I cannot accurately describe my satisfaction with Dr. Ericsson’s work in my dental reconstruction without first complementing him on the extraordinary artisan-ship of my sisters new smile.
Quite simply, my sister’s new smile is dazzling and it lights up wherever room she walks into. As with any procedure that improves appearance, my sister was bombarded with questions from friends and family alike regarding her experience in dental reconstruction. She was always courteous and spoke in glowing terms of Dr.Mark Ericsson and his staff. The best advertisement for a dentist is perhaps a flow of compliments from between a beautiful set of teeth. I have always been proud of my sister, and I was happy that she was happy to be receiving so many compliments.
After Dr. Ericsson’s work had been unveiled in the first of many gatherings, my parents approached me tentatively asking if I would consider getting the same procedures. It was a bit of an awkward conversation, although I myself had to admit that I had a mediocre smile compared to others that I had seen. My teeth were thin and chipped and I had a deep bite that made my chin look weak. These were flaws that had bothered me, but like most people I had just gotten used to looking at them in the mirror, occasionally saying to myself, “Someday I’ll get around to fixing that. Like most people, I allowed other priorities to take place and “Someday” got further and further away. After my sister’s transformation and her description of her very pleasant experiences with Dr. Ericsson, it looked as if “Someday” was perhaps closer than I realized.
What was more, I recently had been declared an expert in my field of employment and was expected to commit to a series of public speaking engagements and the occasional television interview. It’s one thing to buy a new tie that people say will bring out your eye color, it’s another thing to take a hard look at what you could improve and admit that you need a doctor’s assistance. Understanding my hesitation, my sister urged me to at least visit Dr. Ericsson for a consultation.
My first impression was the pleasant mannerisms of Dr. Ericsson and the close relationship he has with his staff members. I later gained the understanding that Dr. Ericsson was a professional who wants to accommodate the patient he is treating as a whole person, rather than just sell a packaged product to an otherwise anonymous client. Within an hour, Dr. Ericsson described the problems I had outlined specifically what could be done to give me a “movie star smile that would look completely natural”, adjusting my bite and improving my facial symmetry. He also gave me a time table that would work around my hectic schedule. I committed myself to his care the next day, a bit frightened that “Someday” was here.
Any discomfort I may have experienced was immediately tended to and rectified by Dr. Ericsson as he engaged me in conversation during the procedure explaining what he was doing and and what I could expect throughout my stay in his chair. He fitted me for temporaries over the next two days and explained the difficulties I could experience during eating while my permanent teeth were being crafted. He also took the time while showing me numerous color shades to choose from, to carefully explain which whites could best suit my impending smile. From his obvious magnitude of experience, Dr. Ericsson was answering questions that I hadn’t even thought to ask yet! I left his office with temporaries that were natural looking through his expert tailoring and were already a definite improvement over my former smile.
Six weeks later, I was back in Dr.Ericsson’s chair having been greeted pleasantly by his now familiar staff, who seemed just as eager as I was to see the finished product. A mere few hours later, I had my new and vastly improved smile and was shaking Dr. Ericsson’s hand. They look and feel completely natural but a day has not gone by that friends, family, or co-workers do not complement me on my smile. I realize that I now smile more frequently in both my professional and personal life, eager to show off what Dr. Ericsson and his people accomplished. I recommend that anyone stop putting off their own “Someday” and rediscover the joy of smiling.
New York, NY
Jack Collins – New York, NY