Monday, February 13, 2012
Liked: My dentist was able to complete the dental procedure and kept to the appointment time.
Improved: My dentist has poor rapport with patient. They avoided eye contact or personal communication. They spoke little and were brusque to the point of rudeness. They spoke sharply to their staff in front of the patient. They provided no reassurance during the procedure. They dismissed the patient after an extraction with no aftercare leaflet, and only minimal verbal instructions. I quote "no alcohol or hot drinks for the rest of the day. Bite on that for half an hour."
AnythingElse: I would not like to have to visit this dentist again. I would not recommend this dentist to anyone else. I am a scientific and matter of fact man who appreciates directness, but this dentist lacks the basic people skills needed for their job. I do not fault their technical skill whatsoever, but a clinician requires more than technical skill, they require caring and an ability to communicate with the patient and treat them with respect. I did not feel they understood this.