As most people assuredly do, I wish to have my dental checkups in a sparkling clean, bright environment, preferably overseen by a youngish, soft-spoken, sober, clean cut and caring dentist.
It would be unfair of me to generalize by country, since I have but two (vastly disparate) experiences, one in Canada, the other in New York. I’ll start with the first.
Usually, I end up at or near my Mum’s house in London Ontario at least once a year, and always go to visit Dr. Mike Hornyak, well described by the above. My Mum drives me out to Strathroy (pop. not many), and I get 2 easy Xrays, a lecture about upper 3rd posterior molars (wisdom teeth), generally get to watch a movie on the ceiling flat screen TV as cleaning is being done, and walk out happy and fresh-mouthed, in a better sense than the usual.
Some time ago, when it seemed unlikely I would get anywhere near that part of Canada for a while, I went to a dentist recommended by a friend, whose practice was on the upper East Side of New York. After all, thought I, you shouldn’t neglect your gums!