How self audits enable dental implant practice growth

‘The Master practitioner focuses on details’

There are certain essential documents that your dental practice needs to have, in order for it to be compliant and to ensure quality patient care.

Just like the practice needs auditing, the individuals need to audit themselves so that they are also compliant with the standards of care that is expected of them.

One way of doing is to have a check list of what works’  for you in practice and what does not work  for you in practice.

If your patient care didn’t go as you had planned, it is easy to get caught up in the emotions instead of creating solutions to prevent the problem from happening again.  This check list will help you to create and focus on the solutions.

A simple example of this may be that you forgot to take a pre operative impression of the tooth which you were preparing a crown on.  Hence making a well fitting temporary crown would be difficult after you have prepared the tooth.  To prevent this situation from happening again, you may want to add to your ‘what works’ list something like; ‘Remember to take a pre op impression before doing a crown prep’.

This may appear very simple, but a solid foundation of the basics is necessary in order for your practice to grow.  Analysing how you do things, and auditing your work on a patient by patient basis is essential for you to ensure clinical excellence in your practice.

Review your check list at least every 3 months so that you keep on reminding yourself not to make the same mistakes again.  Remember, awareness is futile without action.  Knowing about something is useless unless you apply it.  To get the results you are looking for, you will need to continually change and take action.

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Dr Nav Ropra

Dr Nav Ropra is an Internationally sought after Human Behavioural Educator and Inspirational Public Speaker who has taught on three continents. Having successfully ran both NHS and private practices, he focused on 24 hour emergency dental care for 14 years where he researched the power of healing consciousness while expanding his clinical abilities and practice. Dr Nav Ropra now researches, travels, writes, speaks and gives workshops about universal principles relating to human behaviour, human potential, awareness and maximising leadership. He presents his empowering programmes to Health Care Professionals from many different sectors, in order for them to become Masters of their practices and deal with issues in the areas of; business, finance, leadership, relationships, conflict resolution, personal development, health and management.

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