Dr Andrew Donald was assigned to me as his patient during his interview. He introduced me to him and to my surprise, he was my former student at the Maryland School for the Deaf in the residential program. He was a day student. He made a nice introduction about himself. I would like to share with him tips on my experience with him. First of all, he takes his work seriously and explained clearly what he was going to do with my tooth. I noticed he is left handed and was not used to having a dentist work from the left side on my tooth. I reminded him about putting eye shield on me during the procedure. When he started drilling, he would continue without stopping at times so I can catch up my breath with him. He would blow air on and off rather than a steady flow. I reminded him about relieving some pressure in my mouth with his equipment. It was much longer than I expected and I learned that he had to remove and replace with different bracing. He told me at the end that he had to fill in the empty space on top and accidentally cut my lip. The aide did a fantastic job of giving him support and Dr Patel as well. When I got home after the numbness faded away, I was experiencing excruciating pain from the cut and called for Dr Patel to get some kind of pain medication. He said he could not give me one for the cut on my lip but suggested that I get some numbness cream over the counter. I was kind of puzzled about this and when he said he did not know about the cut. I do recall him applying gauze to help clear up the bleeding area as well with the aide and Dr Donald. As of now, I have yellowish infection on the cut area and am waiting for itself to cure. This is what I wanted to share with you in a positive constructive manner. I feel honored to be able to help Dr Levy, Dr Patel, and the aide interview Dr Andrew Donald with me as a patient. It is great to be able to have a deaf dentist who can sign within the deaf community. Thank you for the hard work you have done on me. Feel free to ask me anything I can help you with.
Warm Regards, Van