I have had the misfortune of having a toothache myself, so I truly understand the need for fitting in a person with an emergency. If it is after regular office hours, I encourage all of my regular patients to call Read on! →
Our hygiene department is one that I’m extremely proud of. We have Jaimie and Joey, who are superlative to say the very least. Each adult patient will have their gums measured and assessed a minimum of 1 time per year, Read on! →
Fillings these days are usually of the white (composite) filling materials. There is also of a white filling material that is called glass ionomer. These glass ionomers are extremely good on root sufaces, and release Fluoride, which helps keep down Read on! →
I don’t do any braces myself, but what we do is work hand in hand with the orthodontists to intercept any spacing problems kids may have. Children go through 2 major growth phases with their teeth. The first one is Read on! →
I encourage adults with dentures to have a yearly cancer check with our Velscope. A lot of adults in Kamloops don’t have a regular family doctor, so having a yearly head and neck cancer screening is a great idea! I Read on! →
Extractions are something that patients take very seriously. It seems we all know someone who can tell the tale of the dentist having the knee on teir chest, or some such nonsense. That just isn’t done (at least in my Read on! →
Dr Della Summers Dental Solutions is conveniently located in central downtown. It borders the beginning of residential areas, and is in a high traffic building housing the Life Labs clinic, plus many Doctors’ offices.
Our clinic is instantly different from other clinics anywhere. The reception area is designed like a residential living room, complete with wainscoting and fireplace. There is a separate children’s area, with books, a wall mounted maze, and an Xbox with dual controls. We have a Wifi Lounge for those that wish to use it, with a secure password that is given to the patients themselves.
I believe that the kindest thing we can do for our patients is to make them as comfortable as possible while in our care. I’m all about informing patients each step of the way, and try to never leave them alone, wondering “what’s next?”
The best compliment I can receive from a patient is when they say, “I feel like I was visiting my friends, rather than a dentist!” We work very hard to make that happen, as most people are fairly stressed when they come to the dental office.