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Dr. Tee Khin reviews different communication channels available to the dental practice, including print marketing, newspapers and TV media, as well as online and social media activities. It is important to invest adequate resources into marketing activities, to know our market and...

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Practitioners need to understand what patient's wants and needs are, and the ability to communicate with the patient is the foundation for a successful treatmant. The lectue focusses on the educational objectives on how to use effective communication skills with patients and to...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Treatment guidelines

The process of informed consent requires a thorough communication between healthcare professional and patient. The communication should minimally comprise...

Patient assessment
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It is helpful if a clinician is situated so that his/her eyes are at the level of the patient's eyes. For example, if the patient is seated, the clinician should also be seated. It is beneficial if the interview between clinician and...

Systemic factors
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Tooth loss is an important change in a patient's life. The decision to remove healthy or restorable teeth within a comprehensive treatment therefore requires a strategic approach and evaluation within the guidelines of medical/ dental ethics. Implant treatment is certainly a game...
Patient assessment
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There is only one chance to make first good impression. The first patient consultation therefore plays an important role in order to adequately perform the initial patient interview, medical examination, the diagnostic evaluation and discuss logistic information such treatment plan...
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Dr Bedrossian presents a patient case with the clinical findings: loss of posterior support, primary periodontal disease, secondary occlusal trauma, CR MI (centric relation to maximum intercuspation) slide of 2 mm, tardive dyskinesia, labial incompetence, and discusses his...
Radiology
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Treatment guidelines

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Anesthesia

The choice of anesthesia depends on many variables including the complexity of treatment, duration of treatment, need for patient awareness and the response during treatment, only to name a few. In general, the clinician and patient should discuss the...

Patient assessment
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Treatment guidelines

As described in Patient Assessment, a thorough evaluation of patient factors influencing whether to proceed with surgical therapy is relevant.
Depending on the tpe of surgery prescribe pre-operative medication (for example antibiotic coverage), if...

Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: At least one week before surgery
Location: Stock room

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: After pre-treatment consultation before patient leaves
Location: Consultation room and/or front desk

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Morning of the surgery (beginning of the day)
Location: OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory
Comments: Refers to one room (not patient); only performed 1x per day

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon or Nurse/Dental Assistant
Timing: Shortly before surgery
Location: Chairside in OR/Surgical Suite/Operatory

Preoperative procedures
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Primary responsibility: Clinician/Surgeon
Timing: End of the pre-treatment consultation while patient is still present
Location: Consultation room and/or chairside

Preoperative procedures