Treating the Gingivitis Patient: A Paradigm Shift
For many years the dental hygiene appointment was all about “Cleaning Teeth.”
Dentistry has dramatically changed and dental hygienists do much more than “clean teeth.”
The mouth-body connection is an important message we must share with all of our patients.
Your patients are more likely to return for their routine hygiene appointments when you communicate about oral health and it’s contribution to a healthy body.
For years hygienists were caught in a catch-22.Hygienists knew that their patient was not a periodontal patient. They could clearly see there was not radiographic boneloss. The patient did not have any signs of periodontitis yet, the patient in the chair was more than “just a cleaning.” What do you do?
In January 2017, the ADA created a new code and a system to treat the patient who was more than a prophy and yet, they are not a periodontal patient.
This training provides a sixty-minute webinar about treating the hygiene patient who is more than a prophy and not a periodontal patient.
When you enroll in this training you will also have access to a flowchart for treating the hygiene patient; gingivitis patient, the various stages of periodontal disease as well as how to sequence the various types new patients who come to your dental office.
Grab the exact sequence and flowchart for treatment of the various hygiene patient diagnosis.
Read some of our client's testimonials
Debbie is one in a million, has to so she can adjust to clients’ needs. What we needed, Debbie provided staff, with a well written game for them and our office mgr to execute and under her guidance the office production increased 35 %
Debbie provided a hygiene department training for my multi-doctor office. We had no system in place for hygiene patients. After a few months we had a strategic plan for how we treat our hygiene patients and the order in which we will provide preventive care assessments. Through Debbie’s recommendations we now use the highest level of service with the latest technology. We also learned specific words to use with our patients so they are more likey to understand WHY they need to pay and schedule their treatment. Working with Debbie feels like I won the lottery!
George Pamborides, DMD
Started at 90k/month. Just broke 220k this month. Debbie is Brilliant as she goes above and beyond your expectations! After our first week working with Dental Practice Solutions, our hygienist co-diagnosed more dentistry for me in that week than my previous hygienist did in a month. Debbie also provided us with a tailor-made webinar on the oral-systemic health link which my whole team attended, they found this inspiring and very valuable education and we have been using the information during patient interactions, emails and information packs. Using Debbie’s coaching will support me to get my team and hygienist on the same page so we have a cohesive team, speaking the same language and really caring that our patients get the dentistry they need and the smile they deserve.