Reid wrote an article for Dentaltown about how he prefers warm vertical obturation over single cone, which reduces postoperative problems and makes Reid and his patients happy.
Everyday, all day, we deal with patients. Some are easy, some are grumpy and some just are downright difficult. In our patient communication series we continue discussing how to effectively talk to the patient.
In these videos I discuss:
What do you say to a patient who has an apical lesion but doesn’t have any pain and does not want treatment? Try this little trick and see what happens.
What do you say to a patient regarding the success rate of endodontic treatment? Clear communication can alleviate later problems if the endodontic treatment fails.
Easing the patients fear is an important part of dental treatment. By clearing explaining treatment and getting the patient fully anesthetized we can continue as the Gentle dentist and not creepy Santa.
Don’t be a Creepy Santa.
I’m proud to announce a preview of our third case in Learning Lessons Book #1 — on shaping. Learning Lessons are concise presentations of some of the most interesting and important problems–and their solutions–that I have come across in my clinical practice and teaching. Learning Lessons topics are covered in more detail in RootCanalAcademy.com Member Library media, including video, audio, procedure charts, articles, and more. Our Member Library is a superb value and accessible 24/7 to fit your schedule and learning pace. If you are not a member and want to see some of my teaching material, consider joining our Free Library. Go to RootCanalAcademy.com and be Better Tomorrow!
Enjoy our third case on shaping in the forthcoming Learning Lessons Book #1. We will publish the entire volume in our current 2018-2019 Winter campaign. I welcome comments!
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Root Canal Academy is launching a new content series on ‘Patient Communications,’ which is a response to the numerous questions that I am getting about the topic directly, or questions that point to the effectiveness of patient communications. It is clear that the topic warrants a special series.
Managing patient expectations prior to starting the root canal treatment is vital to preventing miscommunication and possibly angry patients. Patient expectations are formed by HOW YOU SAY WHAT YOU SAY. When you link your treatment procedures with your communications, and state your recommendations confidently, patients are inclined to feel satisfied. Happy patients tend to be much more enjoyable and they also pay.
I hope you enjoy this first discussion about ‘how you communicate,’ and see how it can greatly influence the success of your treatment.
Please ask any questions or give me comments,