Risk Communication in Dentistry: Bridging the Knowledge Gap

Keywords: Informed Consent, Risk, Patient Education

Abstract

Effective risk communication in dentistry is essential for patient safety and trust. Dentists must provide clear, tailored information, promote shared decision-making, and offer emotional support. Dental procedures inherently involve risks, ranging from minor discomfort to more serious complications. Effective risk communication is essential for informed decision-making and patient autonomy. However, communicating risks in dentistry presents unique challenges, including the complexity of dental procedures, varying levels of patient health literacy, and cultural differences in perceptions of risk. Transparency, continuous education, and adherence to legal and ethical guidelines are key components in enhancing patient care and satisfaction.

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Author Biography

Sahil Gorsi

BDS, Consultant Dental Practitioner, H.No.47, Kangra colony, Amritsar-143001, India. 

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CITATION
DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0712.03607
Published: 2024-03-09
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Sahil Gorsi. Risk Communication in Dentistry: Bridging the Knowledge Gap. IHRJ [Internet]. 2024Mar.9 [cited 2024May27];7(12):RV7-RV9. Available from: https://ihrjournal.com/ihrj/article/view/607