An obvious measure of the health of your dental practice would be the health of your patients, but the health of the relationship with your patients may be even more important than the health of your patients; because if you fail to establish, or worse yet, violate that relationship, the patient will not let you treat them even if you’re one of the finest dentists in the community.
Many dentists have not made relationships with patients a priority, because you can repair teeth without relating. To create health requires a relationship, to treat disease does not.
As you decide in your mind and your heart that you are safe in our hands, a relationship will blossom and grow, leading to trust which is an essential trait in creating the "people taking care of people" practice.
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Putting The Patient First Since 1977.
“When a patient leaves your office able to explain to his friends his relationship with you
and how it benefits him immediately and in the years ahead, you have established a relationship with that patient which is the only sound basis for the growth of your practice, and the development of your profession.
Psychologists have discovered, as a matter of fact, that the inability of individual dentists
and the dental profession to establish this relationship is a major contributing factor
to the problem why more people do not avail themselves to adequate dental care.”