Dr. Friedman and our Savannah dental staff listen to patients’ concerns and goals for their overall health. We want to know our patients’ needs and will customize a treatment plan to meet their objectives.
Dr. Friedman respects his patients’ time. He is acutely aware of the fact that people are very busy between their families and work and knows that time is a big consideration when choosing a Savannah dentist. Sometimes emergencies occur, but he will make every effort to stay on time since he works by a schedule. We do not double-book appointments. He reserves time for his patients so he can make a proper diagnosis and custom treatment plan. Tooth bonding, tooth extraction, and even teeth whitening dental procedures all take time into consideration in regard to how these services are fulfilled.
The systemic or overall health of an individual can affect the mouth and teeth. Common diseases such as diabetes contribute towards gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Common prescription medicines can cause teeth to become brittle and prone to fracture.
It is important for Dr. Friedman to understand how his patient’s teeth “got from there to here.” He feels that he can successfully treat and fix a patient’s dental problems, but the dental work will ultimately fail if the causes of these problems are not addressed in a manner that his patients can manage through changes in their behavior.
Dr. Friedman often says “preach what you practice!” He treats his patients the same way he wants his own family to be treated. “I refer to the same specialists that see my family and who I trust. I do not make referrals based on insurance, but to providers that will treat my patients with respect, compassion, and kindness. I want the same treatment for my patients that I want for my family in regard to their dental needs.”
Dentists often work with dental laboratories to make crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Friedman has received extensive training in these lab arts during dental-school and his residency. He’s a hands-on kind of dentist. “I like my work to be stable and predictable. This is why I do not outsource my work to another country.” Outsourcing is a common trend these days. He only works with American and local dental laboratories.
Enhance the social communication zone:
In North America, people communicate with each other in a systematic manner. They look each other in the eye and then scan down to the mouth. The front teeth are especially important in this type of non-verbal communication. Dr. Friedman believes that the teeth should not be a distraction during social communication. The teeth should “blend in” with a person’s face much like a tie blends with a suit. It is important for the teeth to be aesthetically pleasing, proportionate with one’s face and not detract from one’s social interaction. Unfortunately, people are judgmental in this world. Whether you are participating in a job interview or a blind date, people do assess each other partially on appearance of their teeth and smile. Dr. Friedman endeavors to create a pleasing appearance for all of his patients.
“My patients understand that their treatment is part of a long term partnership. I will do everything I can to help them and teach them how to take great care of their teeth and overall health. Remember, our health is largely based on the immune system which is substantially fueled by the food we eat and the oxygen we breathe. You need healthy teeth for the intake of good nutrition and enjoyment of food. I stress the importance of balanced nutrition in regard to the teeth. I make myself available to teach my patients and assist them in maintaining beautiful, lasting, healthy smiles. The last 20 years have been quite gratifying, knowing that my patients have achieved such a high level of dental health and dental knowledge.
“I designed and built a new dental facility in 2005 for my patients’ comfort. The office was envisioned to feel more like a home than a medical facility. I realize that some patients may have anxiety about visiting the dentist, so I have tried to make the experience less threatening by including music and television in all of our treatment rooms.
“I work with caring individuals on my team every day. My Savannah dental staff is outstanding and it is my privilege to be associated with such kind, compassionate people. I am confident that our office can help you to achieve your functional and cosmetic goals. When searching for Savannah Georgia dentists, you need not look any further than our office.” – Dr. Friedman