I am from a smaller oilfield/cotton town in west Texas (Big Spring, TX). At age 22, moving to San Antonio, TX from Lubbuck, TX, for dental school was a shock to me. I always thought city folks were “out to get me and take my money”.
Now, I am smack dab in the middle of Denver, a large city, which I have learned to love.
I have poured everything (my life) into my office to make it the best experience for my patients. I try to think of any and every way to make patients visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible. I go to bed, thinking about my patients comfort and ways I can make it better and ways I can Be better.I have had a few complaints from patients from small towns, that I am out to get them. HA! Interesting? How did I end up on the other side of the fence? I am just the same small town guy who wants to have a close knit group of folks I take care of. I want people to view me as their dentist and appreciate the relationship. I love being a part of peoples lives and viewed as being a friend.
A few generalities, I have learned about practicing in the city: Lots of price shoppers looking for the best “deal”, people come and people go (usually back to their small town), people are in a hurry and don’t take time to relax, people are more tech savoy and know their research, people have to find the answer from other sources, there are LOTS of other things out there to spend money on.
With that being said, I do have wonderful patients and look to build and grow with more!
So…My question is….what do you look for in a dentist? Everyone is different and has different needs….
See you in the chair.