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Overwhelming patients with information and choices is KILLING your treatment plan acceptance

Dr. Ginger Bratzel talks about how to present treatment

plans and getting patients to accept care.

This week we are taking a close look at one area of how you present a treatment plan to a patient.

Over talking and over educating the patient on the technical details of your procedure is causing the patient to tone out and disconnect.  

Patients don’t want a dental school lesson. When we rely too heavily on pamphlets & brochures and educating them on everything, it only leads to more confusion and sometimes panic…and ultimately, don’t accept treatment.

Click on the video image below to watch.

I want to share a lesson from a personal case study.

During my recent visit with a new doctor, I was given a handout to explain my condition and the doctor’s
concerns, different assessments, and results…what I really needed was the information to be interpreted in the simplest terms. 

You want to be sure to use layman’s terms and encouraging words to ease your patient’s concerns. Tell them how you can help them.

Don’t miss the boat, take a few minutes to watch the full video above – do it for you and for your practice.