I had chipped my front tooth a few weeks ago and although it didn't hurt much, it looked bad and started staining immediately. I hate going to the dentist, and it had been over a year since I last had a check-up, x-rays, and cleaning. At my previous dentists, it would have taken a over a month to get in and multiple appts. to get all my issues covered. Dr. Zhao's office scheduled me within two weeks--I didn't request an emergency appointment, just a ""soonish"" one--and all my issues were taken care of in a fast, professional manner.
I arrived early for my appointment and was seen on time. The ultrasonic mouth debridement /scaling/planing was less painful than a previous, purely manual non-ultrasonic one I had elsewhere. I didn't need novocaine, though the doctor offered it before he began. My gums were a bit sore the day after the deep cleaning, but within a few days I've noticed the tender areas of my gums no longer bleed while flossing, and my teeth not only look, but also feel much cleaner.
He explained all the cost options for fixing my broken incisor, and his bonding work looks better than what I'd had done years ago at a fancier ""cosmetic"" dentistry office. And I received my x-rays, gum pocket measurements, and hygienist's polishing, as well as the deep cleaning and bonding, all in one appointment, although the receptionist had told me when I first booked it that if my problems were too extensive, a second appointment would be needed. Gladly, that was not the case.
Overall, compared with my prior dental experience, I'm very happy with Dr. Zhao's office and the care I received there. I am already scheduled for a six-month check-up--the first time I've ever felt confidence enough in a dentist to book a follow-up.