We live in a consumer driven society. There are advertisements and reviews and 'how to's' that enable individuals to make wise choices before committing to a product or service. When it comes to health care, especially oral health care and dentistry, consumers may find themselves procrastinating until an emergency arrives to look for a dentist. Other consumers may have a long term relationship with their dental office but due to moving to a new location, find themselves start
(This blog is in a question and answer format. We hope you enjoy getting to know Dr. Bastian and his team.) How long have you, Dr. Basitan/ Smiles for All, been at 734 East Main Street in Hendersonville, TN? "I opened the practice here in September, 1986. I worked for four years prior in a group dental practice in Gallatin, Tennessee with colleagues who provided me with encouragement and guidance. I try to keep in mind that people are always 'at the end' of the teeth we are
Choosing a family Dentist sets up a life long habit of good dental hygiene for you and your children. Children are less likely to have anxiety about regular cleanings if they watch their parents role model regular cleanings. When your family is entrusted to the same Dentist this creates 'whole family dynamics'. Your Dental team can watch for eruption patterns with baby teeth and wisdom teeth, answer parent's concerns, encourage and reinforce healthy eating habits for your fam
Ever wonder about the value of proper communication to convey an
assessment or opinion accurately? Consider this exchange between my father - a man of high character, good humor, and superb judgement - and a black master stonemason plying his craft for my dad at our home 'Greystone' some fifty years ago.
The stonemason, Elliot, if memory serves me correctly, was hired by my father to set large, cut limestone blocks, ranging from a mere dozens of pounds to many in e
Most of us have benefited in our lives from the presence of loving and supportive parents. I can affirm that in regard to mine. A telling example of parenting leadership on the part of my Mother is reflected as follows. When I was a youngster of about ten years of age, a news item on T.V. featured some now forgotten incident of criminality. This aroused my curiosity to ask my Mother, 'What is the baddest thing a person can do?' She responded, rather promptly, in the context o