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The Perio Hygienist Podcast

“This is the Perio Hygienist Podcast – a podcast centered on the intersection between the specialty of Periodontics and the profession of Dental Hygiene…”

The purpose of this podcast, written and produced by a periodontist with unique subject matter expertise, is to simplify care and enable the smooth and comfortable transfer of patients between the providers. Because everyone finally knows and understands the problems and challenges from the perspective of the others involved, the quality of patient care can improve profoundly. This can result in more case sharing, more patient satisfaction and less operator frustration.

Aug 21, 2021

My eight tips cover the following topics.

1. How to remove hard calculus.

2. How sharp do hand instruments need to be.

3. How many hand instruments do you need to perform scaling and root planing.

4. Lip and cheek retraction.

5. Local anesthesia.

6. Suturing.

7. Marketing.

8. Conflict management and recovery.

Aug 14, 2021

There is a lot of bad news out there. We are swimming in it. And if you just step back a little and study it, I think you will agree with me that some of it is gaslighting.

Three famous psychology studies:

Aug 8, 2021

In the July edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) there is an article of the same title. 

My interest in discussing this article has to do with whether or not we should be doing rapid COVID-19 testing in our dental offices. If so, what should we expect will be the benefit to...