The first and only book written for dental professionals by a patient, A Few Words from the Chair—A Patient Speaks to Dentists by David Clow offers advice to established and new dentists on how to understand the things patients don’t get to say. Clow examines dentistry from the patient’s angle—the role it needs to play in the big healthcare picture, the fears and issues that keep patients and dentists apart, and some simple ideas dentists can use to bridge the gap between them. A Few Words from the Chair is a practical, timely way for dentists to build relationships, gain greater case acceptance from their patients, and create more fulfilling and lucrative practices.
In eight chapters, the author diagnoses the divisions between patients and dentists; describes some essential communication skills and techniques used by the best practitioners; and shows how dental care providers can better empathize with their patients. This guide helps providers create lasting win-win relationships with patients.
Implant dentistry is a proven treatment option for patients with missing teeth. However, most patients do not understand what an implant actually is or how it functions. They may have an unrealistic expectation of what an implant can do for them, or they may be so afraid to have one placed that they turn down a chance for a true improvement in their lives. Most brochures about implants do not address the real questions that patients ask. This brochure does!
Presented in easy-to-understand terms, this high quality 8-panel brochure covers:
- Why missing teeth should be replaced; many patients do not understand this!
- A simple description of how implants “work”.
- The differences among “teeth supported” and “implant supported” replacements.
- An explanation of the limited nature of insurance payments for implants.
Illustrates a single unit anterior implant supported crown, 3 unit implant supported bridge, and a 3 unit tooth supported bridge for contrasting treatment approaches.
This model has common dental anatomic terms engraved on the appropriate structure areas.
Teeth numbered 1-32, tooth surfaces, and anatomical landmarks are all identified, making this model an excellent teaching aid.