Supporting patients to make informed treatment decisions is one of the most important factors leading to the satisfaction of patients and optimal dental health.
Supporting patients to make informed treatment decisions involves effectively communicating findings and recommendations to patients, including comprehensive treatment options. This process enables patients to take more responsibility for their treatment decisions as well as their overall dental health.
Supporting patients to make informed treatment decisions also plays an important role in the success a dental practice and satisfaction as a dental team working together. Given choice and financial means, a significant portion of patients choose comprehensive over other treatment options. Supporting and educating patients in making informed treatment decisions is also emotionally rewarding for team members.