Nobody Told Me That


I hope if you’re practice has opened for full-service dental care, you’ve had a great week. If you’re still waiting to open, we wish you all the best as you plan and prepare and communicate with your team.

I wanted to share this podcast with you for 2 reasons:

1-This is a fantastic podcast and I strongly encourage you to check it out. It’s designed to break down all there is to learn to be a strong dental practice administrator and/or owner.

2-In this episode, I take an administrator’s approach to review the AAP’s recent update to the perio classification system. I believe it’s very important for the business team to understand this as well as the clinical team.

Click the image below to access the podcast. I hope you enjoy it!

Let’s stop the division


I hope you, your family and team remain well.  We are beginning to see dentistry begin to open up and this is creating all kinds of mixed emotions…relief and excitement, as well as fear and confusion. Where some are coming together in unity, others, unfortunately, are seeing the divide between dentists and hygienists get wider.

Whether you are a hygienist, dentist, assistant or administrator, you have a decision to make. You must decide whether you want to work together as a team to serve patients safely or decide to allow fear to divide you and damage the relationships you’ve worked so hard to build. Our patients need us and we need each other.

We made this video in hopes of inspiring some meaningful, positive communication between dentists and their teams. The key word here is communication. Stay in touch with each other. Talk respectfully about your plan for reopening. Listen, offer help.  Even if you don’t have all the answers, I know you can figure it out together. Inspired Hygiene and the entire dental educator community is here to help.

If you’d like to learn more about the potential of your hygiene department, schedule a complimentary Discovery Session.

What is a Dental Cleaning?


Tap into your dental practice’s full potential for patient service and profitability. Here’s how Rachel Wall, RDH and founder of Inspired Hygiene, advises explaining this to patients who need this particular treatment.