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Hygiene Time Management: Phase IV The Last Leg of the Race

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

May 27, 2015

Hygiene HandoffDuring a relay race the last leg of the race is the most valuable leg.

Imagine, the baton is your dental hygiene patient and if the dental hygienist drops the baton you know what happens – – YES?

If you don’t know what happens watch my VLOG today (Video below) and I will tell you what happens when the baton is dropped.

This last leg of a relay race uses the strongest runner to run this leg of the relay race. That means the dental hygienist has a strong and powerful position, in the dental practice. They can’t drop the baton.

Time Management can make or break your hygiene appointment, in fact, it can make or break everyone’s day at the office; including your patient!

We are talking about last phase of your dental hygiene appointment: dismissal, hand-off and disinfection.  During this last phaes of the appointment, the hygienist can create additional value and talk or reinforce, the benefits for why the patient needs to return sooner than later, for routine preventive care and/or restorative needs, as necessary.

Some of the important points to remember during your dismissal of the dental hygiene patient are:

1. No more wating until the end of the hygiene appointment for the doctor exam to be completed (See last weeks Video and Blog for more on this)

2. Plan for the last 5-10 minutes to dismiss the patient, hand-off (Verbal communication) to the front office team member. and disinfect/turn the room over for the next patient

3. Patients first language is not “Dental Terminology” so they most likley will need to hear things about three times before it sinks in

i. the three times can be: During the hygiene treatment discussion with patient, the doctor-hygiene exam and the dismissal at the front desk with patient and front office team member

4. Remember these three words need to be discussed before the patient leaves:

i    The WHAT. WHAT does your  patient need to return for? Is it a routine preventive care visit with the hygienist? Restorative treatment? Let the patient know a 2nd and 3rd time (3rd time upon dismissal at front desk)

ii. The WHY. Explain WHY your patient needs to return for “X,Y and Z”, etc.

iii. The WHEN. WHEN does your patient need to return? Does your patient need to return in 3 months or next week?

5. The hygienist is the best auxilary to make the hygiene patients next hygiene appointment.

Why you may ask?

This is the best team member to do this and if planned correctly it can be completed in only 90 seconds of time.

Here’s WHY: The hygienist just spent over thirty minutes with their patient and they understand the WHAT, WHY and WHEN, so I suggest the hygienist schedule the patients next hygiene appointment.

The answer is clear: The hygienist explains the what, why and when while he or she is with the patient in front of the appointment book and usually this is a computerized schedule. It is the click of a mouse and the patient usually will come on the same time and day of the week for their future appointment.

I explain more reasons WHY in the video but this is enough here. I know it can be a sore subject for many hygienists.

Don’t ask the patient when they want to return. Tell the patient what day and time you have available on your schedule. You are in control of your schedule so own it and lead the conversation with the best time for you.

Yes, many patients request a specific time and date but you take the lead and hopefully that patient already is there on their preferred time and day so just keep it the same as much as you can when scheduling the patients next appointment.

Scheduling the patients next appointment means less chance of open holes in the schedule. I have experienced the positive change in offices schedules from utilizing this suggestion. It makes a huge difference in the future of your schedule when the hygienists feel adamant about scheduling their patients next appointment.

View the video this week for more information. I have a lot more to tell you about this so take some time to watch. It’s about 14 minutes long.

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Hygiene Time Management: Phase IV The Last Leg of the Race

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

During a relay race the last leg of the race is the most valuable leg.

Imagine, the baton is your dental hygiene patient and if the dental hygienist drops the baton you know what happens – – YES?

If you don’t know what happens watch my VLOG today (Video below) and I will tell you what happens when the baton is dropped.

This last leg of a relay race uses the strongest runner to run this leg of the relay race. That means the dental hygienist has a strong and powerful position, in the dental practice. They can’t drop the baton.

Time Management can make or break your hygiene appointment, in fact, it can make or break everyone’s day at the office; including your patient!

We are talking about last phase of your dental hygiene appointment: dismissal, hand-off and disinfection.  During this last phaes of the appointment, the hygienist can create additional value and talk or reinforce, the benefits for why the patient needs to return sooner than later, for routine preventive care and/or restorative needs, as necessary.

