DEN_M3 Encounters of the difficult kind. Risk Management, Consent, Records, Emergencies, Triaging & Time Management
Encounters of the difficult kind. Risk Management, Consent, Records, Emergencies, Triaging & Time Management
DENTAL EMERGENCIES: WHAT’S IN MY DENTAL TOOL BOOX?
Emergencies in a dental practice are inevitable. These can be stressful as often they are squeezed in with little time to think and action plan.
Many dentists say the following:
- I simply don’t like emergencies and squeeze in’s. I never know what to expect and this stresses me.
- I am worried that I am not well prepared for a dental emergency and often don’t know what to do
- Emergencies are hard to manage and often make you run late and I feel stressed about running late
It becomes critical, therefore, to be aware of at least the 10 top emergencies that present in a dental practice and what we can offer patients from our “emergency toolbox” in the time frame of their appointment and how best to manage that emergency.
- Understanding the top emergencies in a dental practice
- Know what’s in your “dental emergency toolbox”,
- The principles of triaging, team communication, time and stress management used in managing emergencies
- Problem solving the types of emergencies
- Develop easy protocols for use by all staff
CLINICAL RISK MANAGEMENT, RECORD KEEPING AND INFORMED CONSENT
Many dentists say the following:
- I don’t have the time to get proper consent or notes written. Note writing is incomplete and this opens up risks
- I wish the Dental Assistants could assist with note writing. I have to stay back after work to write my notes.
- I did not expect that there would be a problem with that patient
- Patients are getting more demanding and hard to please
- How can I monitor the quality of my work or my dentist’s work ? We have a lot of unplanned returns, quality of care needs to improve. I am having a lot of patients return after treatment with problems
- I feel stressed when things don’t go to plan and patients complain. When a patient complains, I do not have the right responses or the ability to manage the complaint and try and ignore it and I feel stressed
- I get stressed about running late and when staff do not help out
- I just want to do good Dentistry and not have to deal with all the other things
ENCOUNTERS OF THE DIFFICULT KIND
In this session will cover the following 12 topics:
Dr Hackwood’s special interest in managing phobic and apprehensive patients will be an eye opener in building your practice even further
1.Principles of managing difficult situations and growing your patient base
2. The knowledge matrix
3. Managing Dental fear and phobias
4. Strategies to manage phobic patients in the dental chair
5. Managing children and those with special needs
6. Managing high caries risk patients
7. Managing patients with periodontal disease
8. Managing those with strong gag reflexes, small mouth opening, or TMJ issues
9. Managing those with low pain threshold
10. Managing abusive and aggressive patients
11. Nitrous oxide sedation principles
12. Referring patients for GA or IV sedation
This course will address the following matters in a practical way that you can adopt easily in your practice.
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- Duration 8:30am - 4:00pm
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