An Answer to an Initial Examination Question
I was asked why it takes a whole appointment to do an initial examination. This is a great question and I am happy you asked.
I have pondered at length trying to find which pieces of information about my patients I could do without just to shorten the examination process.
I keep coming back around to the same question:
Which patient is it that deserves a lesser examination?
I cannot choose. All of my patients deserve a thorough examination. The only way to get to know someone’s oral health is by taking the time to look at the factors affecting their oral health. There are many oral, systemic, skeletal, musculature, and hygiene practices that affect your overall health. I don’t just look at teeth. I look at you as whole person and the whole system.
I’m willing to invest the time in your oral health.
Thanks again for asking.
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