Monday, September 19, 2005

Popular Dental Q&A

What a response I've had to my first blog entry. A lot of Google folks weren't even aware of their new dental office, as we've been keeping a low profile and just rolling out service to a few select groups until we work out all the bugs. But requests for appointments have started to go through the roof. We are trying to keep an orderly schedule and slot people in best we can, so keep checking for cancellations. As you know we're working on our intranet scheduling, alerting and triage site, so you'll soon be able to track your dental history online.

The rest of this blog will be in the popular frequently-asked-questions format (FAQ, rhymes with plaque):

Is Google the first company ever to have its own dentist?

Yes, as far as I know. There are services today where dental service is offered to various companies out of the back of a van or RV. This is strictly a minimal-service, high-volume type of operation where the patient does not really have the opportunity to build up a relationship with his or her dental professional. Nor is any emergency or after-hours service offered.

Why work at Google instead of a traditional practice?

One, it's much like any other practice, but offered to a narrower demographic. As I posted earlier, there is still plenty of work to keep my office busy. Second, I've had the chance to meet and get to know many very interesting and curious folks. People here seem to share a love of science and learning and tend to ask a lot of questions. Third, did I mention the stock options? We hit 400 and doc's looking at paying off the rest of his dental school bills.

Which is your favorite, Marathon Man or Little Shop of Horrors?

Loved them both. I'm considering some movie posters for the office, in place of the usual "hang in there" kitten in a tree posters you usually see.

Seriously though, fear of dentists is a real phenomenon, even in the valley. Simplifying the dental experience and making the patient as comfortable and informed as possible has always been my priority. Folks tells me there's a science of "usability" in the computer software field that strives for the same goals, so I expect to build on some great ideas in that area.

How's the dental hygiene at the Plex?

Of course I can't comment on any specific cases, but I've seen some room for improvement. Late nights, stress, and cans of Coke seem to be a common thread among programmers, all of which hasten enamel decay and onset of gingivitis. Hey, I don't mean to get too techie here. Just a reminder to keep that dental health in mind as you go about your day. One thing we'll be rolling out are stations around the campus near restrooms with colorful toothbrushes, floss and other instruments, for catching a quick brush after lunch. Just drop your brush in the tray after you're done and it will be sterilized for the next user. Any company that offers first aid kits should consider some dental refresh stations as well.

56 Comments:

At 8:23 PM, Anonymous Justin Gardner said...

Hey, don't knock the "hang in there" kitty posters. They've gotten me through many a bad dentist visit. ;-)

 
At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Naperville cosmetic Dentist said...

Dental care is very important in having a perfect smile. Visiting your dentist at least every 6 months may help you in achieving great smile.

Your friendly Naperville cosmetic Dentist

 
At 7:54 AM, Anonymous San Luis Obispo Cosmetic Dentist said...

Great questions and there respective answer. Continuous Dental care is very important for a nice smile.
Bye the way its a good article to read out. Thanks for such a nice article.

 
At 9:38 PM, Anonymous chicago teeth cleaning said...

Nothing is worse than tooth pain. I had a botched root canal once and I've never experienced such distracting pain before. So dental care is must for everyone.

 
At 9:47 PM, Blogger Jeremy said...

As far as I know, Google is one of the largest search engines in the world. It's very refreshing to know that they have their own dentist. The next time I visit my dentist, Sevierville TN based clinic I'll sure share this with my oral care specialist. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot that I need to call in for my dental exam next week. Hopefully I can still squeeze in to my Sevierville dentist's schedule. Well, I'm just wondering what services does Google dentists are offering their clients. just keep us posted. Nice blog post. Thanks for sharing.

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger brian7 said...

I moved to CA about a year ago and needed to find an Encino dentist that could help me. This was the one that worked!

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we moved I didn’t know how I was going to find a dentist los alamitos but, then I came across this office and they were wonderful.

 
At 10:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you need to find Encino dentists that are going to be caring and kind to your teeth? Then go with these guys, they’re the best in the area.

 
At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For over 10 years I’ve been going to this long beach dentist he’s got great experience and service. Can’t be beat!

 
At 1:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When we moved I didn’t know how I was going to find a dentist los alamitos but, then I came across this office and they were wonderful.

 
At 10:18 AM, Anonymous Betty Miller said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need long beach dentistry then this is where you should turn.

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger dancilhoney said...

I’m still ecstatic about how my dentistry procedures turned out. I don’t know how to express my gratitude to Dr. Franck in Rocklin. Even my neighbors in notice I’m blooming! Dentist First Visit Rocklin

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

For over 10 years I’ve been going to this Newport Beach dentist he’s got great experience and service. Can’t be beat!

 
At 12:43 PM, Blogger XM said...

I am lucky enough to have a great pediatric dentist for my kids where I live. He has some pretty good information on his site for people who want to teach their children good dental hygiene. http://wildaboutsmiles4kids.com

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Steve said...

This post was great, thanks. If you need more info on a drug intervention then you should check out Ken he’s got great experience.

 
At 2:05 PM, Blogger Steve said...

This article was great. I found the best seal beach dentist and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger stacy said...

