How to Create a State-of-the-Art Prevention Program in Your Practice

with Trisha O'Hehir RDH

 

Prevention is a topic that we can all support. In this interview, Gary invited his friend Trisha O’Hehir RDH on the Thriving Dentist Show to discuss state-of-the-art prevention in the dental office today.

  Running time: 64:12

In this enlightening interview, Gary and Trisha discuss; a great definition of prevention in dentistry, why teaching prevention is such a powerful practice builder, the science behind xylitol, why xylitol is the biggest game changer in dental hygiene in the past 50 years, the concept of quorum sensing and multi-species biofilm, chewing gum and other xylitol products available today, how xylitol can help with xerostomia and why dry mouth is becoming more common with patients today, issues related to mouth breathing and why nose breathing is the healthy format (including 18% greater oxygen flow compared to mouth breathing), tips for how to incorporate prevention in your practice, a very simple tip (the toothpaste secret) to make brushing much more effective for your patients, why prevention supports the restorative side of your practice, ‘Dental Defense System’ for Spry, issues related to excess sugar consumption, how health coaching could be incorporated into a dental practice and the cool things Trisha is doing with her O’hehir University. You will absolutely LOVE the sheer amount of cool information in this Show!

Link for Smiles at Sea:
http://www.SmilesAtSea.com

Links for ‘Ask David’ segment:
http://www.davidhornbrook.com

http://www.utahvalleydentallab.com

Website for Trisha’s O’hehir University:
http://www.ohu-edu.com

Website for Spry (Dental division of Xlear):
http://www.xlear.com

Link for ‘The Toothpaste Secret’ (you will LOVE this!)
http://www.onlineoralhealth.com/the-toothpaste-secret/

How to go from Burned Out to Fired Up!

with Jamie Marboe RDH

Let’s face the reality that most Dentists will experience some degree of burn out at some stage in their career. Gary invited his friend Jamie Marboe to address this critical topic with the goal of sharing some proactive strategies that can help you avoid professional burn out.

Running Time: 58:04 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary and Jamie discuss; How to keep yourself motivated to be better tomorrow than you are today, tips that will keep you enthused and motivated, very specific strategies to work smarter not harder, how to strike a more effective work/life balance, the science and physiology behind motivation, How to keep your hygienist from feeling like ‘Mouth Maids’, the one thing you want to eliminate from ever happening again in your office and the interview concludes with a stimulating discussion about ‘Carefrontation’. Here’s to helping you stay fired up throughout your career!

Jamie’s website:
http://www.inspiredhygiene.com

 

5 Proven Tips to Eliminate Hygiene Cancellations and No-Shows

with Gary Takacs

The #1 practice management problem in dentistry today is hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. In some offices, hygiene no-shows are an absolute epidemic!

 

 

Running Time: 47:19 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary shares five specific strategies to radically reduce your hygiene department cancellations and no-shows. These are proven tips that Gary has used in his own practice and in his client offices around the country with success. By applying these five strategies you will reduce your expenses, fill more hygiene appointments and train your patients to keep their appointments!

 

Keys to Growing Your Hygiene Department to Full Potential

with Heidi Arndt RDH

A  strong hygiene department = a thriving practice! In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend, Heidi Arndt RDH on how to grow your hygiene department to full potential. Heidi has led and managed a hygiene team for a large group practice that collectively produced more than $140 Million per year in hygiene department production.

Running Time: 59:22 minutes

In this interview Gary and Heidi discuss; the challenges that dental practices are experiencing when it comes to improving their hygiene department, the most common growth opportunities in your hygiene department, how the Dentist/Office manager can identify these opportunities, next steps to take to tap into these growth opportunities and how you can ensure continued hygiene department growth. You’ll really enjoy Heidi’s passion for hygiene and helping dental offices achieve the full potential of their hygiene department!

Heidi’s website: www.enhancedhygiene.com

Heidi’s email address: heidi@enhancedhygiene.com

 

The Half Million Dollar Hygienist

with Stephanie Lodding RDH

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know that Gary feels strongly that your hygiene depart is a critical component of a thriving practice.

 

 

 

Running Time: 55:08 minutes

In this show Gary interviews his friend Stephanie Lodding on the keys to a successful hygiene department. In this interview Gary and Stephanie discuss; Why Stephanie is known as the half million dollar hygienist, how she was able to grow one of the most productive hygiene departments in the country with a total focus on quality care, the role of the oral/systemic link in hygiene today, the technology that is important in a hygiene department today, why it’s important to be a member of the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), the upcoming 2016 AAOSH conference and other resources that Stephanie is interested in today. Stephanie is an amazing resource and you will love her passion for dentistry!

Stephanie’s website: www.NowToWowHygiene.com

Stephanie’s email address: wnafloss@aol.com

AAOSH website: www.aaosh.org

Other resources Stephanie discussed in the interview:
www.ShoutMD.com

www.StrathspeyCrown.com

www.Alphaeon.com

Prudent Practices for the Business of Dentistry

with Jill Kring Carter

Most of you know that Gary strongly encourages his clients to build s strong perio therapy component of their hygiene departments. This is a win/win strategy that benefits the patient and practice alike.

