People often ask me why I call myself “The Dentist In Jeans”? Well, I actually do wear jeans in the office but I think it is really my way of saying I am just simple man who grew up on a farm in the Midwest where people aren’t worried about trying to be something they’re not and so, what you see is what you get. While the jeans I wear now may be a little nicer than the ones I wore on the farm, I’m still just a regular guy with the same small town values and work ethic. So having a discussion with me about how I can best serve you should be as easy as talking to a friend. I’m not going to try and sell you something you don’t want and I’m not going to embarrass you or talk down to you. Just let me know how I can help you and we’ll take it from there. I’ll give you all of your options and just help guide you in the direction that is good for you. I look forward to meeting and talking with you.
Philosophically I think it is true what they say, “The more things change, the more they seem to stay the same.” While it is a great time to be a dentist and a patient, we have more technology and more options for providing wonderful and complex treatments, I still believe most of us are interested in the same fundamentals.
How much is it going to cost?
How long is it going to take?
How long is it going to last?
And last, but certainly not least, Is it going to hurt?
No matter where I have traveled in the United States and the world it seems to boil down to these fundamental questions. And what is the best treatment option for a 65 year old, tobacco chewing, farmer from Bosworth, Missouri with an abscessed tooth might not be the same as 25 year old, college student and aspiring actress from Orlando, Florida. So my job is to not tell someone what to do, but to give them all of the information and options so they can make the best decision for themselves. It may or may not be what you or I might choose, but everyone has their own unique set of circumstances and life experiences they bring to the table. My job is to educate and inform, (informed consent) and to then give you the respect and freedom to make your own treatment decisions. That means making myself available for questions, follow-up and what if’s.