The Gentle Dentist – Dr. Nathan Tanner, Medford

Dr. Nathan Tanner
1840 E. Barnett Rd. Suite B
Medford, OR 97504
541-955-4519

By Vanessa Newman

I, like many other people, have stories about dentists that we no longer go to see for dentistry at their practices. Aptly-named because they still seem to need some to get it right.

I remember one that gave me norepinephrine after I said that I did not want it and told them how sensitive I was. I got it anyway and then they had to halt everything for 45 minutes so I could stop shaking. It was less than ideal with me spazzing out in the dental chair, and I could not be still enough to go through with the procedure. That would be the opposite of gentle.

On the other hand, I have also had a dentist who as soon as he saw the first tear roll down my cheek, stopped everything and held my hand and listened to me and waited until I was ready. I was normally fine at the dentist but had a stressful moment and he was courteous and respectful.

Trustworthy, answers questions, staff friendliness and explains himself well. These are some of the online comments that express gratitude for Dr. Nathan Tanner’s skills. He graduated from Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry in 2007. Since then he has been offering dentistry services to young and older adults alike.

Whether you need cleaning, crowns or bridges, wisdom-teeth removal (I have another story about that whole nightmare) teeth whitening or night guards, he can assist. He considers himself a “gentle dentist.” Now, I can guarantee that if you called several dental offices and asked if they are gentle, the receptionist is always going to say, ‘yes.” But what a “gentle dentist” means to Dr. Tanner is someone who is comforting and patient-focused.

Dr. Tanner is a medical professional who is friendly, understanding and still gets the job done. Upon entering his office, there is herbal tea and healthy, organic snacks available for you. You will not be reprimanded for eating before seeing the dentist either. It is a cozy place right off Barnett Road with pleasant staff who will know your name and guide you completely through your visit.

Dr. Tanner also offers “natural” braces. What does natural mean, you ask? Don’t worry, you will not have hemp fibers or sticks placed between your teeth, he uses a product called, “Myobrace,” an innovation in the dental arts.

As early as age 5, properly-trained professionals can see evidence of crowded teeth in a child’s mouth. The Myobrace can correct this with the help of your tongue, cheeks, and lips. Ask him to explain more when you go to see Dr. Tanner for an appointment.

He is also available for emergencies and his cell number is listed on the website for your convenience. Even the whole checking out and payment process is gentle. They take every form of payment except insurance.

To find out more about Dr. Tanner and his office, visit his website here: DR. TANNER, The Gentle Dentist

You can even watch video testimonials from his patients. So when you are ready to take charge of your oral health with someone who can be available, professional, and gentle consider Dr. Tanner and his team.

Dr. Nathan Tanner
1840 E. Barnett Rd. Suite B
Medford, OR 97504
541-955-4519

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