Patient Care

  • Dental Care for Older Adults

    As a dental professional, you must tailor your dental care for older adults to accommodate this growing demographic special needs. As a dentist, how can you help older patients? Being prepared for a few common clinical and interpersonal challenges can help you give your older patients the best possible care.

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  • 3 Tips to Improve Your Patients' Oral Health Literacy

    One of the biggest challenges a dental professional encounter on a day-to-day basis is effective patient communication. As healthcare practitioners, you are educated in a dentist-to-dentist or hygienist-to-hygienist fashion, where dental jargon is useful and common practice. For patients, however, technical terms like subperiosteal, sulcus or even gingivitis can be a lot to tackle. Understanding your patients' oral health literacy is the first step to helping them succeed in their own oral care.

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  • Oral Health and Cancer: 5 Tips for Patient Care

    When oncology patients visit you, as their dental professional, you can empower them to take care of their oral health while undergoing cancer treatment. Make them more prepared, knowledgeable and hopeful. Read on for five ways to help your patients help protect and maintain their oral health during and after cancer treatment.

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  • How to manage the anxious dental patient

    Dental anxiety is real and is present in varying degrees in patients. Loss of control and fear of the unknown are often at the root of this anxiety. Often, the fear itself is embarrassing for a patient. For a dentist, it is upsetting to see his / her patient suffer. And when an anxious patient cancels or reschedules an appointment, the cumulative impact on business can be significant.

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