Patients form a tight bond with these D.C. dentists
Whether you live north in Silver Spring or south in Alexandria, you’re looking for great service, especially regarding your family’s dental care.
Here’s the latest Post of Happiness for great service from Washington, D.C. dentists as selected by the Angie’s List Newsroom staff.
Repairing chipped teeth
Fox Family Dentistry of Burke, Va. provided the pros and cons of tooth repair methods with Robert Rebellino. “I lost a bond of a chipped tooth that had been repaired by another dentist,” Rebellino says. “Dr. Fox gave me an immediate appointment and replaced the bond. He explained the reasons why bonds break and gave other options. However, he recommended I stay with a bond. Dr. Fox took me in right away even though I made it clear that my regular dentist was in Ohio. I didn’t have the time to go back and replace the bond. He explained everything clearly and was very friendly. The staff was extremely nice and treated me as if I had been a patient there for a long time.
"Within a week of my visit, I chipped another tooth," Rebellino says. "Dr. Fox took me in right away. He told me it was a porcelain finish on a previously crowned tooth. I though it was going to be expensive to replace the crown, but Dr. Fox said I was fortunate since it wasn’t between teeth. He only had to grind down and polish the broken surface area. He took an X-ray just to make sure there was no structural damage. To my great surprise, he said there was no charge. My dentist of 30 years in Ohio wouldn’t have done that. I ‘m going to switch from my Ohio dentist and use Dr. Fox as my regular dentist.”
Worth the drive
Dr. Michael Beers of Burtonsville, Md. has a gentle nature that instilled confidence in M.V. Carmona. “Dr. Beers provides excellent care, including a broad range of services, in a practice that’s run very efficiently,” Carmona says. “Dr. Beers is very gentle, always explaining what he’s doing and making sure there’s no pain or discomfort. Dr. Beers really cares about his patients, and he believes in prevention and in addressing any issues right away.
"Even though there are dental practices closer to where I live, including some that frequently offer free or discounted services for new patients," Carmona says, "I wouldn’t think of switching. My husband started going to Dr. Beers shortly after I did, and we consider it worthwhile to drive further for the level of care that we receive.”
Pleasing the hard-to-please
The smooth operation of Annandale Smiles of Annandale, Va. won over Patricia Ezzell. “It is very rare that I give exceptional service recognition to service providers because I am very hard to please,” Ezzell says. “Annandale Smiles is a first-rate operation that runs like a well-oiled machine. From your initial contact with the office to billing and all dental services, you can expect to receive first-rate service.
"What I appreciate most are the caring and gentle manner of Dr. Johnson and the hygienists I saw," she says. "I have a very strong fear of dentistry due to bad past experiences. The team at Annandale Smiles was able to alleviate my fears and perform top quality service.”
Weighing the options
Richards Family Dentistry of Manassas, Va. pays extra attention to patients, Ruth Beldon says. “Dr. Richards first saw me and evaluated the tooth to be removed, and we discussed the options of pulling versus a root canal,” Beldon says. “On the day of the extraction, we decided that pulling was the way to go. He was very good at numbing me so that I didn’t feel any pain whatsoever during or after the extraction.
"Dr. Richards and the staff are very personable and concerned with each of us as people," she continues, "not a mouth full of teeth or a dollar sign for unnecessary procedures.”
About Posts of Happiness
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