"Creating the Ultimate Doctor-Hygiene Patient Exam"
Five Keys to Creating an Ultimate Patient Experience
We've all been there. Frustrated! It seems as though the examination portion of the hygiene visit often lends itself to increased stress. See if any of these scenarios sound familiar:
While there are many element to consider in creating an ultimate exam within the hygiene appointment, preventing these frustrations on a routine basis can be accomplished with entire team support. Here a few considerations for achieving an ultimate experience: 1) Let go of the idea that a prophylaxis appointment is all the patient needs! 2) Don't wait until the last five minutes of the appointment to have the exam. 3) Use visuals to replace wordy descriptions
Karen Davis, RDH, BSDH
International speaker Karen Davis is founder of Cutting Edge Concepts. With insightful humor and how-to information, she delivers the timely and effective messages dental industry members need to succeed in today's world. Karen is also a practicing dental hygienist in Dallas, Texas. Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Midwestern State University. She has served on numerous advisory boards in the profession, and is considered a Key Opinion Leader to several corporations. Dentistry Today has recognized Karen as a "Top Clinician in Continuing Education" annually since 2006. She is an accomplished author and continues to share her passion for practicing on the cutting edge of the profession. Karen is an independent consultant to the Philips Corporation, OraPharma Inc., and is affiliated with PerioSciences, Inc.