Our Philosophy at Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry is focused upon hospitality, amenities, quality and efficiencies. Premium patient care… on time.
I grew up in a family of dentists. My father was a doctor. I remember watching my dad as a kid as I would follow him around the hospital. He was a guy who cared about people, whether it was a janitor, a technician, a security guard or a patient. He would always take the time to talk with people just to ask “how are you doing”. He was unselfishly caring and compassionate when it came to people. He was driven to always be learning whether it was science or getting to know people…all with the goal to be a better doctor. I think that rubbed off on me at an early age.
What has always impressed me is the impact that a dental professional can have upon patients’ lives, their self-esteem, their confidence. Some people won’t speak loudly or may cover their mouth when they speak because they are so self-conscious about their smile. Those same people following treatment just seem so much happier. They walk more confidently, walk taller and speak more confidently.
What Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry is now able to do with advanced restorative and cosmetic techniques today is amazing. We can reshape teeth. We can whiten teeth. We can replace fillings with composite fillings that match the tooth color. We can use bonding resins and veneers to change a person’s smile, making it look just beautiful. We can use crowns, veneers and dental implants to do complete smile makeovers. It’s amazing what we can do to positively impact people’s lives.
I truly believe that it’s a big responsibility when a patient puts their trust in me as a dental professional. My dad taught me from an early age that earning trust and displaying integrity means everything in life. I carry that forward in my practice today. I honor him in that way. So when a patient is concerned, cautious or has anxiety, I think that it’s important to take the time to just connect with each patient, to explain things, to listen, to understand.
I think it’s important to discuss with the patient the science behind what we do, to let them know that I hear them, answer their questions and know that I care. If patients need help with anxiety, we can use sedation dentistry to help them dream away while we perfect their smile.
To make our job easier and the patient experience more enjoyable, Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry has invested in a new technology that’s called 3D X-Ray Digital Dental Imaging. Only 1% of Dentists use this technology. It’s an investment but we think it’s worth it.
3D X-Rays enable us to see the total anatomical structure non-invasively, before we ever put the patient in the chair for treatment. It shortens our procedures, it’s safer due to the lowest radiation exposures of any system. 3D XRay enables us to be less invasive and also shortens the recovery time for patients. It enables us to diagnose and treat patient issues that previously for many years, other doctors without this technology just couldn’t figure out. Most importantly, it enables us to achieve the best cosmetic and restorative results for our patients.
What also makes Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry different as a practice is that we’re not a high production practice. People don’t feel like a number when they walk through our doors. When you walk into Grand Parkway Smiles, it’s a relaxed environment. Nobody is rushing around here to get to the next patient. We take the time with patients to ensure that they have the opportunity to be treated in a comfortable, low stress and nurturing setting. Our focus is upon you, to listen, to not keep you waiting, to be efficient, effective and professional.
We like to think that the patient care approach at Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry is balanced in a way that a chair has 4 legs. Those 4 legs are hospitality, amenities, quality and efficiency. That’s our mission and that’s our goal at Grand Parkway Smiles Dentistry. When we bring those 4 components together every day, we believe that we are delivering the quality of care and attention to the highest standards of excellence that our patients expect and deserve.