|Strategies for the Dental Team|
"Wow! It looks like dental hygiene has a new "super star/mentor!"--Woody Oakes, DDS, FAES, Excellence in Dentistry
"It's a great book on many levels—professionally and personally."--Therese M. Mainella, Marketing Manager
by Kristine Hodsdon, R.D.H., B.S.
Today’s dental patients are as concerned with the appearance of their smiles as they are with oral health. Whether they are looking for Hollywood smiles or just wanting to correct minor problems, the dental team that is well versed in the art of esthetics can make their dreams become realities and ensure a financially healthy practice!
Demystifying Smiles: Strategies for the Dental Team will help dental teams adapt to and profit from the latest changes in esthetic dentistry and hygiene. Learn the fundamentals of cosmetic dentistry, dental assisting, and dental hygiene, so team members can reinvent themselves and develop new roles for themselves and their teams—all in support of the practice and its clients!
• Glossary of terms covers basic definitions that will help clarify esthetic and restorative options. This will provide team members with an enhanced ability to pre-diagnose the possibilities of the dental outcome and allow them to assist the dentist in differentiation diagnosis.
• Topics within each chapter are showcased in various avenues: Guest essays, “Kristineology”, strategy tips, and action steps at the end of each chapter will help you create your own professional game plan.
About the Author
Kristine A. Hodsdon, RDH, BS is a successful esthetic hygienist who presents nationally to audiences. She is the developer of Pre-D Systems, a pre-diagnostic smile analysis software tool for the professional team. Kristine writes the monthly column “Esthetic Hygiene” in RDH Magazine. She authors numerous articles, holds an adjunct dental hygiene faculty position, and has served on the New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners. Kristine has also held dental hygiene leadership positions and her corporate responsibilities have covered sales, training, program development and education.
281 Pages • Softcover • October 2002