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Dental Hygiene: The Pulse of the Practice

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Suggests a restructuring of the dental practice that expands the role of the dental hygienist and increases production. The author, who is a dental hygienist and health care consultant, offers guidelines for hiring quality personnel, holding regular staff meetings, improving the preventive maintenance visit, implementing a periodontal program, and incorporating block scheduling into the daily routine.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

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Primer on the integration of restorative and preventative dentistry. Provides suggestions on the role of the doctor and hygienist within dental practice. Topics include commission compensation, environment, team spirit developing a purpose, productivity, and more. Bulleted-outline format. DNLM: Oral Hygiene.

By reading this book you will:

• Understand how empowering the dental hygiene department can positively impact production.

• Discover optimal strategies for creating or improving a dental hygiene department through staffing, marketing, customer service, and ethics.

• Develop creative strategies for resolving problems and concerns ranging from non-compliant patients and under-developed facility design to ineffective case presentation.

Table of Contents

• Preface by Mark Hartley, Editor, RDH magazine

• Introduction: The Evolution of Dental Hygiene

• Chapter One: In the Beginning

• Chapter Two: Transitions

• Chapter Three: The Pulse of the Pulse of the Practice

• Chapter Four: The Power of Teamwork and Team Spirit

• Chapter Five: Meetings

• Chapter Six: Knowing Your Patients

• Chapter Seven: Empowering the Pulse of the Practice

• Chapter Eight: The Dental Hygienist and the Periodontal Program of Care

• Chapter Nine: Recare, Retention, and the Pulse of the Practice

•  Chapter Ten: Scheduling for the Practice and the Pulse of the Practice

• Chapter Eleven: The Pulse of the Practice and Marketing

• Chapter Twelve: New Horizons

About the author

As founder and president of McKane & Associates, Cynthia McKane-Wagester, RDH, has consulted in more than 600 health care practices. She earned her degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Maryland Dental School and an MBA in Health Administration. Ms. McKane-Wagester shares her insights into how successful dental practices operate in seminars and workshops nationally, and in articles published in RDH Magazine, Access Magazine, and other nationally recognized journals.