Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: The Examination and After Care

In our practices we all encounter special needs patients and their families. Many dentists excel in managing the challenges present in caring for special needs patients, but what about their families? This is the second installment (if you missed it, read Part 1 here) of a few tips I have learned in more than thirty years of … Continue reading Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: The Examination and After Care

Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: Before the Appointment and Arrival to the Office

In our practices we all encounter special needs patients.  Patients presenting with MS, ALS, CP, Alzheimer, Parkinson's or other conditions are challenging and many dentists excel in managing them and providing quality care. But what about the special needs patient’s family?  Do we always remember to care for them also?  We should.  Families of special needs patients are … Continue reading Caring for Special Needs Patients and their Families: Before the Appointment and Arrival to the Office

Pitfalls of Patient Registration Options: Paper, PDF and Online Portal

The first step for every dental office in treating their patients is the registration process. This is one activity that every single office must do, and doing it well is important for the patient, the practice, and the dentist. There are a number of different methods that people use to register patients, and some are … Continue reading Pitfalls of Patient Registration Options: Paper, PDF and Online Portal