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Efficient Probing Techniques

Does anyone have any helpful tips for probing more quickly and efficiently?



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I always read BWX first to look for areas of bone loss. I never hurry through since missing things can be detrimental.
I will probe 6 sites and then record my numbers. Being methodical helps me in my efficiency.

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Can someone (dental assistant, front office) record while you probe? If not, have you considered a voice-activated charting program? I love voice-activated perio charting because it allows me to be self-sufficient, without taking double or triple the time to write it down myself.

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