From a profile on Living Magazine
”Have you ever felt the urge to do that, knowing that you had a dental appointment? There is this ever-lingering anxiety when going to the dentist. This very thing happened to a patient coming to see Dr. Suzanne Thai. “She was a new patient,” Dr. Thai said. “She actually cancelled her first appointment, because she was so anxious, then showed up for the second one not looking well at all.” The patient told Dr. Thai that she had to pull over two times to throw up. “Believe it or not, I hear stories like this all of the time,” she said. “I just make sure that with every patient, I take the time to help reassure them that I’m going to do my best to make this the best dental experience they have ever had.” Dr. Thai slowed things down and gave her new patient a chance to talk person-to-person, NOT dentist-to-patient.
Dr. Suzanne Thai is a woman with a mission. Her mission? To change the impression many of her patients have about going to the dentist. “With the advanced dentistry available today, there’s no reason a trip to the dentist shouldn’t be a happy, enjoyable experience,” she said. At least once a week, she hears praise from a patient who formerly dreaded their time in the dental chair, and now—amazingly—looks forward to it.