Magazines In The Dental Office

By Dona Welch / September 14, 2019

Magazines In The Dental Office

You know that when you go to the dentist for your appointment to have work done on your teeth, you are more than a little apprehensive. It is intimidating for most people to go to the dentist as they anticipate much pain once they are sitting in his chair. The dental assistant that is beside the dentist and aiding him during your treatment is usually the one who is responsible for putting the magazines out in the waiting room for patients to peruse before they go to the chair. It helps if the magazine can help to keep the patient’s mind off the procedures to come.

Dental assistants realize that a good magazine can help alleviate the fears of the patient while they are waiting to be seen by the doctor. They usually make choices such as Time Magazine, Field and Stream, and Reader’s Digest. These types of magazines include informative articles that can take the reader to another place, and help them to forget the reason why they are reading it in the first place. Most dentists bring in magazines from home and it offers the patient a bit of a glimpse into the type of person that is working on their teeth, really is. Not only do the patients get to find out a little bit more about their dentist, but the dentist and the staff get to know the kind of person you are by what you do with those magazines.

A dentist can use the magazines in his office as a gauge as to what kind of person he is dealing with. A person that reads finance or computer magazines gives the dentist a fair idea of how that person will feel if he has to raise his rates. A person that steals the magazines from an office is a good moral compass too. Some dentists will bill their patients for magazines they may have removed from the office.

Some dentists as well as doctors include magazines such as National Geographic, in order to give their patients something to think about other than the procedure they are facing. The patient becomes quickly involved with the beautiful photography that National Geographic is known for, and will often find engaging articles, that when their name is called, become startled upon hearing their name. This is a good sign that the magazines that the assistants and the rest of the staff have chosen are the perfect publication to be displayed in the office.

The magazines that are displayed can tell you where your dentist is in his financial life too. If he has magazines that are dedicated to boating and yachts, you can be sure that he is enjoying a healthy practice and making lots of money. The same can be said for dentists who have golfing magazines in their offices. Golf is not an inexpensive sport, and anyone involved enough has to be making a good living in order to enjoy golf properly. Green fees and club memberships don’t come cheap these days.