No matter how carefully we discuss the dental implant procedure with a patient, sometimes a patient has “buyers remorse” after the surgery.
Incidentally, plastic surgeons deal with this situation alot and they minimize the resulting financial problems by having the patient prepay for the treatment.
We also have alot of dental implant cases prepaid and I am very certain that there are offices that only do prepayment for dental implant cases. However, most of the world and most dental practices do not and simply cannot operate in this way. What steps can be taken to help prevent “buyers remorse” and regret for having a dental implant procedure done? How can a practice minimize its financial risk from the surgery? There must be more that can be done aside from just informed consent. Any tips?