As you might know, the dental field isn’t small and, as with most healthcare areas, you need to work hard to make sure your office stands out from the rest. How do you do that? It’s easy! By completing continuing education courses and attending lectures to learn more about dental sleep medicine. Because, guess what? Dental sleep medicine is in and more important than ever before. By offering dental sleep medicine services in your practice, you can be the real winner in dentistry. Once you have received the credentials to offer these services in your office, it will be your job to educate and inform your community of your new services.
Share! Share! Share!
Not many people are aware that dental sleep medicine exists or even how a dentist can help in the treatment of sleep apnea. For this reason, it is your job to share, share, and share some more! That’s right! Make sure you tell everyone about your new services and why they are so important. After all, there are currently more than 50 million people who suffer from sleep apnea, meaning there is a greater need for public awareness of this potentially deadly condition.
As a dentist offering services in dental sleep medicine, it is important for you to educate your patients on sleep apnea and how important treatment is. Think about strokes, heart attacks and diabetes—your patients can benefit from knowing the risk associated with untreated sleep apnea. The more information you can give, the more your patients will make treatment a priority.
Educate Your Staff
It is vital that you understand and are comfortable in dental sleep medicine, but it is also important for your staff as well—after all, many of them will see the patient more often. Once you have received the necessary education, teach your staff about their roles and suggest they complete educational classes, too. The more you and your dental team know about dental sleep medicine, the better prepared you will be to provide your patients with proper treatment. And with education comes knowledge and trust. Once a patient likes, trusts, and believes in you and your team, you have created a patient for life! Yay!
To learn more about Dental Sleep Medicine make sure you attend an upcoming seminar and lecture in the winter season.