What Can I Expect When I See an Endodontist? Part 3 – First Office Visit.

Welcome.  Whether this is your first visit to our office or you are returning, rest assured we are very pleased you have chosen Langley Endodontics for your endodontic care.  Our goal is to make this the best dental experience you have ever had.

As most people who come into our office have an appointment, we will be expecting you.  If you have come to our office without an appointment, welcome – we look forward to helping you.  When setting up your appointment we will ask that you be in our office at a specific time.  Time is an important commodity in this world, maybe the most important we have.  Please be confident that we understand the importance of your time and respect that.  We strive to be on time for all appointments and make it a priority to schedule appointment times that are appropriate for your needs.   Given that, we work with human beings and with root canal systems that are complex and unique to every person.  Our goal is to make this the best dental experience you have ever had and an important part of that is creating a beautiful and biologically functional three dimensional root canal filling.  All of this takes time, and sometimes more time than we expected.  Be confident that we will give you the best treatment we are capable of and will not let a time constriction diminish that.  Occasionally we will need to have you back for a second visit to achieve our endodontic goals for you.

Some people may be concerned that the time they were asked to be in the office is not the same time that they see the doctor.  There are a number of reasons for this depending on the patient’s individual situation and needs.  Often it is to fill out paper work such as patient, insurance, and medical information.  Some people have minimal information to relay to us, others have a lot.  Some people write fast, others not so much.  Anyways, you probably get my drift.  We try extremely hard to be on time but alas, our imperfect mortality occasionally bests the clock.

As always we at Langley Endodontics are pleased to be of service and value your patronage!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: DR. HOWARD BITTNER, DMD, CAGS

Dr. Bittner was born and raised in the Surrey/Langley area. Following his pre-dental training at Simon Fraser University, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of British Columbia in 1982 and his Certificate in Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Boston University’s Goldman School of Dental Medicine in 1995.

Dr. Bittner was in private practice in general dentistry for 11 years in Langley prior to his Endodontic specialty training. He has been practicing the Dental Specialty of Endodontics since 1995.

In his free time, Dr. Bittner loves to participate in a variety of sports including most recent, golfing! He also enjoys being a new grandfather, which if you ask him is just the best!

On October 29, 2014, posted in: News for Patients by