J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 3, 2016
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||06 August 2018|
How to approach patients in the orthodontic surgical protocol? Patient access in the orthodontic surgical protocol
Specialist certified in dentofacial orthopedics
2 Maxillofacial surgeon
3 Hospital practitioner
4 Private practice
Address for correspondence: M. Boukili Makhoukhi 40 rue de Mesly – 94000 Créteil. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 20 February 2016
The ortho-surgical patient is one who requires special care, this is often a source of apprehension for the orthodontist. Indeed, beyond implementing the right solution and controlling the technical aspect of the treatment, it puts the practitioner in a position of coordinator of a multidisciplinary team, focused on a patient requesting a lot of information and attention. Patient approach is a long process, it can be divided into two phases. The first phase is one of initial information and patient orientation intended for the different actors of the protocol, namely a maxillofacial surgeon, a physiotherapist or a speech therapist. A psychological support is also necessary, either from the patient's family and/or from a psychotherapist. Then, after careful consideration and informed consent from the patient, the second practical phase of the ortho-surgical protocol begins, once more, with a high level of patient/ practitioner interaction, in order to prevent the patient from falling into the traps of e-medicine.
Key words: Multidisciplinary treatment / orthognathic surgery / psychological approach / e-medicine
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