About two years ago, I moved to Portland from Grand Rapids Michigan. Two weeks after moving to this great city, I started to have intermittent tooth pain. Not really knowing any dentists in the area, I searched online and found several clinics with favorable reviews. The first two dentists I saw (which shall remain nameless) were very nice, but did not convince me that they diagnosed my problem correctly. One of them recommended two root canals and crowns which were going to cost thousands. So I figured I should get another opinion before I damage my teeth and pay all that moola.
Pearl District Dental was next on my list, and the Title says it all. Dr. Mika Miyamoto Shemali was the dentist I saw there and she gave me by far the most thorough exam of the bunch. She took a close look at my bite and informed me she believed my pain was the result of tooth clenching. Since neither of the other dentists had even mentioned this problem, I was somewhat skeptical, but Dr. Miyamoto-Shemali showed me several things that were going on in my mouth as evidence. She proceeded to provide me with a temporary bite appliance (free of charge) which I wore at night to confirm her diagnosis. Low and behold, two days later, I was pain free.
Over the last 18 months, I saw Dr. Miyamoto Shemali several times. She fitted me with a custom bite appliance, took care of three fillings and one crown. Her touch is magical and she has amazing chairside mannerism. The rest of the staff are also amazing - caring, conscientious, very pleasant, and show impeccable team work. The hygienist, Merjan, is fanstatic. She is very through, gentle and has the cutest accent.
I have since relocated to San Francisco and have already had one bad dental experience. Dr. Miyamoto-Shemali, could you please open a branch in San Francisco?