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Rosmaedah’s New Smile – Dr Tan

Rosmaedah’s New Smile – Dr Tan

Ms Rosmaedah walked into the room, looking rather anxious. “Hello Ms Rosmaedah!”, I greeted. “How can I help you today?”   After a rather lengthy discussion, I gathered that she would like her smile fixed. She confessed she is never comfortable smiling with her teeth shown because the

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Wisdom Teeth removal by Dr. Aaron Lai

Wisdom Teeth removal by Dr. Aaron Lai

What exactly are Wisdom teeth? Generally, we have 4 wisdom teeth, two on upper and two on lower, one on each side of the jaw. More often than not, wisdom teeth may grow sides way/ crooked/misaligned which eventually causes problem to our oral health. Wisdom teeth usually grow

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Planning For Your Makeover – Dr Gan

Planning For Your Makeover – Dr Gan

Have you ever had the experience of sitting next to a hairstylist but not sure if what he proposed suits you? For me, the answer is always “YES, I DOUBT IT!!!” I delay going for haircut as I am fear that I may look uglier with new look. I pray hard for an invention that can immediately show me the result before I really committed to it.

Do you have the same headache before visiting a dentist?

Mr Shah had this headache before visiting us. He hesitated to come as he was doubtful if he could be the swan.

His immediate concern was his crooked front teeth plus one missing front tooth since young. It affected his confidence level and he was shy to show his teeth when he smiled.

During his first visit, he shared his concern and wondered what we could offer him. We spent time to discuss what he did not like about his teeth and what was his expectation. Then, we continued with examination and investigation. With that, I proposed a few treatment options. However, it was hard for him to visualize my proposals. Hence, I offered him to do mock up cases to help him.

Analyzing the case of Mr Shah

 

After a week, Mr Shah returned and I showed him the mock ups.

Left: Two big crowns and a veneer to cover the gap and straighten the teeth
Right: Replace the missing tooth with bridge and straighten the teeth 

 

This time it was much easier as he could understand exactly about my proposals. We discussed about the advantages and disadvantages of each options. We discussed about what he liked and disliked about the models. Before making final decision, he took some photos to discuss with his family.

Discussing the advantages and disadvantages of both choices with Mr Shah

 

After making his decision, we proceeded with treatment. The process of makeover was smooth as both of us knew what to expect for the final result.

The beautiful smile of Mr Shah after completed his treatment

From this case, I realized the importance of helping patient to visualize the proposed treatment. This will put both patient and I on the same page. By doing that, the communication and discussion are more effective. Moreover, it reduces patient’s uncertainty.

If you wish to know what to expect for your dental treatment, please do not hesitate to book an appointment for a consultation session with me @ ganshouwan@drfauziah.com

New Addition To The Family – Dr. Tan

New Addition To The Family – Dr. Tan

Greetings everyone! Yes I am the newest addition here in Klinik Pergigian Fauziah (KPF).   Perhaps, allow me to introduce myself. I’m Dr. Tan Swee Ling, the eldest and only daughter in the family of five with 2 younger brothers.   Although I grew up with boys, my

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A mother’s desire to be pretty-Dr Gan

A mother’s desire to be pretty-Dr Gan

One of the benefits of being a dentist is that I get to meet different people with different backgrounds. There are always stories that are very inspiring. One of the stories that I never get bored is being a mother, and today’s story is about a tough mother

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