Today is the day you’ve had marked on your calendar and have been looking forward to for weeks. You’re taking time off work to take your son to the dentist, but you secretly see it as a mini-retreat for yourself. While your son is receiving excellent dental care from Dr. Lamberton and his staff, you’ll be taking advantage of the spa-like comforts of the office.
Before you met Dr. Lamberton, you never thought going to the dentist could be such a pleasant experience. Now, each time you visit, it’s like coming to see old friends. Dr. Lamberton’s wife Karla runs the office, and she greets you when you walk in.
The luxurious waiting room makes you feel pampered already, and your son is happy they have guest WiFi. During his treatment, he’s able to watch Netflix programming on the overhead monitor.
You make yourself a cup of Starbucks coffee and grab a snack from the refreshment center. Once your son is called in by the hygienist, you get a chance to take some “you time.”
With your son occupied, you walk into a quiet room to wait. As you savor the scent of the warm hand towels, you set your coffee on the table next to you and settle into the massage chair. As it begins to relax your body, you hear peaceful music playing and close your eyes.
The next thing you know, the assistant is waking you up from your catnap to let you know the doctor is ready to discuss your son’s visit. Dr. Lamberton is always very thorough and patient, explaining any treatment or recommendations, but this time he says that everything is going well. Your son is doing an excellent job taking care of his teeth and doesn’t have any decay.
Today you came in for your son, but the whole family receives their dental care from Dr. Lamberton. When you come for your own appointments, it’s a similarly pleasant experience. Even though you do need to put up with the hygienist and doctor working in your mouth, they go out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. They even have special neck pillows and cozy blankets to keep you warm.
Sometimes Dr. Lamberton’s daughter Krista is the hygienist, but today she was providing myofunctional therapy to an airway patient. You stop by to say hi to Krista on your way out and see new pictures of her daughter—she’s growing up too fast.
The office staff makes it so easy to schedule the next appointment and gives you some lip balm as you leave. As you pull out of the parking lot, you feel relaxed and rejuvenated, and you’re content that your son is happily doing his part to maintain his oral health.