Dr. Behnam Rostami is a successful dentist who leads two different private offices in California. His clientele like him for what he means for these practices as a leader, but they probably love him as a dentist a little bit more. Because of the multiple challenges the profession poses, every dentist should possess certain personal traits. These traits can put patients at ease and improve their experiences.
Good Interpersonal Skills
During a diagnosis, dentists have to be educators. Patients usually prepare themselves for the worst, and one many occasions they are not wrong. The ability to tell them the truth as quickly and as sincerely as possible is extremely important.
Every Dentist Should Remain a Student
With the way medical fields improve almost on an almost day-to-day basis, every dentist should remain a lifelong student. New methods are being developed, old methods are getting better, and those who are not willing to educate themselves on these continual changes can be easily left behind.
It’s important to have compassion for patients. Dental fear can be one of the most frightening experiences a patient can go through. Whether their fear has real implications or not (it usually doesn’t), it’s important to be compassionate. That is the single most important quality when it comes to making an extremely nervous patient feel at ease.
Complications can and will arise, but a quality dentist knows how to handle them in the best way possible.
Dr. Behnam Rostami hopes that upcoming residents have the desire to become not just good dentists, but also compassionate human beings.