When it comes to needing a new dentist, you may talk to friends and ask who they go to. Invariably, they will tell you that the dentist they use is most likely the one they are the most comfortable with. Now, comfort in most cases when it comes to dentist reviews means that the dentist made them feel comfortable in an emotional way, not that they had the most comfortable chair to sit in.
Comfort at the dentist begins with the patient. There are some challenges a dentist might meet in helping the patient feel comfortable, especially if the patient is there for an emergency due to feeling pain. Less urgent problems though can also bring a certain amount of anxiety that the dentist has to aid the patient in overcoming.
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Both new patients and returning ones will be more relaxed if the staff is friendly and attentive to their needs. A clean office and a friendly atmosphere are very important to the patient’s first impression of the dentist. The dentist can build on that first impression by communicating well and being at ease during their interaction with the patient. These traits have been listed as being the two most important personality traits that dentists need to help patients relax during their visit.
It can be seen that the importance of these two traits is supported by reviews of the Wicker Park General Dentist placed on Yelp. The communication that starts in our reception area and is continued by Dr. Anast at Kimberly Smiles is what all our patients – new and returning – can expect. That is how the nerves can be soothed and the important work on your teeth can be accomplished in a supportive and professional manner.
Contact our office and see for yourself how comfortable your next trip to the dentist can be.