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.
Patients are the most important part of your practice. According to a review published by BioMed Central Oral Health, patient-centric care may lead to higher patient satisfaction, more positive treatment outcomes and better overall health.
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.
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 #ColgateTALKS eConference 2019 brought together distinguished experts from across Europe to discuss how a more effective approach to everyday prevention of oral diseases may be achieved by the adoption of a Whole Mouth Health approach.
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?
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.
Register now for Be One Step Ahead with Prevention, the third of Colgate’s annual #ColgateTALKS eConferences. All dental professionals in Europe are invited to attend the live webinar sessions from their desktop computer or on-the- go with their tablet or smartphone.