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Treatment guidelines

Patient communication requirements

Key points

  • The process of informed consent requires a thorough communication between healthcare professional and patient.
  • Listening is equally as important as talking.
  • Implant counseling and information must enable the patient to make his/her own independent decision.

Additional resources



Kenji Higuchi: Applying effective interviewing skills to uncover patient expectations

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...
Patient assessment
Preoperative procedures

Digital Textbooks

eBook: Single Implants and their Restoration
Single implants and their restoration
A thorough and organized presentation of the information related to a patient’s treatment facilitates their acceptance of the treatment. The presentation should be made when there is sufficient time to answer questions and make the patient feel they are receiving 100 percent attention. A comprehensive discussion with the patient would include the following items:


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