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.”
Hatch Family Dentistry
“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
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
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ABOUT 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!