Dr. Kevin Trotter
Dr. Kevin Trotter was inspired by his father — an exceptional dentist and an even better person. Dentistry involves several things he loves, including personal interaction and changing people's lives through compassionate dental care and smile transformations. Dr. Trotter strives to create a special relationship with each of his patients.View transcript
My name's Dr. Kevin Trotter. I'm one of the dentists here at Dentistry at The Heights. I've been here for 20 years. I'm a second-generation dentist. My father was a dentist, so we worked together for about 10 years. And then I purchased the practice from him about 10 years ago. Growing up, I didn't want to be a dentist because all of my friends would say, how, you know, it must suck that my dad is a dentist, and it's no fun, and then everybody hates going to the dentist. I learned that after working with him for a little while that that wasn't the case, that my father was an exceptional dentist, but even an better person, and he's a better person. He was the type of guy who, when he retired, we had about close to 100 people come to his retirement party. And it was always amazing to me that people would want to go to their dentist's retirement party. So I always wanted to emulate, you know, those things when I came on board, to be that type of dentist. Dentistry is awesome for me because it incorporates a lot of the different things that I love, which is human interaction, changing people's lives and perceptions about their smiles and themselves, and building confidence, and making sure that we can guide them through that process. Every little step is a step in the right direction. And seeing patients transform from being either apprehensive or nervous, or the lack of confidence in themselves or their smiles, to see that transformation is the most gratifying thing. I think that just incorporating working with my hands and working with tools and also with technology, which I love, it keeps me really engaged and makes it really fun for me. I enjoy getting to know my patients, not just about their dental health, but just things that they like to do, their families. You know, a lot of them come here with their families or eventually send their families over. I definitely like to get to know my patients. A lot of them become my friends after or during their treatment. So, to me, that's really special to get a text message from somebody or just saying, "Hey, how's it going," and just having that type of a place where people don't feel like it's just about the dentistry, more about like your life and our lives.