Did you know that less than 2% of dental offices are using the disease risk assessment tools available? These tools were created to prevent harmful diseases and yet so many of us are turning a blind eye.
Why? The simple answer: it’s too time-consuming. However, if you weigh out the repercussions of not implementing preventative care, it is clear that taking a few extra minutes to take an assessment is worth it.
Preventative care can truly save lives. Lani teaches us in her Dental Hub 360 training video that 75 percent of chronic disease is preventable. It is our job as health care professionals to do everything in our power to not just treat our patients but to be proactive and help them prevent diseases.
Preventative care will lower long-term health care costs.
This is true for both the patient and your own practice. When you utilize the tools available for preventative care, you can catch a potential disease early enough to take preventative measures.
This will save you money down the road of having to try to reverse the damage of the disease and save that patient’s health costs.
Be known as a community leader of preventive care, increasing patient referrals.
Once you are recognized as a community leader of preventative care, not only will people in your community notice, but they will rave about your practice to the community.
You will gain tons of referrals from patients who you have helped prevent serious disease. Be the leader in your community that inspires others to take the extra step and care for our patients fully.
It doesn’t take much to research preventative tools and methods that you can start implementing in your practice today and start saving more lives.
Be the collaborative expert between medicine and dentistry.
The truth is, we are living shorter lives and longer deaths. What’s good about this is we have the opportunity to prevent this.
We are currently spending around 3.5 trillion dollars on disease care in the U.S. We should be spending more time and research into preventative health care which would decrease the amount of money needed for disease care.
What we can do is require testing in every medical office. This will help us to verify, validate, and educate. Educating our patients is one of the most helpful steps in preventative care. Once they understand the severity of their circumstances, they will be more willing to be compliant.
Are you ready to implement preventative care in your practice?
Be the leader of proactive health care. Save more lives by implementing preventative care methods in your practice today.
If you want to learn more about preventative medical care, check out Lani’s Dental Hub 360 training video where she goes into depth about the new patient exam that will set you apart from other practices.