Published on July 15th, 2020 | by Brandon H0
Frank Roach DDS
Dr. Frank Roach is a practicing general dentist in the Atlanta area. He has been in practice for over 20 years, and he has amassed a broad sum of knowledge about dentistry and taking care of patients. Dr. Roach
Frank Roach DDS believes that prevention is the key to dental health, encouraging his patients to take part in twice-yearly exams, and having their dental problems fixed quickly so that they do not turn into serious issues.
Taking the patient’s personal needs into consideration is one of Dr. Roach’s top priorities. He is willing to tailor his treatment plans to each patient’s requirements. He is especially interested in helping patients with significant dental anxiety receive the treatment they need.
Dr. Frank Roach is always looking for new ways to help his patients. He is frequently trained on the newest dental techniques, and he adopts new technologies in the office whenever they become relevant. This can help to reduce the amount of time a patient needs to be treated, as well as making dental repairs longer lasting and more aesthetically pleasing.
Together with his skilled office team, Frank Roach DDS will continue to provide excellent dental care services to the people of Atlanta.
What do you do in your spare time?
I believe that taking time for yourself is one of the most important things you can do to improve your life. I make sure to get in some quality recreation time each week. I love to play tennis. This sport has kept me in excellent shape for years. I am a competitive person, and I find it rewarding to occasionally beat my friends.
One of my favorite leisure time pursuits is flying my own aircraft. I am a private pilot, and I enjoy taking day trips all over the Southeast on the weekends. Someday I would love to own my own plane. I have considered building a plane from a kit in my garage. Flying gives me a pursuit that is both relaxing and exciting at the same time.
Every day, I enjoy spending time with my dog. He is a pit bull, and I believe his breed has been treated unfairly in the press. Certainly, there are dogs of every breed that have not been well-trained and are prone to biting. I believe that when they are trained, pit bulls are as safe as any other breed of dog. I also like to give my time and money to the local animal shelter where I adopted my dog.
What’s your favorite type of food?
Seafood is my favorite type of cuisine. There are some great seafood restaurants in Atlanta, but I have had the best seafood in Miami. I like to fly down there on the weekends and eat in these outstanding restaurants. Some of my favorite dishes are cioppino and grouper.
I also enjoy Japanese food, especially sushi. It is hard for me to decide which global cuisine is my top favorite, however. I enjoy exploring what the culinary world has to offer. At the same time, it is important to be healthy and to eat a nutritious diet most of the time.
What do you wish you knew before starting a business?
When I first started my dental practice, I was well-prepared on the medical side, but I was lacking in business knowledge. I wish I had taken more classes to help prepare me for the rigors of owning my own business. I made some mistakes in those early years when it came to hiring and handling my money, but luckily theory was nothing that I couldn’t recover from.
I believe that all medical professionals who are interested in going into private practice should know quite a bit about business before they get started. You need skills in marketing, human resources, finances, and patient relations, to begin with. We do get some instruction of this type in dental school, but it isn’t enough.
It is particularly important to surround yourself with skilled professionals. When you are able to meet these challenges in a productive fashion, you will be able to enhance your business and treat your patients as well as you can.
What is your favorite thing about working in your industry?
I love that I have one-on-one contact with my patients every day. I try to spend as much time with them as I can, which can be difficult because there are several patients in the office at any one time. I enjoy knowing that I have made my patients’ lives better.
Dental health is a keystone to general health. People with poor dental health can be at risk for heart problems, infections, and cancer in a worst-case scenario. I believe in educating my patients so that they make the best choices to support their own dental health and that of their families.
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is rudeness. I believe there is no excuse for treating people poorly. Rudeness often goes hand-in-hand with arrogance. Dentists who are too impressed with themselves are sometimes brusque with their patients. Often I have these patients come to me after they have left those practices and tell me how much they appreciate being treated kindly and wit