Although case acceptance has historically been considered the doctor’s job, busy doctors are limited in how much time they can spend discussing treatment with a patient. A dedicated treatment coordinator, however, can spend as much time as necessary to answer all the patient’s questions, which can greatly improve your case acceptance rate.
While bruxism has many contributing factors outside the immediate realm of dentistry—including anxiety, stress, smoking, caffeine, use of amphetamines, snoring, fatigue, and sleep apnea—dentists are in a unique position to screen for it and the commonly associated sleep apnea, and in the process, we can save lives.
Every patient is different, so to provide the most effective caries prevention, each individual may require a unique combination of education and hygiene tools. Here, Katie Kupczyk shares her top 5 considerations for preventing tooth decay.