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Clinic Lecture 1-A

Maintenance for Oral Health

What is the main goal of maintenance? Continue the healthy state that the patient has achieved during active therapy.
What is important to teach patients of their disease? it can re-occur but can be controlled and prevented through self-care and regular professional care
What is the purposes of the maintenance program? prevent new diseases and a re-occurrence and to monitor educational and behavior change. To provide instruction and encouragement.
Preventive PMT prevent the initiation of the disease in individuals without disease
Trial PMT provides an interim study period for borderline patients
Compromise PMT for patients who need surgery but for various reasons it must be delayed
Post treatment PMT to prevent recurrence of the disease and maintain the state of periodontal health attained during periodontal therapy whether nonsurgical or surgical
What is the maintenance care plan? Oral hygiene instruction, motivation, periodontal debridement, dental caries control, supplemental care procedures
What is the scheduling method used for maintenance patients? make the appointment before the patient leaves
Created by: daisenmurray