When was the last time you visited a dentist? If you are like most adults, the last time you went was when that recurring toothache became so unbearable you had no choice but to go in for a visit. Millions of Americans have fear or anxiety when it comes to visiting the dentist, and this is a fact that the dentists at Lakehurst Dental, Dr. Brian Klohn and Associates, keep in mind when treating their patients.
At Lakehurst Dental, located in Lakehurst at 19 Union Avenue, care is personalized and comfortable, giving even the most petrified patients a reason to smile.
In his 26 years of dental experience, Dr. Klohn has always strived to bring patients the best dental care and the latest procedures and technology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in the top 10 of his class in 1991, after which he began his residency at Monmouth Medical Center. In 1992, he began working for Dr. Kantor at the current downtown Lakehurst location, becoming a partner in 1996 and then sole proprietor in 1999 when Dr. Kantor retired.
Dr. Klohn has remodeled the entire building, and the result is an office with a clean and relaxing ambiance. As you sit in the waiting room, you might watch the flat screen TV or take a gander through a binder that is filled with information on oral health and dental procedures. Despite the coziness and charm of the waiting room, however, you won’t find
yourself there for too long. As Dr. Klohn says, “We don’t over book , so you’re not waiting in the waiting room because that automatically raises your anxiety level.”
At Lakehurst Dental, you’ll find a unique breed of doctor that perhaps you have yet to encounter; dentists who are genuinely sympathetic and considerate of the fact that you’re not exactly thrilled about your impending root canal.
It is this understanding of patient concerns and a valiant effort to, as their website, lakehurstdentist.com says, “bring comfort to your dental experience” that sets Lakehurst Dental apart from its competitors. Unlike some dental clinics, where patients might idle a preposterously long time in the waiting room, see a different doctor on each visit and feel rushed during the appointment, Lakehurst Dental is a private practice that gives patients a more personal experience. Patients see the same doctor on each visit, a routine that facilitates a trusting doctor/patient relationship and helps to alleviate any nervousness.
Patients can rest assured that their dentist is familiar with their dental history, because the same dentist has been treating them all along. As a full-service dental facility, Lakehurst Dental takes their commitment to their patients a step further by offering a multitude of services and minimizing the chance of sending patients out for certain procedures.
All your dental needs can be met at Lakehurst Dental, in a calm atmosphere, with a familiar dentist with whom you are comfortable. Dr. Klohn explains that, “We block
enough time out for our patients so we can explain what they need and really make sure they understand what they’re getting and what they’re paying for and why.”
Dr. Klohn wants his patients to be relaxed, educated and healthy. Education is a priority, not just for patients at Lakehurst Dental, but also for himself.
Dr. Klohn is a member of the Advanced Dental Seminar Team through which they participate in ongoing education to stay up to date on the latest technologies in the dental industry. He also lectures on dentistry at Monmouth Medical Center.
Dr. Klohn’s commitment to education has enabled him to keep current with advancements in the field and offer his patients the best that the science of dentistry has to offer.
Lakehurst Dental offers dental implant restorations, dentures, porcelain veneers, cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy and oral surgery. They practice stringent infection control procedures and their sterilization procedures meet CDC guidelines. Lakehurst
Dental also makes dental care more affordable by accepting credit cards, offering a no-interest payment plan and participating with the Delta Dental Premier Plan of NJ.
Although new techniques and procedures are always being introduced, the age-old basics still apply when it comes to taking care of those pearly whites. You should brush at least twice a day and floss daily. And whether you’re 3 or 103, it’s paramount that you visit Dr. Klohn at least once every six months to avoid problems caused by neglect.
You might think that going to the dentist is a tedious and agonizing chore, but after an appointment with Dr. Klohn, your opinion might change.
To experience the personalized approach and the emphasis on comfort that Lakehurst Dental provides, you can call the office at 732-657-7400 to schedule an appointment.
The office is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Beware, however, that an appointment at Lakehurst Dental might cause some side-effects – like a smile, and a newfound enjoyment in a visit to the dentist!