Stories from the Doc
We love our patients, and there's no better way than to document the best days!
From Doctor Stephanie
November 16th, 2015
As the old John Denver song goes Some Days Are Diamonds And Some Are Stones.... Monday was one of those diamonds. I have been in dentistry my entire adult life, and have also been in the same practice for the whole 30+ years. I am blessed to call many of my patients friends and some I have known for 30+ years. Over the weekend I ran into two patients that had appointments Monday. Monday was full of wonderful people, many I consider friends as I said. The Crowning glory was two patients at the end of the day who sincerely thanked me for giving them beautiful smiles. The one was a gentleman who got some cosmetic work done to please his wife- and stated they are both very happy with the case. The other is the sweet lady I shared about a few months ago. She came in for her cleaning Monday, by herself I might add. She is like a new person. So wonderful to see and hear about how what I do positively impacts lives.
July 10th, 2015
I don’t frequently take the time to write our post personally. Thankfully because I’m busy doing what I love which is treating patients, friends and meeting new ones. However, the last few months have brought some memorable moments, milestones I feel deserve mentioning.
In May I celebrated 20 years of practicing dentistry having graduated UMKC School Of Dentistry on May 5, 1995. In June Tim and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. This is my 32nd year in dentistry… started working at 10, child prodigy and bride. All kidding aside I have so many wonderful, funny and amazing stories I may write a book after I retire. But for now I want to share three stories. Two have pictures so I hope I can hold your attention.
I had a patient come in for her last check up with us, she is relocating to California. Tearfully she said, you know I’ve never had a dentist this long. I’ve been coming to see you for over thirteen years… and finished with can I just fly you out to California twice a year? Strongly considered the offer, but was more than touched by its meaning.
These beautiful pictures are Victory pictures. Victory over CANCER! After getting the all clear from her Doc’s- she decided she would be smiling a lot so why not make it a beautiful one. We are so happy for her on so many levels and thankful to be a part of her reason to smile proudly.
And last but certainly NOT least: I figured the pictures alone would keep you interested. This young lady came in as a consultation for dentures, with her Mom I might add. She was dead set on that being what she wanted. I am very honest, and try and find treatment we can both be proud of. This is a story of ownership, trust, teamwork, overcoming fears, change and on and on. At first she needed help, medication, nitrous, her mom. Each visit she became more trusting and more relaxed. At one point she asked me do you know why I listened and stayed. No was the answer. She said because you told me I could go to many more dentists until I found one that would make me a denture and then I would be at the wrong one. At her last visit the only help she needed was having her Mom along- I cannot adequately express how proud, honored and blessed I am to have taken this journey with these ladies, she, her Mom, and my wonderful team. She left this week beaming. Smiling so big she claimed she knew her cheeks would hurt tomorrow. Tears of joy all around.
August 13th, 2015
We appreciate having such great patients!!! Dr. Stephanie along with all our staff loved working with Lenore to help her achieve her beautiful new smile!