If you have a larger practice that sees enough children, it might be worth hiring a dedicated hygienist to perform cleanings specifically for kids, said Dr. Roger P. Levin in the latest episode of Dental Practice Made Simple.
Children don't always need a full 60-minute hygiene appointment, Levin explained. Instead, many pediatric dental practices slot children into 20- or 30-minute appointments. A general practice that is large enough may be able to incorporate some of that productivity by having a part-time or full-time hygienist see two kids per hour.
"They're happy to see two kids in an hour," Levin said. "They don't view that as being overworked or exhausting or rushing or stressful. They like it. They like kids. They enjoy it."
In the video below, learn more about what type of practice might benefit from this type of specialized hygienist.
Dr. Roger P. Levin is CEO of Levin Group, a leading practice management and marketing consulting firm. To contact him or to join the 40,000 dental professionals who receive his Practice Production Tip of the Day, visit LevinGroup.com or email email@example.com.
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