Some of the important points to remember during your dismissal of the dental hygiene patient are:

1. No more wating until the end of the hygiene appointment for the doctor exam to be completed (See last weeks Video and Blog for more on this)

2. Plan for the last 5-10 minutes to dismiss the patient, hand-off (Verbal communication) to the front office team member. and disinfect/turn the room over for the next patient

3. Patients first language is not “Dental Terminology” so they most likley will need to hear things about three times before it sinks in

i. the three times can be: During the hygiene treatment discussion with patient, the doctor-hygiene exam and the dismissal at the front desk with patient and front office team member

4. Remember these three words need to be discussed before the patient leaves:

i    The WHAT. WHAT does your  patient need to return for? Is it a routine preventive care visit with the hygienist? Restorative treatment? Let the patient know a 2nd and 3rd time (3rd time upon dismissal at front desk)

ii. The WHY. Explain WHY your patient needs to return for “X,Y and Z”, etc.

iii. The WHEN. WHEN does your patient need to return? Does your patient need to return in 3 months or next week?

5. The hygienist is the best auxilary to make the hygiene patients next hygiene appointment.

Why you may ask?

This is the best team member to do this and if planned correctly it can be completed in only 90 seconds of time.

Here’s WHY: The hygienist just spent over thirty minutes with their patient and they understand the WHAT, WHY and WHEN, so I suggest the hygienist schedule the patients next hygiene appointment.

The answer is clear: The hygienist explains the what, why and when while he or she is with the patient in front of the appointment book and usually this is a computerized schedule. It is the click of a mouse and the patient usually will come on the same time and day of the week for their future appointment.

I explain more reasons WHY in the video but this is enough here. I know it can be a sore subject for many hygienists.

Don’t ask the patient when they want to return. Tell the patient what day and time you have available on your schedule. You are in control of your schedule so own it and lead the conversation with the best time for you.

Yes, many patients request a specific time and date but you take the lead and hopefully that patient already is there on their preferred time and day so just keep it the same as much as you can when scheduling the patients next appointment.

Scheduling the patients next appointment means less chance of open holes in the schedule. I have experienced the positive change in offices schedules from utilizing this suggestion. It makes a huge difference in the future of your schedule when the hygienists feel adamant about scheduling their patients next appointment.

View the video this week for more information. I have a lot more to tell you about this so take some time to watch. It’s about 14 minutes long.

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Time Management Phase 3: Do Treatment

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

May 21, 2015

This week I share Phase 3 of Time Management for the dental hygiene routine appointment. These are tips to stay on time when you “do treatment.”

Staying on time is what made me feel stressed during my career as a clinical dental hygienist and this week I have put together tips to keep the hygienist running on time and reduce any stress created.

If you can follow these tips, you will discover you don’t feel like you are running on a treadmill and your patients will leave your office more satisfied because they did not have to sit and wait for doctor to complete their exam.

The follstop watchowing are a few tips: (View the video below for more in-depth tips)

1. Doctor needs to enter for the hygiene exam no later than 30-45 minutes into a 60 minute hygiene appointment. If you have less than 60 minutes you will need to adjust this time. No more waiting until the end of the hygiene appointment to notify doctor of a patient exam

2. A patient of record can remain in a supine position when doctor enters for the exam. The hygienist will leave their provider chair and move to a position opposite of the doctor for the exam process.

3. The hygienist can lead doctor by providing small chitchat about something personal regarding the patient. This chitchat lasts only 6-90 seconds

4. The hygienist will lead doctor through the exam process by giving a report of what was discovered during the data collection process, the determination of treatment and what is necessary for the next hygiene appointment. For example does patient need a full mouth series of x-rays. The exam communication with doctor is a great time to add value and some benefits for why the patient will return for their next hygiene appointment

5. The hygiene exam (When doctor and hygienist have calibrated their services) should last approximately 5-7 minutes

Watch the video below for more specific information to streamline your time management especially when you “Do Treatment.”

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Time Management Phase 3: Do Treatment

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

This week I share Phase 3 of Time Management for the dental hygiene routine appointment. These are tips to stay on time when you “do treatment.”

Staying on time is what made me feel stressed during my career as a clinical dental hygienist and this week I have put together tips to keep the hygienist running on time and reduce any stress created.

