Dentist in Norfolk, NE – Dentist Review & Rating

My first review is going to be about my teeth cleaning experience in Norfolk, Nebraska. First things first, I absolutely hate going to the dentist. The grinding on your teeth with those noisy tools and giving you a shot when getting a filling if you have a cavity just are not pleasant thoughts for me. Plus, the cost factor. No fun. Good thing my work place has insurance and covers two free teeth cleanings per year. So my quest to find a painless and affordable dentist who takes my dental insurance was going to be hard.

While at work I asked around to my fellow co-workers about where they go to the dentist. Various dental clinics all over Norfolk were mentioned. One person would mention this dentist and a couple things about them and the next person would mention that person and what they liked about them. After a while, I noticed one particular dentist office was getting mentioned more than the others.

I called the repeatedly mentioned dental office and made my teeth cleaning appointment. The receptionist was very friendly and scheduled my first appointment within a week. Great, but not so great. I don’t like going to the dentist, remember?The day arrived, and I drove to the dentist for my appointment. My overall first impression was pretty good. The lobby was clean, and the kid’s area with the toys was neat and tidy. While waiting to get called back to start my teeth cleaning, I noticed patients of all ages – infants, elderly, teenagers, and adults. The lobby was not overly crowded; however not dead, so I knew that this dentist was popular and had returning patients.

The day arrived, and I drove to the dentist for my appointment. My overall first impression was pretty good. The lobby was clean, and the kid’s area with the toys was neat and tidy. While waiting to get called back to start my teeth cleaning, I noticed patients of all ages – infants, elderly, teenagers, and adults. The lobby was not overly crowded; however not dead, so I knew that this dentist was popular and had returning patients.

Family Dentist in Norfolk, Nebraska – Polite and Personable

I didn’t wait long. It was maybe 5 minutes before the dental hygienist called my name to come back. She made small talk with me while walking down the hallway to the room. She was very friendly and calmed my nerves down a little while I took a seat in the chair.The dental hygienist started my appointment. She first took dental x-rays of my teeth to make sure I didn’t have any cavities. Cross my fingers. Now, the part I dread the most, the actual teeth cleaning. I was not looking forward to them picking at my teeth, suctioning the saliva out of my mouth, and polishing my teeth. This just makes me cringe thinking about it. To my surprise, the dental hygienist was the best I have ever had. She was very gentle while picking at the plague on my teeth and the suction hose wasn’t placed too awkwardly in my mouth. It was actually not too bad and before I knew it, my teeth were nice and clean.

The dental hygienist started my appointment. She first took dental x-rays of my teeth to make sure I didn’t have any cavities. Cross my fingers. Now, the part I dread the most, the actual teeth cleaning. I was not looking forward to them picking at my teeth, suctioning the saliva out of my mouth, and polishing my teeth. This just makes me cringe thinking about it. To my surprise, the dental hygienist was the best I have ever had. She was very gentle while picking at the plague on my teeth and the suction hose wasn’t placed too awkwardly in my mouth. It was actually not too bad and before I knew it, my teeth were nice and clean.

The dentist followed closely after the cleaning process was done. He immediately was very personable. He asked me how my day had been going along with other small talk about my job and where I worked. It really showed me that he cared. After explaining to me the dental x-rays that the hygienist took earlier, he said I only had one cavity which should get filled. Oh no! My worst fear is coming true! The dentist continued to explain to me that cavities are not ideal, and if not taken care of and filled, tooth pain would eventually start. He suggested getting a quote from the receptionist in the lobby before making an appointment. This way I would know how much it would cost and they could possibly work with my budget. This took me by surprise. They were willing to work with me so I could receive the dental care I needed. This place really did care about my dental health.

Teeth Cleaning – Easy and Affordable

After my teeth cleaning exam, the receptionist said we were all good to go and that no out of pocket would be billed. Great! However, I didn’t get the quote for the cavity filling, but will probably call the receptionist in a week to see.

So, my rating for this dentist in Norfolk, NE? I give them 5 Stars. This is hands down, without a doubt, the dental clinic to go to. With their friendly dental staff and affordable dental services, I will be referring all my friends, co-workers and even strangers.

~ Mia