Information for Our Patients
This office believes that every patient has the right to be comfortable during a dental experience. Even in procedures where some discomfort is involved, pain is not a necessary component. Patients who are fearful of a dental visit most often learned this fear from some past experience. Such a fear can be unlearned.
This office believes that prevention of disease is healthier, more enjoyable and less costly than treating disease after it exists. Through preventive dentistry and by learning to be healthy, dental problems can be kept at a minimum. If you want to begin practicing preventive dental habits, we can help you learn about them.
We believe that patients are entitled to be treated as people; special people because they have come to me for treatment. While you are here, you will receive all our attention; it will not be divided. We strongly believe that, if we take the time to talk to you and to communicate with you, you will be more comfortable. Both your health and your comfort are our concerns.Office Hours
Office hours are by appointment. Appointments are available days and evenings. We try hard to maintain our schedule so that you will not have to wait when you arrive for your appointment. A certain portion of each day is set aside for emergencies, however, so please understand that sometimes emergency treatment for another patient may result in a delay. Click here to request an appointment
When we first meet, if you have an emergency, we will treat the emergency and then give you an appointment for a more thorough examination. If a problem arises when the office is closed, the answering machine will give you home telephone numbers. When we are away, the practice is always covered for emergencies by another dentist.Telephone Calls
All patients are encouraged to call with any questions they have concerning their dental treatment. If you are unable to contact us in the office, please call us at home.Recall Visits
We hope that you share in our beliefs that regular dental health care is a sound investment. While the responsibility for returning for this treatment rests primarily with you, we will provide the service of sending you a written reminder for your appointment.
At the time of your recall visit, please advise us of any change in the following areas: address, telephone number, health, medical history, marital status, employment, and insurance coverage.
All instruments undergo a multi-step process including heat and chemical sterilization after every patient. Some instruments are sterilized twice. Single use disposables are used when indicated.