It Is Important To The Dentists To Understand The Patient’S

1195 WordsMar 14, 20175 Pages
It is important to the dentists to understand the patient’s need and value their patients as individuals. This will enable the decision-making process to be smoother and the patient can have the equal contribution in it 1. As dentist-patient interaction is involved in many aspects of care and it is more crucial for dentistry when compared to many other professions, a good dentist-patient relationship is an integral element of quality care. So, understanding patient satisfaction is important because patient satisfaction is associated with health status, health outcomes, anxiety, patient adherence and service utilisation 2. The advantages of good dentist-patient relationship on clinical practice includes: 2 The impact of a good…show more content…
Patient #6132 Patient #186131 Gender Female Female Age 68 years old 68 years old Insurance status (private or public) No insurance No insurance Level of education High school High school Employment status Retired Retired Fear of Dental treatment scale 5/10 1/10 Past dental work Cleaning, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canal. Cleaning, fillings, crowns and bridges, root canal, extractions, implants. As we can see from the previous table, there are lots of similarities between the two patients in terms of demographics which includes gender, age, insurance status, employment status and level of education. Past dental work and fear of dental treatment differs between the two patients. According to the first patient (#6132), the very important dentist qualities are: Knowledgeable, diagnostic skills, technical skills, ethical, effective pain management, encourage the patient’s input on decisions, displays professionalism, provides clear explanations, put the patient at ease, provides comfortable dental treatment, cost of dental treatment, focus on prevention of dental disease and the use of the latest technology. She chose Knowledgeable, diagnostic skills, technical skills, ethical, effective pain management, encourage the patient’s input on decisions, displays professionalism, provides clear explanations, being sensitive to the patient’s needs, reduces the patient’s dental anxiety, provides comfortable dental treatment, cost of dental
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