Dental professionals are being encouraged to adopt a slower pace in their dental practices to better ensure patient safety and reduce their own work-related stress
The Slow Dentistry concept is the brainchild of a group of international clinicians with
a vision to build a network of worldwide dental practices signed up to delivering four universal key principles that any patient can use as a checklist. They believe this will empower patients to be confident of their safety, wellbeing, comfort and understanding of treatment when in the dentist’s chair.
Slow Dentistry reflects a cultural shift in the pace of life generally. The
‘slow movement’ itself is a reaction to the 21st-century desires for instant gratification, a modern-day mind-set that poses a risk to good dentistry and causes stress for those trying to deliver it.