In this episode, we delve into effective communication strategies with our patients, inspired by a compelling series of posts by a trusted colleague in the DSN community, Dr. Steve Markowitz. The number one tip that can transform your patient interactions: going beyond surface-level conversations to truly understand their goals and needs. Asking the simple question "Tell me more about that" can unlock deeper insights, allowing patients to express their priorities, short-term, and long-term aspirations. By embracing this approach, not only will you foster happier patients, but you will also educate and empower them on their oral health journey. Join us as we explore the power of meaningful patient communication and enhance your dental practice's patient-centered care.