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How many hygienists?

How many hygienists?

For most dentists three or more hygienists is too many but there are those dentists who make it work. To make it work requires that the dentist and hygienists are in coordination so that appointments are as smooth as silk.

You will also need to ensure you have excellent scheduling protocols in place and are efficient and effective at communicating with patients. 

Whether you have one, two or three or more hygienists you don't want to be hurried when doing hygiene exams as you will miss opportunities to present treatment. If you are hurried then add extra time to the schedule for exams or start looking for an associate.

Doing the exam before the end of the hygiene appointment can also be very helpful.

Of course you could always get some roller skates.


Kevin Tighe, Cambridge Dental Consultants, Senior Consultant, got bitten hard by the business and marketing bug during long summer days working at his dad's Madison Avenue ad agency. After joining Cambridge as a speaker in the mid-1990s, Kevin went on to become Cambridge’s senior consultant and eventually CEO. Cambridge Dental Consultants is a full-service dental practice management company offering customized dental office manuals. Frustrated? High overhead? Schedule a chat with Kevin at 

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