patient!”While it’s impossible to eliminate ALL cancellations and no-shows in the hygiene department, there are a few ways to...  Read More
Dr. Stephen Lin discusses The Dental Diet
Dr Steven Lin is from Australia and done an amazing job of re-visiting the work of Dr. Weston Price. In this interview, he talks about his journey....  Read More
At CallForce, we found out that 73% of dental patients have not visited the dentist within the last six months. To put that into perspective, that means that out of the 323 million people that live in the United States, over 235 million of them have not visited a dentist within the last six...  Read More
A beautiful smile meansdifferent things to different people. The old saying, “beauty is in the eyes ofthe beholder” often holds true when it comes to deciding what’s beautiful andwhat’s not. Some people’s idea of abeautiful smile is a set of large teeth, perfectly aligned with balanced edges,and a...  Read More
Episode 2: RDH On A Mission, Jennifer Hasch, RDH, BS
This podcast is dedicated to empowering the dental professional to seek career excellence.Join us in this movement and gain professional freedom along the way! We are here to support your journey.Meet Jennifer Hasch, RDH, BS! Learn about her career trajectory and how she thinks beyond the...  Read More
Episode 1: Trust the Process, Alicia Murria, RDH
Welcome to the first episode of Beyond the Prophy! This podcast is dedicated to empowering the hygienist to seek career excellence.Join us in this movement and gain professional freedom along the way! We are here to support your journey.Meet Alicia Murria, RDH! Learn about her career trajectory and...  Read More
How Good is Your Hygiene Department?
We all know that the hygiene department’s performance has a direct bearing on the health of your patients and your practice’s bottom line.I’ve grown weary of rules of thumb for hygiene like “Hygiene should be 30% of practice production” or “Perio should be 30% of...  Read More
Don't Forget Your Visual Aids
As a dental professional sometimes we forget our job includes education. Even though many patients are aware of what we do, they don’t always practice it. It is important that we make a lasting impression on our patients so that we see positive results and progress at their next visit....  Read More
ATP Testing for Dental Hygiene and Disease Diagnosis
Biologically, humans already possess hygiene and sensory indicators such as sight, smell, touch, hearing, and taste. these sensory indicators generate a response of fight or flight. However, the inherent sensory indicators have their own limitations and often fail to perceive certain indiscernible...  Read More
It's More Than All About the Tooth. We are Saving Patient's Lives.
On April 21stJimmy Kimmel’s wife Molly gave birth to a boy and they named him “Billy.”He appeared healthy for the first few hours the nurse in the pediatric floor noticed that William, aka: "Billy," had a heart murmur and he was soon after her discovered taken to neonatal floor...  Read More
I Needed Therapy so I Started a Web Blog
For a number of years, I've been able to find work writing dental blogs for marketing firms and dental offices. It's a nice part time gig, but my name could never be associated with them as a ghost writer. I love educating the public and writing is my therapy too so a month or so ago, I decided to...  Read More
25 Things to Know About Halitosis/ Bad Breath
I work as a dentist in Norway, with a special focus on halitosis (including standardized use of a halitosis-meter) and this is a list of some tips I try to share with my patients.Eating a meal of garlic and onions may give you the occasional bad breath. And everyone’s had morning breath at...  Read More
Hey, you! Who do you think you are?
“You're doing what? BE HONEST, do you feel that you are competent enough to understand a business, a budget or to lead? You must have a hidden agenda. You are not ready to do that. You can’t do that.”Hidden? No. Focused? Yes. Every hygienist should have a career plan. Whether that...  Read More
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
Many dental practice management consultants suggest cutting costs and want you to play the game of dentistry with caution.What I am talking about here today is a paradigm shift to embrace the theory of more = less.Yes, more money into your bank account with less work.This seems to be a road less...  Read More
Bad Dental Habits To Chat With Patients About – Part 3
Addressing Bad Dental HabitsThis blog is a follow up to Parts 1 and 2, which are based on an article on that discusses bad dental habits to avoid.We’re moving into the cold and flu season. Many of us will be seekingrelief of a sore throat and coughing. Do yourself and your patients afavor...  Read More
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