I never enjoy visiting your office for a number of reasons. Here is a list of reasons why off the top of my head as follows:
1. I do not agree with making it mandatory to prescribe valume just because your practices doesn't want to deal with kids.
2. I do not enjoy being ordered around by the staff to take my child to the bathroom after having drugged my kid with your "medication". Especially annoying is being told by the staff that it is "their job" if my daughter doesn't go to the bathroom even after I aked my daughter if she has to go and she replied no.
3. Overall, I find te staff particularly annoying and the rules draconian. That said, I plan to change dentists in the very near future.
We are sad to hear that you do not enjoy coming to our office. I would like to address some of your concerns. We LOVE children and that is why we choose pediatrics. Dr. La Torre is a highly respected pediatric dentist who will always put the child's interests first. He reviews and treatment plans each child to their specific need in order to make their dental visit a positive experience for them. Once a child is traumatized, the damage is done so therefore if a sedative is prescribed for treatment it is because Dr. feels that is the best treatment for them. Secondly, having a child use the bathroom before a visit is precautionary and preventative, once a child is under a sedative they become relaxed and therefore the chances of them having an accident increases. Hospitals have the same policy. This is for the child's benefit not to mention the time it takes to stop the procedure in order to allow the child to use the bathroom. It is not as simple as stopping and allowing the child to get up and go to the bathroom. I do not feel it is necessary to explain medically on this reply what steps have to be taken in the event of a child needing to use the bathroom under sedation as the reasons are extensive. I would be happy to explain in detail over the phone. Feel free to contact me. We wish you the best in your search for a new dental office.