Philosophy of Dental Wellness & Care
Relationship based, collaborative dentistry
Health is something that YOU, the patient give yourself. Unfortunately, health care in this country is traditionally, “disease care”. That is, services are rendered, and paid for by insurance when a person is ill or in pain. Wellness Care is a newer model, whereby services and treatment are aimed at preventing disease.
In the disease model, the doctor assumes the active role and the patient passively receives care. In the wellness model, the patient assumes reasonable responsibility for maintaining their health. In the dentistry wellness model, the doctor and patient collaborate to obtain the optimal level of care the patient desires. It is our belief that our responsibility is to help you make good choices about health care, and that you understand the consequences of your choices. Dr. Ramos is passionate about education of patients and in this spirit, she begins the relationship with her patients by listening. Recognizing that everyone has a story of their health and unique understanding of how they go to be where they are today, she listens to your story.
After a gentle and detailed “tour of your mouth” she provides you with a written review of our diagnostic findings, along with recommendations for achieving and maintaining health. Once again, health is something you chose for yourself, but Dr. Ramos gives her guidance and careful recommendations for you to consider. It is our core belief that everyone is a work in progress and it is our privilege to help you obtain the optimal health you want.