Through the use of treatment-planning decision trees, gain the confidence to address various treatment options for common but complex dental problems. Learn how to present the advantages and disadvantages of each option clearly to your patients, engaging them in the process and fortifying your commitment to Great Dentistry.
You will learn:
How to work with a decision tree, which serves as a road map to understand the treatment options for a specific problem and identify the risks and benefits of each option.
A step-by-step process of what to evaluate clinically to determine which option may be best for your patient.
More than 20 decision trees covering everything from excessive or inadequate tooth display to a single missing central incisor and what needs to be evaluated to select the best method of replacement, in addition to how to treat a patient with multiple severely worn teeth.
How each decision tree is designed around a key set of clinical parameters and how, by learning those parameters, you can work through the treatment planning process with ease.
How to select the appropriate decision tree for the case you are treatment planning based on the parameters. Each decision tree includes photos of patients with the condition the tree addresses. By comparing photos of your patient with those in the decision tree, you can quickly identify if it is the appropriate tree to follow.
How to show and discuss the different treatment options with your patients so they are engaged in the process, rather than scared away, and understand the risks and benefits of treatment. For each technique addressed by the decision trees, there are before-and-after example photos.
The importance of predicting the outcome of treatment prior to commencing treatment, in addition to conveying realistic outcomes for various treatment options, specifically concerning the restoration of worn dentitions and tooth replacement in the esthetic zone.
How new techniques and materials may change the predictability of many of our treatment options in the future.
How to discuss treatment sequencing and phasing of treatment with your patients.
How to set fees for complex interdisciplinary type cases.