Building Patient Trust

Have you ever been to a doctor or dental office where you feel just like a number in a chart? That is exactly what we want to avoid! We want each patient in our dental practice to feel valued and heard, so we spend extra time getting to know our patients.

At our Lafayette dental office, our mission is to provide the very best dentistry available in order to improve the appearance and oral health of our patients. In order to offer you the best care, developing a trusting relationship is essential. We believe in open communication, partnering with you in your health, and supporting you in making the treatment decisions that work best for you.

Many patients have questions or concerns about their treatment. We encourage you to open a discussion with any one of our staff members, including our dentists, if something about your treatment is unclear or if you want to discuss other options. By sharing your concerns, it allows us to make sure you are completely comfortable with all of your treatment and decisions.

We employ educational tools to help our patients to better understand their conditions, treatment options, and consequences of non-treatment. Not every patient is the same so it makes sense that what works for one person may differ from what works for you. By spending time with you and learning your health goals, we can offer you solutions that meet your needs and lifestyle.

It is our job to provide you with all essential information you need to make the best decision to support your health. After a thorough exam and consultation, we can outline all of your options for you, the cost for those treatments, and any alternatives that may exist. We understand that ultimately decisions about your treatment are yours to make. Our partnership with you is just that – a partnership! We do our part by sharing details, information, and ideas and we respect your opinion, too!

Do you feel involved in decisions about your health? Do you have a story about a time you wanted to be more involved about decisions to do with your dental or medical care? Let us know on our Facebook wall! We value discussions on this important topic.