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The importance of dental records

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Evan
The importance of dental recordsDental records comprise all the patient's past and current diagnoses and treatments documented clearly. All clinical notes, evaluation tests, and any record of healthcare provided for a patient. A dentist must safeguard and keep these records safely. Thorough knowledge of a patient's dental records is essential for a practitioner. Not only is it legally binding, but it is also involved in the application of forensics, primarily due to insurance policies and consumerism.

What is the importance of dental records

Dental records must be well organized, understandable, and legible. They must also be easily accessible. They help remind the doctor of the patient's past conditions and provide treatments, to give a better diagnosis on present conditions. Dental records provide defense against malpractices like insurance fraud, as they are legally compelling.

In forensics, dental records help forensic practitioners identify bodies that are entirely decomposed and are difficult to identify visually. They also help in solving crimes like murder.

Dental records enable the delivery of accurate and concise treatment to the patient as the records to contain all the patient's dental information. It helps improve healthcare service to the patient, therefore facilitating better health outcomes. Therefore, a dentist must familiarize with the records before commencing the treatment.

The dental cavity and the mouths are interrelated systems, and the mouth helps give clues on the general state and wellbeing of the body. Generally, these records are valuable because the factors that impact decisions on treatment methods are often beyond what the dentist can deduct from observing and examining the dental cavity at that moment. Dental records also help the dentist be on the lookout for the effects of other prescribed medication in your entire body. Certain body diseases have been known to affect a person's oral health.

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