It often occurs to me differences in how people feel about their teeth. There are many very financially secure and successful people who simply do not care about their teeth. There are also people who come into our offices every day and ask: “Does my insurance cover it?” as if the shareholders of that particular corporation had the best interest of their smile and ability to chew food in mind when they sent out that years list of coverage.
When a patient visits our offices they are paying for a relationship. That relationship is one of trust, understanding, and education. The actual procedures we do are important and they are in essence what our team has been trained and schooled and tested upon. But the most important thing is the type of relationship our patients have with our team.
It’s our goal to not just perform procedures and care for our patients but to educate them. I plan to say that very loudly and clearly. We depend on the insurance companies to help us take care of our patients, but at the end of the day, insurance does not cover a relationship.
On a personal music note, I’ve been listening to a lot of Daft Punk from the Tron Legacy Soundtrack. I’ve been lucky enough to get out in the weather on my bike and techno has been great music to listen to while doing that. These days it’s harder to figure out how to get youtube into the Blogger but I’m still going to try to get the DeRezzed video from the film onto the Blog.