Oral Cancer: A Key Issue for your Dental Practice

Nearly 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer in the next year, and only 57% of those diagnosed will live 5 years after diagnosis. The good news: your dental practice is well placed to have a positive impact on your patients’ lives when it comes to this threat to their health. This post will address some important aspects of your role as dentist in the fight against oral cancer. Prevent cancer by educating patients, conduct oral cancer screening to catch symptoms early, and provide gentle dental care to patients who have been diagnosed and are facing treatment.
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Tooth Extractions: Fears and Concerns of Patients You Should Understand

No one looks forward to a tooth extraction. But you can allay your patients’ fears by understanding their specific concerns and providing them with the right information and service. Building patient trust also builds loyalty to you and your dental practice. Here’s a summary, based on actual patient interviews, outlining patients’ biggest concerns when it comes to tooth extraction. They all come down to: Information, Compassion, and Service.
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