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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Jan 12, 2022

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On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we are joined by Dr. Mia Geisinger to talk about Perio. Dr. Geisinger dives into the referral process highlighting when to treat, vs. when to refer to a specialist. 


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Interview Starts: 07:01.969


Episode Highlights

  • Referral and analyzing patient risk profiles
  • Wound management 
  • Medical vs. Dental understanding of teeth 
  • When to refer
  • Selecting a specialist
  • Oral Systemic
  • Different Patient Types
  • We need good data




“We need to be honest with ourselves and ask if we can provide specialist level care, and if we are not, we need to refer to a specialist.” 


“Is it something you think you can do, or know you can do.” 


“Healthy tissue should not bleed when you strike it.” 


“Your teeth are a living organ.” 


“I think something all of us under diagnose to some extent is gingival recession.” 


“If we can’t do it then it is insanity to expect our patients to do it.”


“Sometimes the most important tool I have is that 99 cent mirror.” 


“The best way to pick a specialist is to ask another specialist who sees their work.” 

“If we don’t have our health there are very few other things in life that matter a whole heck of a lot.” 


“You need some inflammation so that you heel but chronic inflammation is a problem.” 


“If this individual were not a dentist, they would not have their teeth.”


“Patients informed that smoking impacts their oral health and are counseled to quit by their dentist are 3x more likely to quit than if they are told by their pulmonologist.” 


“Removing teeth isn't an extraction, it's an amputation.” 


“None of us are any good without good data coming in.” 




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