Fear = False evidence appearing real. Yeah that doesn’t help me either, my oral health journey began with tears, sleepless nights and being dragged from the car into the office by my mom. I am very thankful that ended when I was a teenager and met “Mary”. Mary changed how I viewed sitting in that large chair. From this time forward I wanted to be a dental hygienist but not just any dental hygienist, I wanted to be that compassion filled welcoming face for fearful clients.
My very first job lead me to the perfect position for me at the time, I joined a small practice that’s primary goal was making the fearful client as comfortable and as welcome as we could. My own little piece of Heaven, as the office grew my commitment didn’t waver. With each new dentist joining the practice an afternoon dedicated to providing pain free needles was held every year. This is where you would find me sitting in the dental chair volunteering my mouth to be frozen so that I could ensure my clients that they were in good hands.
My passion for providing a safe, caring, judgement free environment for clients with fears or embarrassment due to staying away from dental care for years has only grown. Many of my new clients have found me via current clients that have found comfort in the time I take to ensure their comfort.
So I welcome you to call me and allow me to work alongside of you at your pace to improve and maintain a healthy mouth. Once you are comfortable in my chair we can then discuss finding you a dentist with the qualities you need to feel safe and well cared for.
A month or so ago I was on Facebook and came across someone looking for a recommendation for a dentist for her family. Reading through the comments was rather eye opening, one person would recommend a dentist while the next person it discussing a bad experience with the same dentist. The dentists being discussed were all great dentists that I admire, but I know from experience we all have different needs. Even in my own family I have one of my children seeing one dentist while my other 2 see someone else. Both are dentists that I have unlimited respect for but my children have bonded with them for different reasons.
This is a very common occurrence when it comes to dentistry, one size does not fit all. You may have needs that a particular office can’t help with, as an example you may need laughing gas and this is a service that isn’t offered at all offices. Over the past two years I have had very good luck matching my clients with local dental offices that meet their needs and wants.
Who better to make a recommendation than someone who has seen multiple dentists work. Many of my clients come to me because they are seeking consistency in their care, in this case I am likely to choose an office for them where the dentist owns the practice or a dentist who is a long time resident of our area,
Others have sought out my services because of my unending patience and compassion for those with fears around dental services, in this case I will be making suggestions of dentists I know have similar values.
Other needs include good with children, pain free needles, payment plans, hospital privileges the list is endless. Who better to assist you in this matter than an independent dental hygienist who has worked and lived in this area for over 20 years.
Moving from dental office to dental office can have costly consequences, let me help set you up with an dentist that will exceed your expectations.
Maybe you don’t need to find a new dentist, maybe you have a dentist out of town and have a strong relationship with them, why not join me for your preventative services and see your dentist to have your teeth examined once a year.