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How many of us have our patients fill out a medical questionnaire whilst sitting in the waiting room? And is this sufficient enough to gather a full medical history?
In this episode, we are joined by Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen, an oral medicine specialist, who breaks down the red flags in medical history for general dentists. We talk about things we might miss out on if we’re not being thorough enough and asking our patients specific probing questions. We talk about the significance of certain conditions, medications, supplements and recreational drugs that affect even just day-to-day general dentistry.
We discuss why it is crucial, not only for our overall duty of care to the patient, but to also save ourselves from some potential medicolegal issues. This is a jam packed episode full of little pointers that I had no idea about, and so I hope you’re all able to walk away with a few additional questions you might ask your patients tomorrow.
Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen
Amanda is an Oral Medicine Specialist. Her clinical and research interests include oral mucosal disease, orofacial pain, temporomandibular disorders, dental sleep medicine and paediatric oral medicine. She is an examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and on the Board of Studies for Oral Medicine. She publishes and reviews for multiple journals and represents her specialty at multidisciplinary groups. An accomplished international and national speaker, she is passionate about her speciality, regularly lecturing and teaching.
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