Christina S. from Boston, MA (Source: Yelp)
First of all…. I was hesitant to review Dr. Share because I wasn’t sure I wanted even more people hogging the time of MY favorite dentist ever…. he’s mine I tell ya! Mine all mine! For months, I put up with a pain in my tooth every time I bit down, until finally an up-coming cruise forced me to find a new dentist. My old dentist was kind of a gypper and his partner was just crabby– they were quite the team. After searching online and reading reviews from various locations I found Dr. Share. The first meet up didn’t go that well, but that was because of me… so here’s the story: I called to make an appointment and was excited to get in so quickly, which I figured was because of my situation. But apparently I didn’t realize there was a miscommunication and I was put down for a cleaning. The day of my cleaning was my last chance to get my passport before I left the country, so I had to stop by the office in downtown Boston before my appointment. Unfortunately it took so long I was VERY late to my dental appointment. But because I was in such pain, I went anyway, at least hoping to drop off my information and beg for another one. The receptionist was not happy with me and basically said they don’t usually give second chances to new patients who blow them off without calling. Which, I did try calling but kept getting the answering machine and wanted to talk to a real person to explain my sitution and find out my options. So, said receptionist was reluctantly taking my info., and then said I would need to wait three months. I was thinking… wow, three months with a toothache?!…while she still thought I only needed a cleaning. “Oh well, I guess I’ll just take fist fulls of Advil until then.” Lucky for me Dr. Share happened to be standing right next to me when I said that and asked what was going on. When I explained, he said I could come in tomorrow. Yeee-ha! (I felt bad about the miscommunication, but hey I didn’t even realize it until that moment myself). Anyway… I was nervous to see any dentist, let alone a new one, and hadn’t been to one in quite awhile. I tend to have a bad reaction to pain killers, so perhaps you can see my hesitation. I was obviously nervous and explained to Dr. Share about my reaction to pain killers, and how it had been a long time so I wasn’t sure how Novocain would affect me, and added something about my giant, sausage fingered, evil dentist I had as a child who never used Novocain….ever! He stepped out for a moment and when he returned, he had a little stufffed bear with him. “Look who I’ve got!”, he waved the bear at me. “Doctor Share! Don’t you think I’m a little old for that?”. (he said something cute and reassuring, and I was basically like… okay, just gimme the bear). Doctor Share is AMAZING! He is THE BEST DENTIST, I’ve ever had! I like someone who explains things while they are doing them, or will answer my questions and not brush me off. He could probably tell I was still a little nervous by the way I was twisting that poor little bear’s head, so he went out of his way to make me extremely comfortable, and explained everything as he went along. I thought it was really cute how he would say things like….. “I’m about one quarter done…… now I’m about halfway done…. I’m about three quarters done….. almost done….. there… you’re done… that wasn’t so bad, was it?”. He would check to make sure I was doing okay or wanted him to stop, and was always very conscious of how I was feeling. He put me so at ease after my first appointment, I haven’t had to twist any little bear’s heads since. Oh, I almost forgot, as a bonus Dr. Share has huge flat screens in his exam rooms and you can pick from various movies, tv shows, and music videos. And if you’re really nervous, you can always twist the head of a little bear.