So, you're looking for a cosmetic dentist in Pleasanton. It seems like a lot to consider, especially if going to the dentist isn't your favorite thing to do in the first place. You can relax for this part, at least, because choosing a great dentist is really a simple matter of checking off some boxes.
As cosmetic dentists ourselves, here's what we would look for. These are mostly common sense, but some might surprise you.
A convenient location is always a plus. You don't want to travel any further than you have to in Bay Area traffic. The Mona Gokani, DDS, office is right North of Pleasanton's downtown, so most of our clients value being close to their workplace or home.
For us, professionalism is a must: It means being a patient's best possible advocate for dental health and appearance. We are dedicated to it, and we would expect the same from our cosmetic dentists.
In other words, we wouldn't want a hard sell of whatever was popular at the moment. We would want practical, expertly informed suggestions of services and procedures that fit our exact needs — nothing more and nothing less.
Training and Skill
Training and professional skill development are ongoing processes for the best dentists. Beyond dental school or hygienist certification, we would look for cosmetic dentists trained on the latest equipment and techniques. Some examples that we offer include Invisalign, porcelain veneers, and whitening.
Range of Services
We like to solve problems as permanently as possible, even when doing things as simple as choosing a new dentist. That's why we'd look for cosmetic, restorative, and family dentistry all under one roof — we wouldn’t have to shop around every time we needed something new.
Not only does this make things more convenient, but it also means that there's some level of cross-disciplinary training and knowledge available. When it comes to oral health and appearance, having more perspectives and more experience is always good.
Warm, Caring Staff
Warm, caring people go a long way towards making a visit to the dentist more pleasant. If you get a good feeling from your first impression, it's likely you'll have a good experience when you're in the office. Don't be afraid to call or even drop in — the way the reception staff treats you should be a good indication of the type of dentist you've found.
We don't get particularly nervous during dentist appointments, but we would still look for a laid-back environment. The reason: Calm and relaxation is just the surface. To obtain that feeling, you need to operate your practice with a high level of expertise and organization.
More than ever these days, you need a commitment to hygiene and infection control. Luckily, dentists' offices are among the safest places to be in terms of germ transmission. All the staff is trained in medical hygiene, and nobody comes to the dentist when they're sick. At Mona Gokani, DDS, we also have rigid control procedures in place to safeguard everyone's health.
Come Visit Soon
We hope this perspective helped. Of course, if you're in our area, we welcome you to make an appointment with us. Call us at (925) 462-1464 we embody all of the things we'd look for in a cosmetic dentist in Pleasanton.