Michelle continues A Tale of Two Hygienists’ latest series on the selection, use and maintenance of dental instrumentation. This week’s discussion shines a light on ultrasonic technology, featuring a guest who’s such an expert on the topic that she makes sure the rest of the industry stays informed.
Noel Paschke, RDH, is the former director of education for multiple ultrasonics manufacturers and as of this year is the founder and president of Ultrasonics Plus, which provides resources to dental practices to make the most of this technology. Based in Missoula, MT, Noel wants to create clarity, confidence and clinical excellence in the area of ultrasonics.
In this episode, Noel discusses why the pandemic provided the industry with a necessary shake-up, speculates on the future of dental software, and delves into how cultural differences across the same profession can shape office culture.
Interview starts: 16:14
– Noel explains why she lives by the mantra of “what if?”
– Why the COVID pandemic is a much-needed “wake-up call” for the industry.
– The reason Noel is excited about artificial intelligence being incorporated into dental software programs.
– The key difference between American and Canadian hygienists.
– Noel lays out her step-by-step “multilayer” approach to ultrasonic therapy and compares and contrasts her technique with Michelle’s.
“We actually have an ultrasonic lab here in our house, so sometimes date night is doing ultrasonics.”
“The ‘prophy princess’ days I think are numbered.”
“This is not ‘pick and polish.’ This is being a healthcare provider.”
“We are not treating the appointment book; we are treating a complex person.”
“Congratulations to companies that are forward-thinking and trying to create products for us to keep us safe and to keep our patients safe.”
Ultrasonics Plus – https://ultrasonicsplus.com/
Noel’s email – noel@UltrasonicsPlus.com
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