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August 19, 2020

How to Educate a Spanish Speaking Patient When You Don’t Speak the Language

Good communication is key when dental professionals are trying to teach their patients about current situations and how the team is going to help resolve them….. but what happens during a language barrier? It’s not going to help to memorize and ask open ended questions in a language you aren’t already fluent when you won’t understand the answer!

In today’s segment, BURST Ambassador Griselda is going to help those of us that don’t speak Spanish. Take a listen for some great suggestions on how to approach the dental exam conversation, key words you should know and resources that can be really helpful. These are all great tips about patient education when your patient speaks Spanish and you don’t.

She also make a nice chart you can print out as a reference: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/…