As we begin the 3rd Era Dentistry Blog, let us take time to remember what a significant role all dental team members play in the safety and overall health of the patients we serve. We must remember to look beyond the mouth!
Our job for reaching “best practice” outcomes must include taking command of how we shift our thinking from a dental exam to an overall wellness exam.
With our expertize, the dental exam can often trigger deeper discussions regarding, smoking, nutrition, exercise, and emotional health.
The questions we ask, the clinical signs we document, and the discussions we have with our patients can shine a new light on overall wellness that starts with the stability of the oral cavity.
I look forward to sharing clinical tips, support, and hearing your success stories of how all of you are changing the “Status Quo” of the dental experience.
Here's a question for you: Access to care is a glaring, admitted problem, do you feel strongly that that expanding our influence and addressing challenging health topics will create “best practice” outcomes for our patients?
Furthermore, what topics do you feel you would need support, either through clinical education or communication tools to increase your effectiveness?