Dental schools don’t officially teach students how to find a mentor. They place students in guided clinics and classes under direct mentorship from expert dentists, but it’s up to each person to reach out and forge a connection.
Think back to the interviews you’ve had over the course of your career. Did you spend hours rehearsing your answers and preparing for every possible question that could be thrown your way? Now that you’re further along in your career, it’s your turn to sit on the other side of the table.
One of the biggest challenges a dental professional encounters on a day-to-day basis is effective patient communication. Understanding our patients’ oral health literacy is the first step to helping them succeed in their own oral care.
Read on for five ways to help your patients help protect and maintain their oral health during and after cancer treatment.