How do you know if your hygiene department is successful from a profit stand point? This may be one of the most commonly asked questions we come across as dental coaches. The good thing is your hygiene department can become a profit center of your practice if managed properly.
One of the key factors to remember when it comes to making sure that your hygiene department is successful from a profit stand point is making sure that it is run on proper systems. For example; Hygienist will learn how to follow a clock grid for appointments allowing time to not only do what needs to be done clinically but also build relationships with patients. They'll use scaling time more effectively, they'll take all of the proper diagnostics in the appropriate amount of time and lastly discuss treatment needs with patients and how to address periodontal disease in the most effect manor.
Once these systems are in place you will be amazed at how quickly patients accept either the restorative work that is addressed, cosmetics that are brought up or accept the periodontal disease that is diagnosed.
Not only will you find yourself with the need to block schedule time for highly productive perio procedures you will also be scheduling much more restorative work as well.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with it comes to this topic. Always remember, your hygiene team is trained clinical professionals and when they have the systems that are needed for them to flourish and you as a doctor allow them to do the work they were trained to do you will see a whole new division to your practice.