Communication in the dental practice: Dr. Cheryl Cable speaks about the issue of patient vs. client
One of CDA Oasis priority topics for 2015 is Communication and its role in the success of the dental practice. As “language is the garment of thought”, communication determines who we are and how we think about ourselves vis-à-vis the other. In this context, the use of the word patient or client to describe the recipient of oral health care services may be significant for dentists. In this video interview, Dr. Cheryl Cable opens up the conversaation around this topic and invites your reactions and feedback.
Dr. Cheryl Cable is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta. She practices dentistry part-time in a multidisciplinary private practice with a focus on functional rehabilitation. Edmonton born and raised, Dr. Cable received her BSc, DDS and MBA degrees from the University of Alberta. She went to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota for Prosthodontic and Maxillofacial Prosthodontic specialty training completed in 2001. Dr. Cable is a board certified specialist in Prosthodontics as well as an examiner for the RCDC(C). She is a dental consultant for the Province of Alberta on oral health care specialty programs.
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