This next article continues with step 2 of the 7 Steps to Implement Orthodontics in Your General Practice.
If you missed the last post which covered step #1 about Training and knowledge in diagnosis and clinical treatment simply click here to get caught up.
Let’s dive straight in.
Step #2 Case Risk Management
Many dentists believe learning and delivering orthodontic treatment is technically challenging. They wonder: How would I become confident enough to provide the highest level of orthodontic care to my patients?
First of all, the right training, mentoring and support is a must so you can feel confident enough to offer high-quality care to your patients… but you also have to consider case selection very carefully.
Ask yourself…is this case manageable for my level? Are there any potential risks down the line?
Case risk analysis is an element of orthodontic treatment planning that is overlooked by many practitioners and training courses but can be the key to avoiding unwanted surprises during treatment.
I believe this is one of the keys to performing predictable orthodontics and reducing treatment times significantly.
Dr. Ron Roncone states that even very experienced orthodontists spend 25% of the treatment time fixing mistakes that should have never occurred in the first place.
You can see exactly what you might have to deal with if careful risk assessment isn’t carried out in this article with some particular case studies where this step was missed out.
Most people place brackets on every tooth and believe the archwire will straighten everything. Unfortunately, this is not true and depends on the initial bracket wire interface.
Every case needs careful risk management and with this understanding , orthodontics becomes easy, predictable and most importantly, stress-free.
The courses we have to offer include a focus on how to effectively assess that risk for each patient so you will know if it is something you can manage ,and how to manage it or if the patient needs referring to a specialist orthodontist.
You won’t find that level of help in a university course or anywhere else for that matter. We prepare you for real-life situations that any dentist can face when branching out into orthodontics.If you would like to talk to us further about our training courses, click here now to set up a one on one Discovery Session call. We can have a chat and answer any questions you might have about getting started.