Article: Volume 44 Number 6 Page 580 - June 2017

  Dent Update 2017; 44: 580-581  Read article

Technique Tips:  The Use of an Option Grid to Present the Treatment Modalities for Replacing Missing Teeth in Anterior Regions

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Abstract: Shared decision-making is an important aspect of Dentistry which is required in everyday practice. When discussing the options for replacing missing anterior teeth, dentists may give vague explanations without providing a clear overall view of the modalities available. An option grid, utilizing statistics obtained from critically appraised literature, is a useful tool in presenting this information to patients.

Author notes: Noor Al-Hadi, BDS(Hons), MFDS RCS(Ed), Dental Officer, Hornsey Rise Health Centre, N19 3YU; Whittington Health Trust.

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