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Treatment guidelines

Patient expectations

Key points

  • The most important goal of treatment is to meet or exceed patient expectations
  • Unmet expectations of a functional nature or stemming from discomfort or pain, are usually easier to identify and address than esthetic deficiencies
  • In case of unmet expectations patients will be more understanding of the circumstances if the dentist has shown true caring for the patient.

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Diagnosis and treatment planning
Aftercare / follow up

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