method has saved our team time
and allowed them to provide a higher level of care in a more efficient
and productive manner. Our goal
with our most recent investigation
was to see if Mr. Thirsty One-Step
would also save time for our hygienists by performing a time-and-motion study.
Our time-and-motion study was
carried out over three different locations and 10 hygienists, measuring
the time required to perform routine
hygiene procedures without Mr.
Thirsty One-Step versus the time required when using the product. What
we found in our study will amaze you.
We measured the amount of
time scheduled for prophylaxis
(D1110), limited scaling and root
planing 1-3 teeth (D4342), and scaling and root planing one quadrant
(D4341). We tracked the amount of
time the hygienist was working on
the patient, the amount of time the
dentist spent in the room, additional
time remaining, and patient satisfaction as well as hygienist satisfaction (on a scale of 1-10).
• For prophylaxis procedures
(D1110) scheduled for an
average of 60 minutes, we noted
a 39% decrease in the time of the
procedure. This means that,
when the hygienists used Mr.
Thirsty One-Step, they finished
an average of 18 minutes sooner.
• For limited scaling procedures
(D4342), the hygienist
completed their appointments
an average of 15 minutes
faster—an 11.5% reduction in
appointment time when using
Mr. Thirsty One-Step.
• For scaling and root planing
(D4341), we saw a decrease in
procedure time of 26%. The
average time scheduled among
all hygienists participating in the
study for scaling and root
planing was 105 minutes, and on
average they finished 29 minutes
faster when using Mr. Thirsty