What Our Patients are Saying…
“You guys are the best! I really thought my tooth was damaged for life and you fixed it! Thanks for all your wonderful care.” —RF
“Dr. Potter & Staff, thank you for the outstanding care that was given to me on the treatment of my tooth, and the extended stay in the afternoon. The follow-up in the afternoon was a reflection of a dedicated, caring doctor and a devoted staff. Thank you!” —AS
“I experienced a trauma to my front tooth while playing basketball. Dr. Potter couldn’t have been better in explaining what all had happened to my tooth and jaw, what my options were and the best case/worst case outcomes were going to be with my tooth. The root canal that I had couldn’t have been more comfortable. I had one previous root canal, which was both painful and time consuming. This experience couldn’t have been more different. I was comfortable to the point that I almost fell asleep in the chair. I wish Dr. Potter and the staff at San Clemente Endodontics could be my regular dentist. I would highly recommend Dr. Potter and have referred friends and family to her.” —JG
“Dr. Potter, just to let you know everything went perfect after your treatment. I did not have to take any Tylenol after the ones I took at your office. No pain, no discomfort – it’s as if no work had been done on my mouth! Thank you for taking the time to follow up with a phone call to check on me. Regards to your friendly staff: Rose, Pam, and April. Won’t hesitate to refer your office.” —AJ
“I broke a tooth and promptly saw my dentist who placed a crown on the broken tooth. For two months after my crown I still experienced chronic aching pain and severe sensitivity to cold on that tooth. I went to Dr. Potter for a consultation. She carefully examined my tooth and performed several diagnostic tests to evaluate the condition of the tooth and all of my options. This was my first root canal so naturally I was apprehensive. She clearly explained the procedure so that I had a complete understanding of process and the overall benefits. I decided to have the root canal two days before Christmas so that I could finally get some pain relief and hopefully enjoy Christmas dinner. The whole process took an hour and 15 minutes. I was surprised at how easy the procedure was and appreciated how she explained each step in the process as it happened. It was easier than my crown! I felt immediate pain relief and no negative effects. On Christmas day I enjoyed an amazing dinner all thanks Dr. Potter!” —JN
“Dr. Potter, I wanted to thank you again for your wonderful work helping me save my #10 tooth. I haven’t stopped singing your praises. I saw my dentist today and he made the temporary crown. I will get the permanent one soon. Thank you so much for saving me from “implant-land”. Dr. Potter, I truly felt that you were invested in my personal well-being with a sincere motivation to succeed.” —GJ
“If you are looking for an endodontist that is professional, confident, gentle, and that uses the most recent technology in endodontic care, look no further than the office of Dr. Karen Potter. As most people, I dreaded the thought of having a root canal. Dr. Potter was recommended to me by my dentist. I must say it was one of the best recommendations that I have ever received. The appointment began on time; Dr. Potter quickly determined the problem and x-rayed the tooth. She showed me a picture of the tooth and explained the problem and the root canal procedure. She then gave me my options and her recommendation. She thoroughly answered all my questions and concerns. Once I decided to have the root canal, we were done within an hour. Dr. Potter kept me well-informed during the entire procedure. I was pain-free throughout the procedure and experienced no pain in the following days. I have recommended Dr. Potter to all my family and friends.” —JJ
“Thank you for taking such good care of me and my troublesome tooth (#30). My tooth is happy now and so am I. I appreciate your good care and patients and professional office and staff.” —KL
“Karen, I want to thank you again for providing such a positive experience during my appointment on Friday. Because of your impressive credentials I really had no anxiety about coming in. However, I was pretty much knocked off my feet at your professionalism, thorough consultation, communication ability and nurturing spirit.
Professionalism: You come across confident in your ability and confident in your presentation. That immediately says to the patient, ‘You’re in good hands.’
Thorough Consultation: Your consultation was completely thorough and educational. In that consultation you delivered the pros and cons and other considerations for RCTs, extractions and implants. Again, my confidence in my doctor grew even more.
