In a world of rapidly evolving scientific and technological advancements, our boutique dental practice sees continuous, dedicated study as an obligation. In fact, our entire team regularly attends courses in continuing education so we can stay up-to-date on the latest methods and practices. Our boutique dentist has made a commitment to teaching, publishing, and learning from the best and brightest in our profession. This allows our clients to benefit from the most current and quality conscious health care available.
What is a Boutique Dental Practice?
A boutique dentist is more interested in quality rather than quantity. The size of a boutique dental practice is purposely limited so that the doctor isn’t running from room to room. When he is with you, he is really with you.
When choosing a dental professional, you want someone with lots of education and experience. But let’s face it – if your doctor isn’t warm, welcoming, and compassionate, you won’t feel at ease under his or her care. As we continue to offer the latest technological and artistic advances at Lake Forest Dental Arts, we pledge to maintain what is most important: the human touch.
Why the Human Touch is Important in a Boutique Dental Practice
In order to run a successful dental practice, a doctor must master two things. First he or she must be competent in the field. Secondly, he or she must be a compassionate communicator. By grasping these two roles, a dentist can earn patient trust and provide truly unparalleled service.
Dr. James Fondriest uses observational and listening skills to determine our patients’ needs and wants. He explains the diagnosis and treatment plan in detail, as well as why we are recommending said treatment and what the patient can anticipate during the process.
Technology as an Enhancement
It is estimated that, within the next two years, healthcare providers will spend more than six billion dollars on artificial intelligence annually. Technology has its place in the healthcare field, to be sure. In fact, it is our responsibility as healthcare providers to adopt new advancements with the purpose of accurate diagnosis and treatment. However, while innovations emerge rapidly, we – as humans – are slow to adapt to these changes. After all, can “robots” and machines provide the same experience as your beloved family doctor? That’s why we believe in using technology as an enhancement to quality dental care, rather than making it the sole focus of our boutique practice.
Benefits of Advanced Dental Technology
At our practice, we routinely utilize advanced technologies, such as digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, digital photography, and more. These tools allow Dr. Fondriest to visualize orofacial landmarks with incredible accuracy and precision. As a result, our patients can rest assured they are receiving the highest level of artistic care possible.
Benefits of the Human Touch in Dentistry
The human touch is more than just physical interaction, although a hearty handshake or a compassionate pat on the back can do wonders for your psyche. We believe the human touch is about respecting our patients, truly listening to their concerns, and making them an integral part of the treatment planning process. We believe that these elements can lead to:
- Enhanced doctor and patient rapport
- Increased trust
- Valuable patient education
- A comfortable dental experience
“For all its scientific power, medicine is not a work of science. Medicine is a work of service, and service is a special kind of love”. – Rachel Naomi Remen MD
Are you interested in going to a Boutique Dentist?
Just because we limit our practice to a certain size doesn’t mean that we are small town. We also care for many patients from across the United States. Dr Fondriest is a nationally recognized dental educator and he publishes regularly. Our practice tends to have two types of patients. Abut half of our patients are from nearby suburbs seeking quality general care. The other half of our patient population comes all over the United States for advance prosthodontic care.
If you would like to learn more about our boutique dental practice, our mission, or our philosophy, we invite you to schedule a visit at our Chicago, IL practice. We are proud to serve the metropolitan area, including the Northwest and North Shore suburbs. Call us at 847-234-0517 or contact us online anytime.