August 23, 2011
Sip Signature Dentistry Educating Patients Toward Better Dental Care
A dentist prepares to define the philosophy of his practice with this opening sentence, “A tooth doesn’t walk into the office.” Since 2002, Michael Sip of Sip Signature Dentistry in Brandon has focused on educating his patients and practicing comprehensive dentistry, treating the individual by looking at everything as a whole, not just their teeth.
“A tooth is attached to someone with background habits. Solving the cause is the key and that’s what I try to do.” Sip explained.
At Sip Signature patients are afforded a wide range of services from family dentistry, including preventative care, crowns, reconstructive and root canals to cosmetic, including whitening, restoration and Invisalign. The entire office is run paperless making transmitting information from x-rays easy. Sip is even able to do crowns in office without sending to a lab.
With the latest advancements in dental technology like laser for gum treatment and a small office of just over 3,000 sq.-ft. Sip’s practice aims to accomplish effective comprehensive dentistry considerate of a patient’s time and providing one-on-one attention to their needs. The Sip Signature office only has enough parking spots for four patients at a time. “I don’t want a waiting room. I like to focus on what I am doing,” he explained, adding that his goal is to establish a trust with is patients.
Christina Schrecengost went from patient for seven and half years to dental assistant for the last three. As a patient Schrecengost used to have a fear of dentists, so much so she’d have to be medicated for any service she received. With Sip, that fear eased. “He’s comfortable, really knowledgeable and takes time to answer questions.
When she finished her schooling and heard Sip needed an assistant, her husband suggested she apply. Three years later, Schrecengost has enjoyed her time as his assistant, helping with procedures and getting to know his quirky boss side that plays pranks and leaves his employees odd things to find throughout the office.
Sip Signature Dentistry is located at 110 N. Knights Ave. For more information about services and the rest of the staff visit www.sipsignaturedentistry.com. To set up an appointment call 689-9623.