I enjoy coming to this practice because the minute you walk in from this room, you feel the good energy. You feel the welcoming from the staff. You’re right on time. I mean, this is one thing we absolutely, my wife and I love, you know, to come to this practice more than anything. You’re on time, they respect your time, kind, gentle, a clean office, great, you know, environment. So, plus, of course, all the credentials and, you know, all the good things with Dr. Crawford. Dr. Crawford is really amazing with one-on-one because, you know, I come from the mindset of understanding precedes any transformations or even decisions. So, he took me through the journey of what is going to happen, and he explained each step really in an easy and simple way to understand it, not just, you know, all these things that the average folks like us, we just go, “No.” So he made it very clear, very easy, and simple to understand the process. They make you very comfortable. You know, they put you at ease if there’s any issues and such. So, professionalism, their kindness, and, of course, the credibility of, you know, Dr. Crawford himself. So, you can expect fully the professionalism and the credential, the credibility that really, you know, Dr. Crawford is known for and have an amazing reputation with his practice is because of that, the personal touch with his patients.
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“The reason I came here and I began looking for someone to take care of this for me was I was experiencing some loose teeth. I had one missing tooth. I knew that it was only gonna get worse over time, and I needed somebody to take care of it. You know, I’m a black-and-white type of guy. You know, I like it all laid out on the table. I can take a lot of information, and I like to have all of it. And they do a good job of giving me all the information I need in order to make a great decision. You know, with the way that they listened to what I was trying to explain to them, what I was trying to do, and the way they acted on that was great. They got to the point pretty quickly and they were able to give me a plan that I could expect and give me reasonable expectations. And they listened to me and they’re really thorough with everything they do and creating a vocabulary with me so we could both understand how you need to make these types of adjustments. What are you trying to tell me? Is your bite ear there? It wasn’t long after that, you know, I was really confident from the second temporary to the last one. I was really amazed because they were dead on. If you can’t communicate very well with your caregiver and they can’t communicate well back with you, that’s a problem. And I didn’t have any problems like that here.”
“I love to come to Dr. Crawford’s office because, for once, they make me feel like family. By the time I walk in the door, they greet me nice, they let me know I’m welcome, they ask me do I want water, and they’re upfront with me with everything that I have going on. You know, there’s nothing they hide. They let me know everything that I need to know before I go back there in the back. They really care. You know, they really sat down and they went over everything possible that they could do to save my teeth, you know, because when I first came out, I was in pretty bad shape. So, they actually tried different things to save my teeth, and that made me feel welcome. You know, they didn’t want to just come in here, and just, “”Oh, take your teeth out, and do this, and do that.”” There, they were like, “”No, we’re gonna try this. We’re gonna try that.”” And at the end of the day, that meant a lot to me because the other dentists I went to, they were just pretty much, “”Oh, you’re in bad shape. You know we got to take your teeth out.”” And I said, “”I wasn’t prepared for that.”” You know, I wanted to see what other options I had, and when I came here, they actually gave me a couple of different options, and that made me feel at home. So, I’ve been coming here for 11 years. And within those 11 years, we became family. He watched my kids grow up. He’s, actually, supported my father’s barbecue. Dr. Crawford’s helped me down. He was like, “”No, Leroy, we’re gonna try this. We’re gonna save your teeth as long as we can. After that, you’ll feel comfortable. When you’re ready to make that switch, I’m gonna be here for you.”” And he actually, stood on his word every bit of the way.”
The front desk people sort of sets the tone for the visit. When I come in, they’re always smiling. They greet me very well. “How is Mr. Kennedy,” the ones that know Mr. Kennedy. We just chitchat about the day. And it’s raining, or it’s not raining. It’s hot outside. It’s just general chitchat. I just feel like they know me. I’m family and that’s pretty much it. I just feel good when I walk in. I sit, I have my coffee, I wait until I’m called, and I chitchat with whoever. So I’m comfortable. I’ve known Dr. Crawford for some time now because I’ve had several visits here. He walks in, he always pat my shoulder, “How you doing?” And I sit there until he walks in, and when he pats my shoulder, “Hello. How’re you doing this morning,” I just kind of calm down. I have recommended and I will continue to do that because I guess you think, “I feel part of the family. I just haven’t asked to borrow the car yet.”
Many years ago, I used to referee high school basketball. During the second quarter of one of the games, I actually blew the whistle, and two partials flew out in my hand. Now, that’s a little uncomfortable. So, my partner, at halftime, had bubble gum, and we put them back in. I don’t have to worry about that anymore. And that was important. And also, you know, going out for dinner, and them falling out, it’s made a big change in my mental thinking and my lifestyle now. Now, I actually smile, where, previously, I couldn’t smile that well. The steps were, basically, on my part, to listen because I respect the doctor and his staff. I listened to him, what I needed to do, and I followed through. And when I came to get the work done, I knew exactly what to expect. Now, I took medication the night before, and that morning, with the uppers, I woke up, and I had new teeth. It’s just natural now. It’s great. Wonderful.
