Proganics™ "All Natural Prophy Paste" for Hygienists
Not a hygienist?
Or, maybe you’re a dentist looking to get a peek into the mind of a hygienist. Well, keep reading.
The one thing every Hygienist wished dentists knew about them
“We’re not oral janitors.”
“We’re not just hired hands.”
“We have more medical knowledge than you think.”
“We make the dentist look good.”
OK, so that’s more than one thing, but it’s pretty clear that hygienists school more, know more, and do more than patients, and dentists give them credit for.
If perception is reality…
We need a reality shift
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by March 31, 2020, there were 220,000 active dental hygienists nationwide. That means not only are you in good company, but you’re part of an industry that isn’t going away anytime soon. That is, unless we all revert back to Neanderthals whose anterior teeth were worn down greatly, which doesn’t support the Anterior Dental Loading Hypothesis or facial morphology. Now, the fact that you probably understood every word in that last sentence is a testament to your dentistry knowledge and expertise. So how do we flip the script and help others understand just how incredible you are at your “job?” … which we know is actually a medical career.
If ignorance flees in the face of truth, we should drill down to its teeth.
For your patients, that education can begin as soon as they open their mouth from the chair, of course. Explaining why you choose a non-toxic path wherever possible will help solidify you as the expert in their minds. After all you’re the one who’s educating them. You’re the one who spends more time with them than anyone else in the office.
- You’re the one with the strongest patient relationship.
- You’re the one who gives them confidence as they leave with that award-winning smile.
- You’re the one who listens as they try to explain their latest life challenge, child issue, or exciting news… all through truncated, semi-intelligible snippets in between procedures.
COVID creates confidence
Nowadays patients want to feel extra safe, especially with a deadly virus running around on the loose. You get to help assure them of all the COVID protocols that you’ve had in place, years before the pandemic threw everyone into germaphobe mode.
And that creates confidence in you and your dental office. Look, if anyone is the undisputed microbiology expert in the office, it’s you. Not the dentist. You have at least a 2-year degree, and most often a 4-year degree not just a few years in trade school. Your hard-earned degree may not be known to patients, but it sure can be felt in those nuggets of knowledge you deliver like a leprechaun tooth fairy. And with 5 times more hours under your belt than the white coat…a staggering 2,500 hours compared to their 500 hours of Oral-Systemic Link training. It should show through in how you educate your patients.
As you help your patients understand the powerful link between oral health and overall physical health, you’ll open their eyes to the importance of oral hygiene, all while answering an absurd amount of questions about viruses, colds, the flu, and other medical trends of the day.
The easy change that can save you time, while saving your hands.
As soon as you punch in, the clock is running. Not just until your next break. If you’re lucky enough to have one, but that internal clock that tells you exactly how much time you have to spend with the next patient before you get behind on your schedule. From the 3-yr old who won’t sit still, to the sweet overly talkative lady, to the guy who wants to inspect every tool before you put it in his mouth. Sometimes you just can’t control what can derail the perfectly timed schedule you had when you got to the office. But there is one thing you can control in all the chaos.
One thing that will save you time with each patient, save your sanity, and save your hands from those lovely repetitive-motion hand cramps. It’s Proganics™ “All Natural Prophy Paste”.
Consider this your mystical sling ring to your happy place.
Can a prophy paste really save 15 minutes or more with each patient? Yes. Hard to believe, right?
Little did you know that Proganics™ in your finger ring is like a Dr. Strange Sling Ring imbued with the power to open a dimensional portal to anyplace on the planet, or at least in your office. If you can save time with each patient you’d open up a portal of possibilities like:
- Getting that lunch hour you’ve missed 3 days in a row
- Finally having an unrushed potty break
- Calling that one friend about that one thing you like
- Catching up with the front office staff
- Or, being a hero and squeezing a few more patients into the schedule with ease
Don’t be like that Strange Doctor
OK, so if you haven’t seen the movie, Dr. Strange is slightly obsessed with his delicate surgeon hands… know any Doctors like that?
Well, you may feel the same about your money-making phalanges, and we don’t want you to end up with crushed, broken, tired, worn, or arthritic hands from hundreds of hours of deep cleaning, scaling, and scraping… with no viable option but to travel to Nepal to find the Ancient One who might heal you. Instead, avoid the scraping by using Proganics™ “All Natural Prophy Paste” as a pre-cleaning treatment to turn back the time on tartar… (see what I did there?)
Our prophy paste can soften the hard, calcified deposits on teeth before you even lift your scaler. In fact, that nasty plaque can turn gooey, spongy, and easily cleanable, without mystical magic from another universe.