Thank you note from Dr. Shishir Shah
September 25, 2018
To all our valued patients and friends,
I am writing this letter to let you know that as of 20th September, I have retired from the practice of dentistry. The decision to retire was a difficult one for me because I loved being a dentist. I have truly enjoyed my relationships with my patients and staff and have gotten endless satisfaction and joy from caring for you and your families over the years. I have had a great career. It has been an honor to have served you for the past 15 years and being a dentist for over 37 years. I look forward with excitement, to retirement and spending more time with my family and on spiritual development. I look back with fondness and pride, to my years here with you and the trust and friendships that we have built. Thank you for your kindness, your loyalty and your trust.
Because I want to be certain that my patients continue to receive the best possible care, I have carefully evaluated several candidates who were interested in assuming my practice. I have selected Dr. Robert Lin, whom I believe possesses the great qualifications and is extremely well skilled in all phases of dentistry. Dr. Lin received his Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree at Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania. He, his wife, and his two sons live locally in the San Marcos community.
Dr Lin is thorough, practical, and empathetic. He has exceptional clinical skills and wonderful chairside manner. He cares deeply about his work and his patients. His goal is to continue the fine tradition of quality care for which you have shown me your loyalty over these many years.
I highly encourage you and your family to continue your dental treatment here at Sun Smile Dental under the excellent care of Dr Lin. The same friendly and caring staff, Kayla, Clare, Hygienist Pegah, Dr Murphy, Dr Yang, along with Dr Lin, will continue to serve you, and as always, you will be contacted for your periodic exams. I know Dr Lin will appreciate, as I have, all the little things they do to make you more comfortable.
I want to thank each of you for the opportunity to be your dentist and for your past and present support. It means
more to me than I could ever express. Please know that you have my best wishes for the future.
Dr Shishir Shah
I have been to a lot of dentists over the years but this is by far the absolute best dentist I have ever been to! The owners and staff are so friendly and really care about their patients. Everything was clearly explained, and they were very patient with me and my million questions. They do amazing work, I couldn't be happier!! I feel truly blessed to have found this place and if you give them a visit I know you will too!
Best dental experience of my life
I have always had extremely sensitive teeth and extreme high anxiety about dental care.
This has been by far, the best of my experiences in 65 years of dental care!!!
Compassionate, great open communication, kind and friendly.
The whole team is to be commended for their professional and caring service.
Truly and deeply appreciated.
My experience at SunSmile is always friendly as well as excellent care. You guys make me feel like I am the most important patient!!
The dentists and staff were very friendly and informative at Sun Smile Dental, I would recommend them to anyone. Reasonable prices too.
Dr. Murphy is very gentle and professional.
Quick & painless. Who could ask for more? Great staff. Always a pleasure.
I have always had excellent service. I would never change to another dentist! Everything is excellent, from the dentists to the office personnel & assistants. I give the hygienist recommendation!!
Very pleased. You were able to get me in right away and prescribe meds to help until I can get back to my dentist at home.
Awesome team. I love you guys . You guys are super nice and very helpful! I will always trust you with my teeth. Thank you so much for everything.
Very professional. Courteous. Saw me immediately. Great. Very friendly.
Wonderful work and clean and great atmosphere. Great staff. I recommend it anytime! :).
I enjoyed being the patient. Your attention to me is great. Glad to refer my friends.
Service was great. I’ve been here for myself, as well as with my 3-year-old, and we both had great experiences. The staff is always so nice! A great family practice.
Everyone here is AWESOME and is always awesome! I’ve been coming here for years and plan to keep coming here for years to come. Thank you.
The doctors were great! Patient and understanding - :). The office staff is wonderful too and always make you feel comfortable. My overall experience with everyone was super! Thank you!
They do a good job of making a shaky experience not so bad. Very pleasant staff and caring dentists.
Wow. This office really sets itself apart from your average dental practice. I've been on a list kick, so lets just lay it out that way:
- The waiting room. It's actually comfortable, with drinks available to those waiting and literature available so that you can learn something new should you wish to do so while you wait.
- The treatment rooms - open and comfortable
- Payment options! I never knew you could find better options than what most dental plans have to offer - Sun Smile can help you get your teeth fixed regardless of whether or not you have insurance or tons of money in the bank.
- Kindness, this probably shouldn't be last on the list but here goes - everyone in this office is super sweet and helpful.
Come check this place out if you're even the slightest bit interested at this point, get a feel for what I've said and find out for yourself how different a dentist office can really be than what you've previously experienced.
I always dread the dentist, but these guys at Sun smile were awesome. I feel like I got an education in gum health too ! Can't wait to take the Shane train for his check up.
I was a little nervous about making an appointment with this dental office because of the reviews. But after I arrived & received nothing but excellent customer service & a super friendly atomsphere, I (became) relaxed. The hygienist, assistants & doctor were knowledgeable & pleasant. I knew I had a few cavities because I'm not the best when it comes to flossing ;) I would recommend this office to my family & friends, in fact I made an appt for my mom :) I've been a dental office manager for 10 years so I know when I receive quality dental care!
$240 for two fillings is not high even by Des Moines, IA standards. I should know, I'm a dentist in Iowa, and that is quite competitive for midwest, let alone the coast. Remember people: dentists cannot sit and bicker online about every claim, let alone if you are a patient, due to ethics and HIPAA.
Finally, a positive dental experience! For years my family and I had been going to another local dentist in Vista that always seemed to try and screw us over - they told my sister she needed a root canal (after a second opinion, she certainly did not) among other recommendations for countless unnecessary services...