Before Dr. Temlock opened San Francisco Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, he practiced in many settings ranging from large, urban public hospitals to small, residential private practices. In the years leading up to the establishment of SFPiD, he commonly met confused and overwhelmed patients who did not possess the knowledge to make informed decisions about their treatment options. He often discovered patients seeking second opinions because they were misinformed and misguided. These patients often felt abandoned and this disconnect often led to distrust between the patient and old provider.
As a result, the most important treatment principle and philosophy Dr. Temlock established at SFPiD was patient education. It is his goal to provide you with detailed, comprehensive information and options about your particular predicament as well as the solutions available to you. That is why Dr. Temlock spends so much time at your initial consultation listening to your needs and answering all your questions.
Your initial consultation will be structured within this framework. While this preliminary visit is obviously a chance to introduce our staff, services, and treatment philosophies, it is more importantly an occasion to provide an educational opportunity and discussion in an honest and trustworthy environment. Dr. Temlock’s goal is to help guide his patient’s so they are the ultimate decision maker’s regarding their specific treatment options. By the end of the consultation, Dr. Temlock and his staff at San Francisco Periodontics and Implant Dentistry hope his patients feel educated, confident, and empowered. After all, Dr. Temlock thinks patients should be active participants and team members in their treatment decisions and plans, so why not start this process from the very first meeting!