Comfort, function, or beauty?

This is actually how we do it. I’m serious. We have mastered the soft skills in this area, and what we know is that when we use them and follow the systems in place, the patients will tell us exactly what they want. It’s up to us to know what to ask and when to ask — also, to learn that at that moment, the best thing to do is to zip our lips! Be empathetic, listen, and stay engaged because if you understand the subtle art of asking questions, your patients will have more significant outcomes, and so will you. After all, dental providers LOVE predictability. If you believe the studies that 93% of communication is nonverbal, then you’ll understand that it is not about asking yes-and-no questions like a robot in a medical office. It is about asking specific questions and observing — very carefully.

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