Frances and Peggy both own independent perioscopy businesses. In this video podcast, we discuss the following topics.
0:00 What are you currently doing with the perioscope?
2:40 How did you first discover the perioscope?
7:22 What was your path to perioscopy and what were some of the challenges you experienced along the way?
13:98 Have you treated patients with the perioscope who have had blind SRP in the past (by you or others) and if so, what was the difference?
15:45 Do you think SRP with the perioscope should be the standard of care?
18:50 Do you utilize hand scaling at all with the perioscope?
19:45 How is perioscopy typically billed?
19:11 What’s the price difference between blind SRP and SRP with the perioscope from the patients’ perspective?
23:14 What is the learning curve for being proficient with the perioscope?
29:54 How do you market your perioscope service?
33:25 What’s the better market for perioscopy? Periodontists or general dentists?
41:15 Have you received any negative feedback from dentists who you’ve offered this service to? If so, what are some examples of that?
47:20 What’s the average per use operating cost for the perioscope?
49:04 How well have patients accepted this higher cost treatment?
51:34 Buying a perioscope.
57:23 Laser vs. perioscope
1:01:25 What advice do you have for any hygienist who is considering a perioscopy business?