Day in the life of
Dentist – Dr. Neil J. Gajjar, DDS
We start our day with our own schedule of procedures and surgeries along with the need to see hygiene patients for check-ups along with any emergencies that walk through the door. The average procedure is between 45-90 minutes and can be anything from fillings, root canals, extractions, or other surgeries.
When we see hygiene patients, we review the medical, review the x-rays and complete an oral examination making notes on what we see and explaining to the patient what they need, if anything.
Emergencies really play havoc to our schedules as we don’t know if we will have 1 or 10 and it could be as simple as giving a prescription or surgery. Add that to an already booked schedule and be ready to never leave work on time.
Regardless of the busy schedules and hectic days, the work is really rewarding. Taking patients out of pain, watching them grow up, and creating nice smiles all bring a smile to my face along with my staff. The fact that we practice general dentistry means that we are not limited to the same procedures over and over again. The variety of procedures and the mix of patients ensure that every procedure is different and we never get bored.
The only con is that it is a demanding and taxing job on the body, but the smiles at the end of the day make of for it.
examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.