Hey everyone, my name is Dr. Shaun Young. I am an oral and maxillo facial surgeon and I have been working with Doctor Lepore for almost 3 years now so I understand his practice philosophies and he is someone I really trust and I think the thing I love most about working with him is that he is very thorough and comprehensive – I know that he is always going to look at the big picture and he is always going to do what is best for his patients. I think Dr Lepore has sort of a unique practice philosophy and he is one of the very few dentists that I know who really has a very holistic approach and I know he communicates very well with any internal medicine doctors and so he sort of takes a very systematic approach to his oral care which I think is very important as obviously more studies are showing and the longer that these things start coming out we are learning more about importance of overall health care when it comes to your mouth so I think doctor Lepore’s approach to that is very innovative and he has a very holistic approach and that definitely is something that sets him apart from most dentists. I think the more specialists that doctor Lepore sends his patients to it sort of helps to support his reasoning for why he is sequencing treatment the way he is, why the foundation needs to be set properly before the definitive elective work and I think he has got a great network of people that he is working with – before I see any patients of Dr. Lepore, he will always send me a letter ahead of time sort of introduce the patient to me, and if the patient has already seen another physician, even a family medical doctor then, he will give me the insight on what is going on, so he has a very nice way of sort of introducing the patent ahead of time so I understand what the process is and why the patient is coming to see me, what is needed, what the goals are and I think that type of communication really helps the patients to trust you because before they even come in you sort of already have a foundation as to why the patient is there and that- as a patient you know you can’t really ask for anything more than that. You know I think first and foremost any physician that I would ever want to refer somebody to or work with is someone that I know has my best interest at heart and somebody that I trust. One of my biggest practice philosophies is to treat any patient like you would treat a family member and I believe that doctor Lepore does that – I trust him to treat myself or any family members I might have – I know that he is always going to do the right thing and to me that is very important.
As a person with extreme anxiety (especially at the dentist) I have to say, this is one of the few places I have ever felt comfortable. Well, as comfortable as I can, that is. The staff has always gone out of their way to make sure I was doing okay and never made me feel like I was being ridiculous (even though I usually am). I am greatly appreciative of their patience, humor, and honesty.