Health Centered Dentistry
Dr. Ken Schweifler
Welcome to Los Altos’ Premier Family Dental Practice
We believe that every human being has unique needs and desires for their dental future. In my experience, I have found that most people share similar dental goals. Generally, they want to avoid dental problems, avoid the need for treatment and avoid the loss of teeth. They want to eat comfortably and have a pleasing smile. Unfortunately, the traditional dental model has as its emphasis the treatment of disease, with little focus on educating patients on causes of disease and preventive solutions. We think and act differently. Whether your current dental risks are low or high, our goal is to take the necessary time with you, to truly understand what your needs and desires for dentistry are and to empower you with education that will greatly reduce your dental risk over the course of your life. As health coaches, it is our mission to help you maximize your own health potential, period.
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We are fair and honor our commitments.
We strive to foster bonds with our patients and each other, centered in mutual respect, trust and open communication.
We feel that the trust that develops with our patients is a gift. We don’t take that for granted.
We remain continual students of our profession, learning all that we can to best serve our patients.
We are not interested in simply treating dental disease. We want to educate our patients to the causes of disease and arm them with strategies to prevent future disease and achieve HEALTH.
We seek a partnership with our patients, actively listening to their unique goals for health and supporting them to successfully reach their own potential.
We strive to create lasting partnerships with our patients, centered in mutual respect, trust, and open communication so that we may meet each individual’s wants, needs and values.
We continually commit to educating ourselves and our patients so that we may offer the most comprehensive, proven treatments and encourage individuals to make informed decisions.
We believe that by consistently providing the highest quality dentistry, each patient will experience its rewards functionally and aesthetically, ultimately leading to improved health, confidence and overall wellbeing.
Dr. Schweifler and his team are committed to partnering with their patients to achieve greater HEALTH, not just control disease. In a Health-Promoting Model, the relationship between dentist and patient is inter-dependent: patients seek and gain education from their dentists and become active participants in achieving health. In this system, patients set their own goals for achieving health and the dentist helps them become as healthy as they choose to be.
Ken Schweifler DDS, MPH uses a powerful animated consultation software program that makes it easy for patients to understand their dental issues and treatment recommendations! Click here for more information.