The present is as important as the future.
Amanda Seay, DDS (shown above, with her family attending a Lucy Hobbs Project Celebration in Charleston, South Carolina) believes that when patients are overcoming facial trauma, a resolution of their immediate needs must be balanced with their emotional abilities to make permanent treatment decisions quickly.
“The treatment of injuries to the permanent dentition resulting from facial trauma presents significant challenges to the dental office. Of course, most offices do not see traumatic injuries frequently. These trauma patients may be in pain and have aesthetic compromises and functional disruption. They are often upset and worried about the future of their teeth and smiles. The trauma often involves both hard and soft tissues, so all structures must be considered in decision making and will be factors in the healing process.
The swift resolution of the patients’ immediate needs must be balanced with their emotional abilities to make permanent treatment decisions quickly after their injuries. Once stabilized clinically, the patients can better choose their permanent treatments, and the clinicians can take into account their individual emotional and psychological needs as well as other considerations, such as cost, time, and the probabilities of success.”
View Dr. Seay’s complete case report: http://www.dentistrytoday.com/articles/10347
Want to learn more about the Lucy Hobbs Project?
On November 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. in NYC, The Lucy Hobbs Project, will host an inaugural event, a Meetup, during the 2017 Greater New York Dental Meeting. If your schedule seems jam-packed and you need some convincing, here are 5 reasons you should attend.