Considering preventative and early stage treatment strategies implies a change in the way we diagnose oral pathologies.
Combining early clinical findings, knowledge of a patient’s medical history and medications, bio-molecular and genetic testing, and digital imaging and visualization cameras, can provide cutting edge tools for an effective early or predictive diagnosis.
One essential part of this strategy is however missing. Though easily available, it’s also one of the scarcest assets.
To see more, you’ll need to use tools, but you also need to spend more time looking into the details.
Our ability to spend time will largely depend on how much value our patients attach to this approach.
The common thinking among dentists that patients don’t care about their oral health is largely untrue and a growing number of them are willing to participate and anticipate problems.
Will you be able to respond to this new demand ?
This will largely depend on how much you value this paradigm shift in dentistry, your scientific and clinical knowledge, and your ability to communicate with your patients.
OralNext will guide you on each step of this process :
Across industries, what are the best tools for early and predictive diagnostic of caries, periodontal diseases, sleep apnea or oral cancer ?
What influence does a patient’s medical history and medication have on his oral health ?
How can you build first consultations that are time efficient ?
How can you communicate with your patients on the benefits of spending more time on diagnostics ?