Why Oral Surgery Patients Are Missing Important Pre- and Post-Op Instructions
Think about the last time you had surgery and the way your doctor gave you important pre- or post-operative information. Was it delivered to you verbally? Were you handed a stack of reading materials? Or were you instructed to visit a web page? Depending on the way you received the information, you probably didn’t retain it as well as you would have if you were instructed to watch a video. In today’s fast-paced digital environment, video has improved the ease of delivering information. In fact, 100 million internet users watch an online video each day and videos are likely to increase an individual’s understanding of a service by up to 74 percent. This is why our staff at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the Panhandle Region developed our user-friendly website featuring educational videos at http://www.panhandleoralsurgery.com.
As a former faculty member in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Missouri Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, I understand the tenets of delivering information that is retainable.
The information we need patients to understand about their procedures and the care that is required both before and after surgery is critical for success. Our new website is designed to deliver the details in the most comprehensible way possible so nothing is left in question. In addition, my staff and I provide website visitors with videos of real-life patient testimonials so they can see firsthand what type of care to expect. As online reviews become more influential in decision-making, the experiences from current patients have a greater impact on the way prospective patients make their decision about which provider to see.
I manage a variety of issues relating to the mouth, gums, teeth, and general facial region, and practice a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise in wisdom teeth removal, teeth extractions, dental implant procedures, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery), oral pathology, and bone grafting. I share expert information and advice on these and various other oral health topics on www.panhandleoralsurgery.com through videos, articles and more.
Patients looking for information about wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, impacted canines, general tooth extraction, bone grafting, and the variety of other procedures we perform at the practice can watch informative short-format videos that explain everything in detail.
About Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the Panhandle Region
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of the Panhandle Region, based in Amarillo, Texas, offers a state-of-the-art facility and highly trained staff to serve Amarillo, and the Texas Panhandle and New Mexico regions, including Canyon, Hereford, Clarendon, Pampa, Dumas, Dalhart, Sunray, Borger, Fritch, Stinnett, Spearman, Stratford, Dalhart, Friona, Tulia, Plainview, Floydada, Childress, Tucumcari NM, Clovis NM, and Portales NM.