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Traits Mississauga patients look for in a general dentist

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A dentist spends years mastering a wide range of technical education to earn a professional degree. That level of expertise is vital to provide competent patient care, but it is only part of the equation. To get the most benefit from dental care, the patient must form a relationship with the dentist, feeling secure that personal beliefs, medical information, and financial circumstances are respected. The patient must comfortably build rapport, trust, and confidence. Let’s take a look at personality traits that Mississauga patients look for in a general dentist to develop that bond.


Some people call it bedside manner. Dr. Rina Kotecha calls it simple friendliness. She understands the importance of good conversational skills, a comforting manner, an upbeat attitude, and genuine interest in the wellbeing of her patients. It comes from the heart and she makes sure her schedule allows adequate time to focus on each patient, individually.


In this case we’re talking about an unhurried approach. Dr. Rina takes time to listen – really listen – to the concerns and goals her patients express. She patiently discusses care options and answers questions. This characteristic is especially essential in family practice, providing gentle treatment to children, seniors, those with disabilities, and patients with dental anxieties.

Analytical thinking

There’s much more to dental care than cleaning teeth and filling cavities. Each case is unique and requires careful diagnosis, an individualized treatment plan, and familiarity with related medical specialties such as orthodontics and child development. At Dentistry on 10, there’s no room for cookie-cutter dental care.


Size matters. It’s not gender bias, it’s just simple fact – a dentist needs nimble hands and a woman’s delicate digits get the job done smoothly. This makes more room for instruments in the patient’s mouth with minimal discomfort, reduces risk of mishaps, and allows precision movements.

Natural artistry

This is the trait that can’t be taught. Today nearly every dental procedure has some aspect of aesthetics. We want restorations and cosmetic treatments to look natural and attractive. A general dentist needs an eye for symmetry, color, and shape. She must have an appreciation of the impact of each tooth on the rest of the smile and the whole face. She must have the ability to bring a smile to life.

Dr. Rina combines technical skill with a woman’s gentle touch and a warm sense of humor to help her patients at Dentistry on 10 enjoy good oral health. Call (905) 455-9262 to make her your general dentist.

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Meet Dr. Rina Kotecha

Dr. Rina Kotecha is a graduate of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She possesses 19 years of expertise in the dentistry field specializing in general dentistry. She has further qualifications from the MGE Executive Training Program and Master Implant Training Program while holding certification in Soft Tissue Management Program by DenMat. She completed the Rondeau Seminars in Level I Orthodontics and she is an active member of the Ontario Dental Association and Ontario Dental Implant Network.