Normally, it is standard procedure to ask a patient if they are pregnant before x-rays are given. This wasn't the case with my last visit. Thankfully, I announced I might be 2-3 weeks pregnant. The dental assistant still stated, "Okay, congratulations. Lets go do those x-rays". Then I pointed out (when did I become the medical expert?) pregnant women usually are supposed to avoid x-rays. The dental assistant's comment was, "Oh, if you don't want to do them, then we don't have to".
Hmmm, shouldn't the dental assistant be more knowledgeable about what things are safe or not for their patient? While I like the doctor, my "faith" within this practice has seriously wavered over this, as it could have harmed my unborn child. Not exactly the type of confidence you want in any type of healthcare provider.
We are very sorry about your last visit. This is definitely not our standard of care and we do truly care about each and every patient, and their medical history. Dr. Hoftiezer would like to have you come in to discuss this matter in person. This instance has been addressed with all of the team members. We hope to hear from you soon.