If you follow my blog, you will know that for the past two weeks, I have been talking about the much-wanted Hollywood Smile and how it isn’t just the rich and famous that visit a cosmetic dentist to make minor and major improvements.
As a golf aficionado, I will go to one of our abundant great public golf courses nearly every week and am often paired with strangers. It is customary for golfers to want to know within a few holes what you do for a living.
While I normally reply, “dentist,” which can often kill a conversation, I am tempted to say, “I help patients, look and feel more confident!” As a cosmetic dentist, this is actually what I do.
As I interview potential patients in consultation, I ask them what they hope I might do for them, and more often than not, the answer is, and “I want to feel more confident.” Once treatment is completed, I interview them again and ask them how they now feel and the answer most often is, “more confident.” So maybe what I should tell golfers is “I provide confidence!”
With that being said, the answer I most often give is, “dentist,” and I might get a comment about a dental problem, or, “oh I’m looking for a dentist!” I could let the conversation die, but I can’t help myself…I am passionate about and love what I can do for people, and so I ask them, “what kind of dentist are you looking for?” The dumbfounded and quizzical look I get is predictable because most people have a long-standing belief that, “a dentist is a dentist,” and it has never occurred to them that all dentists are not alike until you tell them, and then they have that subsequent, “oh yea, of course,” look.
This reply gets them thinking and open to the prospect that every dentist is an individual and might have a particular interest in or specialty area. I have focused my training in some special areas of dentistry that are not often practiced in a general practice setting. This opens the conversation up a bit to discuss cosmetic dentistry and other areas. I have discovered almost everyone wants a better, more attractive smile, but doesn’t think it is readily available for them. It is.
Today, anyone can improve their smile with cosmetic dentistry, and in properly trained and experienced hands, can have the Hollywood Smile that helps them achieve not only a more attractive smile, but one that promotes health, confidence, and success. A beautiful smile also makes you more approachable.
For more than thirty years, I have been helping patient’s look and feel more confident. Let me do that for you with a gorgeous smile that will boost your self-esteem and improve your overall health.
Dr. Ivan is a leading cosmetic and neuromuscular dentist in Chicago that helps patient’s look and feel more attractive and confident.
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