It is essential that the dentist and dental technician work together effectively as a team. From a video and other visual footage, the dental technician receives significantly more information of the patient’s intraoral condition: movements of the lower jaw, resilience of the oral mucosa, smile line and color of teeth can easily be seen. In addition, the dentist has the possibility to get essential feedback from the dental technician. Video material and other visual footage enhance communication with the dental technician and a higher level of co-operation is reached resulting in improved patient satisfaction.
Have you already wondered how to use modern dental video technology in your daily dental work but don't quite know how to begin? Start by watching these videos by doctor Wayne Hollar to learn what opportunities lie ahead in video dentistry
As dental professionals, we all want better treatment plan acceptance. We know that an informed patient is more likely to accept the treatment we recommend and feel satisfied with the procedure. We also know the challenges: it's difficult to describe complex dental procedures to a patient with only words; we fear of talking about high value procedures; not to mention the awkwardness of being looked like a sales person instead of dental professional.
Updated on 18th of July 2016: New information and relevant downloadable materials included. This post is a part of Patient Education blog post series.