 

 

Running Time: 54:01 minutes

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Jill Kring Carter on a variety of topics related to the business of dentistry including the importance to building a strong perio therapy component. In this Show, Gary and Jill discuss the reality that many practices ignore perio therapy, the statistics that point to perio disease being an epidemic today, how to help the patient ‘own’ their dental problems, the case for assisted hygiene, how to pay your hygienist and we finish the interview with a great conversation about the changing world of obtaining financing for Dentists today. You will benefit greatly from Jill’s passion and experience in dentistry!

Jill’s website: www.PracticePrudence.com

Jill’s Email address: practiceprudence@gmail.com

Jill’s article in Dental Products Report: ‘How Should I Pay My RDH?’:

Finding New Money in Old Places

with Lisa Spradley

Dental PodcastReactivating existing patients and following up with them regarding pending treatment is an opportunity for virtually every dental practice.

 

 

 

Running Time: 49:50 min

In this Thriving Dentist Show, Gary interviews his friend Lisa Spradley known as the ‘Front Desk Lady’. Lisa has almost 20 years of experience as an administrative team member and office manager and is passionate about helping dental practices follow up with existing patients. In this interview, Gary and Lisa discuss why it’s important to reactivate existing patients, how much time should be spent each week on hygiene reactivation, tips to successfully reactivate hygiene patients and how technology can help you with the hygiene reactivation process. Gary and Lisa also discuss tips to follow up with patients with pending treatment plans and how you can move these patients to accept recommended treatment. You’ll love this interview and Lisa’s passion for helping dental offices thrive today!

Lisa’s website:  www.frontdesklady.com

Lisa’s email address:  lisamarie@frontdesklady.com

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Inspired Hygiene for the Thriving Practice

with Rachel Wall RDH

Dental Podcast

If you are a regular listener to the Thriving Dentist Show you know how strongly Gary feels about the role of the hygiene department in a thriving practice.

 

 

 

Running Time: 58:18 min

In this interview, Gary interviews Rachel Wall, an expert with over 23 years of experience and the founder of Inspired Hygiene. In 2012 Rachel was voted the ‘Most Effective Hygiene Educator’ by Dr. Bicuspid and in 2103 she was selected as ‘One of the 25 Most Influential Women in Dentistry’ by Dental Products Report . In this inspiring interview Gary and Rachel discuss the most common obstacles that keep teams from creating a thriving hygiene department, specific benchmarks of a thriving hygiene department, how Dentists can help their hygienists develop a ‘healthcare provider’ mindset and some immediate action steps that Dentists and Hygienists can take to improve efficiency, productivity and service in the hygiene department. This is an excellent interview to play for your next Team meeting!

Rachel’s website

www.InspiredHygiene.com

Rachel’s email address

rw@InspiredHygiene.com

Link to Inspired Hygiene’s Perio Percentage Calculator Tool

www.InspiredHygiene.com/periotool

Link to Hygiene Profits Mastermind

www.inspiredhygiene.com/gary

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What Every Dentist Needs to Know About Their Hygiene Team

with Heidi Arndt RDH

Dental PodcastThe hygiene department is the backbone of a thriving dental practice. The success of your hygiene department is directly related to the success of your practice.

 

 

 

Running Time: 52 :53 min

We are very fortunate to have Heidi Arndt RDH as a special guest on the Thriving Dentist Show. She is a recognized authority on the high performance hygiene team and passionate about helping Dentists develop their hygiene departments to full potential. In this interview, Gary and Heidi discuss the metrics you should expect from your hygiene department, the opportunities for growth in hygiene, the necessary steps for getting your hygiene team re-energized and re-focused, and specific things you can do today to grow your hygiene revenue. This interview is a must-listen for the entire team!

Heidi’s website:                               www.enhancedhygiene.com

Heidi’s email:                                  heidi@enhancedhygiene.com

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Your Spit Is Awesome

with Anastasia Turchetta

TDS Logo 600X600Gary learned many years ago that the hygiene department is the backbone of a successful dental practice! This is even more true today. The hygiene department is the primary point of contact for patients with the practice and a successful hygiene department will keep patients active and positively engaged with the office. Today, we are very fortunate to have Anastasia Turchetta as our special guest on the show! Anastasia has the unique ability to relate to with dental consumers as well as Dentists and Hygienists about Oral Health. This skill was developed from her 22+ years of experience in clinical hygiene. A couple of years ago she created her hugely popular videos on youtube called ‘Hump Day Happenings’ where she shares her passion for Oral Health with consumers.

Running Time 45:51

One of the reasons why the hygiene department is so important today is because of the connection between oral and systemic health. Today we know that if a patient has gum disease they have a much higher risk of experiencing general health concerns such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The general media has tuned in to this topic as evidenced by Whoopi Goldberg talking about it on the View as well as much more general media coverage. Gary and Anastasia will share new information with our listeners today about this connection and why it is time to get serious about diagnosing and treating gum disease.

Why is dental hygiene so much more than just teeth cleaning? It involves so many other aspects of health, including oral cancer screening which is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when caught early.

Hygiene products Anastasia is excited about

AcquaMed    Acquaseal
Colgate Pro Relief prophy paste
Sunstar Butler Soft Pics
Philips Sonicare Airfloss
Philips Sonicare Flexcare
Waterpik  Water Flosser
Air Techniques Spectra Caries Detection System
Probiotics …  Oragenics
Periosciences antioxidant oral health product line
Oral DNA salivary diagnostics for identifying perio
VELscope.  Oral cancer screening technology

Anastasia and Gary’s recommended toothbrush
Sonicare