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Bringing Wellness into the Dental Office

Issue: Fall 2011

Just as a healthy, thriving dental practice begins with a healthy hygiene department, a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth. Improving patients’ understanding of the oral-systemic connection is the first step in boosting the profitability of your hygiene department. Imagine if every dental patient knew that periodontal disease doubles the chance of dying from a heart attack and every woman knew that periodontal disease can affect fertility and contribute to low-birth-weight babies. Oral systemic information has the power to motivate compliance with oral care routines and treatment recommendations, when communicated properly.

Henry Schein introduced their new wellness program, Total Health, to assist dental practices in communicating wellness information to patients with the goal of decreasing cancellations, increasing patient compliance, and ultimately improving the overall health of patients. By converting your current recare program to a wellness program, you can do what’s best for your patient and what’s best for your practice. To learn more about Henry Schein’s Total Health Program, visit the Wellness page on www.HenryScheinWeDoThat.com or contact your local Henry Schein Sales Consultant.