We believe in the local dental practices. Local dentistry by local dentists is the key because national chains aren’t oriented towards people; they are only oriented towards low-quality profit. The difference between a local dental practice and a national chain is the difference between a true practice (a successful business) and a business (with no soul). Care shouldn’t be only about business in the first place, but about patients.
We do not support national chains because we know that, when it comes to dental care, they treat their patients as if they were charts: not really caring about their health, but about the patients’ wallets. To national chains patients are mere numbers. They are objectified and this is not right.
“Do No Harm” is the Hippocrates oath and national chains are breaking it. Because when people are treated as numbers and care becomes a business in the first place, negligence, lack of empathy and impatience come into picture, eventually leading to harming the patient. Local dental practices have their hearts and minds in the right place, placing emphasize firstly on the patient’s health.