time management

Hygiene instrumentation shortcuts: are they wise?
Hygiene instrumentation shortcuts: are they wise?Hygienists often feel pressured to take shortcuts to beat the clock, but it may not be in the best interest of the patient.
How to simplify patient communication
How to simplify patient communicationHow one dental office is using Solutionreach to improve patient communication as well as practice efficiencies.
Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointment
Why it’s important to include periodontal probing in a hygiene appointmentHygienists are often pressed for time, but periodontal exams shouldn’t be overlooked.
3 must-haves to help maximize your hygiene timeTime is money, but you shouldn’t be forced to diminish the quality of care you provide to your patients.
A hygienist says: Stop cutting into my hygiene time!
A hygienist says: Stop cutting into my hygiene time!Why dentists need to let hygienists do their job.
When should you add more hygiene time?
When should you add more hygiene time?When it comes to growing your hygiene revenue, there is one common theme many practices miss asking themselves: “Do we need to add more hygiene time?”
Running behind again?
Running behind again?It’s true – there’s no stopping the passage of time, but there’s got to be a way to get it on your side. As practice administrator, the clock can be a fierce taskmaster and is hardly your best friend. Sometimes things go wrong and difficult situations occur in even the most efficient practices, but the test is not what will go wrong. It’s how we handle these challenges.
Note to office managers: Stop being in-house Siris
Note to office managers: Stop being in-house SirisWe live in a world of instant gratification, surrounded by digital technology that fuels this hunger for immediate knowledge. How many times have you been out with friends and someone asks a question that no one can answer handily?
I'm a dental hygienist, not a therapist (or social worker … or saleswoman … or psychiatrist … or detective)
I'm a dental hygienist, not a therapist (or social worker … or saleswoman … or psychiatrist … or detective)The author would like to see all dental hygienists, in every capacity in which they work remember that their responsibility is primary to prevent oral disease and that we have very clear evidence as to how best to do that. The first step to writing such a thing is to do a thorough review of the literature (articles written by experts) and get as much good, solid information from good, solid researchers who have devoted themselves to getting to the bottom of things.