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How to Include Patients in the Teeth Design Process

June 30, 2022
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Cosmetic dentistry is a very personal decision for patients. Therefore, it’s only natural that they want to be involved in their teeth design. When a patient feels included in their cosmetic dentistry, they are more likely to be satisfied with the outcome. Plus, involving patients in the teeth design process makes a huge difference in the patient/practitioner relationship. Here’s how to help patients feel empowered while they plan their cosmetic procedure.

 

Set the Patient Up For Success

During your initial consultation with the patient, make sure you communicate your treatment goals clearly. This will ensure that the patient knows what is possible during treatment- and what is not possible. This is also your opportunity to develop a good rapport with the patient. Answer questions, speak honestly, and establish a clear treatment timeline.

 

Use Updated Imaging Software

Many patients are visual learners. To help patients clearly understand their dental treatments, use advanced imaging software. These programs give patients a better understanding of what’s happening inside their mouths. Viewing dental images also helps patients feel like they are a part of the decision-making process, which can be crucial for their confidence.

 

Ask Questions

Patients often come to dental appointments with questions for their providers. However, providers should also ask questions to their patients! Make sure your patient understands their procedure and agrees with your treatment goals. A few simple questions can go a long way in making your patient feel involved.

 

Improve Your Skills

Improving your skills as a practitioner will give you more opportunities to connect with your patients. Choose continuing education courses that help you develop your skills or that introduce you to new techniques or technologies. Your patients will love working with a cutting-edge provider- and you will also love improving their experience with new skills!

 

Advance Your Education at IHDS

The Institute of Houston Dental Synergy offers advanced dentistry training so practitioners can stay up-to-date with their techniques. We use the latest tech technology and a hands-on teaching approach to ensure that you learn by doing. Whether you’re a general dentist or a specialist, we have programs to help you provide the best, most modern care. Click here to learn about our upcoming courses.

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