Caroline C. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)
I’ve been going to this dentist office for at least six years – I picked it based on its proximity to my office . . . as well as its proximity to Mike’s or Modern Pastries . . . If I manage to leave my appointment with no cavities, I can reward myself with a North End treat. (I’ve never actually had a cavity, so I can always equate a dentist appointment with a cannoli. Makes one want to go the dentist). Now, I’ve never had any real dental work, so my only real experience with the dentist is the biannual cleanings (which, given my coffee habit is a little more aggressive than need be) – but the staff has always been prompt, friendly and professional. In one of my first appointments, Dr. Giangrasso (the son) did ask me if I was interested in teeth whitening (after ranking my teeth on a scale as a 2, in a 1 to 15 ranking [1 being the best]) – I think I snapped at him for recommending something purely cosmetic when this should be a health care facility (I am opposed to the American dentist way of attempting to enforce a uniform, perfectly straight gleaming white smile in every individual. We lose the beauty in uniqueness). Since then, I haven’t heard a peep about this. Nor has anyone pushed any other service on me, where other dentists have (Like braces. I have a slight overbite). It’s the way the dentist should be – they remind you of your appointment, you sit in a chair, they give you a hard time for not flossing, clean your teeth, give you x-rays, the dentists comes in and checks you out, you schedule your next six month appointment and then you go across the street and get pistachio cookies. And then repeat.