Article Review: The Slow Dentistry way – improving standards of care

Article Review: The Slow Dentistry way – improving standards of care

Overview

Miguel Stanley and Rhona Eskander look at how to improve the standards of care in dental practices worldwide with the Slow Dentistry movement. The network is built on four cornerstones – rubber dam, proper disinfection, anaesthesia and informed consent.
 
What is Slow Dentistry?

Slow Dentistry is a new movement looking to change the way people view their oral health. Launched in November 2019, the Slow Dentistry network is calling on dentists to slow down the way they practice. It hopes this will improve standards of care and ensure safety, well-being, comfort and understanding. The Slow Dentistry movement is aimed at both the dentist and the patient. It encourages hour-long dental appointments, also enabling the highest standards of anti-infection measures.
 
Summary 

The genesis of Slow Dentistry, as a platform, aims to improve the standards of care in dental practices worldwide to ensure patients safety, wellbeing, comfort and understanding. 
Miguel and Rhona suggest that this is a ‘never done before’ platform that the UK needs.
The founders are building a global network of member clinics committed to taking time with patients in their appointments.
“The patient should come first, not just the business model.” - Dr Miguel Stanley
“This shift towards a slower pace of care not only lessens the stress for dental practitioners, it also ensures ultimate patient safety” - Dr Miguel Stanley
 
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