16 August 2013

Smile: Meet Premiere Dental Group

Who among us can say they enjoy going to the dentist?

When I was a child, I HATED the dentist. With my gag reflexes and sensitivity, it was the worst place I could imagine going to. Dentists and hygienists were always poking and pulling and had no "bedside manner".  I also had terrible grooves in my teeth so I could bet money that I'd have a cavity every visit. So is it any surprise that I avoided the dentist all through college and it was not until 2009 when a co-worker suggested his dentist, Dr. Deborah Newman, with Premiere Dental Group that I decided to give it another try.

I can clearly recall the first time I walked into their lobby -- it was immaculate and the ladies at the reception desk were openly friendly. Then I met Dr. Newman and my hygienist and was pleasantly surprised that everyone in the office was female. (It wasn't until my 2nd or 3rd visit that I met a male hygienist.) You can laugh but women can have a calming effect on an office (obviously they can have quite the opposite effect, too, lol) and that is thankfully just how it is at Premiere Dental Group.

Dr. Newman (property of Premiere Dental Group)
Dr. Newman and Dr. Hooper (whom I've met once) are eager to make your visit to the dental chair as pleasant and relaxing as possible. They remember those little details about you that make conversation pleasant and are always only a phone call away (like when I had my wisdom teeth taken out).  The hygienists are also all so pretty and sweet, very conversational (without that annoying habit of asking you questions when your mouth is full of metal and gauze) and compassionate. The first time I mentioned my gag reflexes to Dr. Newman and any hygienist they all took extra care to make sure I was comfortable and I'm amazed to say I have only slightly gagged when having a cavity filled in a hard-to-get-to-spot.

Heading to London in January, I knew I had to see Dr. Newman this summer to make sure everything was A-Okay. I cannot imagine anyone else taking care of these teeth of mine.

When people find out I drive 45 minutes to the dentist they usually think I've got a loose screw. But in actuality, my teeth are very grateful to me for the drive and I am smiling when I walk out of Premiere Dental Group as I was this afternoon.

If you live in the Los Angeles area and need a dental check-up, I cannot recommend this practice highly enough (and no I am not getting a free cleaning for this recommendation, lol). But trust me -- your teeth will be grateful for a visit. :)

Premiere Dental Group
4560 Admiralty Way #250
Marina Del Rey, California 90292
United States
Note -- Saturday appointments are coveted so you might have to schedule several months out. Also, parking is a max of $6 (for over 1 hour).