Episode 594

Proven Tips to Keep Your Hygiene Schedule Filled

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: May 31, 2023 | Listening Time: 00:51:33

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In this episode, we delve into the crucial topic of “Proven Tips to Keep Your Hygiene Schedule Filled.” Hygiene-driven practices are the foundation of a thriving dental business. They ensure optimal oral health for patients, enhance treatment outcomes and contribute to practice growth. Join host Gary as he explains why prioritizing hygiene is essential for long-term success. Discover the transformative power of a hygiene-driven practice as Gary shares 5 invaluable tips to improve your strategy for maintaining a fully booked hygiene schedule. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to revolutionize your practice!

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  • 00:00:23 – Introduction to the Episode
  • 00:00:50 – The 24 Business Systems for a Thriving Practice

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:03:50 – Jared Williams on How to Perform Sutureless Horizontal Impaction

Coaching in Action

  • 00:11:19 – Gary and Naren Talk about the Importance of Having a Hygiene Driven Practice

Gary Explains Tips on How to Improve Your Strategy to Keeping Your Hygiene Schedule Filled

Q&A Segment

  • 00:33:08 – Question 01 – I discovered that it had been a while since we have done any reactivation of patients who are past due for hygiene appointments. What is the best way to proceed?
  • 00:37:18 – Question 2 – I understand the importance of a hygiene-driven practice. However, I am a little torn here because I find it challenging to do any more than 2 hygiene exams per hour. Any suggestions?
  • 00:41:16 – Question 03 – Do you recommend charging patients for hygiene cancellations or no-shows?
  • 00:43:34 – Question 04 – Like most parts of the country, we are seeing rapidly rising hygiene wages. I checked some PPO EOBs (explanation of benefits) and discovered that some plans are not even reimbursing me enough to cover the hygienist’s hourly rate. Are you still an advocate of a hygiene-driven practice in light of this current situation?


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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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