ARE YOUR PATIENTS GHOSTING YOU?
mindset about my recommendations for my patients. Instead of
routinely recommending flossing,
I try to offer other options. Flossing is not for everyone. I’ve found
the Water Flosser to be easy to
use, and it provides great results,
especially for my periodontal, implant, or orthodontic patients. I’ve
also observed that when I really
listen to my patients and give
them options outside of string
flossing, they are less likely to
ghost me. RDH
Valerie Gantner, RDH, has been a
clinical dental hygienist for 17
years. She enjoys balancing her
time between private practice in
Glassboro, New Jersey, and being
an independent professional
educator on behalf of Waterpik.
Valerie can be reached
water flossing, especially for periodontal and implant patients.
With fingers crossed I recommended it, and I anxiously hoped
and waited for his return in three
Three months and one day
later, this man kept his periodontal maintenance appointment for
the first time ever. He even walked
in early for his appointment. I was
surprised to say the least. When
he got in the chair and I started
my periodontal assessment, we
were both nervous. What a thrill
to tell him the probing readings
were normal and there was no
bleeding. From that day forward,
he rarely missed a periodontal
maintenance visit with me and
became a forever fan of water
Since that day I’ve changed my
If he wasn’t going to floss, we
would come up with something
else. Together, we would stop this
Not recommending string
floss, felt, well, like I was providing
him with a “better than nothing”
alternative. But I knew I had to
come up with something that he
could do at home instead of flossing. Otherwise, I was going to lose
him again. The first product I
thought of was the Water Flosser
by Waterpik. I’d recently attended
a continuing education course
where the speaker spoke highly of
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