New research from Colgate reveals how little we know about the health of our mouths despite 84% of Europeans claiming to lead a healthy lifestyle. More than nine in 10 say they proactively look after their health (93%) but only 15% of the respondents polled across Europe view the health of their mouth as a priority.
The Fit 4 Prevention Mindset: 3) Healthy patients need you too! Help them protect their whole mouth health – for lasting peace of mind. Make ‘healthy patients’ central to your dental team’s work. Not only do they represent regular customers for preventive procedures – if satisfied, they could also become the most passionate recommenders of your dental practice.
Inspirational Leadership© point 5: Demonstrate Presence to revolutionize your rapport with patients
How to avoid dentist burnout. Dentists may be at particularly high risk of burnout due to the physical and mental stresses of the profession.
Donating your time and expertise to a volunteer dental clinic can be one of the most rewarding aspects of dentistry. It can also be intimidating at times. I have had opportunities to volunteer at a variety of different clinics and schools, and it has given me the chance to meet some selfless dental professionals, to treat some extremely grateful patients and to help underserved people in my community.
Giving back through dental volunteer work benefits patients in need and can also be personally fulfilling. Check out a list of volunteer opportunities for dental professionals.
Teaching patients about dental biofilm could be the key to motivating them to take charge of their Whole Mouth Health. But how can you explain biofilm delicate balance in terms the average person will understand?
Whether you wish to reduce your workload or expand your business, a dental practice management consultant can be a vital resource in reaching your dental practice goals.
When patients ask what causes dental caries, do you answer “sugar” or “the bugs in your mouth?” Oral microflora plays a critical role in oral health. Understanding the relationship between your body and its microorganisms can help you teach your patients how to prevent dental disease.
Complete oral health involves much more than patients brushing their teeth and flossing. It means controlling bacteria on both hard and soft tissues in the mouth and being able to overcome the daily challenges of a modern lifestyle.