Simple Solutions/Complex Problems – Don’t Look at Just Teeth – Look at the Whole Patient
Wednesday · 7:30am–9:00am · 1.5 CEU, Core
Tim Mickiewicz, DDS
Every day, we see advances in all medical specialties from neurology to psychiatry and beyond. We are masters of engineering, physics and infection control. But…are we looking out for our patients when we fail to present comprehensive plans? Do we know our limits? Do we ask “why?”
Aimie… One patient, all of the answers.
We will examine the red flags of a “simple” orthodontic case, one that resulted in several retreats, relapse, psychosocial isolation, chronic physical, mental and fiscal pain. WHY? A bit of tunnel vision, dogma and being human, perhaps. This isn’t about negligent treatment – it’s about Aimie…the person, her story (not the story of Aimie’s teeth).