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How Hygienists Can Quickly Connect With Patients

How can dental hygienists make patients feel comfortable and welcome from the very beginning? Guest author Shelley Brown, R.D.H., B.S.D.H., offers some extremely simple tips.

| 2 weeks ago
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Five Characteristics of a Profitable Dental Hygiene Department

The most profitable dental hygiene departments have five characteristics in common. Here is a breakdown of each and how you can implement them in your...

| 10 months ago
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Understanding and Recognizing Mouth Breathing

How can you explain to your patients the need to breath through the nose, not the mouth? This article offers research-based information to help clinicians...

| 1 year ago
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to Revolutionize Your Dental Practice in 6 Weeks

Team meetings can help get your dental practice team on the same page, but how do you affect true change? We have the answer.

| 2 years ago
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New Spear Online Course: “Establishing Value for your Treatment Plan with New or Existing Patients”

Dr. Frank Spear discusses how even long-time patients may need more information on the value of treatment because of the related fees.

| 2 years ago
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'Impact of Mouth Breathing on Oral and General Health, Part 1' is Now Live!

Mouth breathing is more than just an aesthetic problem, and can contribute to negative health conditions. This can present significant problems, especially...

| 2 years ago
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'The Importance of Medical/Dental Histories in Understanding a Patient’s Overall Health' is Now Live!

What type of medical history questions do you ask your patients? Do you ever update this information for your existing patients? Sometimes patients may...

| 2 years ago
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Oral Cancer Awareness - Will You Be Part of the Change?

Did you know that April 14th through the 20th is National Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week? Providing a comprehensive extra and intra-oral exam for...

| 2 years ago
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'What's the Difference' is Now Live!

Spear presents a course by Kim Miller, R.D.H., B.S.D.H. – 'What's the Difference?' This five lesson course is helpful for dental coding that can seem confusing and redundant. Kim Miller...

| 2 years ago
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Ergonomics for Enhanced Clinical Performance

Physical pain, more often than not, is an indicator of poor ergonomics.

| 2 years ago
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The Best Ever Hygiene Exam is Now Live!

Too much to do and not enough time to get it all done? Screening your patients quickly and prioritizing their needs is the secret to dental hygiene time...

| 3 years ago
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The Impact From the Hygiene Operatory on Composite Restorations: Part I

Before and after a composite restoration. As clinicians, we spend a considerable amount of time placing composite restorations that strive to re-create...

| 3 years ago