The 4P medicine model focuses on a patient’s individual history and needs, not just on the symptoms of a condition. To benefit from the 4P model in dentistry, your patients need to be educated on all four aspects: predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory.
The incidence of childhood dental caries in the poorest areas of Scotland is 30 percent higher than in the least deprived areas. The British Dental Association is calling for the Scottish government to work harder and faster to address this inequality. Is oral health inequality like this the norm, or is this an exception?
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?
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.
Modern patients want not just treatment for dental problems, but forward-thinking care for their Whole Mouth Health. Here’s how can you best care for these motivated patients.
People will need a healthy set of teeth to live their golden years to the fullest. That means dental professionals must tailor their dental care for older adults to accommodate this growing demographic’s special needs. As a dentist, how can you help older patients?
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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