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Welcome to dentistry’s largest dental hygiene practice management resource center! We are the leading dental hygiene consultant/coaching business.

We will increase your TOTAL dental practice profitability without working more hours or days each year.

- Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS, Speaker, Author. Dental Hygiene Coach & Consultant

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Do You Feel Empowered? Do You Love What You Do?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

February 25, 2016

Dentistry can be stressful!

Today I visited a young female dentist in my own neighborhood. It was the first time we met. She personally greeted me at the front desk as her receptionist was on a call.

The minute I explained who I was and that I was a hygiene consultant she sighed and shared how extremely STRESSED she was right now.

I did my best to be compassionate and explained that my job is to create a great life for dentists, to take away that stress as we become partners in the day-to-day office challenges, etc., etc.

As a new dental hygienist, many years ago, I myself, had no idea how stressful it would be to run on a 45 minute schedule when I first worked as a dental hygienist. Luckily, many dentists have come to see and understand that we serve our patients best in today’s world when we have more than 45 minutes for most of our adult hygiene patients.

Hygienists have so many more responsibilites in the twentyfirst century so we have longer adult hygiene appointments.

How do we get it all completed and work without so much stress we can experience as an employee in the dental office?

Do You Feel Empowered? Do You Love What You Do?

btw: The stressed out dentist I met today??? She is doing a lot better. Her posture seemed to change when I offered to support her. I could see her shoulders relax and she warmly touched my hand as we decided to meet again soon.

Check out this video because I have created a training that empowers hygienists and allows me to work alongside the dentist to overcome many of these challenges.

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“The number of adult patients treated for periodontal disease increase immediately after we began the Hygiene Empowerment Program. It went from 11% to 23% and when we looked at our most recent production it is currently increased 17% since last year this time of year.”

Mason Konkle

Hatch Family Dentistry

[divider style=”11″]“Hygiene Empowerment has helped my hygiene department work in a very professional way, we now get them back and currently understand the valuable words to use and the phrases we learned have helped us get our patients back for routine hygiene appointments and also perio maintenance appointments.”

George Pamborides, DMD

Nicosia Dental Clinic

[divider style=”7″]Do you wish to decrease stress in your office?

Do you want to have a more empowered hygiene department?

Do you want to have a productive and profitable hygiene department this year?

Check out Hygiene Empowerment Here: 3-Part Training Video Series

Schedule a Call to Discover How This Will Work For Your Dental Practice: Schedule Call

Do You Feel Empowered? Do You Love What You Do?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

Dentistry can be stressful!

Today I visited a young female dentist in my own neighborhood. It was the first time we met. She personally greeted me at the front desk as her receptionist was on a call.

The minute I explained who I was and that I was a hygiene consultant she sighed and shared how extremely STRESSED she was right now.

I did my best to be compassionate and explained that my job is to create a great life for dentists, to take away that stress as we become partners in the day-to-day office challenges, etc., etc.

As a new dental hygienist, many years ago, I myself, had no idea how stressful it would be to run on a 45 minute schedule when I first worked as a dental hygienist. Luckily, many dentists have come to see and understand that we serve our patients best in today’s world when we have more than 45 minutes for most of our adult hygiene patients.

Hygienists have so many more responsibilites in the twentyfirst century so we have longer adult hygiene appointments.

How do we get it all completed and work without so much stress we can experience as an employee in the dental office?

Do You Feel Empowered? Do You Love What You Do?

btw: The stressed out dentist I met today??? She is doing a lot better. Her posture seemed to change when I offered to support her. I could see her shoulders relax and she warmly touched my hand as we decided to meet again soon.

Check out this video because I have created a training that empowers hygienists and allows me to work alongside the dentist to overcome many of these challenges.

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What has Hygiene Empowerment done for dentists thoughout the world?

“The number of adult patients treated for periodontal disease increase immediately after we began the Hygiene Empowerment Program. It went from 11% to 23% and when we looked at our most recent production it is currently increased 17% since last year this time of year.”

Mason Konkle

Hatch Family Dentistry

[divider style=”11″]

“Hygiene Empowerment has helped my hygiene department work in a very professional way, we now get them back and currently understand the valuable words to use and the phrases we learned have helped us get our patients back for routine hygiene appointments and also perio maintenance appointments.”

George Pamborides, DMD

Nicosia Dental Clinic

[divider style=”7″]

Do you wish to decrease stress in your office?

Do you want to have a more empowered hygiene department?

Do you want to have a productive and profitable hygiene department this year?

Check out Hygiene Empowerment Here: 3-Part Training Video Series

Schedule a Call to Discover How This Will Work For Your Dental Practice: Schedule Call

Lead Pages picABOUT DEBBIE SEIDEL-BITTKE, RDH, BS

In 1984 Debbie Graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

She is also a former clinical assistant from the University of Southern California and co-taught the senior dental students Practice Management course until the school went to a PBL learning format.

In 2000, she founded Dental Practice Solutions and works with dental practices world-wide to:

  • create profitable and sustainable dental hygiene departments
  • known for reactivating and retaining patients for dental practices world-wide
  • organically grow new patient numbers

Dental Practice Solutions creates:

  • sustainable dental hygiene departments throughout the world
  • a “team-driven” practice, where the employees feel like leaders vs. employees

All of this means that the doctor can come to the office to do their job as a Dentist and not worry about managing people!

