CASE STUDY 2 - HELPING PATIENTS TAKE OWNERSHIP.


ISSUE
Poor patient self-management of oral hygiene jeopardizes a quality end result.

SOLUTION
Through the Crest® + Oral-B® program, every patient is graded on their hygiene at every appointment as soon as an operator does their initial intra-oral survey. Young patients are especially interested in their scores and are encouraged to grade themselves at home on a daily basis. We quantify developing hygiene problems and alert parents and dentists when attention is needed. Patients finish with beautiful tissues at the end of the treatment. Parents are assured that we are focused on oral health and not just simply straight teeth.

RESULTS
Fewer patients have decalcified markings and those who do, are detected and informed sooner. The bonus is that my practice also has better compliance with risk management protocol.