Dr. Darcy Murphy took ownership of Queen’s Park Dental in New Westminster seven years ago, and since that time, the practice has undergone extensive renovations.
“We’ve renovated twice and expanded our facilities by taking over another 700 square feet at the rear of the building,” says Dr. Murphy. “It’s allowed us to accommodate more chairs for more patients.”
And thanks to countless referrals from happy patients, those extra chairs have been necessary.
“Going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s idea of fun,” Dr. Murphy laughs, “but we try to make our patients feel comfortable by treating them like a member of the Queen’s Park Dental family. Some people come in joking and relaxed; some people are nervous. Either way, we try to make sure everyone leaves with a smile.”
Queen’s Park Dental offers a full list of dental services, including mild sedation to make the experience easier for those who find going to the dentist to be a little nerve-wracking.
“Typically, anxious patients will ask for an oral sedation for the first couple of appointments,” Dr. Murphy says. “Once we build up a rapport and trust level, however, they usually find that the medication is not needed.”
Dr. Murphy, his associate Dr. Karen Liang, and rest of the team at Queen’s Park Dental are passionate advocates of the benefits of preventative care.
“Keeping up with preventative care is really important for good oral health,” Dr. Murphy says. “It’s a lot easier to catch a cavity early and fix it with a filling, but neglecting dental care for a few years means more complex work, such as a root canal or a crown. Prevention is the key.”
For more information on Queen’s Park Dental visit queensparkdental.ca, call 604.552.5242, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by their location at 215-624 Sixth Street, New Westminster. Queen’s Park Dental can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.