Not always appreciated when choosing a dentist or other health professional is knowing what kind of relationship you are getting into. Are you compatible with the intentions and well-served by the capabilities of the dentist?
Dr. Ference feels strongly that everyone should do what they (hopefully correctly) determine to be in their own best interest. It is important that you understand which treatment serves you well. We try to explain where you are leading yourself by choosing a particular option. We understand that everyone deserves respect as a unique individual. But we have all made choices that were errors looking back. It's important to recognize where you are now, learn from past mistakes, and try to make your path forward a good one. Anything we can do to help you achieve a good dental outcome is our mission. For some people, it is just getting out of pain. For others it could be a great improvement in appearance. And for others, it could be a complete "makeover" taking them to a whole new level in comfort, appearance, and overall health.
Fortunately, we offer a wide range of services and make a point of working towards excellence. Mediocrity in the world of dentistry is not a blessing for the patient or for a conscientious professional. We get our greatest reward when we are visited by patients who are happy with the result we have achieved. That makes it all worthwhile. The benefits of health and comfort are frequently underestimated until they are lost. Then it can be terribly clear that if you're not feeling well, emotionally or physically, not much else matters. We do not seek to be the lowest cost provider as that usually involves very compromised quality that we would not want for ourselves. Rather, we seek to provide a very high quality service at a medium level of cost. That we believe we can achieve and that is the type of "good value" that we would seek for ourselves or our loved ones.
We are very willing to help you. And we recognize that finances frequently are a factor, so we offer alternative treatments, phased treatments, and financing plans that hopefully allow you to go in the direction you determine to be in your best interest.
Some patients are just trying to get past an immediate emergency. Some patients are what one might call "minimalists" and want to do only the most basic treatments to avoid trouble. Others are concerned that they have drifted into a dental "place" that will not serve them well as they go forward and want to more aggressively prevent future problems. We are equipped to handle a wide range of your concerns in a way that is respectful of your needs and priorities.