Meet the Doctors /
Dr. David Ducommun
I am a dentist, but, like everyone else, my teeth need regular care to preserve them and to make them as attractive as possible. So, just like everyone else, I go to the dentist to receive many of the procedures I deliver to my own patients.
When I sat down to write goals for my practice, it occurred to me that the kind of dentistry I want to give to my patients was exactly the kind of dentistry I wanted to receive. And I can assure you that I would hold my dentist to some pretty high standards.
I would want my dentist to see me as an individual, to know me personally and not merely treat me as a chart number or “the next patient.” I would want my dentist to foster this relationship by knowing what is important to me and respecting me as a person. And I wouldn’t want to be taken for granted, even years into the relationship.
Although I am probably as brave as the next person, I’d prefer, naturally, not to experience discomfort during my dental visit. I would want my dentist to have genuine concern for my comfort before, during and after my treatment. I would want my dentist to have thoroughly mastered pain-free dental techniques.
Maybe I am spoiled, but I get annoyed if I have to do too much waiting. I’d much prefer it if my dentist and staff were ready for me when I arrived, and would really like it if I were the only patient there, so the doctor and staff could give me their full attention.
I’m a stickler for quality. I am even willing to pay a little more if I am receiving top-of-the-line treatment. These teeth are the only ones I’ll ever have, so I wouldn’t choose my dentist because his or her fees were the lowest. I would choose a dentist who could provide me with the highest level of care, which is what I feel I deserve. I would appreciate someone who is painstakingly accurate in all the details of my treatment. So what I want as a dental patient is what I hope you want, because the result of this kind of treatment is my true goal: optimal dental health and appearance. If you want this kind of care, I would be happy to be your dentist.
David Ducommun, D.D.S.
Dr. David Ducommun has practiced dentistry in the Madison area since 1991. He graduated from The University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1990. The year following dental school Dr. Ducommun completed a one year surgical-hospital residency in downtown Minneapolis at the Hennepin County Medical Center. Dr. David is licensed in Laser Periodontal Therapy by the Institute for Advanced Laser Dentistry.
Dr. Ducommun holds memberships in the American Dental Association (ADA), Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA), Dane County Dental Association (DCDS), Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and The Chicago Dental Society (CDS).
Dr. Ducommun is married and has three children.