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3 June 2024

You, Me and a TCO

You, Me, and a TCO

Navigating Treatment Together

Embarking on the journey to a healthier new smile can feel overwhelming. There are appointments to schedule, treatment plans to understand, and a mountain of questions to answer. Fortunately, there’s someone dedicated to guiding you through every step of the process: a Treatment Coordinator (TCO).

What is a Treatment Coordinator (TCO)?

A Treatment Coordinator is a specialised team member in our practice who acts as a liaison between the clinicians and our patients. Their primary role is to ensure that patients fully understand their treatment options, feel comfortable with their choices, and receive personalised care throughout their journey at our practice.

The Role of a TCO

A TCO wears many hats, each one focused on making your treatment experience as seamless as possible. Here are some key responsibilities of our TCO:

 Initial Consultation

The TCO often conducts the initial consultation. During your free consultation our TCO will greet you warmly and introduce you to the to practice, helping to ease any initial anxieties. Gather Information about you.  They collect your medical and dental history, as well as any concerns or goals you have regarding your treatment. She will explain various treatment options, including traditional braces, clear aligners, and other appliances, helping you understand which treatment options might be the best fit for your needs.

 Treatment Planning

Once you’ve decided on a treatment plan, the TCO ensures everything is set up for success. She will coordinate all your appointments, ensuring they fit conveniently into your schedule. Discuss payment options available to you. Helping to make treatment affordable and accessible. She will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your treatment, what to expect, and any aftercare instructions.

Ongoing Support

Throughout your treatment, the TCO remains a key point of contact for you. If you have any questions throughout your journey she can support you. She will provide reassurance and motivation, helping you stay positive and committed to your treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

Even after your treatment is complete our TCO will still continue to play an important role. She will explain the imporatnce of aftercare, along with retainers if you journey has involved teeth straightening.


Why a TCO is Essential

Having a TCO by your side offers numerous benefits:

Personalised Care: A TCO tailors their approach to meet your specific needs, ensuring you receive individualised attention and support.
Enhanced Communication: They bridge the gap between you and the Dentist, making sure all your questions are answered and concerns addressed promptly.
Stress Reduction: By handling logistical details and providing clear information, this reduces the stress and confusion often associated with dental treatment.
Improved Outcomes: With guiding you, you’re more likely to adhere to treatment plans and care instructions, leading to better results.


Any dental treatment is a significant commitment, but with the help of a dedicated Treatment Coordinator, the process becomes much more manageable and even enjoyable. A TCO not only helps you navigate the practical aspects of treatment but also provides emotional support and reassurance. So, as you embark on your journey to a better smile, remember that you’re not alone—it’s you, me, and a TCO, working together for the best possible outcome.


Here at Knighton Dental we offer FREE CONSULTATIONS with our Treatment Coordinator.

So book your free consultation today if you thinking about enhancing your smile!

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