If you can follow these tips, you will discover you don’t feel like you are running on a treadmill and your patients will leave your office more satisfied because they did not have to sit and wait for doctor to complete their exam.

The follstop watchowing are a few tips: (View the video below for more in-depth tips)

1. Doctor needs to enter for the hygiene exam no later than 30-45 minutes into a 60 minute hygiene appointment. If you have less than 60 minutes you will need to adjust this time. No more waiting until the end of the hygiene appointment to notify doctor of a patient exam

2. A patient of record can remain in a supine position when doctor enters for the exam. The hygienist will leave their provider chair and move to a position opposite of the doctor for the exam process.

3. The hygienist can lead doctor by providing small chitchat about something personal regarding the patient. This chitchat lasts only 6-90 seconds

4. The hygienist will lead doctor through the exam process by giving a report of what was discovered during the data collection process, the determination of treatment and what is necessary for the next hygiene appointment. For example does patient need a full mouth series of x-rays. The exam communication with doctor is a great time to add value and some benefits for why the patient will return for their next hygiene appointment

5. The hygiene exam (When doctor and hygienist have calibrated their services) should last approximately 5-7 minutes

Watch the video below for more specific information to streamline your time management especially when you “Do Treatment.”

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WANT MORE HYGIENE DEPARTMENT INFORMATION?

Click on the picture or this link to download the 7 Days and You will automatically receive Debbie’s weekly tips and video trainings: 7 Day No Charge Dental Hygiene Coaching Program

Lead Pages picABOUT DEBBIE SEIDEL-BITTKE, RDH, BS

In 2000, Debbie founded Dental Practice Solutions, a dental practice management business focused on creating profitable dental hygiene departments, as well as improving the total bottom line of the dental practice. She has been named as one of Dentistry Today’s Top Consultants for 10 years in  row!

Debbie is a former clinical assistant professor from the University of Southern California where she taught the senior dental hygiene students skills to treat periodontal patients. She also co-taught the practice management course  at USC from 200o-2002. (Until the school start PBL – Problem Based Learning)

Debbie has a team of experts to guide teams throughout the world to provide quality, patient centered practices that sustain profits for the life of their dental practice

 

The 60 Minute Prophylaxis Appointment: Time Management Phase 2

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

May 14, 2015

As a hygienist I know first-hand how stressful it can feel to always stay on time with your hygiene patient appointments.

I have created a four-phase series during the month of May to help hygienists stay on time with their patients during the 60 minute prophylaxis appointment.

Last week I talked about Data Collection and how important this is to treating your patients total health. This week I will talk about another phase of the routine hygiene appointment which I call Determine Treatment.

It is possible that your patients data collection took longer than expected. Typically, when this happens your patient is more than just a prophy so you will need to adjust the other phases during this dental hygiene appointment. Remember that we are in the business of creating optimal oral health so our patients live a longer and healthier life. As hygienists, our focus should not be on “cleaning” a patients teeth.

Rather than feel stressed about running behind or not completing the patients treatment which they were scheduled for, focus on what is in the patients best interest so that you are supporting them to live a longer, healthier life!

Here are some tips to stay patient focused on optimal oral health, patient total health and not run behind: No Hygienist and patient eye to eye

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  • Sit the patient upright in the chair: Knee-to-knee and eye-to-eye
  • Use intra-oral photos, x-rays (especially great if you have digital x-rays, brochures. models of teeth, etc.
  • Discuss the patients chief complaint (If there is one) first
  • Nix the word “find” and replace this with words such as “see” “look” “show”, etc.
  • Review restorative exam and/or discuss outstanding restorative treatment not completed or if there are new areas of restorative work, discuss these areas
  • Discuss the perio exam results after restorative concerns. Even if you are only spot probing let the patient know if things are status-quo or if there are new areas of “disease” (Show them where these areas of improvement or disease are located in their mouth)
  • Ask patient if they have any questions about the information discussed
  • Attempt a “trial close” before the doctor exam. Make these open-ended questions. Not a “Yes” or “No” type of response question to patients. Example: “What questions do you have about – XYZ for me?”
[/bullet_block]How are your hygiene appointments going? What keeps you and/or your hygiene team from running on time?

Please comment below.

