See How Our Team Relieves Dental Anxiety
I’m the main dental assistant. I work with Dr. Newingham and the patients all the time. We have the latest stuff, and we’re all trained well on it. It’s the best stuff around to make it easiest for the patient. Like the new crowns, we do our crowns now with the machine so the patients are just here one time. They don’t have to come back and wear a temporary, so you get more time with the patient, too, because you’re not in their mouth the whole time with the crowns being made and everything. Conversation just gets going, and they forget that they’re actually getting work done. It’s pretty comfortable for them and for me. I get to know them because I love to talk, and I’m in their mouth, so I get to talk more.
Like yesterday, last night, our last patient was one that came in here, and this girl was scared to death. I mean crying in the chair. It took her a little bit of time, not too bad, just getting warmed up with us. Last night, she says, “You know, I don’t even get scared while coming here anymore, because we’re laughing all the time. To think that how I used to be crying before an appointment, and then now.” We just put in 2 implant teeth, she’s not had these teeth since 16. So she’s like, “How am I going to chew and not get jabbed with a Dorito or whatever?” She was pretty excited. It’s just when you see those patients that have come such a long way from being scared to death and just like family, just like, “Oh, yeah. Great to see you.” Just telling us about this trip she’s going on, and it’s really nice. That’s rewarding to me, and just seeing a patient change with comfort.