We truly are a unique dental office for many reasons that are summed up with logo, the Starfish. The meaning behind it comes from the story The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley that can be summarized like this.
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a figure in the distance.
As he got closer, he realized the figure was that of a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don't you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can't possibly make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
You see, we are a small friendly dental office that cares about you. Like in the story we focus on one person at a time. This allows you to receive more of your care from the doctor rather than the staff. Right from the beginning the doctor takes time to find out what you want. He does not just dictate to you what you need to have done. Your treatment options are explained to you then you can decide what best suits you. Our feeling is that by working with one person at a time we can make a difference for them.