Patient journey in dentistry - see, analyze, plan
“The eye does not see what the mind does not know”.
This lecture will deal with the importance of the full understanding of the patient´s initial state before establishing the correct diagnosis and continuing with the treatment planning. This requires a complete and systematic evaluation and analysis, which consists of a series of clinical and paraclinical investigations. Moreover, the knowledge about the functional and esthetic properties and their interaction is necessary.
Establishing the condition of the patient´s temporomandibular joint and muscle activity are the basis of the functional analysis. The outcome will dictate if the patient needs a jaw/muscle treatment before starting any other occlusion-changing treatment such as prosthodontics restoration or orthodontic treatment.
We believe that a comprehensive analysis is the foundation of a stable and functional treatment outcome for our patients.