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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.

Nov 8, 2023

The title really says it all. Patients want to know how much things will cost. Sometimes they want to know this more than they want to know what the problem is and all the treatment options available. In addition, dental insurance complicates things a great deal. We will likely not eliminate their importance in the financial planning our patients will make to determine the dental care they will decide to accept, but we can help them understand why at times what dental insurance covers is not what we recommend. 

My discussion is obviously focused on periodontal topics but broader principles are present under the surface.