Emergency dental care in Kansas City has been offered in my office for a number of years.
There are many patients outside the healthcare delivery system treated through crisis management.
Crisis management finds a patient spending a great deal of their time visiting emergency rooms, dental schools, neighborhood health clinics, and dental offices willing to accommodate the patient’s emergency.
Workloads in emergency facilities are very heavy forcing facilities to make real-time decisions regarding triage of the patient in crisis.
Stories are interesting verbalized by patients who have started their day at 6:00 AM attempting to fill an 8:00 AM emergency slot on a coveted 10 patient maximum walk-in roster.
Regular call-in appointments may be 2 to 4 months from the date of your call.
Seasoned veterans with highly trained dental teams in private practice do what they can to accommodate patients in crisis.
Patients are shocked when turned down by private practitioners who operate their offices with maximum efficiency.
Maximum efficiency keeps scheduling tight insuring a solvent business concern.
One plan to reduce pain and suffering for dental patients in crisis would be to make note of the dentists in the community not operating at capacity.
Dental offices with slower schedules are capable of seeing emergency patients.
There is enough dental manpower in emergency dental care for most communities to impact on this growing concern.
Facilities flooded with emergency calls can make referrals to clinics wanting to increase patient flow through their facilities.
New doctors eager to build their dental practices would welcome the new patients.
For the patient in crisis have a copy of your dental records available to assist the dental team willing to help resolve the emergency.
After your emergency understand the system you have chosen to operate within and get on the preventative side of your dental health.
Veterans for years have received dental care with 100 % disability at VA hospitals.
Higher than normal patient volumes are requiring the VA to drastically cutback on dental services as well.
Emergency dental care does not have to be your “Nightmare on Elm Street” if you understand the delivery system.
From the Diary of my enlightenment,
A.L. Clark, D.D.S. http://dentist4you.biz