Our Philosophy of Practice
Choosing a dentist and a dental health team can be a challenge, leaving you with uncertain feelings. We understand this and wish to welcome you and to share with you, more specifically, the beliefs and values that we practice. Briefly stated, our philosophy is this:
Our desire is to help the people we serve reach a higher level of health, self-esteem and well-being by enhancing their dental fitness, comfort and appearance. We achieve this by providing dental care of the highest quality, consistent with our patients’ needs and values for health.
In other words, our goal is to help you become as healthy as you want to be. This is a major departure from the way we were trained in dental school. Instead of telling you how healthy you should be, we will help you understand the choices you have about your dental health and let you make a free and informed decision.
Helping you keep your teeth for the rest of your life
The goal of optimal dentistry is to help you keep your teeth for the rest of your life, along with good health, comfort, appearance and function. Our belief in the importance and uniqueness of every person demands that we treat each patient individually. Your physical, mental and emotional health will always be our prime concern.
In our practice, we consider it far better to prevent diseases than to simply treat them after they occur. The success of our efforts is assured through proper examination and goal setting to achieve an effective Master Plan for your dental care.
Mastery in dentistry begins with a careful examination, diagnosis, and the development of a Master Plan for your dental care. This Master Plan helps us develop the health goals we will establish together. We understand that you have unique dental needs, and we will analyze and address them objectively and honestly. We will always listen to you and carefully consider your feelings and preferences.
Our pledge to you is accurately expressed in these carefully chosen words: Quality and Excellence. We look upon you as a unique person of infinite worth both to God and to those who need you and love you. We will affirm that worth through our care and concern.
There are generally three reasons why you may want to come to us for dental care. Your needs may change over time:
- You may have an immediate area of concern – something feels broken or is uncomfortable.
- You would like to keep your teeth for the rest of your life.
- You would like the kind of beautiful smile that you see in the movies.
Whatever your needs, we welcome you!
If you are interested in health centered dentistry, Gary A. Grablin DDS, looks forward to helping you. Please call: (415) 454-3222 to set up an appointment.