Ever been scared of going to see a dentist? Or have real or imagined memories as a child of pain getting teeth fixed? Only go to see a dentist in an emergency or “once in a blue moon”? If you can say yes to any of these – read on!
Courteous, Competent and Caring Staff
I began using the fantastic dental services of Woodgrove Dental Clinic in 1996 when Dr. Sandy Thomson and his staff were located at Woodgrove Mall. I had put off going to see the dentist due to memories of pain from having teeth repaired or removed. So when I finally did have to find a dentist to deal with my teeth ills, I was so very fortunate to walk into Woodgrove Dental. This began a journey that has now lasted many years of having my teeth cared for on a regular and routine basis.
From the first time I walked in up to the present, I have always found all the staff to be supremely courteous, competent and caring when it comes to me and my dental needs. Whether it be the staff/receptionists at the front counter – who create that crucial first impression, or the dental assistants or hygienists, or Dr. Sandy Thomson or Dr. Corinne Bligh, once having been helped by any or all of them, I knew I had found a place I could be relaxed (rather than tense and in trepidation) while my teeth were being fixed! And I have been glad to come regularly to this my “dental home” for all my dental needs. Since being helped not only with dental cleaning and dental hygiene needs but also by Dr. Thomson – whether it be for cavities being repaired, teeth being extracted or for my being “crowned” many times over – I can honestly say that I have never experienced real pain or treatment that would cause me to say ever again that I am scared to go to the dentist!
Working with You to Overcome Dental Anxiety
My husband and I moved to Nanaimo in 1998, and we were looking for a dentist. Dr. Bligh was recommended by a friend, and I decided to give her a try. I was hesitant to go to any dentist due to my fear of what I knew was coming – I required a significant amount of implant work. During my first visit, I told Corinne that I was absolutely fearful of dentists. She was sympathetic to my fear, as I think it is something she encounters often. Her confidence and positive attitude put my fears to rest. She made sure that I got the best quality service and was always looked after. She was willing to spend the extra time with me in order to get the job done right and to everyone’s satisfaction. Although she is my dentist, I feel she is part of my family. She is a great dentist, a wonderful person, and I would recommend her to anyone in need of a dentist.
Open Communication for Informed Decisions
We have been patients of Dr. Sandy Thomson and Woodgrove Dental Clinic since 2000, when we moved down to Nanaimo from the Central Interior. Shortly after we arrived, Elaine phoned an old friend of hers to ask who was a good dentist in the city. We were told Sandy Thomson was a top notch dentist. This was especially telling, as the friend worked for another dental office here in Nanaimo. Sandy keeps himself up-to-date with new methods and procedures, and he always communicates the issues and options available, so informed decisions are made. The rest of the team (dental assistants, hygienists, and front end ladies) are all caring and professional. We feel like family when it’s time for our visits, and have recommended Sandy and Woodgrove Dental to many of our friends and family.
Phil and Elaine
A Pleasant and Professional Environment
I have lived in several countries during my career, and consequently inhabited a variety of dentists’ chairs in nervous anticipation of different and necessary treatments. Since retiring to Nanaimo 18 years ago, my wife and I have been more than satisfied with the regular dental care we have received from Dr. C.A. (Sandy) Thomson and his competent and friendly staff. Our first visits were to the previous address at Woodgrove Shopping Centre and have continued in the well-equipped clinic in the Royal Heights Centre, where we have always received excellent treatment in a thoroughly pleasant and professional environment. In fact, nowhere on our travels have our smiles been better looked after! This dental clinic at Turner and Uplands has our unqualified recommendation.
Highly Recommended Services
I have been a patient of Dr. Sandy Thomson for the past 14 years. All of the dental care that I have received has been more than excellent. Dr. Thomson is a caring and compassionate dentist. I feel very fortunate in having him for my dentist, and I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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