The hygiene appointment not only helps maintain patients’ oral health but also has everything to do with maintaining a healthy patient-practice relationship. Without these routine, regularly scheduled visits, your patients can lose touch with you, become inactive, and even be open to seeing some other dentist if they have a problem in the future.
Yet, in spite of its importance, many patients still think of hygiene appointments as just “a cleaning.” Unfortunately, quite a few dental staff members reinforce this misconception by referring to it that way themselves!
To make sure your patients set a high value on hygiene appointments at your practice, follow these recommendations:
Use these and other techniques to convince patients that the hygiene appointment is much more than just a cleaning. Your patients will benefit… and so will your practice.
This resource was provided by Levin Group, a leading dental consulting firm that provides dentists innovative management and marketing systems that result in increased patient referrals, production and profitability, while lowering stress. Since 1985, dentists have relied on Levin Group dental consulting to increase production.
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