As postgraduates at Pankey, they teach us how to develop a comprehensive style of dentistry, which means a lot of time is spent gathering a patient’s information — dental history, past dental experiences, current state of oral health, questions/concerns/desires/needs, etc. — and forming customized solutions that cater perfectly to these factors. A patient may come in for a complete comprehensive examination to see where he/she stands orally. The patient is very involved in the process of discovering which kind of treatments or improvements are most wanted or needed; this allows both the patient and dentist to form a sturdy relationship, bringing a source of ongoing assistance and the best of dental treatment to the patient.
Dr. Sperbeck, West Los Angeles