Tuesday, April 03, 2012
more teef talk.
Okay, so maybe I was being a little dramatic yesterday. Maybe two panic attacks and a few tears weren't actually necessary. I am thankful to have such a supportive group of readers/friends to give me the strength to confront one of my biggest fears (we'll work on geese another time). Thank you for sharing your own issues, and leaving such encouraging words. It means so much!
That being said:
MY NEW DENTIST'S OFFICE IS THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!
I walked in almost shaking. After my previous awful experiences, I was afraid that I was going to leave with a bleeding tongue while the doctor yelled obscenities in a back room somewhere. I think they could sense my fear.
I sat down in the very tastefully (and hip-ly) decorated waiting room on a overstuffed leather sofa filling out paper work and deciding which fancy tea I was going to have while I was busy freaking out, but the tension just melted away. It was too cozy to be nervous.
The hygienist finally came to get me, I stood up and the anxiety came rushing back.
But before ushering me away into my room, she gave me a full tour of the amazing facilities and introduced to every single person working. We peeked into every room and said hello to both employees and patients before I sat down in the x-ray chair.
Everyone was so happy and friendly; I knew I had chose the right office!
My previous dentist had horrible fluorescent lighting, plastic chairs and a Walmart-like approach to customer service. These folks had went out of their way to instill a sense of community or family, before even sitting me down in a chair.
I have quite a lot of troubles to deal with, including a root canal on Thursday, but I'm not even concerned about going to the dentist anymore.
The people at Hamilton Family Dental have absolutely went out of their to make me feel safe and well cared for.
I could almost cry!
I've never had such outstanding treatment at any type of medical facility before, even my GP could take a lesson or two from these folks.