I can't tell you enough what Melissa & Nick have done for me in overcoming my severe dental anxiety. I was the girl that avoided the dentist for 10 years because of a traumatic childhood experience. They have completely earned my trust and let me believe in my dental health again. If you are hesitant don't be just go and you will see what I am talking about!
My fear of going to the dentist is FINALLY gone!! Not only is this office beautiful but very calming with the atmosphere it radiates! Both Dr. Amaral and Dr. Anastassatos make sure you are comfortable before beginning any work and thoroughly talk you through whatever you are having done. After they begin to work on you, if they sense any sort of discomfort you may be experiencing, they stop right away to ensure a comfortable, painless, fearless experience! It is worth driving from the Bay just to see a dentist when you have an experience like that. I have referred them to several friends in the Reno area as well. I can't recommend them enough and can't wait to go for another check-up!
From the front office staff to the assistants to Dr. Nick, you can know that you are getting the best of care here. I came from another dental office with quite a few issues and I am also an extremely anxious patient. Dr. Nick is compassionate, honest and gentle. He explained everything that was going on with a realistic plan and with a great amount of patience. I have never had this much confidence in any other dental office as a whole. After years of extreme dental anxiety I am finally in good hands and my teeth are already well on their way to being happy again! Happy patient here. If we ever move away we will be flying back here to this office. That's a fact!
I don't think anyone is ever proud to say they haven't seen a dentist in 5 plus years! So, like most would be - I was slightly nervous and a bit apprehensive about FINALLY making an appointment! But with a teething 16 month old, it was most definitely time to take the leap to insure his healthy start!
Scheduling my family's appointment was easy and convenient! The receptionist was thorough and incredibly friendly! Paperwork was emailed a head of time so that I could complete it prior to my appointment. Which in turn made my wait time less than 3 minutes! I was greeted by Julie who took me back to begin my x-rays. Which in the past, has been one of my least favorite parts! Julie completely eased my nerves and worked quickly and efficiently! She could not have started my visit any better! Dr. Amaral is AMAZING! I never felt rushed, or that I asked too many questions... Or even my biggest fear... Shamed for waiting so long to see a dentist! Vicky (I believe) who did my cleaning, continued the streak of excellence!
This was hands down the best experience I've EVER had at any dental office! My husband and son have their appointments in 2 weeks and I can say with confidence that their experience will be just as fantastic!
I would never suggest waiting a better part of a decade to see a dentist but this office was definitely worth the wait!!!