by G.B. Black
Every dental practice’s primary goal is to improve your smile. What sets Fingeret Dental in Newtown apart is the similar emphasis put on giving you a reason to smile.
Just a few months ago, Dr. Andrew Fingeret bought the Sycamore Street office from Dr. Charles Wilson, who had practiced there for 35 years. Moving into the first office of his own after practicing in Yardley for the previous five years, Dr. Fingeret undertook a substantial renovation, updating and modernizing the space beautifully without sacrificing the old-time charm that was a Dr. Wilson hallmark.
He also brought along a hallmark of his own: a personal touch that has led many of his previous patients to follow him to his new office. One such patient was in the waiting room when the Newtown Gazette visited Fingeret Dental, and she remarked on how Dr. Fingeret spends more time with his patients than any other dentist she’d seen.
It’s not an all-business, “get ’em in and get ’em out” approach. There’s a real relationship that is built, and “Dr. Drew’s” patients respond by turning the old stereotype about dentist appointments being dreaded occasions on its head. At Fingeret Dental, the patients genuinely look forward to their check-ups.
Located adjacent to local treasure Goodnoe’s and just one block removed from State Street, Fingeret Dental is a perfect fit for “old Newtown.”
There’s a small-town sensibility to the way Dr. Fingeret and his staff help patients achieve optimum dental health.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than welcoming a whole family into the office and treating them,” explains Dr. Fingeret, whose wife is a dentist as well. “I’ve strived to create an atmosphere that’s kid-friendly and appropriate for adults at the same time, and my patients are really responding to that.”
Fingeret Dental offers a full menu of dental services, including comprehensive exams and cleanings, bonded/tooth-colored fillings, inlays and onlays, crowns, root canals, veneers, whitening, implant restorations, extractions, and the Invisalign alternative to braces.
Of course, even the most glowing endorsement is going to draw the line at claiming that Dr. Fingeret can make a root canal fun. “But if I absolutely had to get a root canal,” one patient in the waiting room said, “I’d want to do it here, with the staff playing the music of my choice while I’m sitting in the chair and with all of these friendly faces around to make the experience as pleasant as possible.”
Those friendly faces include Dr. Wilson, the former owner who continues to practice a couple of days a week; hygienist Beth Cusack; dental assistants Brianna McNally and Lynne Funkhouser; and office manager Robin Raskin.
Dr. Fingeret is a local boy, born and raised in Bucks County and educated at Neshaminy High School. He gets what makes this area special and what kind of service people are looking for.
His office offers all the bells and whistles of modern technology – as indicated by the progressive design of the practice’s website, which can be found at www.fingeretdental.com – but what stands out is the personal touch and relationship building that is increasingly hard to find in this texting and swiping age.
Until someone invents an app to clean your teeth for you, Fingeret Dental is your best bet for a sparkling smile.
PHOTO CAP: Dr. Andrew & The Fingerets