Dr. Richard Kofsky

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Dr. Richard Kofsky

Burnaby

Generation Dental Clinic

Hello. My name is Dr.Richard Kofsky. I would like to thank you for chosing to evaluate my dental office for your dental needs. It consists of 2 separate but interrelated areas of practice; General Dentistry and Smile Design. This web page concerns my general dentistry area of practice. If you have a concern about your smile, you can click Smile Design to be redirected to the Digital Smile Studio web site.

I have been practicing dentistry for 40 plus years.

 I have had practices in on Victoria Drive in Vancouver, Richmond, Tsawassen/White Rock and New Westminster/Burnaby.

My current practice consists of patients from all of these areas, ranging in age from small children (toddlers) to seniors; children who are now bparents and parents that are now grandparents.

I have a loyal following but always like meeting and helping new people; in fact, if you know of someone who is looking for a new dentist I would greatly appreciate the referral.

So, what is the difference between my dental practice and other practices?

Fundamentally, nothing; I perform all the same procedures as any other general dentist; yet, there are differences. Before I discuss these differences, let me say that it is not my intention to disparage any of my colleagues; rather, I am only describing what I believe that I offer. Hopefully,  you will perceive a value in these attributes and will schedule an introductory appointment.

My philosophy of practice

  is based on a fundamental truth that what works best in your mouth is what was originally designed to be there; anything else is a poor simulation. In other words, my objective is to do as little as possible to maintain optimum  dental health. The question that you are really asking at any dental examination is not what is wrong, but what is right with  my oral health and, if necessary, what do I need to do to bring my oral health back to an acceptable level that I can maintain? My core patients know that I  have their health as my guiding principle. To put it simply, they trust me.

Trust is not given in any relationship; it is earned.

 In my dental practice, I work very hard at developing trust with my patients because it is the foundation of successful dental treatment. Trust is not a skill nor is it a piece of equipment or technique; it is a belief that is formed over time by the way in which we treat each other. For my part, I explain my findings and suggested treatment plan as clearly as I can to my patients. Knowing my limitations, I will refer my patients to a specialist for appropriate treatment; even when a course of treatment is not proceeding as expected. It is your health which is paramount; nothing less.

The objective is to do what is best for you; not what is expedient.

 Financial constraints or social status are not considerations in recommending the correct treatment rather these issues are factors that influence your decisions which are based on your values and priorities. The real question confronting any patient when presented with a treatment plan is not how much but do you want it. It has been my experience that if someone wants something he or she will find a way to get it. In many instances there are alternative treatments which will accomplish the recommended treatment; the difference being, that they’re short term solutions and must be replaced with the more permanent solution or redone in the future. The point that I am trying to make here is that I will always try to help those who want to help themselves. This is not altruism, but the ethical practice of my profession.

A very important aspect of my practice is financial transparency.

Above I have been discussing aspects of my basic philosophy of practice and its application in treatment selection. Here I want to briefly discuss finances. Dental practice, like all businesses, has financial consequences. Over the years, I have noticed that many of my patients have misconceptions concerning dental insurance that I would like to clarify. Financial Option 

Common Dental Emergency we Treat at our Bunaby Dental Clinic

MY TOOTH GOT KNOCKED OUT
  • Rinse the mouth with warm water, avoid touching the area.
  • Try to place tooth back in socket without touching the root.
  • Preserve the tooth in milk. Use a tooth preservation kit or a small plastic container or a zip lock bag.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to the Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
CRACKED, CHIPPED, BROKEN OR FRACTURED TOOTH.
  • Immediately rinse with warm water, and clean the area.
  • Use a cold pack on your face to keep the swelling down.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to the Burnaby  Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
BROKEN JAW
  • First control the swelling. Use a cold pack.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to Our Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
  • If it is severe, Call 911 or go to the nearest hospital immediately.
TOOTHACHE
  • Rinse your mouth with warm water.
  • Use the floss to remove any food struck in between the teeth.
  • If you are existing patient, and if it is after hours, Dr. Richard Kofsky can prescribe some pain medicine.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to our Burnaby  Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
LOST CROWN
  • Do your best to preserve it, even in pieces, and bring it to our office
  • Try not to chew on the side of your mouth with the damaged tooth
  • If you eat any food, rinse with warm water afterwards.
  •  Call (604)522-9818 and explain to our Burnaby Dentist or staff at Generation Dental Clinic
SITUATION IS WORSE
  • If you experience severe pain or trauma, please do not hesitate to go to your nearest hospital or emergency room immediately. If you can’t drive or nobody else is available, call 911.

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