Handbook for Dental Chair Side Assistants Part 1

Dental Patient Education and Motivation

Author(s): Aditi Dalal Sangwan * .

Pp: 302-314 (13)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049695123010016

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)

Abstract

The role of patient education is extremely important in maintaining oral hygiene and oral health. It is even more important when the patient has had a periodontal surgery. Patient education is a simple process if the goals and content of education are understood. Motivation is a rare consequence of this education until additional reinforcement and rewards are used. The subject is discussed in a simple manner in this chapter, and the importance of oral hygiene methods and oral hygiene maintenance is simultaneously discussed


Keywords: Toothbrushing, Bass Method, Charter and Stillman Method, Interdental Brush, Chemical Plaque Control.

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