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How much time is everyone getting for 1/2 mouth SRP?

Our office consultant is telling us we should have 1 hour for 1/2 mouth SRP and we can “keep working on things” at future visit. I am not comfortable with “keep working on things”.



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The standard in my office is 1 1/2 hrs per side.. however if I have a patient who I feel is tenacious and will take longer, I let the front desk know and they schedule 2 hours.. Best of Luck!

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Here is a link to a similar question with many good answers on time given: https://www.dentalhygieneanswers.com/time/
 
My last office, I got one hour per quad. However, in the past I worked at an office where I only got one hour for 2 quads. It was not enough time for most patients. Plus it wore me down physically and mentally. To “keep working on things” at future appointments doesn’t sound ethical to me. Patients pay for a service and the service should be completed, not left half done. I wonder if the consultant is a hygienist! This is concerning because leaving residual calculus, and the tissue healing around it, can lead to a perio abscess. This could lead to the patient needing RCT/crown or even losing the tooth.

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