Let's Make Every Contact Count! Effectively utilising chair time to improve patients' oral and general health
1. Be confident in offering advice about smoking cessation and appropriate alcohol consumption.
2. Be able to provide dietary advice, and discuss this in relation to oral and general health.
3. Be competent in explaining links between oral and general health to patients in a holistic manner.
Aims: To provide the audience with an overview of some brief interventions to maximise the time spent with a patient during an appointment. To encourage broader thinking and conversation with the patient in considering their oral health alongside their general health. To utilise evidence-based knowledge to support these conversations.