Dr Jon Engel DDS is not only an amazing dentist, he’s also a five time CAREERFusion attendee!
Today he sits down and tells us why he comes to CAREERFusion, and what he takes back to his team and patients.
Dr. Engel is unlike any dentist I’ve ever met; he cares deeply for his patients, but he’s also in tune with his emotions. And, in a perfect world he’d put himself out of business by preventing cavities if it were up to him.
Naturally, I picked his brain about the prevention he lives and breathes, and he’s kind enough to give the listeners some great insight about pH control, and how xylitol attacks the mouth bacteria responsible for cavities.
He opens up about how in the past he used to take it personally when his patients didn’t accept his treatment recommendations, but how he now holds space for people and comes from the place of serving the patient vs. treating them.
Dr. Jon Engel’s Pearls of wisdom:
- Ask Questions like:
What’s going on in my mouth?
Why is it going on?
What can be done to prevent it?*If you don’t ask, someone may not take the time answer all those questions for you!
- Get the bacteria in your mouth under control as often as possible. You will never get rid of it, but you can disrupt it enough to often control disease.
- Brush into the gumline and stimulate the gums with something like a Soft-Picks vs flossing to clean the concavity on the root and keep the gum tissue tight.
- Pregnancy hormones can cause gum disease – before you get pregnant get your gums as healthy as possible.
- Xylitol products, know them, use them! Jon prefers Spry products by Xlear.
Find him at:
Southern California Dental Health Associates
Jonathan Engel DDS
And if he wasn’t cool enough, watch him get his head shaved by Demi Lovato when she and James Corden (The Late Late Show) show up at his office during their singing telegrams bit! Seriously, this guy rocks!!