Every so often, we have a new patient that calls or comes in and tells us, "I hate the dentist," before we get them in the chair. Ouch! However, we know that this really means, "I've had a really bad experience in my past. Please don't be like that."
When we hear the "I hate the dentist" comment, we take it as an opportunity to really listen to what your dental fears are. After you have time to talk with Dr. Jones, the staff and see how our office is, we hope that "I hate the dentist" turns into "I really like my dentist."
Dental fear is a very common thing. Unfortunately, bad situations happen...and those memories stick out much more than good ones. If you have dental fear or anxiety, we really want to know so that we can make you more comfortable.
The good memories: If you have read our About Us page, you will know that Dr. Jones and I (Ashleigh) are sisters. Our uncle is a dentist in northern Michigan. He lives in an old Victorian style home, and the first floor was his dental office. We have fond memories of taking the backstairs down to the office to have him clean and check our teeth. In fact, you can see pictures of Dr. Jones' first dental visit in our waiting room! I remember how fun it was to look through and find something fun in the treasure chest.
We were lucky to have good experiences from the start. And this is what we try to achieve with all of our patients each day, especially our young patients.
We welcome the "I hate the dentist" crowd. Give us a chance to turn you into a "I like MY dentist" patient.
Ali Jones, D.D.S. - Dentist