I heard a story once of a dentist that got a phone call from a colleague telling him about a patient he was referring. It was a heads up call to let the dentist know that the patient was elderly and could be a challenge Not long after that the patient appointed, the dentist happened … Continue reading Population Trends and the Modern Dentist
Let’s just admit that periodontal charting is not the most fun thing to do. Here’s a short list of why: It soaks up valuable clinical time It is done as much for legal reasons as clinical reasons The clinical use of the data is limited Many clinicians only chart pocket depth (PD). But, unless one notes both … Continue reading Dental Office Time Management and Patient Care Series: Ultra Fast Periodontal Charting
A common dental challenge that I face, and hear about from my colleagues, is keeping up with the medical and pharmacology histories of each patient. When my patient first registers they fill out a health questionnaire. But their information can quickly change, and as you can imagine keeping up a paper record is cumbersome. While … Continue reading Medical History’s Impact on Dental Care: How to manage the information!