“I am an older woman who has always had a fear of the dentist. My son recommended Dr. Jill Smith after I had broken a couple of front teeth. On my first visit, Dr. Smith did a comprehensive exam and said she would look everything over and we would discuss a plan next visit. She asked me what I hoped the outcome would be. I couldn’t answer but thought about it after I left. Next visit she discussed the plan and I told her that I wanted to look presentable. She began work immediately. She knew I was going on a trip so she worked on the broken teeth area and I had temporary caps that looked great! I had lots of work done over a ten month period. Dr. Smith and her entire staff were very professional, but also kind and thoughtful putting me at ease. After a long session with Dr. Smith, I would get a call next day to see if I was OK. Most of the work is done – permanent crowns are in and so is the bridge of the bottom. My smile is broader these days thanks to Dr. Smith and her staff.”
A few words from Dr. Smith
One of the most rewarding facets of my practice is working with patient with extreme fear of dentistry. For many people the thought of going for dental care is so frightening that they avoid seeking treatment even when they are in pain. Years of problems compounded by an associated embarrassment can result in what seems to them as an insurmountable obstacle. What an amazing feeling to be able to regain their trust and enable them to get the smile they deserve. My entire team of compassionate caregivers provides an experience that is supportive, non-judgmental, and pain-free. I have had the pleasure of converting people with severe dental anxiety like Joan into loyal ambassadors. Her face lights up as she is greeting like a V.I.P by my team members who have come to adore her, and she even admits that she now looks forward to her visits! Joan, thank you for sharing your story.