Recently, one of our patients had a conversation similar to this with Dr. Kristen Berning:
Patient: “Doc, I don’t know how you do it. It must be a challenge working on patients like me, working in a small, dark area with my tongue in the way.”
Dr. Kristen Berning: ”Yes, but you completed all your treatment, and I am so proud of you for persevering to the very end. Your mouth will feel healthier now, and your teeth will feel stronger. Watching a patient who has committed to a long process emerge on the other side with a healthy smile is incredibly rewarding for all of us. Let me tell you about one of my other patients, a grandfather, whose grandson said “Your teeth are yellow…” and asked “Grandpa, why are you missing two teeth?” He was ashamed of his teeth around his family, and some of them even teased him about it. Once the treatment was accomplished he transformed into a new, happy grandpa. He looks younger and smiles more often for family photos. It doesn’t really get better than that for a dentist.”
Exceptional Dentistry provides complete family, cosmetic, and sedation dental care at 4200 Asbury Road, Dubuque, IA 52002 and serves the Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Dubuque, IA and Galena, IL areas. To schedule an appointment, please call 563-556-2711 or contact us online.