The newsLINK Group - The Periodontist - A Valuable Resource for Your Practice

Editorial Library Category: General Business | Dental | Periodontist – Gum Disease Topics: Periodontist Specialist Title: The Periodontist Specialist – A Valuable Resource for Your Practice Author: newsLINK Staff Synopsis: The field of dentistry is becoming more complex and detailed with time. New diagnostic methods, products, and clinical techniques are continually being generated from research. Editorial: The Periodontist Specialist – A Valuable Resource for Your Practice 4064 South Highland Drive, Millcreek, Utah 84124 │ thenewslinkgroup.com │ (v) 801.676.9722 │ (tf) 855.747.4003 │ (f) 801.742.5803 Editorial Library | © The newsLINK Group LLC 1 The field of dentistry is becoming more complex and detailed with time. New diagnostic methods, products, and clinical techniques are continually being generated from research. The consequence for dentists in general practice is that it is becoming increasingly more difficult to keep up to date. The use of a periodontist can be a valuable tool for you, your practice and your patients. Periodontists have a variety of skills and treatment modalities – surgical and non – that can improve your patients’ periodontal health, and also improve soft tissue aesthetics, augment keratinized mucosa or improve the foundations of your restorative dental work. The harsh reality is that litigation within the dental profession is increasing. Today patients have greater knowledge and expectations relating to their dental care and oral health. Periodontal litigation, too, is rising significantly and claims – like all medical practice claims – are likely to be expensive. Referral to a specialist periodontist allows the management of any periodontal problems to be taken over by a specialist team, with as much or as little involvement from you and your office as you would like. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center more than 75% of American adults have some form of gum disease. However, a recent major survey indicated that only about 60% of those afflicted with some form of gum disease are aware they have a medical concern; giving concern of course, to that which is unknown, can’t be treated. A typical general practitioner will have anything from 100 to 300 of patients with periodontal concerns in their practice that may benefit from management in a specialist environment. The diagnosis and appropriate management, which often results as a referral of these patients by the general practitioner to a periodontist specialist, will benefit both the patient and the dentist in the long term. Periodontists work with you and your practice team to improve the periodontal condition of your patients. A successfully managed periodontal patient will be well motivated, enthusiastic and typically embrace the treatment plan, and more times than not, will request more complex treatments from their dentist after the periodontal work is completed. The benefits of utilizing a periodontics specialist as a resource for your practice, is that you can perform future dental work confident that it will look good and last for longer on the newly stable foundation. Sources: Word Count: 434 Copyscape Clear Date: 04.28.2012 Call our office today! We have a marketing coordinator on staff, to make sure that your referrals are immediately seen and the communication process between your office and ours is set for success. Ask for Nannette Brown. 801-293-8833.

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