Dr. Sara Riechers named her practice Compassionate Dentistry because that is what we are all about, compassion for our dental patients. We know that patients who come to visit us might be in pain or feeling anxious. Our staff of dental professionals want to do everything they can to relieve such distress, or even better, to prevent it from happening.
Every dental patient is special to us; each has different needs, distinctive feelings and emotions, and a unique dental and medical history. We know that past visits with dentists may have created feelings of stress or even fear. We are here to alleviate those feelings by creating the most relaxed, comfortable, informative and fun dental visit possible for each patient.
What this means is that we create a foundation of trust and mutual understanding between patient and doctor. This takes time and commitment. To be truly compassionate with patients, a dentist needs to spend as much time with them as is needed and listen carefully to their concerns while in turn providing care and comfort through education and during treatment.
What can you and your family expect during a visit Dr. Riechers’ dental office?
- We take the time to talk about what the patient is experiencing and feeling with his or her mouth, teeth, gums and jaws and how that relates to overall health and well-being.
- We discuss with our patients what is going to happen during their next visit.
- We answer every question the patient may have.
- We explain the different tools and what they do and why they are important when needed.
- We discussing a variety of treatment options if problems are found.
- We follow closely to CDC Guidelines during Covid-19
In other words, Compassionate Dentistry is about spending as much time as necessary with patients so that they feel comfortable, relaxed, educated and empowered.
Compassionate Dentistry Covid-19 Procedures
The Compassionate Dentistry team have been following these procedures to keep our patients and employees safe during the Covid-19 pandemic:
- Pre-visit health screenings via phone
- Reduced capacity in our waiting room, chairs are distanced
- Hand sanitizer stations
- Required temperature check before each appointment
- All staff and patients must wear masks
- For aerosol generating procedures, staff are wearing N95 masks during operatories
- Plexiglass shielding is installed around the front desk
- All blankets have always been cleaned between patients and that is continuing
- Dr. Sara has chosen to share that she is fully vaccinated
Dr. Riechers is focused on providing the best quality of care that is available for every single patient. Her dental practice is founded on the creation of lasting and meaningful relationships with her patients and being an active member of her community.
With so many great dentists in Grants Pass and Southern Oregon, choosing the right one for you and your family can be a challenging task, but we hope to make it an easy decision. The good news is that your search for a Grants Pass dentist has led you here. We think you’ll be glad it did.
“Dr. Sara is the perfect dentist for the timid (or terrified!). She’ll make it easy for you to overcome your fear of dentistry!”
– Susan PM