“There was some issues inside the mouth. There were some things that I knew was going on. I didn’t put my finger on it because I’m not the expert. So I said to myself, and I said to my grandchildren, and I said to my children, “”I’m having some issues. I’m hurting here. I’m hurting there, and I’m losing this tooth, and I’m doing this and doing that.”” And they said to me, “”Grammy, how about implants?”” And my grandchildren paid for my implants. That was a blessing right there. I just wanted to be and look and feel myself better to enhance what I have as I grow older. A lot of older people my age, and I’m 82, they kinda give up. I don’t give up on me. And my teeth and my smile and how I look, and how I present myself is very important to me and how people see me. I have a girlfriend who’s going through some issues right now with her teeth. She has been to a doctor. She’s not pleased. I suggested, “”You have a consultation. I feel comfortable.”” She said, “”How do they treat you?”” I’m treated like I’m part of family because people know me here. You need to just…”” I hate to tell people what to do. I suggest. I say, “”You may want to consult with Dr. Crawford.”” I just put the ball in the court. Now, she can bat it.”
“Yeah, with the snap-on, before I got my snap-on, lower denture, one of the main problems I was dealing with is a pain in different parts. Certain foods that I was eating was like if I eat steak or something like that was hard to eat steak and stuff like that. I’d wake up one morning, it might be it’s loose, some days it be tight. And after a while, it kind of just got old to me because I knew eventually these teeth were gonna come out, but I was trying to hold onto them as long as I can. And now that I got the snap-on, it’s like, you brush them, you clean them, you make sure it’s clean, you snap it on, and you good. I eat everything that I used to eat before. I can eat anything I want to now chips, whatever. I’m very happy about it because the funny part, like the first, the day I came in and got it, I was so nervous. Not even six hours after the service, I got a call from Dr. Crawford. “”Hey Leroy, how are you doing?”” I said, “”I’m doing all right, Mr. Crawford. I can barely talk right now. It’s hurting.”” He was like, “”Okay. I was just calling to check up on you.”” And then the following day he called again and it wasn’t his staffer. It made me feel special that he actually called and was checking up on me. So that really made me feel good. I do say if you can hold onto your teeth as long as you can, but if you want to go to the next step, getting implants is definitely a lifesaving change. Your smile will be different. You’ll feel more confident about yourself. It’s just a life-changing experience.”
“I have diabetes, and, of course, over the years I’ve always had some kind of gum issues and situations and such. Over the years, you know, it started to kind of, you know, some get loose and things like that. In my business or any other business, obviously, I wanna have the confidence in what I look and such. But the main thing was my health to put it back to what it needed. And now, I have upper and lower, and I really truly feel as normal, as natural as possible, with my, you know, teeth and my look and my smile. First time in my life when I go to a dentist, I’m not really kinda in anxiety. From the minute you walk in from the door to the minute we leave the door, it’s always been like, again, on time. You know, they take you in right on time. They explain what’s gonna happen today. Everything’s really right on time. There’s no delay. So you are in and out without any hassle or anything, and, you know, to make sure the rest of the process goes the correct way. When you add the personal touch, that even become more comfortable, peace of mind, calmness. You know that you are in good hands to get your procedure done.”
Dr. Crawford provided exceptional and compassionate service by helping me fix my left front tooth, which is an implant that fell out of my mouth this morning. Dr. Crawford, accompanied by his wonderful wife, Madelyn came to the office, even during this Memorial Day holiday weekend to bring healing and to restore me to my former self.They were warm, kind, and I felt as if I were a family member. God’s blessings upon the entire Crawford family and office staff. I definitely recommend Dr. Crawford’s office to anyone looking for a highly skilled and empathetic specialty dentist. This is a holiday weekend and Dr. Crawford didn’t even charge me. That’s Grace from on high. Thank you God for giving Dr. Crawford wisdom and knowledge to do such intricate work.
I’ve been a patient with Dr Crawford for nearly 25 years. He and his staff are very up to date on new procedures, very friendly, efficient easy to work with if you need to rearrange appointments and helpful dealing with insurance. I think you would have a hard time finding another office with more knowledge and experience to handle your periodontal issues.
Dr Crawford and his staff are very professional yet very personal. They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. They listen to your problem and try to find a quick solution. I am so happy that my dentist referred me to them. Choosing a dentist is an easy. They have opened up the office, especially for me to get some thing done hands-down the best.
Dr Crawford and his staff are wonderful. They are friendly, competent, and compassionate. They make you feel comfortable and relaxed. The office is immaculate and the decor pleasing. They have taken care of my teeth for decades. I seriously doubt I would still have my own teeth if it were not for their care. And I am 80 years old!
I recommend Dr Crawford without hesitation.
My whole experience has been amazing. The entire office is professional, friendly, and very talented. Dr Crawford is so kind. I feel so lucky to have found him. I had 2 implants and I couldn’t be happier!
My procedure fixed a gum recession issue on my lower left. Dr Crawford and his staff were very thorough and all went well. It’s been two months now and the graft is healing up nicely. All of the follow up appointments went smoothly and on time. No issues what so ever.
The most amazing dentist/surgeon! The entire staff works as a team and make me feel like family. Dr Crawford is the very best and does excellent work! They gave me my smile back! Highly recommended 10 star for sure!!
I loved the care and treatment I received on my teeth today but also the registered hygienist was very professional and personable. Really I felt a sense of relief and not downgraded as in the past. I want to work with her again! Dr Crawford was great as always!!! Thanks. For once I felt good leaving the dental office.
I have been a patient and recommended patients to Dr. Crawford for many years. He and his staff have always been very professional and accommodating . The quality of his work is excellent. If you need a periodontist Dr Crawford is the Dr. to see.
Every single person in the office was so welcoming, attentive and personable. I felt that I had made new friends and not just met new staff. I am so very happy that I chose Dr. Crawford and his amazing staff!!