Commitment to Advancing Dentistry
My practice is committed to implementing the most efficient and effective tools as we all believe in beneficence, which means that a medical practitioner has a moral duty to promote the course of action that they believe is in the patient’s best interests. It is this same commitment that led us to invest in industry-leading dental lasers, and other advanced technologies to be able to provide the best care we can for our patients. I often compare the level of innovation of dental laser technology to transportation. For example, people used to get to their destination on horses, which was great then. Horses got the job done for centuries, but after the invention of the automobile, getting from point A to B eventually became much more comfortable and convenient. It’s the same when you’re thinking about lasers; they help you get to your destination in a more predictable, efficient, and timely manner.
Some practitioners have apprehensions about new technology, but I recommend spending some time learning and trying it yourself. You will see the multitude of benefits that are impossible to ignore. While the initial investment might seem daunting, in the end, our solutions make us effective providers. If it’s properly used, we can offer a next-level treatment, unlocking a new level of dentistry.
Mostly, I feel at my best when I can perform to my expectations. Dentists are the number one critics of their own work, and this is why dental lasers have become steadfast in my office, and where I start and end every day. I call my mornings “coffee and laser time.” I have my cup of coffee, and begin preparing for my first patient of the day. The first patient is usually a case that we know will require some soft tissue management, and it always feels like we do magic with the laser. It is reassuring to know that with the laser I have cleaned and disinfected the root system, preserved healthy tooth structure during caries removal, or treated pediatric patients with more comfortable restorations. These are some of the best feelings a provider can have at the end of the working day. From patients to my staff, the joy that dental lasers have brought to my practice is undeniable. After 20 years in the dental profession, I continue to enjoy dentistry, and I would be remiss not to highlight how BIOLASE dental lasers have helped me and my practice get to this point.