Shelby Township Dental Patient Gives Testimony

Hi. This is Doctor Antolak from We’re located in Shelby Township, Michigan. Our phone number, if you’re interested is 586 247 3500. Today, Helene had agreed that we could record this, and then put this on YouTube. And it was interesting. She comes in and about maybe 8 months ago, 10 months ago, we did some dentistry on her and you were just reporting, you came back to get your teeth cleaned and you’re just reporting the situation that took place, and I just asked you, maybe we can just get this, capture this, and you can share that with us. So if you don’t mind just kind of retelling that story, I’d appreciate it.

So where should I start?  Well, it had a picture taken for a church directory.  And I wouldn’t smile in it, and it really came out awful. And I was very self-conscious because my teeth were all crooked up here, and the one stuck out. And so, it really I paid to have all these pictures taken and they looked awful. I just threw them away after paying a couple hundred dollars. So when I came here, Dr. Antolak said, we can fix those front teeth, and so he did extensive work. It was very comfortable, like I was telling somebody on Sunday, it was really was, you know, I said put a pillow behind my head, and headphones with music and it was really nice it was. It was long, but it I told him, my main concern was pain in the front, and he said, I won’t hurt you, and I said I’ve had dental work done before where I’ve had shots here, and I almost jumped out of the chair.  And so, he kept his word, it did not hurt.

It’s really made a difference. I remember the first time somebody came at me with a camera, afterwards. I made a big smile. It’s the first time I’m smiling, because my teeth. And I told them that when they took the picture and then this past Sunday I was having lunch with some friends. After church we meet. And who’s your dentist? I said what? She says I have a friend that needs extensive dental work done and I like yours. I told her you had it done and how nice it looks. In my wallet I did have a card and I gave it to her.

We appreciate that. Yeah. But you know, the part that. I appreciate telling that story, too because I know a lot of times, these can be, be kind of, you know, personal, and a long time. And I know that people who are listening to this, too, that you have issues that feel like I’m not available to be taken care of and rectified, and even the part about numbing you up, I tell the story that 28 years ago, when I was in dental school, that my instructor told me. He said that if you’re going to do the best job that you can with your patients for your career, and that’s been 25 years ago since I graduated, he said numb yourself up here right in the very front and I did. I took his advice. And I realized, you’re right, it hurts. But, it was my desire to not make it hurt. So I figured out techniques that will not make it hurt.  We develop trust that you would believe what I say at that point in time. So that’s really important to me, and I appreciate you coming forward and letting me know. Now, as far as your dentistry goes, there are a number of things that can be done in our office. The most important thing is finding out what your needs are and then helping you to solve what the issues are and then allowing yourself to smile again and not feel bad about your smile.

Well, you know, I was concerned also about the cost. And so with making arrangements, through the care credit, that worked out fine too. You know, it is all paid, but I had the opportunity to make payments instead of coming up with money all at once; this economy and everything else that we are in financially.

Shelby Township Dental Patient Gives Testimony

So, if this is the type of care you want someone who’s not going to throw just things at you, but really work with you.  I believe that you’d be wise in giving us a call. We’re in Shelby Township, Michigan. 586-247-3500 is our phone number, or Thank you, and have a blessed day. Thank you so much.

Shelby Township Dental Patient Gives Testimony

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