We sat down with Guelph Dentist to ask him a few questions about how he translates his love for dentistry into an exceptional patient experience. Dr. Michael Nessim has been practicing at Dawson Dental Centre Guelph North with Dr. Gelfand since 2010.
Q: If you could have the smile of any Hollywood celebrity, whose would you want?
A: Definitely Mario Lopez!
Q: What makes a great smile?
A: I really believe that beauty comes from within; true joy and confidence shows and can make a beautiful smile radiant!
Q: If money and time were no object, what dental treatment would you give everyone?
A: Invisalign! Invisalign can help you to improve your oral health, your smile and your confidence! Not to mention helps that true beauty really shine through.
Q: We know dentists are known for inflicting pain, but what’s the greatest joy about being a dentist?
A: When someone who comes to our office unable to smile and finally smiles for the first time! I love being a part of the process and being there to experience it with them.
Q: What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened when you had someone in the chair?
A: It was cute. A little girl was in for her first visit and I went into the room to see how she was. She looked at me with a pouty face, crossed her arms and said “all of my friends have lost their teeth and had visits from the tooth fairy except for me – and it’s all your fault!”
Q: If you had to name the single most important quality of a good dentist, what would it be?
A: Honesty. You need to be able to trust your dentist and his or her team.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice for someone who has a fear of going to the dentist?
A: Talk about it and share your concerns. Sometimes understanding the root of your anxiety can help us to make you feel more comfortable.
Q: What’s the biggest myth about dentists?
A: That we will be completely shocked and appalled at the state of your mouth.
Q: What would you say is the single best way people can save on dental costs?
A: Visiting the dentist regularly can help to keep costs down, as your care will be focused on maintenance. Also, catching issues early will help to save both time and money.
Q: How should people go about trying to find the best dentist?
A: Talk to your family and friends, referrals from people that you know and trust are best! Otherwise, you can set up a consultation with perspective dentists to meet them before making a commitment. .
Q: What’s the single best thing you love about living in Guelph?
A: The people. They’re nice, warm and welcoming! I also love the look and feel of the downtown area. Guelph is a perfect sized city, not too big or small.
Q: If you were to pick the one thing that always make you smile, what would it be?
A: This is the easiest question! My kids! They bring such joy to my life!
Dr. Nessim is welcoming new patients and during the back to school rush is happy to offer 50% off kids sport guards, as well as 50% off all new kids exams including all necessary x-rays.
Dawson Dental Centres are knowledgeable, caring Toronto dentists in 17 locations across Ontario including Aurora, Barrie, Guelph, Oshawa and more. We offer General & Cosmetic Dentistry services such as dental implants, Invisalign invisible braces and dental veneers.