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Dental Hygienist Sees Tooth Mobility, Starts Occlusion Awareness

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 18:05 PM

(Taken from a BiteFX forum post by Fred Peck DDS)

When the hygienist is charting pocket depth, tooth mobility should also be recorded. Explain to the patient what the tooth mobility means and that you will show them a visual animation at the end of the appointment. Upon completion of the visit, have your hygienist show the patient the BiteFX animation showing tooth mobility.

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 1: Three Behavioral Hotspots for BiteFX Use

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

In working with only joint based occlusion practices for a very long time, I'm a raving fan of BiteFX - a sophisticated replacement for the Denar tutor I have frequently seen collecting dust on many a doctor's shelf.  I've encouraged the use of BiteFX in ways beyond the case presentation and teaching staff; strongly agreeing with other forum posts there is

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 4: Hygienists Trigger Movement

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

3.    Hygienists trigger movement

Understandably reluctant to press, sell or strong arm, hygienists struggle with what to do.  He/she can trigger conversation and change with BiteFX and let BiteFX do the talking.  EG: She observes cracks.  (It's especially helpful if interferences are charted so she can see the correlation quickly.) She/he captures an image of the crack, the

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 3: Weaving BiteFX into the First Visits

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

2.    Weaving BiteFX into the first visits

  • Before leaving the pre-clinical interview: Run a simple sequence of animations; EG: Open/closed comparison 
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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

Triggering Change Part 2: Dental Appliances Not Being Used

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, May 31, 2011 @ 12:05 PM

(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)

  1. Appliances in drawers

How many patients complied with the recommendation for an orthotic (a term I prefer over splint), wore it for a while and then eventually found it's way to the drawer instead of nightly use as “recommended”?   So much for prevention!  Those who experience symptoms may demonstrate more adherance.   In the interest of clarity; compliance is

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Tags: Guest Blogs, Px Behavior Change

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