How many dental hygiene patients are currently overdue for a hygiene appointment?
Do you know if these patients have outstanding treatment?
What percentage of your adult patients have been treated for gum disease using one of the ADA CDT 4000 codes?
These are questions you need to ask yourself if you are a dentist and wish to see the highest productivity this year.
Approximately 50% of American adults 30 years of age and older have some level of periodontal disease. In a recent study, 77% of adults reported they would see their dentist, but only 37% reported seeing their dentist.
The dental offices who work with us usually have a perio percentage of no more than 20% of their adult patients for periodontal disease. The problem lies in the discomfort and lack of knowledge to share with their patient what they see happening in their mouth.
This statistic means that dental hygienists are “Cleaning Teeth” and not sharing an important, life-altering disease with their patients. As the founder of Dental Practice Solutions and a dental hygiene clinician, it is my passion to share this important message that a healthy mouth leads to a longer, healthier life!
Solution To the Problem We Face
It’s essential to have a productive dental hygiene department that provides preventive care to patients and supports their overall well-being. It’s also important to track and monitor overdue hygiene patients to ensure they continue preventative care appointments versus treat disease.
The 21-Day Hygiene Dept Challenge will provide everything you need to share this important message, increase your perio patient percentage, and create a system/process to keep patients returning to your dental office. You now have a system and the tools to enroll more patients into gingivitis and perio treatment. This is a win for everyone!
STOP running on the dental treadmill and love more of what you do!