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What is average time for regular prophy and srp 4 quads?



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I usually get one hour for ARC unless pt come late, is phobic or VIP then it one and a half hour. 2 quads of arp is one hour and 4 quads of arp is 2 hours. All new patients or patients that have not been to our office in two years are seen for two hours as well. This all sounds great but trust me my Doc LOVES to talk and he ends up eating up most of my time.

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30 mins for kids age 3-9
40 mins for kids age 10-16
1 hr for adults age 17+
1.5 hrs for new patients and 2 quads of APT

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One hour for adult prophy, one half hour for pediatrics. One and a half hour for 2 quads of SRP

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I think average time really depends on what all falls into the appt. I work at two different practices and the times are different.
 
In my first practice I get an hour, and I have to bring the pt in, take pt photo if necessary, radiographs, intraoral photos if needed, and prophylaxis. At this practice I get two hours for four quads SRP.
 
At my second practice I have an assistant that takes radiographs and baseline vitals and updates for me, I get about 30ish minutes for prophylaxis. At this practice I also still get two hours for four quad SRP.
 
Hope that helps!

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This can vary depending on case but in our office we get 1 hour for adult prophy, 90 min for 2 quads SRP, 30 min for children 10 and under and 40 min for older kiddos. We can adjust this as need be.

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One hour for prophy and PMT patients. 2 hours for SRP patients depending on pt calc and AAP type.

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I have one hour for prophy and PM pts and two hours for two quads of SRP

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I have sixty minutes for prophy and pmr appointments. SRP TX varies 60-90 minutes depending on the needs of the patient.

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60 mins for prophys or perio maintenance, 60-90 mins for 2 quads SRP depending on difficulty (I tell the front how long I will need).

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The practice where I work gives me 60 mins for maintenance including prophy, perio charting and 2bws. 60 mins RHS debridement the they need to come back for another 60 mins for LHS but including prophy this second visit. Basically she only gives me 60 mins regardless. I tell the patient upfront how long it will take and they are fine with that.

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My office has assisted hygiene so we get 30 min for prophys and 1 hour for 2 quads (2 hours for all 4)

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I like the answers that say they get more than a half hour for older kids. In every office I’ve ever been, it’s 30 minutes for any kid and I have always felt some kids def require more time simply because they tend to have more plaque buildup and you can’t use the cavitron on baby teeth. Plus, they’re often more difficult to xray.

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At my office we have an hour for prophy and perio maintenance appointments. If I feel like I need more time due to their anxiety, calculus buildup, lots of talking, etc. my office is usually ok with me adding as much time as I need (within reason).
 
Children ages 3-9 are scheduled for 40 minutes and 10+ years are scheduled for an hour. I like having an hour for pre-teens and teenagers because a lot of them have braces which take awhile to floss!
 
S/RP is scheduled for 1 1/2 hours for 2 quads. Some patients want to do 4 quads and we get 2 hours for that. We also do a 6 week tissue check after S/RP which is scheduled for a half hour to see if the tissues are healing well.

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One hour for prophy & perio maint, 30 min for kids, 1.5hrs for 2 quads scaling. I never schedule 4 quad SRP in one visit. I will scale all 4 quads in one visit if things are going quickly at 2 quad appt.

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adult prophy :45 min/ 1 hour if x rays are needed
child 30 min
Sc/RP 1 hour per quad

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When I started at my office I would have an hour for each prophy or perio maintenance patient. We just implemented a 50 min appt in the morning to allow us to see 1 more pt a day (with the help of an assistant to turn over rooms) and hour long in the afternoon with 30 min in the afternoon for kids (not in ortho, under 13 years old). For SRP we get 60-90 min depending on what needs to be done, but we never do 4 quads at once. I also get 90-120 min for a new patient where I am required to take an FMX, pano, full set of intraoral pictures, use the diagnodent, record existing treatment and full peril charting in the chart and do a cleaning and OHI.

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A prophy (adult or child) and perio maintenance both get 1 hour (this includes probing and x-rays, if necessary), because the dentist usually takes a while to get to the exam. SRP gets an hour for 2 quads. If I have a perio maintenance that doesn’t require an exam, I sometimes only get 30 minutes, unless the patient a lot of calculus – then I’ll have a full hour. For the occasional new patient, I have 1 1/2 hours to do FMX, pano, full health history, charting, probing, prophy and exam (if SRP is needed, they are rescheduled).

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I like an hour and a half for new patients. 50 min for prophylaxis add 10 min if they are due for FMX or period charting. One and a half hours for SRP 2 quads. And I find it necessary to adjust the time for some patients based upon their needs

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I get 90 min for new patients. This includes meet and greet the Dr first,review med history,short “tour” of the office,FMX,perio charting,patient photo,intra-oral photos, Spectra readings,healthy prophy or debridement.
 
Continuing Care patients,perio maintenance;1 hr.
 
Ortho;40-60min. Teens;40min. Under 7;30min. If I have time then I do the sealants so they don’t have to come back.
 
SRP:60-90 min 2 quads. Type III-IV:1 hour per quad.
 
I have some flexability.

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30 minutes child prophy or teenager with good OH
45 minutes for child/teenager poor OH or ortho
45 minutes for adults good OH
1 hour perio/ poor OH
New patients 1hour+ depending on opening — may return for multiple appointments if needed

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Children-30 minutes
Adults-45/1hour appointments
One Quad-1-1.5 hours

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Children: 30 mins
Teen/ortho: 45 mins
Adult: 45 mins (or 1 hour at our discretion)

* I feel jealous of all those hour appts! So hard to stay on schedule, especially with my VERY chatty doctor! 🙁

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1 hour for Adult Prophy
1 hour for Child Prophy
2 hours for New Patient Hygiene
2 hours for 4 quads S/RP unless I know I’ll need more time
1 hour for Perio Maintenance unless I know I need more time

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30 minutes for kids, 45 for adult prophy, fmd or srp. No extra time given for fmX or perio chart

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60 min adult prophy / perio maint (30-45 if INS does not pay much or pt has all dentures)
30 min Children/teens
60 min NP with pano/4BWX, IOPs, perio charting, HTC, prophy, FL, and comp exam. Luckily my Dr. Is not a big talker
SRP 1 quad / hr

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My office was just bought by a corporation owned by a dentist and they have implemented 30 min recall prophys for EVERYONE no matter what(home care, x-rays, pending treatment, etc). They will allow 45 min for perio maintenance, 1 hour for new patients, and 1.5 hours for 2 quads of SRP. The result? A hygiene schedule that is running late and patients that feel like they are being passed through a conveyor belt. Before the takeover, we had 1 hour for all recall patients aged 17 and up, 30 min for children and teens, 2 hours for SRP (up to the hygienist the # of quads), and 1.5 hours for new adult patients. The patients I’ve been seeing the 2+ years I’ve worked at the office are already commenting on their wait time and how hurried I seem to be. Quantity over quality. =(

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