Dr. Danielle Gehlert, a private practitioner, writes that in the realm of continuing education for dental professionals, there's a need for a shift in focus from idealized, "sexy" cases to real-world patient scenarios. This commentary calls for seminars and programs emphasizing long-term restorative planning, including successes and failures. The practical considerations of patient financial limitations and willingness to engage in dental care must be integral to treatment plans. Real-world cases should reflect the diverse situations dental practitioners encounter and the ethical responsibility to provide affordable and effective treatment options.
Gehlert, Danielle DDS
"The Back Page Commentary: Let’s Talk About the Real World,"
The Journal of the Michigan Dental Association: Vol. 105:
11, Article 7.
Available at: https://commons.ada.org/journalmichigandentalassociation/vol105/iss11/7
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