Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:
- Understand what assisted hygiene is and is not
- Know the pre-requisites for assisted hygiene to be successful
- Compare productivity models for solo and assisted hygiene
- Understand what can sabotage the assisted model
The phrase “assisted hygiene” causes some hygienists to envision running from operatory to operatory like their lab coat is on fire. Nothing could be farther from the truth! The assisted model allows the hygienist to practice with a qualified assistant, much like the doctor, thereby increasing efficiency and productivity. For the hygienist, imagine never having to wait for the doctor to do the hygiene exam and always having someone to help with periodontal charting. This course examines all aspects of a properly constructed assisted hygiene model and what it takes to be successful. We will compare productivity with and without an assistant and learn about how the model can be sabotaged.
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Release date: January 2013
Expiration date: January 2016
Release date: January 1, 2013
Review date: January 1, 2016
Expiration date: December 31, 2018