Dental fear is very common. In fact, nearly 75% of Americans report dental anxiety and 20% of Americans with dental fear avoid the dentist altogether. Dental fear can be caused by a myriad of things such as a rough childhood dentist, traumatic dental experiences, tooth pain or influence from other people or the media. Regardless of your level of fear or how you became fearful to begin with, you are not alone.
Excellent “chair-side” manner is a given when I visit Dr. Alder. The notion that he comes in and gets right to work on ones mouth does not exist here. Time is spent catching up on the patient’s life, any medical or dental issues or changes, and discussing the procedure for the day. This process relaxes me and provides the assurance the doctor has a genuine concern for me and my dental needs.
– Wayne J., Patient
Newport Beach Dental