The hygienist was new to me and talked about doing unscheduled procedures yesterday I had declined those procedures at an appointment last fall. When I declined she talked about Cancer, being sued and many other negative things including her not being able to sleep at night if o didn’t get this deep cleaning done. She wanted me to sign a waiver that no one in the office knew about and they couldn’t find it either. It was a disturbing appointment. I scheduled the deep cleaning for July 11 but I’m considering canceling that appointment with her.
I just was there to have a routine cleaning and wound up getting the panoramic X-ray that wasn’t scheduled either because she said the dentist used those to detect cancer. I would recommend that she not use scare tactic language like cancer, patients suing dentists and her own personal fears as leverage to get patients to do unscheduled things.