This is a continuation of my previous post on the 5 Procedures Every New Dentist Must Perform. Whether you are an associate, the owner of a new start-up, or purchasing an existing practice, there are certain things you can do to maximize your production and keep busy even with a limited patient base. As a new dentist, there are five things that you must be comfortable performing. In our last blog we talked about Pediatrics. The 2nd of the 5 procedures every New Dentist Must perform is Emergencies.
As a new dentist, you are probably going to have holes in your schedule. That’s just life. If you can learn the skills of dealing with emergencies, these schedule gaps can be useful. If a patient calls in with a toothache, trauma, lost restoration, or any other sort of dental emergency, they want to be seen quickly. If you are an associate, odds are the senior doctor is booked up. That leaves you to see the patient during one of those schedule gaps. Sure, the patient probably hasn’t seen you before, but, due to the emergency, they will be thrilled to let you work on them. Learn how to quickly narrow down pain symptoms to a diagnosis.
Learn how to easily convey the diagnostic information to the patient to help them make a decision. With some polished efficiency, you will learn how to deal with almost any emergency situation in a timely manner.