How to know when you have the right dentist.
It’s important to know when dentists treat dentistry as an assembly line, or whether they treat is as an art. With all the choices for dentistry in St. Petersburg, you should at least know what it feels like when a dentist office treats patients as guests, rather than units of work.
Practicing dentistry like an art means your dentist office:
Has friendly and engaging front office staff to greet you.
Many offices have those clip boards on the counter and the front desk assistant doesn’t even greet you when you take one. An office that hires personable people and trains their staff to greet you is a clear indication of the respect they mean to show you during your time in the office.
Addresses you by name
The office staff that goes out of its way to address you by name is an important touch that lets you feel like a valued customer of the dental office. Modern office computer systems help staff to prepare for your arrival by reminding staff about which patients should be showing up each hour. In addition, some offices will have your picture in your file at the front desk so staff can recognize you easier during your first few visits.
Dental assistants and dentists should be familiar with your dental history
Your office file should have notes about your dental history. Feeling like the dental assistant reviewed the file for two minutes before your arrival will help avoid feeling like you are a brand new patient. They should be prepared to ask about how your teeth are doing in relation to past work. They should have reviewed your personal preferences before you arrive so you don’t have to tell them again and again that cold water hurts your teeth during cleaning. And that you prefer warm water.
Do they know how to speak with patients?
By hiring people with well developed communication skills, the dental office staff should be able to answer your questions in a manner that works for you. You should not have to struggle to understand your situation and the dental treatment options being presented to you.
Our friendly dedicated staff greets you by name and with a warm smile. Dr. Maher Rashid, Dr. Murad Rashid, and our entire team of experienced dental professionals are committed to treating you with respect, personal attention and a higher level of care that comes from decades of combined dental experience. At Dolphin Dental Group, we take the time to listen because there is simply no better way to ensure you get the gentle care and beautiful smile you deserve. We take care to make our dentistry practice the best it can be. We serve the Seminole, St. Petersburg, and Largo, Florida areas.
We would like to be your St. Petersburg, FL dentist office. Please Contact Us to let us show you how much we care about our patients.