Often, people have anxiety about going to to visit the dentist. In fact, according to Colgate’s website, “Dental anxiety and phobia are extremely common. It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people.” What better way is there to begin chipping away at that fear than by getting to know your dentist. Sounds fun, right? Dentists are cool guys and gals, right? I don’t know if “cool” describes Dr. White, but he is a good guy, and has the absolute best intentions when it comes to you and your family’s dental health.
Dr. White knew in high school that he wanted to be a dentist and began observing at his family’s own dentist around that time. He learned techniques and procedures, education and, more importantly, watched how a great dentist interacts with his/her patients. Dr. White realized then that the way he treated and talked with his patients directly reflected upon the patient’s experience. By the time he graduated high school Dr. White was accepted to the University of Missouri – Kansas City’s (go kangaroos!) accelerated Dental Program. Through this program, he finished his undergraduate studies in biology in two years, rather than four, and began dental school when he was only twenty years old. Four years later he graduated with honors in biology and dentistry, was married, and he and his wife moved out to Oregon.
Dr. White has had the opportunity to work in a several practice types in Southern Oregon. He has worked in private practice in Medford, a corporate office in Grants Pass, and – after the birth of his son – he chose to return to Medford (closer to family) and help another corporate office start-up. Finally, after nearly seven years of experience in a variety of practice types, Brandon is ready to open his own and do it his way! Most importantly, he knows the patient comes first. He intends to care for each and every person who comes in his door, anxiety or no anxiety, and is excited to welcome his new patients.