Welcome, and thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I am Dr. David Schwartz, a dentist who has been serving Berks County for over 25 years. During that time, I have seen lots of changes in dentistry. The list of things that we can only dream about doing to help people is rapidly shrinking. In my office, though, the one thing that has stayed constant is our mission to give everyone that comes to us an exceptional experience.
It starts with being on time. I am not saying that we are perfect, but it is rare that someone has to wait more than a few minutes past their scheduled time before being seen. I was never good at running around from room to room like some doctors choose to do, so we schedule only one person in the office at a time. We also make sure to reserve a sufficient amount of time for your needs. This allows me time to really get to know you and your concerns. Modern, highly-educated dentists know that there is much more to the mouth than just the teeth – we are connected from head to toe. Having that extra time affords me the opportunity to truly assess and discuss the risk factors that I see and then review all the options. I will always support a person’s choice as long as they understand and accept the consequences of their decisions.
Since 2004, my passion has been to learn more about the interconnections between the mouth and the body. My Team and I have spent countless hours getting the advanced training necessary to be able to help those people that are in pain who the medical community has all but “thrown in the towel” on. Many are told that they just have to live with the pain or the side effects of the pills that they are given, while others are told that the pain is all in their head. Many times, that is a true statement – it is in their head, just not in the psychological sense. Some of those that I have helped have told their stories and allowed me to use them on the site.
I still do what many consider traditional dentistry, too. I call it Dentistry 101 – cleanings and treating cavities. One thing that makes my office different is that we do not use silver-mercury fillings. I have not placed one of these in my office, ever. I will also gladly remove these upon request. I follow the accepted safe mercury removal guidelines and take additional safety measures for those who are mercury sensitive. This is one of the many reasons that I have maintained my independence from insurance companies. They constantly request that more and more corners be cut in the types of services and quality of materials used in medicine, but I was never comfortable treating others differently than I would treat one of my own family members. I am not saying that you cannot use your insurance here. I fact, we will even file all the forms for you. We will work with any insurance company that is willing to work with us.
So, if you are looking for just a run of the mill dental office that rushes you in and out and is willing to cut the corners necessary to meet the demands of the typical underfunded insurance plans, then my office would not be a good fit for you. If you value your wellness and can appreciate how good oral health leads to good overall health, then call us for an appointment today. You will not be disappointed.