January 8, 2015
by Kahaliah Richards
This was one result from a recent survey of UK adults.
While the poor state of oral health in the UK is well known, would the results be any different in Canada when it comes to eagerness to visit the dentist?
The anxiety about the drill and needle is legendary and commonly the cost of dental care is another stopper.
But perhaps there are other reasons too.
Our surveys of patients in Ontario waiting rooms found a big gap in what the dentist offers and what the patient wants.
For example, we asked adult patients to indicate if they had NO interest in these services:
And then we asked these same adults if they had interest in risk assessment and more prevention when needed. The comparable results?
So, what about that divorce thingy? It seems it could also be about not offering what the customer wants, rather than just anxiety or affordability.
In short, perhaps the customer is “not just that into visiting the dentist” because the services offered are just not that appealing.
By: Ross Perry
Sourced: Partners In Prevention – http://partnersinprevention.ca/1-in-7-prefer-divorce-over-visiting-the-dentist/