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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.

Mar 23, 2020

How long should feedback take at the end of Periodontal Maintenance or Supportive Periodontal Therapy?

Why is feedback given at the end of the appointment?

What steps taken at previous appointments simplify how patient feedback can be provided whether by the dentist, dental hygienist or periodontist?

How can we be...

Mar 13, 2020

The biggest problem in Supportive Periodontal Therapy is over-cleaning.

Mar 8, 2020

Will patients lose teeth if they have recession?

What can we expect from soft tissue grafting procedures?

How important is recession to patient aesthetic concerns?

What instructions can we give patients to reduce risks of recession in the future?

Mar 7, 2020

How to record and discuss recession with patients.

What's important and what isn't?

Who gets recession and why? 

When does recession become a problem and what are the treatment options? 

When and why to refer.

Mar 1, 2020

Thinking about career changes?

For the story of how I became a periodontist, click here.