When our practice got started we needed medical billing specialists help. These were the guys we turned to and they did a great job.

 
At 10:05 PM, Blogger kensingtondental said...

Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.
teeth braces

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Tina said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need an cosmetic dentist Newport Beach then this is where you should turn.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Tina said...

This article had great info on looking for a solar lease. Check them out.

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Brian said...

We all need help sometimes and when I needed to know how to make methamphetamine. I knew there was somewhere I could turn.

 
At 12:13 AM, Blogger Tina said...

This article was great. I found the best costa mesa cosmetic dentist and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need an cosmetic dentist Newport beach then this is where you should turn.

 
At 10:28 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

This article was great. I found the best cosmetic dentistry veneers and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 11:49 AM, Blogger stacy said...

This article was great. I found the best costa mesa cosmetic dentist and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger Tina said...

This article was great. I found the best costa mesa cosmetic dentist and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Tony Raz said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need cosmetic dentistry before and after then this is where you should turn.

 
At 11:38 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need an cosmetic dentist Newport beach then this is where you should turn.

 
At 4:07 PM, Blogger Dallas said...

Getting the right care for my kids was stressful. Then I found a dentist seal beach ca that I could trust. They are understanding and caring.

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger stacy said...

This article was great. I found the best seal beach dentists and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 8:11 PM, Blogger yimtoga said...

Hi, Doc!
Are there also dental hygienists there? Need one?

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

Thanks for the helpful info. When I learned about getting a alcoholism help it changed my life.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger brian7 said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need an cosmetic dentist Newport beach then this is where you should turn.

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Getting the right care for my kids was stressful. Then I found a children dentist that I could trust. They are understanding and caring.

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger Tina said...

If you live in the area and need area dentists then this is where you’ve got to go.

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

When I needed a family dentist. I knew that these guys were the ones to turn to. My neighbors all said that they were the ones that could give gentle care to my kids.

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

This article was great. I found the best costa mesa cosmetic dentist and he’s got an excellent staff that will give you care and compassion.

 
At 12:05 AM, Blogger Joan Brown said...

If you live in the area and need area dentists then this is where you’ve got to go.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger John said...

Do you need info on cosmetic dentistry long beach? Then articles like this one can really help you out. Thanks for posting.

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Dallas said...

Do you need info on cosmetic dentistry long beach? Then articles like this one can really help you out. Thanks for posting.

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Do you need info on cosmetic dentist long beach? Then articles like this one can really help you out. Thanks for posting.

 
At 10:14 AM, Blogger Brian said...

Do you need info on cosmetic dentist long beach? Then articles like this one can really help you out. Thanks for posting.

 
At 10:30 AM, Blogger Brian said...

If you live in the area and need dentists in long beach then this is where you’ve got to go.

 
At 11:18 PM, Blogger Brian said...

When I needed a family dentist. I knew that these guys were the ones to turn to. My neighbors all said that they were the ones that could give gentle care to my kids.

 
At 1:36 AM, Blogger Brian said...

It can be hard finding a new dentist. If you need long beach dental then this is where you should turn.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Layne Adams said...

Hi there, nice post. This is an interesting and very informative topic. Thanks for sharing you thoughts on this issue. Keep it up, looking forward to read another one in the future. Cheers!
beverly ,ma dentist

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Jak Manson said...

I always have these questions about my teeth, but I don't want to ask a question on a site that might not ever get notice. I have been going on this site for hamilton orthodontics. They surprisingly got back to me right away! I was so happy to know that I could go here for any and all my questions and they would be answered.

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Edward Puriski said...

I’m impressed, I have to say. Really hardly ever do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you. you might have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the problem is something that not sufficient people are speaking intelligently about. I am very joyful that I stumbled across this in my seek for something referring to this.
Dentures and partials chicago

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger merry stha said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

 
At 12:32 PM, Blogger merry stha said...

Hi,
Thanks for this beautiful post "Popular Dental Q&A". it's really so much useful for me. thank you for the post.
Teeth Whitening Products

 
At 7:28 PM, Anonymous bobby roosco said...

Google is the coolest company ever. I would love to be hired by Google to be the dentist. I wonder what other jobs they hire for employees. If only every company could be like Google. http://www.redwooddental.ca/general_and_family_dentistry.html

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger James Hutta said...

But if you are seeing a trend here about ethics and business, maybe it’s a good time to rethink how patients choose their dentist.
James T Hutta
james hutta oh

 
At 12:11 AM, Blogger Tooth Fairy said...

Hi,
I am a dentist and would love to work at google. How can I apply !

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Alfaj Ripon said...

Finding a dentist is something people dread but it is essential. Factors such as such as attitude, education, work ethics and location must be considered.
see more details:Invisalign Everett MA

 
At 6:56 AM, Blogger Shruti sodhi said...

Thank you for sharing such great information. It has help me in finding out more detail about Dentists in delhi!

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Merlin Maarit said...


It is very helpful for me. Keep blogging like this.


Healthcare Analytics Company

Finance Analytics Company

Telecom Analytics Company

Retail Analytics Company

Analytics Company

US IT Staffing Agency

 

Post a Comment

<< Home