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Dental Hygiene Department SOPs


In this Section you'll find SOPs addressing common Hygiene tasks such as:

-Processing spore strips
-Hygiene room preparation
-Intraoral photos

At 127 pages, this section is an excellent guide for improving the standard of care provided by your hygiene department. From chart review to post-operative calls, these SOPs emphasize consistency and communication, streamlining your schedule and maximizing your team's workflow. All the SOPs are easily customizable (in Microsoft Word) to meet the unique needs of your practice.

With recently incoporated Strategic Planning material, this section now includes the information you need to 'SOPify' your hygiene department and see the effectiveness of Standard Operating Procedures in action in your office, with your staff.

Hygiene includes: 26 SOPs, 17 forms and 2 performance agreements in a three-ring binder with the complete text on CD as editable Microsoft Word files.

Chapter One

Strategic Planning for Peak Performance, Service, and Profits
The SOPs Productivity Pyramid
Level 1: Mission and Objectives
Level 2: Teamwork
Level 3: The Service Cycle and the Nine Moments of Truth


Chapter Two

Building Your Own SOPs Productivity Pyramid
Step 1: Read This Book
Step 2: Prep Questions
Step 3: Get Team Support
Step 4: Supplies
Step 5: Choose a Strategy
Step 6: Use Meetings and Work Sessions to Complete Each Level of the Pyramid
Step 7: Monitor Work Progress
Step 8: Support and Appreciate Your Team's Efforts
Step 9: Assemble and Review the Final Product
Step 10: Reward Yourself and Your Teammates

Chapter Three

A SOP for SOP-Building
Standard Operating Procedure for Creating Your Own SOPs Manual
Getting Started
Session One: Present the Project to the Team
Session Two: Mission Statement and Objectives
Session Three: Teamwork
Session Four: Analyzing Your Service Cycle;The Nine Moments of Truth;
Session Five: Divide and Conquer
Session Six: A SOPs Workshop
How to Write a SOP
Sample SOP Swap Label
SOPs Checklist
Session Seven: Another SOPs Workshop
Session Eight: Assembling Your Procedures Manual
Session Nine: Celebrate!

Mission Statement

Mission Statement Questionnaire
Sample Mission Statement
Desired Outcome Fulfills the Mission Statement

Performance Agreements

Introduction and Instruction
Hygiene Treatment Coordinator
Registered Dental Hygienist
Task Inventory: Hygiene Department
Standard Operating Procedures

Hygiene Department SOPs Project Flow Sheet
Patient Care and Team Philosophy
Soft Tissue Management Program
Doctor and Hygienist Communication
Front Desk and Hygiene Communication
Verbal Communication, Handouts, and Videos
Hygiene Infection Control
Processing Spore Strips
Reviewing Charts on the Hygiene Schedule
Hygiene Room Preparation
Treatment of the Dental Hygiene Patient
Oral Health Instructions
Fluoride Application
Adjunctive Treatments
Ultrasonic Debridement
Intraoral Photos
Post-Operative Calls to Patients
Additional Hygiene Procedures
Substitute Hygienist
Hygiene Equipment Maintenance
Stocking Hygiene Treatment Rooms


SOPs Worksheet
Practice Advisors and Vendors
Hygiene Fee Information Forms
Medical History
Clinical Evaluation Sheet for Trauma
Medical Clearance Letter
Patient Transfer Form
Prescription Request
Return to Work/School Note
Specialty Referral Form
General Consent for Treatment
Refusal of Treatment
X-Ray Liability Release
Cleaning and Maintenance Checklists
Dental Supply, Pharmaceutical, and Instrument Order List
Equipment Inspection and Maintenance Master List
Treatment Estimate

As with the rest of the DENTAL SOPs Products, everything comes on either computer disk or is digitally downloadable for ultimate customization. Make your selection in the pull down menu below. 

For the hard copy we provide a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with the product.  Unfortunately, we are unable to offer a refund for the digital download of this product because of the editor's policy. We will, however,  resolve any issues arising from technical difficulties of the download process. Because of this restriction, we strongly recommend that, before ordering the downloadable version you review all of the information regarding this product.

Dental Hygiene Department SOPs


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