I drive 5 hours to see Dr. Tarantola, Cheryl, and Jenna!
I, like other children of the 80s, have a deep rooted fear of seeing a dentist, but I can honestly say that nowadays, most dentists have acheived that great 'bed-side' manner.
However, all of those nice dentists fail in one way that, to me, is utmost important ... a true care for my teeth as well as me as a whole person. Dr. Tarantola and staff are the ONLY ones in my vast experience in dentist's chairs that have actually made me feel safe, cared for, and listened to when it comes to the care and fear of my teeth.
Just recently, I had to visit a random dentist for an old tooth filling breaking, the moment I walked into the office, I knew it was a mistake. The smell .. that chemical smell ... permeated the crowded waiting room. The staff were lovely, the dentist was kind but I felt that he was treating me as everyone else. As soon as I walked out ... I immediately called Dr. Tarantola and planned to make the drive instead. And I am soooooo glad I did! Kind dentist, near me, looked at my tooth and xray in 3 seconds stated I would have to have a crown, no other options. Dr. Tarantola wanted to save my tooth ... and he did!!
I am incredibly grateful to this office!!
-- Amanda H