Communication Ability: You talk in laymen’s terms so the patient can understand. You invite questions and concerns so you can address them immediately. Your body language is such that you lean forward and look the patient in the eye. You don’t just talk to the radiograph monitor in ‘doctor speak’. It was most certainly a two-way conversation. Additionally, I appreciate the rapport you have with your assistant(s). You are courteous, you say, “thank you,” and you seem to make them feel valuable.
Nurturing Spirit: Fortunately, I am rather comfortable in the dental chair but many are not. Your disposition reflects your great concern for your patient’s comfort. It is demonstrated by your physicality and communicated verbally throughout the procedure.
Additionally, I am excited because my RCT was a success! That angled tooth with calcified canals provided some real challenges and you handled it like a rock star letting it know who was boss. You saved my tooth and I am thrilled. I believe you are actually passionate about what you do.
You expressed to me that it is your desire to create “raving fans” amongst your dental colleagues and patients. It is obvious that integrity, character, and reputation are of utmost importance to you. Karen, from what I saw and experienced in your office, you are already a success in my book. I have great faith and confidence you will quickly earn the respect and admiration of our community in record time.” —CM
What Referring Doctors are Saying…
“Dear Karen, thank you so very much for the exquisitely executed root canal that you performed on tooth #3. The procedure was amazingly quick and painless and my tooth is already feeling healthy and happy. The end result was truly excellent!” —AF
“I always tell my patients, if I needed a root canal today, Karen Potter is who I would trust with my own teeth. She uses the newest technology and techniques – and my patients love her! I strongly believe she’s the most skilled, caring, and trustworthy endodontist I’ve ever worked with.” —Dr. Brandan Althof
“I refer patients to Dr. Potter and the team at SC Endodontics because I know they are going to receive high quality care. Dr. Potter is detailed in her examinations, skilled in her treatment, and gentle in her chair side manner. As a general dentist, I greatly appreciate the additional level of care she provides with the GentleWave technology and the positive response from my patients after their visits with her.” —Dr. Kristin Ritzau
“Dr. Potter is my endodontic referral not only by choice, but also by necessity. I refer specifically to her because of her technical knowledge and ability. I’ve continued to refer to her because I know my patients will be treated just as well, if not better, than when they are in my care. Dr. Potter supports my practice philosophy and I consider her a extension of my treatment team.” —Dr. Lindsay Compton
“Although all of the patients that I have referred to Dr. Karen Potter loved her gentleness and chair side manner, it wasn’t until she performed two simultaneous root canal treatments on me that I had a chance to formulate a better understanding of their approval. Her clinical skills, presence, and delivery were as close to the ideal as I have ever seen in my 35 years as a general practitioner. As she is leaving the community of Kansas City, I shall miss her for my endodontic referrals.” —Oscar Boomsaad, DDS
“I have been working with Dr. Karen Potter for over 13 months. During that time I have enjoyed a great patient-focused relationship with her. Her team approach to comprehensive dental care and attention to detail help move patients through treatment in a clear and concise manner. Our mutual patients have always given my practice positive feedback regarding her endodontic care and professionalism. It is an absolute pleasure to work with her!” —Audra S. Ward DMD, MS
“Dr. Karen Potter has been my first choice in endodontic referrals for over a year. When I have a patient who needs to have a root canal treatment completed, Dr. Potter sees them in a timely manner, and provides a gentle, pain-free experience for them. Dr. Potter is a warm, friendly health care provider who helps patients to feel comfortable during root canal treatment. She also educates them about the importance of after-care following treatment in her office. She communicates well not only with the patients she treats, but also with the referring dentists following treatment. Every patient I have sent to Dr. Potter for a root canal has not only received the best quality of work possible, but a positive experience as well. I highly recommend her for all of your Endodontic needs.” —Jessica V. Withhart, DDS
“As one of Dr. Potter’s previous assistants, I have seen her endodontic treatment up close and personal. She is one of the best endodontists I have ever worked with. She is kind, thorough, and truly a perfectionist.” —Amy Smith
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665 Camino de los Mares, Suite 204
San Clemente, CA 92673
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Phone: (949) 661-9680
Fax: (949) 661-4872
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