Dr. Johnson Hagood and the staff at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry believe in providing our patients with optimal functional, cosmetic, and preventive care. Every procedure performed in this office will be accomplished to the very best of our ability, and our abilities will never cease to grow and to improve with our continuous quest for excellence. All our staff members are motivated and enthusiastic about dentistry and all exhibit a passion for their work and for the care of our patients. Skill and tender loving care combined with our knowledge of dentistry ensures both excellent dental care and a positive dental experience for the entire family. We believe successful relationships begin with mutual trust and understanding. Therefore we feel it is important that you know we make these commitments to:
Patient Care and Comfort
The setting for our dental office typifies the care and comfort provided to our patients. Our patients say it is more like someone’s home than a medical office with a family room style reception area adorned with water fountains, live orchids, and Dr. Hagood’s artwork. Each treatment room is private and quiet and, in today’s dentistry, we feel there is no reason to experience discomfort during any of our treatment procedures.
Dr. Hagood believes that all dental treatment should be done with the patient’s comfort in mind. For longer appointments, complimentary Town Car service is provided, allowing Dr. Hagood to administer mild sedating drugs during your appointment. Intravenous (IV) sedation can also be arranged with our anesthesiologist.
Some amenities you should expect include Tempurpedic pillows and blankets, virtual reality DVD goggles with over 100 DVD movies to choose from, disposable earphones, disposable eyewear, complimentary lunch for patients with long appointments, warm washcloths, cold bottled water, coffee, tea, hygiene supplies – including disposable toothbrushes .Visiting Vero Beach Art of Dentistry can become a relaxing luxury retreat.
We pride ourselves on excellent communications and service. We take the time to know you as a person so we can better understand your dental needs. No decision is made for your care until you understand all your treatment options and associated fees.
We strive to always develop an individualized approach to addressing your needs which best supports your goals and enhances your health. No two mouths are the same, and treatments can vary based on each individual’s needs, desires, and circumstances. Vero Beach Art of Dentistry takes pride in offering customized treatment plans that help your teeth look better, feel better and last longer.
Dr. Hagood and his team shall always strive to help you learn about your status and needs in such a way that you will have all of the resources necessary to confidently participate in the decision making process. We help you decide your best course of treatment whether for major full-mouth rehabilitation or for a regular checkup.
We shall strive to keep your needs and desires foremost in our minds and never let a third party negatively influence the quality of the care or advice we provide.
We shall always strive to inform you of what to expect regarding any course of action we choose to pursue together. This includes a commitment to keep your abreast of financial and other obligations associated with those choices.
We shall always honor the fact that you are the expert regarding the priorities in your life.
We shall strive to stay abreast of the latest advancements in dentistry, as well as make available to you the most appropriate materials and pain-free techniques.
Dr. Hagood’s staff meet or exceed all OSHA and HIPAA guidelines to insure that your procedures take place in a healthy, sterile environment. All instruments are heat sterilized for your protection. Each treatment area is thoroughly disinfected between patients. We offer safety glasses to be worn during your appointment.
Dr. Hagood and staff are committed to providing the greatest value to our patients by seeking the highest level of dental education in both functional and esthetic dentistry. Dr. Hagood has accumulated over 2000 hours of advanced study and is recognized as one of fewer than 300 dentists worldwide to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, www.aacd.com, which is the world’s largest association of cosmetic dentists.
Continuing education is also a priority for all of the staff at Vero Beach Art of Dentistry. We are committed to learning all of the latest technologies, techniques, and aspects of restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, practice management, and preventive hygiene care.