This may be a strange question to ask because most people would assume that physicians, dentists, and other health providers need to listen to their patients in order to properly treat them. We have realized that this is not always the case in dentistry. Many patients that have contacted our office have complained about “not being listened to” by their dentist and being given plans that did not provide the outcomes that the patient was interested in. There are always options when it comes to dental work. Educating the patient on the various options is the key to giving them information they need to make the best decision for themselves. Health providers can’t “assume” that they know what the patient wants.