The value of the hygienist’s ability to help maintain the supporting structures of the teeth has made her invaluable to practice growth because ... my work doesn’t mean much if the teeth aren’t going to be around when the patient is 90+.
So I ask her ... will our work endure?
Because of this question, her job description has changed from – someone in my office who cleans teeth to someone who transitions the patient into long-term (ideal BioCompatible) dentistry.
Huge difference ... for the purpose of the practice, the hygienist’s career, the patient’s health and the profitability of the business.
Go ahead and re-write the job description for YOUR hygienist.