Patient Reviews

Piper
Verified Patient
5/5

Harbor Square Dental has your back (molars)

The Set Up…

I established care with Harbor Square Dental (HSD) shortly after they opened 16 years ago. My mom enthusiastically encouraged me to “try this wonderful new dentist,” she had found. I trusted my mom’s referral and at the same time, was skeptical, since “dentist” and “wonderful” were two words I had never heard used together.

Some Background…

Unfortunately, I was born one of those unlucky girls whose teeth and gums lost the genetic lottery. In order to “fix” all that, my mouth became a battleground starting at 7 years old. Like any great solider, I fought countless wars in hope of a freer, more peaceful future for all my teeth. Unfortunately, my many tours through dental offices did not treat me well. I would stiffen with fear when an annual reminder for a cleaning was left on my voicemail. I thought to myself: What bad news would I hear now? How much money would I have to spend that I did not have? How much pain would I have to endure from the hygienist who would scrape my teeth as if they were trying to reach my gall bladder? And most notably, what kind of judgment and lecture would I receive this time? As one could imagine, going to the dentist became increasingly more difficult; years would go by without a cleaning. But, the more I avoided the dentist, the more vicious the enemy lines of plaque grew. Plaque spread not only to my teeth, but seemed to grow into my willingness to open, trust, and therefore heal. That was, until I mustered up a mouthwash full of courage and scheduled my first visit with Harbor Square Dental.

The Bones….

The day I walked into their bright and welcoming office was the day my history of dental traumas began to subside. Harbor Square Dental is a place where good vibes permeate the atmosphere. From the beginning to the end of a visit, I am wrapped in warmth, attentiveness, good humor, and kindness. At HSD, I am not treated as a patient, an object to fix, or a bad x-ray. Rather, I am treated as a whole person who is entitled to dignity, care, and respect no matter the problems or fears I come in with. They truly listen to my needs and collaborate on solutions. I began at a pace consistent with my own comfort level and they met me with presence and gentle encouragement. I’ve realized that our mouths are one of the most vulnerable parts of our anatomy; made more vulnerable by experiences of pain or violation. The most remarkable thing about the staff at HSD is that they seem to know this innately. Being both medical providers and healers, they meet and walk with you through your vulnerabilities. When I am there, I feel safe, secure, and relaxed even though I know I may experience painful things or hear uncomfortable news. “Why, you may ask?” Because I know I will not be left alone with my fears. And I know that every woman on that team has my back (molars) in their tender hands.

Let’s Wrap it Up…

“You were right, Mom,” I said to her recently. “Harbor Square Dental is a wonderful place. Thank you.”

5/5
Highest kudos to Harbor Square Dental. They put you at ease. They don’t hurt you. They make you as comfortable as possible. It’s all about the client. I’ve had 1/2 dozen dentists in the past few years. I’m sticking with these folks. They don’t try to sell you on work that isn’t necessary.
Debbie S.
Facebook Review
5/5
Been going here since 2008. The whole women-run team is really great, from Drs. Serra and Winter to the hygienists, assistants, coordinators, and anyone else I missed! Every year, they send out a holiday greeting which I find thoughtful. I just had a filling done and I have to really stare hard at my tooth under a good light to even notice it. Very talented and skilled yet personable team
Michelle L.
Google Review
5/5
Best dentists I’ve been to, best staff. I’ve been known in the past to put off going to the dentist for years. Dr. Winter is so kind and makes sure you feel comfortable. Love this place.
Jess L.
Facebook Review
5/5
I was referred to Harbor Square Dental by a co-worker and little did I know that she was giving me the hook-up!! Excellent customer service, comfortable and modern office with all kinds of cool toys. Dr. Winter and her staff are a pleasure to work with!
Emily E.
Google Review
5/5
The staff are so loving, caring and fun to talk to. They make my dentist experience much less scary. They listen to your needs and make you as comfy as possible. I always feel well cared for when I leave my appointments. Glad to have these ladies as my dentists!
Shaefeather W.
Facebook Review
5/5
Thank you for my amazing experience today. Had a replacement filling. Dr. Serra was so gentle and made me comfortable. And all her dental assistants are superb. I'm really happy I found this top notch Dental company. From tht front desk receptionist to everyone. You all deserve a million stars. Much love.
Jenn D.
Google Review
5/5
When I was having a bad pain in my teeth, I realized it was high time I should see a good dentist. I called these guys and took an appointment. The dentist here is a skilled and amazing person. She took care of everything and made my pain go away.
Andrea T.
Google Review
5/5
Dr. Winter and her assistant, LeeAnn, are amazing! Not only are they great at what they do, but they are so friendly, warm, and accommodating. They truly do everything they can to ensure you have a comfortable and relaxing dental visit.
Taylor W.
Facebook Review
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