Be sure to keep reading each week because on May 28th, I will put all this information together into a Free Resource that you can download and use with your hygiene team.

You may want to enroll in our no-charge 7 Day Dental Hygiene Profits Program which will automatically give you access to our weekly videos and blog.

CLICK THIS LINK TO RECEIVE THE 7 DAY DENTAL HYGIENE PROFITS PROGRAM

The 60 Minute Prophylaxis Appointment: Time Management Phase 2

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

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As a hygienist I know first-hand how stressful it can feel to always stay on time with your hygiene patient appointments.

I have created a four-phase series during the month of May to help hygienists stay on time with their patients during the 60 minute prophylaxis appointment.

Last week I talked about Data Collection and how important this is to treating your patients total health. This week I will talk about another phase of the routine hygiene appointment which I call Determine Treatment.

It is possible that your patients data collection took longer than expected. Typically, when this happens your patient is more than just a prophy so you will need to adjust the other phases during this dental hygiene appointment. Remember that we are in the business of creating optimal oral health so our patients live a longer and healthier life. As hygienists, our focus should not be on “cleaning” a patients teeth.

Rather than feel stressed about running behind or not completing the patients treatment which they were scheduled for, focus on what is in the patients best interest so that you are supporting them to live a longer, healthier life!

Here are some tips to stay patient focused on optimal oral health, patient total health and not run behind: No Hygienist and patient eye to eye

[bullet_block large_icon=”0.png” width=”” alignment=”center”]
  • Sit the patient upright in the chair: Knee-to-knee and eye-to-eye
  • Use intra-oral photos, x-rays (especially great if you have digital x-rays, brochures. models of teeth, etc.
  • Discuss the patients chief complaint (If there is one) first
  • Nix the word “find” and replace this with words such as “see” “look” “show”, etc.
  • Review restorative exam and/or discuss outstanding restorative treatment not completed or if there are new areas of restorative work, discuss these areas
  • Discuss the perio exam results after restorative concerns. Even if you are only spot probing let the patient know if things are status-quo or if there are new areas of “disease” (Show them where these areas of improvement or disease are located in their mouth)
  • Ask patient if they have any questions about the information discussed
  • Attempt a “trial close” before the doctor exam. Make these open-ended questions. Not a “Yes” or “No” type of response question to patients. Example: “What questions do you have about – XYZ for me?”
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How are your hygiene appointments going? What keeps you and/or your hygiene team from running on time?

Please comment below.

Be sure to keep reading each week because on May 28th, I will put all this information together into a Free Resource that you can download and use with your hygiene team.

You may want to enroll in our no-charge 7 Day Dental Hygiene Profits Program which will automatically give you access to our weekly videos and blog.

CLICK THIS LINK TO RECEIVE THE 7 DAY DENTAL HYGIENE PROFITS PROGRAM

Lead Pages picABOUT DEBBIE

In 2000, Debbie founded Dental Practice Solutions, a dental practice management business focused on creating profitable dental hygiene departments, as well as improving the total bottom line of the dental practice. She has been named as one of Dentistry Today’s Top Consultants for 10 years in  row!

Debbie is a former clinical assistant professor at University of Southern California where to taught the senior dental hygiene students skills to treat periodontal patients. She also co-taught the practice management course  at USC from 200o-2002. (Until the school start PBL – Problem Based Learning)

Debbie has a team of experts to guide teams throughout the world to provide quality, patient centered practices that sustain profits for the life of their dental practice.

Time Management for the Dental Hygiene Patient

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

May 7, 2015

Knee to Knee Eye to EyeWorking in a dental office can often feel stressful; like you’re running on a treadmill.

I had no clue how rushed I would feel once I began working as a clinical dental hygienist many decades ago.

Now as a consultant, I find it rewarding to help other dental hygienists overcome some of the challenges they face daily. It feels like a grind for most dental professionals I talk to. It happens; patients come late and yet you want to do your very best to provide optimal care. Even when patients do arrive  on time, situations occur and you may still find yourself running behind.

To overcome these daily challenges and help dental hygienists provide optimal care for their patients, I have created this short training about time management for the dental hygiene patient. Please view the short video below.

