I have noticed than when my patient is laying on the dental chair his or her capability to receive or remember any information is very limited. Even if the patient is sitting next to me and I carefully explain some oral hygiene instructions, the message doesn't remain in the patients mind longer than for just a few hours or days.
Pediatric patients deserve often special attention at the dentist's and hygienist's care. The examination and treatment becomes easier for both parties, when the atmosphere is positive. Video technology and live image of your own mouth is interesting and helps the young patient to settle down.
Tiina Niemi-Korpi works as a dental hygienist in Espoo, Finland and has used the Futudent system in her work since this summer. The Futudent system has proved to be a very good tool in educating patients in their oral health care.