Perhaps the most complex, and certainly the most contentious condition any dentist has to face is the treatment of terminally dentate or Edentulous Patients. Faced with such severe and potentially controversial treatment options, it’s not surprising that many dental professionals are reluctant, or unable, to tackle it head on.
Traditionally, intervention has been traumatic and drawn out, or a partial fix that’s less than satisfactory to dentist or patient. But such is the scale of the problem that on average, you’re likely to see a patient every day with this potentially life-changing condition.
As professionals we know you want to offer the right course of correction – but how can you be sure, when you recommend treatment elsewhere, that you’re not losing a patient for good?