Dental Practice Solutions

Optimize your dental hygiene department by taking an integrated, team approach

  • Do you feel like you are working hard and your production is not increasing?
  • Do you feel like your hygiene department is under performing?
  • Is your hygiene department producing 25-30% of your total production?
  • Are hygienists in your office treating bloody prophys?
  • Does your hygiene department help enroll implant cases and high-end treatment?
  • Do you have one or more holes in your schedule daily?

I am so happy that you are here because we have answers and solutions to your challenges.

Dentist in La Mesa

Can We Alternate Periodontal Maintenance With a Prophy?

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

March 12, 2020

There is a common question asked by dental professionals and it’s also a question we get from our dental patients. The question is, “Can we alternate periodontal maintenance with a prophy?” Read this blog to know the truth and what you really need to do when your patient has completed periodontal therapy – Scaling and Read More

Boost Your Hygiene Department Productivity With Debbie Seidel-Bittke

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

March 2, 2020

During this podcast, Debbie helps dental offices boost their hygiene department productivity for higher patient retention, more internal new patients, and increased ROI. Debbie and Alyssa Ege, CEO of Sail Away Media Discussed: How to make or break it with internal marketing What kind of content to post on social media How to find an Read More

What is a Dental Hygienist to Do with The New AAP Classifications?!

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

January 30, 2020

The American Academy of Periodontology has not updated their guidelines for categorizing periodontitis since 1999. This should be a big deal; right?! Most clinicians: dentists, dental hygienists and even periodontists tell me they are confused with the new staging and grading for categorizing periodontitis. What is a dental hygienist to do with the new AAP Read More

Five Reasons Dental Temp Agencies are Outdated

By: Trey Tepichin, CEO, Cloud Dentistry

December 24, 2019

As a dental practice owner, it’s almost certain you work with dental temp agencies when one of your employees is absent due to illness, vacation or personal reasons. Maybe you use a dental temp agency because it’s what you’ve always done. Or maybe you use one because you don’t think there’s a better way to Read More

Defining Success for Your Dental Practice in 2020

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

December 19, 2019

That’s the question you want to answer for yourself when you embark on year-end planning. It always starts in November. Most dental practice owners work hard in Q4 to finish the year strong, while planning for the coming months. And, of course, the analysis starts. Here we are, the end of December and you may Read More

Turning Losses into Profits in Your Dental Office

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

November 29, 2019

Debbie and Art Wiederman sit down to hash-out how to turn losses into profits. This is a fun light-hearted hour AND you will take back a lot of new information to use in your dental practice tomorrow. Hear two great friends converse about upgrading your dental practice. I believe you will get a few laughs and gain Read More

Stop running on the Treadmill

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

November 21, 2019

During this podcast Debbie sits down with Ronda Smith at Dental Assistants Rock and shares how to not only stop running on the treadmill but what you will hear will not only keep your employees for the life of your practice but this one ingredient will keep patients returning to your office.  You will learn Read More

End of Year Dental Hygiene Patient Reactivation

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

October 17, 2019

  It goes without saying that we are now counting down the days until our year (2019) comes to an end. How many of your patients need a dental hygiene appointment? How many patients have unscheduled dental treatment? Do you know these numbers? Have you looked at your numbers? Some choose to not look because Read More

Treating the Gingivitis Patient

By: Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS

September 17, 2019

What is the true definition gingivitis? How do we treat a patient with gingivitis? This blog will share insight for dental professionals who are treating the gingivitis patient.  The ADA now provides dental professionals with not only a clearly defined description of gingivitis, but we have a CDT code for billing purposes. Soon we will Read More