Dr. Layla Lohmann, owner of the Dallas Dental Group, has managed to create a dental practice that stands apart from the norm.
Located in North Dallas, the Dallas Dental Group boasts an impressive 5,000 square feet facility with a total of 17 operatories, offering an extensive range of dental services, from advanced restorative, implant, and cosmetic treatments to general dentistry procedures. However, it is the practice’s unique culture and welcoming atmosphere that truly sets it apart and brings it beyond the conventional clinical experience.
Understanding that a visit to the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for many, Layla has gone the extra mile to ensure her practice remains open and inviting, making patients feel at ease during their visits. The last thing she wants is for a patient to feel trapped or overwhelmed during their dental appointments.
To further enhance the welcoming ambience, Layla and her team have thoughtfully divided the practice into two distinct areas: the Hygiene Hall and the Doctor Hall. The Hygiene Hall houses six operatories dedicated to dental hygienists, while the Doctor Hall boasts eleven personalized operatories for the dentists. This thoughtful arrangement serves to create a homey and comfortable environment, as hygiene patients walking from the front desk to receive something painless—like a tooth cleaning or whitening—won’t feel overwhelmed by passing a series of doctors with loud drills.
In the Doctor Hall, each operatory is tailored to the respective doctor’s preferences and personality. Patients often appreciate getting to know a bit about their dentist, and this personalized touch further fosters a sense of trust and connection. Layla’s operatory is a notable standout in the Doctor Hall, adorned with yearly photos and delightful caricatures of her family. These unique caricatures, created by Bill Kalfas of Kalfas Art, showcase Layla’s life journey and her family’s growth. The caricatures serve as an icebreaker, sparking conversations and helping patients feel more comfortable in the dentist’s chair.
Every five years, Layla commissions a new caricature that adds to her collection, giving her patients a glimpse into her evolving life and creating a friendly, relatable environment within the dental office. This personal touch aligns perfectly with Layla’s people-centric approach to dentistry, where she places significant emphasis on building relationships with her patients and positively impacting their lives.
Layla firmly believes that providing dentistry is an intimate experience, where patients should feel fully comfortable with their dentist. To her, dentistry is not merely about treating dental issues; it’s about connecting with individuals, understanding their concerns, and building trust. She is more than willing to invite her patients into her life because she understands that she is about to become a part of theirs.
This commitment to creating a welcoming and intimate environment at the Dallas Dental Group extends to every aspect of patient care. Whether it’s a first-time patient seeking a new dental home or an existing patient undergoing an extensive dental treatment plan, Layla and her team prioritize making patients feel at home throughout their dental journey.