From the words of Dr. Dave himself:
When I sat down to write the goals I wanted for my practice, it occurred to me that the kind of dentistry I wanted to provide to my patients was exactly the kind of dentistry I wanted to receive.
You may be thinking, "Well Dr. Dave you are a dentist so that doesn't make sense." But just like you, my teeth need regular care to preserve their health and ensure my smile remains as healthy and attractive as it was back in the days.
Sitting in the same chair as many of my patients I realized that when the patient feels valued and cared for they want to come back to visit their dentist.
As a patient myself I would want my dentist to see me as an individual, to know me personally and not merely treat me as a chart number or “the next patient.” I would want my dentist to foster this relationship by knowing what is important to me and respecting me as a person. And I wouldn’t want to be taken for granted, even years into the relationship.
Although I am probably as brave as the next person, I’d prefer, naturally, not to experience discomfort during my dental visit. I would want my dentist to have genuine concern for my comfort before, during and after my treatment. I would want my dentist to have thoroughly mastered pain-free dental techniques.
Maybe I am spoiled, but I get annoyed if I have to do too much waiting. I’d much prefer it if my dentist and staff were ready for me when I arrived, and would really like it if I were the only patient there so the doctor and staff could give me their full attention.
I’m a stickler for quality. I am even willing to pay a little more if I am receiving top-of-the-line treatment. These teeth are the only ones I’ll ever have, so I wouldn’t choose my dentist because his or her fees were the lowest. I would choose a dentist who could provide me with the highest level of care, which is what I feel I deserve. I would appreciate someone who is painstakingly accurate in all the details of my treatment.
With all that being said what I want as a dental patient is what I hope you want when you come into our office, because the result of this kind of treatment is my true goal: optimal dental health and appearance.
If you want this kind of care, I would be happy to be your dentist.