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DrBicuspid’s ’15 Minutes to Excellence’: How Assisted Hygiene Can Boost Dental Productivity

July 12, 2013

Assisted hygiene has had its supporters and naysayers over the years, but current economic challenges make a good case for adding it to a dental practice today.

Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 11, 2013

Is assisted hygiene right for your dental practice?

Yes, according to practice management consultant Dianne Glascoe-Watterson, RDH, MBA — especially in today’s economic climate.

In this latest episode of DrBicuspid.com’s video chat series "15 Minutes to Excellence," Glascoe-Watterson explains what assisted hygiene is, what a dental practice needs to successfully implement it, and the many advantages — financial and otherwise — that it offers to a dental office.

"In today's economic climate, everyone is looking for ways to increase their efficiency and their bottom line, and I think assisted hygiene is one of the best ways," Glascoe-Watterson said. "I ask docs all the time, 'If you had to do everything yourself, how profitable would you be?' And most would agree that they could cut their productivity by half or less if they had to do everything by themselves. And it is the same with the dental hygienist. You can easily increase the productivity of the dental hygiene department by 30% to 50% with assisted hygiene."

Glascoe-Watterson is a registered dental hygienist with a Master of Business Administration who has worked in dentistry for more than three decades and lectures regularly on practice management issues. She also has a degree in human service management and has authored two books on dental practice management. Her company, Professional Dental Management, is based in Frederick, MD.

Go to http://excellence.drbicuspid.com to watch this episode of "15 Minutes to Excellence" and hear more great advice and practice management tips. The video is free of charge to all DrBicuspid.com members.

About DrBicuspid.com

DrBicuspid.com is a division of IMV, Ltd. IMV Publishing operates websites targeted at vertical markets within the healthcare industry. DrBicuspid.com is the leading online news and education resource for dental professionals with an emphasis on business management and best clinical practices. The company's AuntMinnie.com site is the premier online information, transaction, and education site for the medical imaging industry.

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