Kicking-off the New Year with a very special guest Irene Iancu RDH. Irene Iancu is a Toronto-based practicing Independent Dental Hygienist who owns her own dental practice: Toothlife Studio. Her practice opened in July 2020 and, as of November 1st, celebrated 450 new patients using social media as the main focus for new patient acquisition. Irene is also a Clinical and theoretical Dental Hygiene instructor at Oxford College, Quality Assurance and Peer Mentor with the College of Dental Hygienists of Ontario, and International Speaker and author. Irene is also known as @Toothlife.Irene and shares tips and tricks with her 45,000 followers over 3 different accounts on social media.
Please tune in to hear what technology pieces have been a major success for Irene in her practice! She shares with us how much she has had to learn, grow, and pivot as she planned opening Toothlife studios. It was so great talking about all things tech! Along with learning what pieces of technology she uses in her daily practice to help enhance her efficiency and patient experience!
*Key Questions* 1. Diamond In The Ruff: what product did you use most in practice that's been a major advantage to helping with productivity and efficiency.
Irene Iancu highly recommends using YAPI. It is a great tool for time management! She says having digital automated charts has been such a major game changer and saves so much time being completely paperless. Being able to send documents out to patients to fill out before their appointments. She can't say enough lovely things about how YAPI has truly been such a great tool to have at her practice. https://yapiapp.com/
2. No-Risk | No-Reward: What was your big investment of time or money in technology that paid off.
Irene is such a big fan of using a Prophy jet to clean her patient's teeth. The cost of the equipment, as she states, will help advance the practice and better you. This piece of equipment has become popular, and many of her patients come to her practice just for her to use the air polishing system on their teeth for their cleanings. https://www.dentsplysirona.com/en-us/shop/product.html?categoryId=PWC-021&bp=P-BP-1000170166&p=P-8161427-1000172004
3. The Flop: She says she got the technology she did budget for when opening her startup. She has a few regrets wishing she would have implemented a pan x-ray from the start and possibly a 2D extraoral x-ray.
Overall she will work towards adding the technology as soon as she can to keep being at the cutting edge of tech for her patients to offer them the best care!
Make sure if you are in her area to go visit this amazingly kind and caring hygienist Irene Iancu at her beautiful practice https://www.toothlifestudio.ca/
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