Sibyl B. Jarrett, D. M. D.
833 SW 11th Ave, Suite 616, Portland, Oregon
Description of the culture and philosophy of the practice: In an age of environmental consciousness and economic distress prevention of disease is paramount. Education about dental disease prevention is very important to me. It's not just about teeth and fixing them. We know much more of the effects of poor oral health on the body. This cannot be ignored. Consideration of the whole person's health and well being in a personal, nurturing, calm environment is important. Establishing a good working relationship means being sensitive to the needs and concerns of my patients. Part of my philosophy is to be as natural as possible. If you need restorative dentistry that's okay, we do great work here, but I want you to keep your natural tooth structure intact as long as possible. How this practice got started, how long and what it's like: I started the practice from scratch in 1982 on a patient referral basis. It is a part time practice with flexible hours of operation. Defining the patient experience: You will experience a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere in this two operatory office. No hustle and bustle of a large office. Just you and me (Dr. Sibyl Jarrett) in the room working, a background of classical music or perhaps you prefer a warm blanket and your favorite music through your ear buds... (Some people actually do fall asleep during their appointments). About the Doctor I graduated from Oregon Health Sciences University in June of 1982 with a Doctorate of Medical Dentistry degree (D.M.D.). Willamette University is my undergraduate alma mater, BS in chemistry, 1976. Two years experience working in a pediatric dental office ( Alan Pike, Portland, OR 1982-1984) and over five years working in a large practice (Kaiser Dental, Vancouver, WA 1983-1988). I practice general/family dentistry with emphasis on oral hygiene, prevention and restorative care. There is a reason why I work part time: I enjoy a daily workout (swimming, treadmill, walking, or water running), I love to play tennis. I am enjoying playing classical piano under the guidance of a very good teacher. I sing in a chamber choir. I like to ski downhill and cross country. Dance has been a very rejuvenating part of my life. I am a dedicated mother of two. I am a weekend warrior. What's important: Humor, good health and diet, caring, communication, sensitivity (listen and support), warmth, spirituality, simplicity, sustainability and happiness.
What makes your practice special when compared with others in the area?
Small team of three plus a baby who gets all the attention and credit. Besides the baby we are very detail oriented and attentive of out patients' oral health.
What are you and your team proud of at your practice?
Our clinic goes beyond what is expected compare to other fast-pace clinics. We take our time and do our best to meet our patients' needs whether it be their oral health concerns or being referred out to a specialist. Dr. Sibyl Jarrett is the best, because she is very friendly and relaxed who enjoys getting to know her patients on an individual basis.