(BiteFX Forum Article posted by Suzan Bekolay of Click Coaching)
3. Hygienists trigger movement
Understandably reluctant to press, sell or strong arm, hygienists struggle with what to do. He/she can trigger conversation and change with BiteFX and let BiteFX do the talking. EG: She observes cracks. (It's especially helpful if interferences are charted so she can see the correlation quickly.) She/he captures an image of the crack, the interference and if relevant the worn cuspid. Her guiding non directive style goes like this; “I'm seeing a cracked tooth. May I show you a little animation clip that I believe will explain what caused it and then show you what I can see?” Run cuspid rise and show them the cuspid image and “hook up” in excursive movement - perhaps abfraction or recession. Run interferences animation; show the image of the crack.
Broken down in small bits, patients often put it together.
To answer the question; “then what?” is another page and I want to respect this forum. You are welcome to email me.
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