In order for the relationship to qualify as a lifelong relationship, the patient would have to begin seeing the dentist as a young child. He would still need to be seeing the same dentist by the time he has reached a mature age. But by that time, just how old would that make the family practitioner? Surely by then, he would have left the family dentistry dublin ca practice to go and enjoy his well-deserved retirement.
Oh well. But perhaps the point is being made. It must, surely, be a good idea to have a long-term relationship with a family-oriented medical practitioner. The dentist is sitting with your case file. From the earliest days, he is able to keep a good record of your medical history and all those cases where surgery and remedial or preventive treatment may have been required. This, surely, is a lot better, certainly more convenient and cost-effective, than bouncing from one surgical practice to the next.
What would you do if you were stuck between a rock and a hard place? You have got a really bad tooth ache. You want immediate action. Going to a new practice simply delays things. You have to wait in line, just like everyone else. And then the new dentist has got to examine your teeth and gums all over again. You can hardly fault him for that. In his line and certainly it is in your best interests, he has got to be as thorough as possible.
But with your established practitioner, familiarity breeds contentment surely. Of course, this does not mean that he will be any less thorough. It’s just that he will probably know sooner what to do. He already knows your teeth and gums inside and out.