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Quick Tip: How to Increase Your confidence in Treating Patients

One of the most common things that we hear is when things do not go well, in other words if a restoration fractures, many dentists are not sure why it fractured in the first place. And sometimes, a situation like that can decrease your confidence because you are trying to find an outlet as to why this could have happened.

Understanding the concept of complete dentistry will allow you to really focus in on those situations, specifically.

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One of the things that we recommend is to be dedicated to the process. And what that simply means is follow through with everything that we teach you, specifically the checklist. That whole process itself is very repetitive. And one of the things that I have learned for myself is familiarity breeds content.

If you keep repeating the process over and over again, it becomes second nature. That in itself will increase your confidence.

There is nothing more important than a patient listening to your recommendations and feeling very confident in your ability. By following what we teach, you will certainly gain that self-confidence that you need and be more of an authority in recommending what you think is best for your patient.

That leads me to the second part of this conversation is the attitude, your mindset, and your humility of doing what is best for your patient. Dr. Dawson always has preached the principle, would you do it on yourself? If you have that attitude to begin with, you will never go wrong. And you will always think about what is best for you patient.

Those are some of the things that I would recommend as far as increasing your confidence.

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Dr. Khanna grew up in Toronto, Canada where he attended the University of Toronto and completed his Bachelor of Science degree (1989). He then continued post graduate school at the University of Detroit Mercy – School of Dentistry and earned his D.D.S. degree (1993). Dr. Khanna then completed a General Practice Residency at the University of Rochester-Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York (1994). After being an associate dentist for several years, Dr. Khanna opened his practice (March 2000) in beautiful downtown Geneva, Illinois. Since then, Dr. Khanna has been extensively involved in continuing education, and recently completed training at the prestigious Dawson Academy (St. Petersburg, FL). Dr. Khanna has dedicated his practice to excellence in comprehensive restorative and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Khanna’s philosophy involves treating every patient in the four aspects of complete dentistry. This includes achieving harmony between jaw joints, muscles, supporting tissues, and teeth. Dr. Khanna is licensed to provide patients with conscious or moderate sedation for all dental procedures. He completed training at the University of Illinois-School of Dentistry [Chicago] in 2003 where he was trained by the head of the Oral Maxillofacial Surgery department for 9 months. Since then Dr. Khanna has been providing sedation to patients for all dental procedures. If you or someone you know is interested in dental sedation, please contact our office for more information. Dr. Khanna is dedicated to his wife Jeanie and his two children, Raj, and Maxime.