Patients often try to improve their hygiene habits at home but get frustrated when they don’t see results. Unfortunately, repeatedly telling them what to do doesn’t always work. At Crest® + Oral-B®, we used our patient research and home care technology to create a system that shifts the conversation from simply telling patients to involving them and includes home care kits that are clinically proven in orthodontic plaque removal. Now, your patients can have the tools to do their part in protecting the quality of the end result! Here’s how Ortho Essentials Program’s communication formula has been empowering the dental hygiene team and helping patients take ownership of their dental health.
How it works:
In less than 30 seconds the tools in the Ortho Essentials Program personalize and involve the patient on the level of health they need to maintain while wearing orthodontic appliances. The Chairside Scoring Laminate is easy to use and is a standardized evaluation for feedback on hygiene over the course of treatment.
Useful tools to engage patients
At every appointment, your patient rates their oral health on a visual analogue scale. Knowing their personal score and reporting it helps to shift ownership to the patient where it belongs. The score is recorded, and if required, a letter is generated to initiate action if their oral health requires improvement.
A solution for poor patient compliance
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Research has shown that patients need tools to change their habits at home. Using the “Take Home Score Your Smile Card”, your patients can rate themselves every day knowing it will be consistent with what they hear at their next appointment. Having also been taught how to use their new home care regimen, they will now experience the positive oral health benefits of a system that has been clinically proven to help reduce plaque and prevent enamel erosion while wearing braces or aligners.
Changing the value patients place on next visit
Ortho Essentials Product Details
The Ortho Essentials System contains:
Brush head refills include:
1 Travel Bag
1 Take Home Bag
Supports Practice Building
These customizable referral materials let your community and local dental practices know you are committed to the oral health of your mutual patients and that you participate in the Ortho Essentials program.
To enroll in the Ortho Essentials program today, call 1-800-543-2577!
The Ortho Essentials is a program created by Orthodontists for Orthodontists. It was developed as an easy-to-implement program to help with the everyday problems orthodontists experience in their practice, compliment existing internal office system and standardize the office processes.
Using the Ortho Essentials Program supports the practice by:
Maintain a Consistent
Oral Hygiene Routine
Increase referrals through
dedicated marketing support
The Ortho Essentials Program helps orthodontists reduce their risks, helps to standardize their oral hygiene assessment, encourages communication on all levels and increases the value of the patient’s visit.
The following three videos, presented by Dr. Dana Van Elslande, DDS, MSc (D. Ortho), FRCD(C), explore the program in-depth and show how the program can be implemented and operated in your office.
Watch an overview of the Ortho Essentials Program. Discover why 35% of Canadian orthodontic offices rely on its proven process and how evidence-based tools help demonstrate the effort and intent of orthodontic teams to manage oral hygiene during treatment.
Learn how the Ortho Essentials Program can be seamlessly implemented into any orthodontic office from a typical patient's first appointment and every subsequent visit. You will also explore the comprehensive communication and compliance tools that standardize the oral hygiene protocol, empower your dental team, and help patients take ownership of their oral health.
Find out how the Ortho Essentials Program is a valuable investment that can bring tangible benefits to your bottom line. Dr. Van Elslande discusses how the Ortho Essentials Program helps protect your professional practice and family referral sources. The office marketing toolkit, offered through a partnership with Crest + Oral-B, is also detailed.
To enroll in the Ortho Essentials program today, call 1-800-543-2577 x8!
PRACTICE MANAGEMENT MATERIALS
Add your office information, print and mail or give out these letters on your required topic.
Images you can use on your practice website that reinforce your OrthoEssentials message.