PerioLinks High Performance Hygiene Program

The PerioLinks High Performance Hygiene Program is a 12-month customized in-office training and coaching program that focuses on the unique challenges and growth potential in the hygiene department. Higher revenues go hand-in-hand with high performing teams.

Kathryn coaches teams to create a highly productive hygiene department by developing and implementing systems for exceptional periodontal care, expansion of the hygiene department service mix, and effective co-diagnosis, communications, and treatment enrollment skills.

Exceed patient expectations, optimize patient care, maximize profits, and exhilarate your team! Here’s what you can expect:

  • Comprehensive hygiene department analysis
  • Four days in-office observation, training, and coaching throughout the year
  • Training on specific clinical skills and technology
  • Integration of oral-systemic science into practical clinical protocols
  • Streamlined systems for scheduling, recare, and retention
  • Biologic hygiene practices trained per doctor interest
  • Detailed initial and annual consulting reports
  • Monthly hygiene trackers
  • Two 30-minute video coaching calls per month
  • “Emergency” coaching calls as needed at no extra cost – Kathryn is here to support you at the highest level
  • Unlimited email and text messages at no extra cost
  • Applies to one practice of up to four hygienists (additional fees apply for more than four hygienists and for multiple location practices)

To learn more or to schedule a discovery call, contact me at


“I have been wanting to thank you for the tremendous job you did for my office. When we first started our business relationship by writing goals, my list was rather extensive. Somehow you were able to work magic. My staff accepted you with open arms and you empowered them to make the changes that would generate enthusiasm, production, pride, and fulfillment. Patients noticed the improvements and felt better cared for. At a time when many offices nationally were seeing drops in production of 10-15% or more, we were setting new records in production for our office, especially the hygiene department. Thank you for renewing our faith in ourselves, focusing our efforts on the proper goals, making work more fun, and improving the care for our patients. I consider myself a very satisfied client and friend. Thank you.


Ronald L. Proctor, DDS”

“What fantastic results! The percentage of patients in active periodontal therapy before was 19%; after coaching it rose to 45%. Now, over 99% of our patients are pre-appointed for their next therapy, our hourly production rose from $118.00 to $167.00 per hour, and the hygiene department is enjoying significant monthly increases in production. None of this would have been possible without cohesion on our team. Your coaching style and distinctive ability to bring the very best in staff to the surface is unmatched. It is with heartfelt appreciation that I write this letter and want to express our gratitude for your continued support of our team and our patients. We could not be happier with the results of your coaching. Thank you!


James H. Hajovsky, DDS”

Customized Programs Tailored to Your Specific Needs

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Discover the Oral-Systemic Connection

  • Explore the science behind the oral-systemic connection
  • Survey systemic diseases associated with periodontal disease
  • Integrate diagnostic testing into practice
  • Implement adjunctive therapies
  • Compare home hygiene care options

Conquer Early Detection of Oral Cancer

  • Investigate risk factors
  • Learn extra-oral and intra-oral examination techniques
  • Study fluorescence devices
  • Determine cytology, biopsy, referral protocols

Research Medical Considerations

  • Examine medical conditions that affect dental treatment
  • Review current premedication guidelines
  • Manage medically compromised patients


“I have owned a very successful dental consulting business in the Houston area for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Gilliam for most of those 20 years as both a member of two dental teams for which I was the dental practice management consultant and as part of my team when she was a hygiene mastery coach to many of my clients.

“Throughout our long relationship, Kathryn has consistently demonstrated outstanding clinical performance, being the lead dental hygienist and top producer in her offices, as well as superior in-office training, coaching skills and presentation ability.

“Her areas of clinical expertise are advanced periodontal protocols, with a focus on the oral – systemic connection, the early detection of oral cancer and care for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

“I highly recommend Kathryn Gilliam as your hygiene coach, trainer and speaker for motivating your hygiene team to clinical and financial excellence. She is passionate about creating positive results for the doctor/owner and the entire team.”

- S. Simpson, Susan Simpson, Inc