Upon my retirement in 2005, my wife Pam and I moved to Pine Island. As with every relocation, we then had to go through the uncomfortable process of finding health care professionals that we were going to be comfortable with. My earliest dental care memories date back to grammar school and to dentists on a military base where my father was stationed. Pain and fear make up a big part of those early memories. During my adult years, I learned to tolerate dental care & ignore discomfort, but I often seemed to find it convenient to put off dental visits due to work schedule issues, etc. I also received some less-than-adequate dental care during those years, which helped to support my procrastination.
Shortly after we moved here, a new friend of ours, who had a similar history with dentists, mentioned that he had found a really great one here who was providing him with essentially painless service. As I recall, his comments were more about comfort with a dentist than about the quality of work provided, but I certainly figured this dentist couldn’t be any worse than what I’d already had experience with elsewhere.
So, my wife and I met Dr. Hoop and his staff and we entered into what has become a very satisfying relationship for us. Doctor Hoop developed a dental plan for each of us that would correct some less-than-satisfactory previous work, etc. and would allow us to avoid the dreaded “false teeth” syndrome. He also effectively provided cost estimates that allowed us to make our treatment choices wisely.
The dental work that Dr. Hoop has done for me includes bridgework, several dental implants (upper and lower), and replacing old fillings. His attention to detail, the quality of his work, his ability to do even the most intricate and involved procedures with essentially no pain, and his full explanations of what he’s undertaking & what the various treatment options may be are extraordinary. His staff is also first-rate and it’s a real pleasure dealing with them all.
Dental care is expensive, but the ability to continue an active life with your own teeth makes these costs (and the ability to savor a good steak) palatable. I thank Dr. Hoop for his fine work, and I would enthusiastically recommend his services to anyone.