So one of the questions that I've asked myself, is are my patients understanding what I'm saying when they don't get to see what I see? And I feel like this is something that we all fall into: we love to talk and try to educate, but the patient's not having the same visual as we do. So how do we overcome that?
Here’s an important distinction in dentistry that many dentists and team members miss. That distinction is the difference between a sales vs leadership approach to case acceptance.
So I think that my patient hay have an airway disorder. Where do I start? What are the first steps that need to happen in order to diagnosis and treat this?
A trial equilibration is an absolute mandatory exercise to be done on properly mounted study models.
Here's a quick tip on something I've been using recently and that's called the Easy-Extender and it's for open tray implant impressions. So often, when you put the impression on and you're trying to find that screw head to unscrew the impression coping to get the impression out, this solves that problem.
Treatment planning is absolutely key to what we do. We take care of our patients with treatment planning, and the better that we can treatment plan for that patient, the better the outcome, the happier the patient, the happier we are.
So what do we do with the patient that has TMJ pain or has TMD? So this is the symptomatic patient now. So kind of what we'll say is kind of look at maybe a broader swipe and go inside.
We have a lot of tools at our disposal to help us to be able to communicate. And one of those pieces of communication that is existential in getting treatment plan acceptance is photography.
Where does my staff fit into complete dentistry? Well, they fit in every step of the process. A strong and supportive team is the key to a sustainable practice.
One of the most common reasons that dentists have to do a lot of adjustments on a new crown is failure to start their treatment with a complete examination and plan their treatment.