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In this micro group session, we will delve into the comprehensive workflow of treatment planning for dentists. This interactive discussion will cover the entire process, starting from the initial communication with the patient, moving through the detailed clinical examination, and culminating in an effective method to present the treatment plan to the patient. Participants will gain insights into best practices and strategies to enhance patient engagement and understanding, ensuring a collaborative approach to dental care.

Learning outcomes

Understand the Importance of Initial Patient Communication: - Recognise the key elements of effective initial communication with patients. - Develop skills to build rapport and trust with patients from the first interaction. Conduct Comprehensive Clinical Examinations: - Learn the steps involved in conducting thorough clinical examinations. - Identify critical factors and diagnostic tools necessary for accurate assessment. Develop Effective Treatment Plans: - Understand the components of a well-structured treatment plan. - Integrate clinical findings with patient needs and preferences to formulate personalised treatment plans. Present Treatment Plans to Patients: - Master techniques for presenting treatment plans in a clear and engaging manner. - Enhance patient understanding and acceptance of proposed treatments through effective communication strategies. Facilitate Patient Collaboration and Decision-Making: - Encourage patient involvement in the treatment planning process. - Address patient concerns and questions to foster a collaborative decision-making environment.


Dr Chris Brooks BDS (Birmingham), FICD, MFFLM, Graduate Diploma Forensic Odontology (Herts)

Chris serves as one of Lumino's Clinical Advisors. Chris is an experienced general dentist who has a special interest in clinical compliance and complaint management. He has experience working with both the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) peer review process and the Dental Council of New Zealand (DCNZ). Chris has been actively involved with forensic odontology for many years, following both the Christchurch Earthquake in 2011. He also coordinated the odontology team after the 2019 Christchurch mosque tragedy and assisted after the tragic Ethiopian air disaster.

Effective Treatment Planning in Dental Practice


Dr Chris Brooks BDS (Birmingham), FICD, MFFLM, Graduate Diploma Forensic Odontology (Herts)

Wednesday 17th Jul 2024
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Lumino Support Office
Level 11, AON Centre
29 Customs Street West
Region: Auckland
Brought to you by Lumino The Dentists
Level 11, AON Centre,
29 Customs Street West
New Zealand