Sometimes the pace of a dental appointment feels like you are moving at the speed of light. After a health history review, X-rays and cleaning, a dentist’s individual time with a patient can be limited. We must be ready to use the valuable moments we have for patient empowerment and education.
Dentists have an advantage when it comes to oral cancer screenings. We have ample lighting, accessible medical histories and a bird’s-eye view of a supine patient’s mouth.