I saw Dr. Nockowitz for the first time today. I was feeling overwhelmed by things I was told by another dentist and a periodontist recently and felt rather hopeless. I need significant work done and it has been painful, depressing, and completely overwhelming, until today.
In my past I had several seriously bad dental experiences starting at a young age, and always have that fear of “what if it happens again” which has kept me away from the dentist. (If you have a dental phobia or bad past experiences you understand)
I went in, with no mask and a broken front tooth (a tooth I thought was beyond repair) anxious and shaky as always, but every single person I came in contact with was kind, treated me with dignity, and no judgment at all.
After her assistant took X-rays Dr. Nockowitz came in and did her evaluation. We discussed what mattered to ME the most, not what was easiest for her . She is the first dentist I’ve been to that has taken my wishes into consideration and saw me as a person, not just another patient to work on, most importantly she gave me hope. She is an intuitive, truly caring professional and it shows. We’ll be working at a comfortable pace to regain functionality and make me smile again (something I miss the most), and I can’t wait! Thank you!!