South Weymouth, MA (PressExposure) February 20, 2012 -- Some people just don't like to go to the dentist's office. While that's a fact professionals like Dr. Richard Wolfert, DMD, accept, he's doing everything in his power to make the visit to the dentist a more comfortable experience by undergoing a number of cosmetic and operational improvements to his Smiles by the Toothboss dental practice located at 1121 Main Street in South Weymouth.
The renovations began with a conversion to digital radiography so that all X-rays and records are now stored electronically. This makes treatments easier to diagnose and record-keeping more efficient. Also, removing large filing cabinets from the work area enabled the construction of a more spacious, ergonomically sound space for Wolfert's staff, which has grown in numbers over the years.
"The apprehensions people have about coming to the dentist are based on their own fears, but how an office appears and how work flows can affect how patients perceive the experience and exacerbate those feelings," said Wolfert. "These improvements have made us more efficient and ergonomically sound as we now have reception desk that can comfortably seat two staff members who aren't reaching over each other while serving patients and that puts everyone at ease." Adds Wolfert, "Being paperless is another huge benefit. Beyond the storage issues, just not having a paper record makes for a much more hygienic environment, as well as being more private."
Wolfert anticipates the renovations being completed over the next month. Though he realizes improved appearance and efficiency may not help all patients get over their apprehension about visiting the dentist, Smiles by the Toothboss does offer one service that can help: sedation dentistry.
"We do offer sedation dentistry for patients who do have a fear of going to the dentist," said Wolfert. "It's not like the old days where dentists used nitric oxide or 'laughing gas'. The new oral sedatives leave patients or patients who have a severe fear of the dentists feeling relaxed and calm-and conscious-throughout the appointment."
In addition to sedation dentistry, Dr. Wolfert offers a wide range of dental services, including comprehensive examinations, cosmetics, tooth-colored restorations, partial and full dentures; dental implants, periodontics (early cases treated) and emergency services (24-hour emergency phone number available).
Dr. Wolfert's practice, Smiles by the Toothboss, is located at 1121 Main Street in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. For more information, you can visit Dr. Wolfert's website at http://www.toothboss.com or call 781-335-0604 to schedule a consultation.
Smiles by the Toothboss accepts most insurance plans. They also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Delta Dental. They also accept all major credit cards and have arranged payment plans through CareCredit.
To schedule an initial consultation, please call 781-335-0604. For more information, visit http://www.toothboss.com.