Dr. Surber didn’t begin her dental career as a dentist. Initially, she was inspired by her aunt, who was a dental hygienist. She initially began her career as a hygienist after graduating summa cum laude from West Virginia University in 1972.
She worked as a hygienist for 14 years before deciding to go back to school to become a dentist. She loved caring for her patients, but wanted to be able to provide them with more and better care. In 1990 she graduated summa cum laude from the West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and completed a residency at Charleston Area Medical Center.
As a dentist, she feels she has truly found her place, and derives great satisfaction from the joy on her patients’ faces when they complete cosmetic dentistry or other treatments.
As important as dental restorations and other outwardly visible treatments are, Dr. Surber believes that beautiful smiles begin on the inside. She begins all dental treatments by carefully listening to patients’ fears, goals, and expectations.
NuCalm is an optimal addition to her practice because it helps her address patients’ fears and give them a better dental experience. And that truly gives them something to smile about.
NuCalm Is Perfect for Soft-Touch Dentistry
Dr. Surber is dedicated to soft-touch dentistry. This means removing all anxiety from the dental experience. The experience begins with creating a soothing atmosphere in her office. Staff is friendly, welcoming, and happy to answer any questions. Dr. Surber herself takes time to carefully listen to patients’ concerns and calm any fears they may have.
However, she also understands that this isn’t always enough for people to overcome dental anxiety.
She offers nitrous oxide to help people feel more calm during dental procedures, but for many people, NuCalm is a better approach. NuCalm uses neuroscience to completely disarm the body’s anxiety response, helping people feel more comfortable and relaxed during their dental visits. This is done naturally and without drugs, allowing people to not just avoid anxiety, but to achieve a truly restful state.