Farmer’s Teeth | Dente Complete Dentistry

Farmer’s Teeth

As many of you know, I went to dental school at the University of Iowa.

Many of our patients there were farmers.

Probably some of the best people I’ve ever met. They were kind and all around great people.

A lot of them would get their treatment done in the winter when they were not doing any farming.

In dental school, we were taught to present the ideal treatment plan to everyone.

Essentially treating everyone the same.

In dental school, one of my friends made this beautiful treatment plan and presented it to this farmer. The man politely listened to the entire treatment plan.

My friend had presented to place implants here and crowns there. Essentially, it was a very expensive treatment plan. By the end of his ten minute presentation, the patient placed his hand on my friend’s shoulder and congratulated him on his amazing presentation.

My friend felt good and he was very proud of his outstanding analysis of this man’s dental health.

But then the farmer said to my friend, “This was an amazing presentation. But this is like placing a million dollar saddle on a hundred dollar horse.”

My friend began to laugh hysterically. At that point, he realized that he needed to first find out what the patient is trying to accomplish and then present treatment according to that.

Getting to know the patients wants and needs is essential. It’s the first thing that must be determined.

Helping people reach their dental goals is something we do everyday.

It’s how we run our practice.

Find out what the patient wants and help them to achieve it.

The key to helping the patient achieve their dental goals, is to prioritize and attack the most important issues first.

We will help you determine that priority list.

If you are overwhelmed with your dental treatment and would like help breaking down your treatment to manageable sections, then visit us at or call 773-292-1911 to schedule an appointment.

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Emilio “Food For Thought” Couret

World-Class Chicago, IL, Dentist, Dr. Emilio Couret for Exceptional Dental Care
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