Houston Dentistry Volume 5 Issue 1 - Page 6

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Photo by Dana Strange , Phlox Photography
The team at Contemporary Endodontics provides specialized endodontic therapy with technical excellence and gentle , compassionate care . Pictured from left : Drs . Mei Tang , David Wan , Candice Yang , Jesse Rosario , Hira Assad , Nikhil Reddy , and Ji Wook Jeong

Trust Inspired by Excellence


by Tina Cauller

When a general dentist refers a patient for specialty care , it involves a considerable measure of trust for both the referring doctor and the patient . Patients rely on their dentist to help them find the best possible treatment provider and in turn , dentists place their trust in the specialist to provide the same care and compassion for their patient . A good working relationship with a trusted endodontist can be one of the most valuable assets a general dental practice can have .

Most patients who seek endodontic care are experiencing unexpected pain . To maximize the convenience and accessibility for patients who need endodontic treatment , Contemporary Endodontics has grown to include nine doctors in four different locations . The practice has added more insurance carriers , including PPOs and HMOs , which helps to lower out-of-pocket costs . In this difficult economic environment , lessening the financial impact of endodontic treatment is usually a big relief for patients . As Dr . Wan points out , “ We understand that pain and infection can ’ t wait , and we try to help in every instance so patients can get the care they need right away .”
Dr . David Wan understands the importance of earning the trust of referring doctors and their patients with every case . His number one goal is to provide the highest level of care for every patient who comes to him for treatment . Patients in need of urgent care are typically accommodated the same day , even when the referral is made late in the day or on the weekend , and emergencies are seen immediately . Being seen promptly is critical for any patient in pain , but few patients expect an endodontic appointment to be pleasant .
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