When you watch the video you will learn about this “Down to a Science Practice Principle” which I have created to support you with staying on time and more easily do what you do best — provide optimal patient care!

After viewing the video and reading this my hope is that you will have more time to enjoy your day with patients. I remember how much I enjoyed my patients and I hope this information takes you to that next level, whether it is a higher level of satisfaction during patient care time or that next level of treating patients with optimal preventive care.

If you don’t have sixty minutes of patient time you will need to tweak this information to fit your hygiene patient appointment time.

DURING TODAY’S SHORT VIDEO I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH:  [video_player type=”youtube” youtube_force_hd=”hd720″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9zQWZuRU83ckUzNA==[/video_player]

[bullet_block large_icon=”0.png” width=”” alignment=”center”][/bullet_block]Data collection and the timing of various important procedures you need to complete to provide optimal patient care

Please send me an email if you want to create your own protocol for the timing of your services during the data collection. mailto:support@dentalpracticesolutions.com

Be sure to view next weeks video and read the blog which details the Discussion with your patient about your findings. This is where you and the patient determine the correct treatment to completed that day – perhaps you discovered the patient needs perio therapy or you need to discuss resotorative treatment. Next week I will share more about Time Management for the Dental Hygiene Patient.

* Did you find this information helpful?

* Do you have something challenging you during your timing of the hygiene appointment?

Please leave a comment below so we can provide a solution, let us know if this information is helpful to you and please share your successes with others below.

Debbie Bittke squareAbout Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

In 2000, Debbie founded Dental Practice Solutions, a dental practice management business focused on creating profitable dental hygiene departments, as well as improving the total bottom line of the dental practice. She has been named as one of Dentistry Today’s Top Consultants for 10 years in  row!

Debbie is a former clinical assistant professor at University of Southern California where to taught the senior dental hygiene students skills to treat periodontal patients. She also co-taught the practice management course  at USC from 200o-2002. (Until the school start PBL – Problem Based Learning)

Debbie has a team of experts to guide teams throughout the world to provide quality, patient centered practices that sustain profits for the life of their dental practice.

Time Management for the Dental Hygiene Patient

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

Working in a dental office can often feel stressful; like you’re running on a treadmill.

I had no clue how rushed I would feel once I began working as a clinical dental hygienist many decades ago.

Now as a consultant, I find it rewarding to help other dental hygienists overcome some of the challenges they face daily. It feels like a grind for most dental professionals I talk to. It happens; patients come late and yet you want to do your very best to provide optimal care. Even when patients do arrive  on time, situations occur and you may still find yourself running behind.

To overcome these daily challenges and help dental hygienists provide optimal care for their patients, I have created this short training about time management for the dental hygiene patient. Please view the short video below.

When you watch the video you will learn about this “Down to a Science Practice Principle” which I have created to support you with staying on time and more easily do what you do best — provide optimal patient care!

After viewing the video and reading this my hope is that you will have more time to enjoy your day with patients. I remember how much I enjoyed my patients and I hope this information takes you to that next level, whether it is a higher level of satisfaction during patient care time or that next level of treating patients with optimal preventive care.

If you don’t have sixty minutes of patient time you will need to tweak this information to fit your hygiene patient appointment time.

DURING TODAY’S SHORT VIDEO I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH:  [video_player type=”youtube” youtube_force_hd=”hd720″ width=”560″ height=”315″ align=”right” margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”20″]aHR0cHM6Ly95b3V0dS5iZS9zQWZuRU83ckUzNA==[/video_player]

[bullet_block large_icon=”0.png” width=”” alignment=”center”][/bullet_block]Data collection and the timing of various important procedures you need to complete to provide optimal patient carePlease send me an email if you want to create your own protocol for the timing of your services during the data collection. mailto:support@dentalpracticesolutions.com

Be sure to view next weeks video and read the blog which details the Discussion with your patient about your findings. This is where you and the patient determine the correct treatment to completed that day – perhaps you discovered the patient needs perio therapy or you need to discuss resotorative treatment. Next week I will share more about Time Management for the Dental Hygiene Patient.

* Did you find this information helpful?

* Do you have something challenging you during your timing of the hygiene appointment?

Please leave a comment below so we can provide a solution, let us know if this information is helpful to you and please share your successes with others below.