Risk Focus: Patient Communication in Dentistry

What’s the cornerstone of patient-centered care? Great communication. As a dentist, you can see better personal and clinical outcomes by improving your communication with patients and staff. It can also help you avoid (or win) malpractice lawsuits.

Learn about other common dental malpractice risks in the full Risk Focus Series.

In this video, our leading dental risk consultant gives practical tips to improve your patient communication. Quality communication with patients is a vital tool in dentistry that can improve patient comprehension, informed decision-making, and adherence to treatment plans. This video explores patient communication issues that lead to patient injuries and dental malpractice claims. You’ll also learn best practices for establishing quality communication with your patients to avoid these pitfalls.

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