Dr. Kirandeep Panatch chose to practice dentistry at Camarena Health because she knew we would allow her to focus on patient care above all else. She has stayed because she knows her care is making a difference.
“Our patients’ dental needs are exponential, because of their socioeconomic strata,” says Dr. Panatch. “They need a lot of dental treatment, and they are very prone to getting dental disease, decay, gum disease, all of those. But we’ve come a long way since I started.”
Dr. Panatch says that, in the 13 years she has been with Camarena Health, she has seen a sea-change in the community’s attitude toward dentistry. While getting Maderans to come in for their routine check-ups was initially as difficult as pulling teeth, Dr. Panatch’s patients now understand the importance of maintaining their dental health.
“That’s a big difference we have made at the community level,” says Dr. Panatch. “We made an effort to teach parents that they have to bring their little ones in, and from there, those kids who were toddlers and are now teenagers and young adults are still coming back. I see them again and again.”
For Dr. Panatch, those return visits are what make her job worthwhile.
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