For many people a trip to the dentist’s office can be a daunting affair; after all, it is the place where drillings, teeth cleanings, root canals and injections take place.
Standard dentist’s office procedures such as these can be stressful on people who need to get dental work done, but they’re just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things that leave patients in a state of trepidation.
Other things such as a doctor’s demeanor with his patients or his ability to determine the cause of a certain toothache can either mitigate a patient’s concerns or make them worse. Going to an inexperienced or unfriendly dentist can leave a lasting impact on patients and make them not want to return for additional dental work.
One Temecula dentist recognizes the common stresses of getting such work done. He tries to ease the process of dental procedures by offering up an atmosphere of smiles and friendly conversation as well as new technologies for relaxation. That dentist is Dr. John Luckey, a Temecula resident and dentist for many years.
Luckey has more than 30 years of experience as a dentist. He started a practice in San Diego not long after he graduated from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in 1981. For more than a decade Luckey ran his practice in San Diego, where he provided his patients with versatile dental care and personable interaction.
But, as is often the case with people who have families, Luckey decided it was time to leave the city and go to a place that was better for raising children. He settled on Temecula and in 1997, the town became his home.
It wasn’t long after that Luckey started his dental practice here and he’s been caring for Southwest Riverside patients ever since. He said his approach to caring for those patients is to make them feel comfortable.
“We’ve got the jazz station on in the background and essential oils being diffused throughout the office,” Luckey said. “We just try to have a relaxed, friendly, non-stuffy atmosphere in the office.”
Luckey defined his practice as standard dentistry. He said this means they do just about everything from teeth whitening to cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
Some dental procedures may necessitate the use of injections, but Luckey said he’s able to assuage the fears of most patients who are afraid of such things.
“I’ve always been pretty good with injections; once a patient has had one they’re really not concerned about having them from me anymore,” he said.
But for those who are particularly nervous and want to relax, Dr. Luckey’s office has “Holosync,” a neuro-audio technology that allows patients to enter different meditative states as they’re being worked on. The device delivers audio tones to the nervous system using a low carrier frequency stimulus. These tones are covered by ambient sounds like ocean waves.
Technologies may be a great way to bolster the quality of patient care, but Luckey said he believes being personable with patients is also extremely important.
“We do our best to deliver really good competent care in a relaxed atmosphere and I think that makes a world of difference,” Luckey said. “I think if a patient gets to know you and feels like they’re part of the family or one of your friends, it just makes it a lot easier on them.”
The office of Dr. John M. Luckey, DDS is located at 29645 Rancho California Rd, Suite 126, in Temecula. For additional information, visit his website at http://www.drluckey.com or call (951)-676-4556.