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60 Minute Seminar
PC-103 - The Forgotten Diagnostic Tool: Social History
Monday, March 16, 2020
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Social disparities are known to account for grave differences in oral health, attitudes to dental visits and the type of treatment received by the patient. But a thorough accounting of a patient's social history receives little emphasis in dental undergraduate teaching. Social history is the documentation of the social and family circumstances of the patient. Through a quick review of sample case studies, the relevance of a thorough social history will be demonstrated. Revisiting this ofen overlooked diagnostic tool will refocus dental educators and reinforce the importance of the social history as a diagnostic tool to dental students.
Conduct a thorough social history.
Define what a social history is and teach their students the importance of the social history.
List common responses in the social history to aid as diagnostic tools for the patient they can teach their dental students.