When my Medicare Advantage Plan changed to a new dental insurance, I had to quickly find a new dentist.
I'm one of the worst scaredy-cats in the world when it comes to dentistry, and after five years with my old dental group, I dreaded the search.
I began in Brea; there's nothing worse than driving 20 miles to get home with an aching jaw and a Lidocaine hangover. My questions were simple: does the dentist work on old folks, is he gentle on our ancient teeth, and most important, does he appreciate our fears from the 1950's when many dentists were retired from the Army and considered Novacaine to be strictly for sissies and more precious than gold?
Marissa at Brea Family won me over quickly with her warm, friendly manner and professional assurances, and I was sold when she told me Dr. Koo had been to our senior center to introduce seniors to her practice.
When I arrived for my first appointment, I immediately felt comfortable. The lobby is small but inviting with an understated, simple decor - fresh and lovely.
Within minutes I was with Dr. Koo and she was wonderfully patient and considerate. The dreaded tools and equipment gleamed with cleanliness. Best of all, Dr. Koo was skilled and fast. I had no time to be afraid and my procedure was done. I think my thorough x-rays actually took longer.
I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment. Definitely a first.
Brea, CA 92821