New dentist didn't introduce himself to me or tell me anything about himself until I asked who he was. Then he just told me his name and nothing further.
He wanted to know if I ground my teeth and night or slept with a mouth guard. I told him I didn't and that I slept with my mouth open. He wanted to know how my front teeth were damaged (my word, not his) and if I'd had a traumatic injury. I told him I'd been using my front teeth for about 55-60 years and they probably got chipped from being used so long.
He asked me if I'd ever had a sleep study. I told him "no" and that I didn't want to talk about sleep studies.
He mentioned that I had a cavity under my crown on my #4 tooth, but didn't ask if I wanted it fixed today. Rather, they suggested I wait until my next visit in January 2019. The x-rays were several months old, so I'm not sure why the issue wasn't addressed in a more timely manner.
This was my fourth or fifth dentist in 5-6 years since Smiles Dental took over my former dentist's practice. I want consistency in the people who are working on me. I don't want a new dentist every year, or so, who doesn't know me or my history.
Smiles needs to do something to keep their dentists happy so they stay in one place for a while.
The hygienist and front desk people were fine.