Always Present Stages and Alternatives. Never “all or nothing”.

Few things can make such a huge impact on patient acceptance as using a staging approach. This not only makes the whole treatment journey appear easier but will also provide a mental organization for both you and the patient. 


“First comes the Basic Stage, then the Functional Stage and finally the Esthetic Stage.”

“Let’s do the Lower Back Teeth first, then the Upper Back and then the Anterior Teeth.“

Alternatives should be presented whenever they are reasonable. For example you can do the Ceramic Veneers or the Direct Composites. And explain the differences, advantages and disadvantages of each. The patient can opt for the implant overdenture of the fixed bridge is just another example.

Provide 2 alternatives, not more than 3. Stay practical and focus on the main options.

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