Mubbasher Khanzada provides advice on how dental practices can easily education patients about their own oral health and provide preventative dental care.
Preventive care relies heavily on the patient’s understanding of their own oral health and their compliance with professionally recommended treatment.
Patient education helps deliver the dental information that patients need, provides treatment justification, increases treatment acceptance and encourages an active involvement in preventive care.
The majority of patients are now accustomed to receiving information in a digital format, for example, email, social media or online.
A good dental practice website will be the first chance for a practice to provide its patients with good educational material.
Social media is one of the best ways of communicating with younger patients. Research suggests that as many as 10 million young people are active on social media platforms.