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

 

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 Role of the Team to Articulate Authentically with Ideal Patients

with Kristine Hodsdon

The role of the team in a thriving practice is absolutely critical! A common denominator in all world-class dental practices is a team that is all working together in concern toward commonly defined goals and objectives.

 

 

Running Time: 54:47 minutes

In this Show, Gary interviews his friend Kristine Hodsdon on the role of the team to communicate effectively with ideal patients. Kristine is the founder of Dental Influencers, a firm that is committed to helping develop women leaders in healthcare. She is also the director of RDH eVillage, which is the largest online newsletter for hygienists with a subscription base of over 57,000. You will LOVE Kristine’s message and her passion to help her colleagues!

Kristine’s website: www.kristineahodsdon.com

Kristine’s email address: kristineahodsdon@gmail.com

RDH eVillage: www.dentistryiq.com/newsletter/rdh-evillage.html

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