Patient's Weight: A Case Study

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I do believe that taking a patient's weight would be a beneficial part of the vital sign assessment. However, weight is a touchy subject and could offend many patient's and potentially cause patients to steer clear from the dental office. I think looking at the weight and discussing it in a nonjudgmental way could open communication between the patient and the hygienist. However, it could also break communication. Therefore, I think it is important to discuss the concern in regards to the patient's weight and to discuss dietary options to benefit the patient's overall health. Also, it is very important to discuss the impact of the current diet on the oral cavity and potential problems in the
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