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What Does “Go the Extra Smile” Mean to Us?

"Go the Extra Smile" is more than a slogan. It’s more than a way of doing business. To us, it’s a way of thinking, a way of acting, even a way of life. It’s all part of making absolutely certain that you enjoy the greatest possible overall dental health, and that your cosmetic enhancements are built on a foundation of healthy teeth, bones, and gums. That often means identifying and correcting problems from previous dentistry – and doing the best possible dental work the first time, so your dental work lasts, and you look your very best. In fact, it all starts with giving you the most complete dental exam you’ve ever experienced. And the most thorough cleaning.

David 19“Going the extra smile is treating people the way they want to be treated and figuring out how we can make them comfortable. I think of our office as a safe haven. Life is very busy and hectic, people have kids and jobs, and money pressures are huge. So whether you are in our office for a half an hour, or an hour, or all day, it should be a peaceful, serene time where you get to escape the rest of the world.

So whatever it takes to make any patient feel that way, that’s what we do. We ask ‘What’s going to make your experience the best experience we can give you?’ And then we do it for them. Part of Going the Extra Smile is having a relationship with our patients where we have permission to really lay it all out for you and share every concern that we might have about your dental health. And you certainly have our permission to ask any question, to get yourself comfortable, to explore all the options, and to really feel like we are in this together, and that you as a patient are in full control of where we are going.

eodc 308 min“Going the Extra Smile is a blend of us behind the scenes making sure that we are the most up-to-date facility we can be with technology. It means we’ve educated ourselves to the best of our ability toprovide our patients with the best care. It means spending time getting to know you and building our relationship so we can best deliver all that great dentistry to you the way you would like it.

Going the Extra Smile to me means doing all of those things that nobody wants to do. You do the right thing even though it may take you a little bit longer. Traveling across the country to listen to somebody lecture that you know would be beneficial and being away from your family, that’s Going the Extra Smile. Coming in early, staying late, maybe dropping a denture partial off at a nursing home, because it’s just easier on the family. There are a lot of things that we do on a daily basis that are Going the Extra Smile, but we hold each other accountable. It’s always putting the patients' needs before your needs. We always have their best interest at heart.” ~Dr. Mark S. Wendling

East Amherst Dental Center

Dr. David R. Rice
Dr. Mark S. Wendling

6471 Transit Road
East Amherst, NY 14051-1427

Office: 716.689.6300
Fax: 716.689.6327
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Office Hours

  • Monday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Friday 7:30 am – 2:30 pm

For Your Extra Smile Appointment

Call 716.689.6300


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