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Dr. Eric Peterson and the Team at Peterson Dental Honored with Top Practice Award from eAssist

Leeds AL, June 2021 – Dr. Eric Peterson and the Team at Peterson Dental are eAssist’s most recent recipients of the Top Practice Award. This honor is awarded each month to two exceptional eAssist clients who embody the values of integrity, expertise and grace, while providing exemplary patient care, running efficient operations, and giving back to their communities. Presented to the practice as a whole, the award recognizes the need for a cohesive unit to run a practice to the highest standards.

The mantra at Peterson Dental is well-known to their patients – “Chickens have no teeth; don’t be a chicken.” In other words, they ensure the experience is so friendly, affordable and simple that no one should be scared to have the dental care they need and want. Brave dental children are rewarded with a trip to the “treasure box,” while brave dental chickens of all ages are awarded a “chicken sticker.”

“When I opened Peterson Dental in 2010, I looked for ways to help everyone feel less nervous and more at home,” explained Dr. Eric Peterson. “So we greet everyone with a warm, welcoming smile; have a comfortable lobby complete with coffee bar and bottled water; our comfortable, modern patient rooms include super-soft, massaging and heated dental chairs; and we can play the patient’s favorite music, movie or TV show to help them relax. We even painted the walls soothing colors… because the patient’s comfort is that important to me.”

Dr. Peterson graduated from The University of Alabama with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, then attended UAB Dental School where he was elected President of The American Student Dental Association. Ever since, he has regularly attended lectures and continuing education courses to stay abreast of latest dental health techniques, equipment, and advances in pain-management. 

Continuing education combined with more than 150 years of cumulative experience in the dental field, means the Peterson Dental team of two doctors and 8 staff can be trusted to provide outstanding care. And, by being qualified to perform such a wide variety of procedures, they can in most cases take care of all the patient’s needed treatment in their office without having to make referrals.

In addition to comfort, the team excels at making a visit to the dentist easy and convenient. They’re open Monday through Friday, use state-of-the-art equipment to take instant digital x-rays, break down complicated insurance details so they are easy for the patient to understand, and offer financing options for those without insurance.

Dr. Peterson knows that patients have many oral health providers from which to choose, and takes it as a personal complement to be given the opportunity to treat his patients how he would want to be treated – like family. He takes the time to explain all aspects of the care being provided, and ensures the patient is comfortable. Moreover, he considers getting to know his patients one of the best aspects about being a dentist.

The entire team at Peterson Dental regularly receives rave reviews on social media, and many patients take the time to send notes or emails directly. Dr. Peterson takes none of these for granted, acknowledging them on their website: “Thank you to all of our wonderful patients for these incredible recommendations on Facebook, Google reviews and sent in by email. Your support and appreciation means the world to us!”

About Peterson Dental 

Dr. Eric Peterson and the team at Peterson Dental offer a family-focused approach to provide comprehensive dentistry serving the greater Leeds area, and other eastern suburbs of Birmingham, AL. Services include preventive care, general and cosmetic dentistry, performing a wide range of procedures that minimize the need for outside referrals. They welcome patients of all ages, accept many insurance plans, and offer financing options. 

Learn more at: https://www.peterson-dental.com/

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