Effective Dental Patient Education
Why is effective patient education so important? Whether your practice has a single exam room or 5, you're probably focused on the efficiency of your patient visits. This is understandable, but we'll explain how effective education aligns with your practice's business objectives as well.
You know the adage: a picture is worth a thousand words. It's true. You've just diagnosed your patient with periodontal disease. You are hit with a barrage of questions as they try to remember what they learned in their high school biology class. You try to explain how normal gums differ from those with perio disease. By the end of the interaction, your patient might have a general grasp. However, if you had shown them an illustration of normal gums and one afflicted with periodontal disease, they would have a much better understanding, almost instantly.
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You have spent years gaining a mastery of your field. By using the right tool, you can showcase this knowledge to your patients. You might try to fumble through a verbal explanation, or use your hands with a model of the mouth. Your patient will be lost. So perhaps you sit them in front of a computer and force them to watch a video. They will be annoyed and checking their phone. Instead, consider using an illustration and your personal, one-on-one knowledge to explain. They'll appreciate your effort and approach and they will mention your practice when their friend or family member needs a referral.
Your patient asks what plaque and tartar can do. You mention that it can cause gum disease and lead to eventual tooth loss. The actual mechanism of how this happens is abstract when using just words. Showing the sequential patient education illustrations of Periodontal Disease can clearly show how poor treatment and neglect causes the bone loss over time. The visual impact is striking AND remembered. This is just one example of better patient compliance by use of the Dental-Patient Consultation Illustrations visual aid.
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Dental Flip Charts by Stephen F. Gordon have been utilized by thousands of medical professionals to educate millions of patients. It's easy to see why - the didactic and distinctive illustrations simplify concepts so that anyone can understand. No longer fumble through a verbal-only explanation with a patient left scratching his or her head. Purchase an affordable Exam Room Flip Chart today!