A barrier may exist between patients with recognized needs and their dentists who may be overanxious in presenting treatment plans in a perceived self-serving way.
Garden Grove, CA (PRWEB) May 05, 2021
Dr. Jin Kim, dual-board certified periodontist and Director of the West Coast Study Club (WCSC), hosted the recent Livestream WCSC event titled, “The New Normal Approach to Patient Acceptance” featuring guest speaker Dr. Christian Coachman. The event helped dental professionals understand navigating patient care amidst the anxieties that come with receiving treatment during a pandemic. Dr. Kim offers compassionate care at his own practice, with locations in Garden Grove and Diamond Bar, CA, helping patients understand which treatments must take precedence while offering quick and minimally invasive solutions, such as LANAP® laser gum disease therapy.
An affiliate of the Seattle Study Club, WCSC covers a variety of education topics for dental professionals, from increasing compassion with patients to enhancing skills in rare treatments. This particular event covered balancing the anxiety patients experience when receiving treatment during the pandemic, while still impressing the importance of the care they need.
“A barrier may exist between patients with recognized needs and their dentists who may be overanxious in presenting treatment plans in a perceived self-serving way,” explained keynote speaker, Dr. Coachman.
Dr. Coachman covered an array of effective communication techniques to use when explaining the importance of receiving treatment, including utilizing digital presentation tools. He helped participants of the study club identify ways to break through barriers in communication and effectively connect with patients, so they will be less on the defense and more likely to accept treatment recommendations.
Dr. Kim himself has created a safe and comfortable practice to ease his patients back into receiving care in these unprecedented times. He offers quick and efficient treatment options so that patients can receive necessary care without a lengthy appointment. He also offers minimally invasive treatments, such as LANAP laser gum disease therapy, in order to lessen both time and pain during the appointment and reduce postoperative healing time, so patients can get back to full health as quickly as possible.
Both of Dr. Kim’s practice locations are set up for social distancing. They have eliminated the waiting room and limited the number of patients in the office at a time. They also follow strict sanitization protocols and stay current with recommendations from the CDC, ADA, and OSHA.
If anyone is nervous about receiving care, they are encouraged to connect with the practice over the phone to address any questions and concerns they may have. It is Dr. Kim’s objective to make sure patients receive necessary oral health care in the safest and most anxiety-free way possible.
Those with signs of gum disease in Garden Grove and Diamond Bar, CA who are ready to get treatment before symptoms worsen can connect with periodontist, Dr. Kim for a consultation. To schedule an appointment, visit http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.
About the Periodontist
Dr. Jin Kim is a periodontist dedicated to providing personalized dental care in Diamond Bar and Garden Grove, CA. Dr. Kim attended the University of Sydney Faculty of Dentistry before furthering his education with an advanced degree in pathology from the Medical School of the same University. Dr. Kim completed a periodontics and implant surgery residency at UCLA School of Dentistry and is board-certified by the American Board of Periodontology and the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry. He is a past president of the Western Society of Periodontology and was also inducted to be a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Dentists and earned Fellowships in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Kim lectures and holds faculty positions at a number of universities including UCLA School of Dentistry and abroad. He has spoken at no less than 36 different countries across the globe as well as national and international academic and clinical associations and universities including the International Association of Dental Research, American Academy of Periodontology and Academy of Osseointegration. To learn more about Dr. Jin Kim and the services he offers, visit his website at http://www.drjinkim.com or call 909-860-9222 for the Diamond Bar location or 714-898-8757 for the West Garden Grove location to schedule an appointment.