What a Dental Practice Can Learn From the Super Bowl?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

February 10, 2016

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If football players and marketers have one thing in common, it’s that their biggest day of the year is Super Bowl Sunday. I am very sorry for the North Carolina Panthers and if we understand the reality of this event, the brands that did advertise during the game, could care less about the games’ outcome.

Super Bowl is a great opportunity to communicate a company’s brand to millions. The commercials leave a lasting impression that will keep us laughing for many years to come. You must know that these advertising messages have a lasting impression in our mind.

This year in particular I found the commercials to be uplifting and inspirational.

Brands that best capitalize on the Super Bowl spend a significant amount of time, money, planning and refining their messages to capture your attention—and that’s just the beginning. Super Bowl ads are a springboard for continuous engagement through the business’ sales funnel. The businesses who spend millions of dollars advertising want to reach you while you’re watching the game as one touch point in a much longer journey.

What a Dental Practice Can Learn From the Super Bowl?

Here is my biggest marketing takeaway from Super Bowl 50:

Your message:  You may or may not know but there is always a large amount of message refining that goes into any Super Bowl ad (or any piece of marketing content, for that matter). Testing out different messages is vital to producing the best content, which is why Coca-Cola or Doritos (Both products I don’t promote we eat for proper health) spent so much time on their message.

My question to you is this:

  • What message do your patients receive when they visit your website, when the call your office, when they are told they need treatment, and what message do you give to provide value and benefits to return to your office?
  • How often do you refine your message communicated to patients?
  • How are you communicating your very important message to your patients?
  • Do all the team members know what the message is that needs to be delivered so patients choose to return to your office?

Super Bowl advertisers offered plenty of valuable lessons for business owners this year when you look at the thought and planning that goes into the content we experience every day.  And another process to consider is the consistency and times these advertisers will deliver their message.

Yes, the Super Bowl is one of the largest content opportunities in existence, it’s ultimately one step in a larger process. No company can sustain momentum from a single Super Bowl spot.

Like the game itself, the marketing takeaways are universal—there’s something for everyone.

What can you take away from the Super Bowl commercial messages and the time they spent providing a quality message?
Do you truly understand the message your give your patients when they are in your office or about to be a patient in your office? Have you spent much time with your team creating a valuable overarching message to your patients about why they should come to your office and not a group practice down the street?

Your message to patients will pay big dividends whether you are kicking off or in the zone.

I would enjoy hearing your take-away from the Super Bowl 50 commercials.


Lead Pages picABOUT DEBBIE SEIDEL-BITTKE, RDH, BS

In 1984 Debbie Graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene.

She is also a former clinical assistant from the University of Southern California and co-taught the senior dental students Practice Management course until the school went to a PBL learning format.

In 2000, she founded Dental Practice Solutions and works with dental practices world-wide to:

  • create profitable and sustainable dental hygiene departments
  • known for reactivating and retaining patients for dental practices world-wide
  • organically grow new patient numbers

Dental Practice Solutions creates:

  • sustainable dental hygiene departments throughout the world
  • a “team-driven” practice, where the employees feel like leaders vs. employees

All of this means that the doctor can come to the office to do their job as a Dentist and not worry about managing people!

 

 

 

 

 

What a Dental Practice Can Learn From the Super Bowl?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

If football players and marketers have one thing in common, it’s that their biggest day of the year is Super Bowl Sunday. I am very sorry for the North Carolina Panthers and if we understand the reality of this event, the brands that did advertise during the game, could care less about the games’ outcome.

Super Bowl is a great opportunity to communicate a company’s brand to millions. The commercials leave a lasting impression that will keep us laughing for many years to come. You must know that these advertising messages have a lasting impression in our mind.

This year in particular I found the commercials to be uplifting and inspirational.

Brands that best capitalize on the Super Bowl spend a significant amount of time, money, planning and refining their messages to capture your attention—and that’s just the beginning. Super Bowl ads are a springboard for continuous engagement through the business’ sales funnel. The businesses who spend millions of dollars advertising want to reach you while you’re watching the game as one touch point in a much longer journey.

What a Dental Practice Can Learn From the Super Bowl?

Here is my biggest marketing takeaway from Super Bowl 50:

Your message:  You may or may not know but there is always a large amount of message refining that goes into any Super Bowl ad (or any piece of marketing content, for that matter). Testing out different messages is vital to producing the best content, which is why Coca-Cola or Doritos (Both products I don’t promote we eat for proper health) spent so much time on their message.

My question to you is this:

  • What message do your patients receive when they visit your website, when the call your office, when they are told they need treatment, and what message do you give to provide value and benefits to return to your office?
  • How often do you refine your message communicated to patients?
  • How are you communicating your very important message to your patients?
  • Do all the team members know what the message is that needs to be delivered so patients choose to return to your office?

Super Bowl advertisers offered plenty of valuable lessons for business owners this year when you look at the thought and planning that goes into the content we experience every day.  And another process to consider is the consistency and times these advertisers will deliver their message.

Yes, the Super Bowl is one of the largest content opportunities in existence, it’s ultimately one step in a larger process. No company can sustain momentum from a single Super Bowl spot.

Like the game itself, the marketing takeaways are universal—there’s something for everyone.

What can you take away from the Super Bowl commercial messages and the time they spent providing a quality message?
Do you truly understand the message your give your patients when they are in your office or about to be a patient in your office? Have you spent much time with your team creating a valuable overarching message to your patients about why they should come to your office and not a group practice down the street?

Your message to patients will pay big dividends whether you are kicking off or in the zone.

I would enjoy hearing your take-away from the Super Bowl 50 commercials.