Dentist’s advice: Treat patients like family

By Rebecca Clifford-Cruz
Monday, September 18, 2017
Las Vegas Sun
VEGAS INC

 

After shadowing his family dentist for a day, Steven DeLisle decided that’s how he wanted to make his living. “I also enjoyed the aspect of the job where I get to help people and assist in the care of their overall health,” he said. And even after becoming light-headed after witnessing his first tooth extraction, DeLisle moved forward on his career path. Now, Dr. DeLisle is the owner and dental anesthesiologist at Children’s Dentistry.

Do you have any recent news you’d like to share?

We are currently promoting Saving Smiles, our $1,500 scholarship for those with special needs who are under-resourced. The scholarship is to be used for restorative dentistry. Many special needs individuals are on Medicaid and lose their dental benefits after age 21. When they lose their benefits for dental care, problem teeth often are extracted. Because of this, we created Saving Smiles so it’s available for those who qualify and need to restore and save their teeth.

From a business perspective, what’s the most difficult part of managing a dental practice?

Putting together a great team of people who work well together, who have integrity and strong work ethic. This is crucial to creating overall success for your business. If you don’t have a strong team, it affects morale, the work environment becomes negative and the patient’s dental experience suffers. While it is a challenge, I have been fortunate to have a devoted staff that treats our patients like they would their own family.

Dentist’s advice: Treat patients like family

By Rebecca Clifford-Cruz
Monday, September 18, 2017
Las Vegas Sun
VEGAS INC

 

After shadowing his family dentist for a day, Steven DeLisle decided that’s how he wanted to make his living. “I also enjoyed the aspect of the job where I get to help people and assist in the care of their overall health,” he said. And even after becoming light-headed after witnessing his first tooth extraction, DeLisle moved forward on his career path. Now, Dr. DeLisle is the owner and dental anesthesiologist at Children’s Dentistry.

Do you have any recent news you’d like to share?

We are currently promoting Saving Smiles, our $1,500 scholarship for those with special needs who are under-resourced. The scholarship is to be used for restorative dentistry. Many special needs individuals are on Medicaid and lose their dental benefits after age 21. When they lose their benefits for dental care, problem teeth often are extracted. Because of this, we created Saving Smiles so it’s available for those who qualify and need to restore and save their teeth.

From a business perspective, what’s the most difficult part of managing a dental practice?

Putting together a great team of people who work well together, who have integrity and strong work ethic. This is crucial to creating overall success for your business. If you don’t have a strong team, it affects morale, the work environment becomes negative and the patient’s dental experience suffers. While it is a challenge, I have been fortunate to have a devoted staff that treats our patients like they would their own family.