Thursday, July 9, 2009

My Awesome Dentist & Oral Surgeon.

Like any other person, I was not excited about visiting the dentist.

Recently however, I was introduced to a dental office, and oral surgeon who have change my views on health care, and patient/doctor relationships forever. For the first time in my life, I feel like I have met dentists and dental surgeons who sincerely care.

Growing up I was exposed to more half-ass dental offices than one can possibly stand. Over crowded rooms and extra long waiting periods, only to be seen by a dentist who cares more about your coverage than your health.

The sad part is, most of us accept this as acceptable because we don’t know what it is like to be treated better. We should be expect to be seen on time. We should expect to have a dentist who cares. We should expect a comfortable environment.

Most importantly, I am tired of feeling like dentist are trying to get over on their patients. For example, I went to one dentist who told me I had six cavities. After seeing my new dentist, I learned I only had two cavities. TMI I know, but I can’t shake the feeling that the first dentist made up the cavities with the hopes of getting more money.

In any case, I was referred by a beloved coworker to: Dr Kenneth Mizono, DDS Mizono & Kobayashi Family Dentistry
730 Kains Ave
(between Portland Ave & Washington Ave)
Albany, CA 94706
(510) 525-2899

Every thing I could have ever wanted in a dental office was there. Everyone from the front desk staff to Sharon who cleaned my teeth were helpful and supportive. My wait time was nonexistent. The small waiting area wasn’t crowded. She took their time cleaning my teeth thoroughly. I didn’t feel rushed. Sharon was honest about the health of my teeth and took really great care of me.

After reviewing my x-rays it was clear I needed all my wisdom teeth pulled. Sharon sent me to an angel disguised as an oral surgeon: Dr. Bloom
Berkeley Oral Surgery

Dr. Bloom has a heart of gold and has changed the way I view the world and helping people. I’ve always lived by the code “treat people the way you want to be treated” but, Dr. Bloom taught me how kindness, honesty, generosity, and being open are perhaps the most important traits a person could possess. Not to mention he’s an EXCELLENT Surgeon, check his resume on the website.

I may truly be the only person in the world who is excited about having all four wisdom teeth pulled. I am looking forward to it.

I trust my dentist.
I trust his staff.
I trust my oral surgeon.

I’ve determined that I am never going to another dental office again. When I visit the Bay Area twice per year (because I have friends here) I will also be sure to set up my dental appointments as well.

I LOVE MY Dentist, and Oral Surgeon. Yelp all of the names above, read the reviews and you will see I am NOT alone.

This is not free advertisement. I’ve never felt THIS full of love for dentistry ever. They have my stamp of eternal approval.


  1. I hear you! I went to a dental office near my house, trying to support my fellow African Americans...some of the WORSE service you could EVER get in life! I NEVER went back again and they had to nerve to call me and ask why I didn't reschedule my next know I told them why, right? LOL

    PEOPLE (not just "our" people) NEED to do better when they are servicing the public...otherwise they need to go into a different field of work more conducive to their shatty personality.

  2. you're struck gold my friend! i have a hair stylist who is the bomb professionally & personally - i refer him to whoever i can b/c he loves what he does & doesn't put the money before his clients

    when i get some money/health insurance my doctors are next

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