A Little Extra Something

With the number of websites increasing every day people are able to access more and more information and compare the services offered by the various dental practices that make use of the internet. Every well-established dentist strives to offer the best in technology and patient care but certain office amenities are also important.

Many if not most people feel some level of anxiety about going to the dentist. It could be the apprehension of the loss of control or maybe the sights and sounds that bring back bad memories of a childhood incidence. Whatever the case may be, anything that can be done to relieve the tension and relax the patient is going to work to make the dental experience a good one.

If a patient is scheduled for an after work dental consult he may well come from a hectic day of meetings and responsibilities. If there’s a source of refreshment, maybe a cool drink of water, it can provide a welcome respite before the start of the appointment.

Most of us would prefer to be oblivious to what’s going on around us once we are in the dentist’s chair. A set of headphones can replace the noise of the drill for instance, and listening to music or a narration can take the mind to a whole other place.

Deidra Bird Kokel, DDS has been designated as a “top VA dentist” for 2017 by Virginia Living Magazine. See this and other honors listed on our website homepage.