Episode 617

What Is Hygiene Occupancy? And Why Is It So Important?

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: November 8, 2023 | Listening Time: 0:51:24

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In today’s episode, we unravel the mysteries behind a crucial aspect of dental practice – ‘What is Hygiene Occupancy?’ and, more importantly, ‘Why is it So Important?’ Discover the secrets that can elevate your practice to new heights. Stay tuned for practical tips and actionable advice to thrive in the dental industry. Let’s get started!

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  • 00:00:24 – Introduction to the Episode

Today’s Clinical Tip

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Coaching in Action

  • 00:09:23 – Gary defines Hygiene Occupancy 

Insights on maintaining peak Hygiene Occupancy

Q&A Segment 

  • 00:31:02 – Question 01 – Is there a Formula For Determining When to Add More Hygiene Days in My Practice?
  • 00:37:40 – Question 02 – I suspect that I am not alone in this problem but we have an unacceptable rate of Hygiene Cancellations and No Shows. How can I turn this around?
  • 00:41:03 – Question 03 – Do you recommend using ‘block scheduling’ for Scaling and Root Planning (SRP) appointments in the hygiene schedule?
  • 00:44:35 – Question 04 – Is there a way to Market My Practice to Attract Patients Who are More Likely to Keep their Hygiene Appointments?


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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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