Well, I always did want to be a dentist from when I was pretty young. I actually worked hard at finding something else to do. I took a big look at everything and I always went full circle. I went right back to it. Now that I'm in it, I really love it. I do. I love the variety, the variety of the procedures that we get to do all day long and the people, being hands-on but working with young kids to older people, families.
There's a lot of people out there that have negative correlations with going to the dentist and they come in really nervous. They come with these horror stories. It's really nice when people leave and they're smiling and they're happy with how things went. They're happy with what you've done for them, when they tell you it's painless. It feels good to know that we're making that switch. Dentistry has come a long way in terms of technology but it's nice to know that these people are leaving with a positive attitude and they're happy to come back next time.
Dr. Lucy Gores, DDS followed in the footsteps of her dad and grandfather. Her grandfather was an oral surgeon and her father, Dr. Jim Gores, practices alongside her at the Lakeside Dentistry office. Dr. Gores grew up in Rochester, MN and enjoys helping its residents perfect their smiles.
Dr. Lucy Gores was married earlier this year. While she has changed her last name to Meyer, she will remain Dr. Lucy Gores at the office.
She earned a degree in biology from the University of Minnesota in 2010 and graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2014. Like her father, she is a member of the American Dental Association, Minnesota Dental Association, and Rochester-area study clubs.
Rochester, MI Dentist Serving Diverse Needs
In addition to working, Dr. Gores has worked at Community Dental Care, a clinic that provides dental services for people in need. Working in both private practice and public health helped her improve her skills by meeting a diverse variety of dental needs. Her focus is on comprehensive dental care and patient comfort.
Like Dr. Jim Gores, she especially enjoys interacting with her patients and getting to know them in Lakeside Dentistry’s family atmosphere. She considers helping her patients, whether getting them out of pain or creating a smile they can be proud of, the best part of being a dentist.
Learning the Business
Dr. Gores has learned about all aspects of running a dental practice from Dr. Jim Gores and Dr. Margaret “Peggy” Scott. She is looking forward to the challenge of serving as Lakeside Dentistry’s business manager.
Dentist on the Run
Dr. Gores enjoys spending as much of her free time as she can outdoors, especially if it involves running or horseback riding. A personal goal is to learn to play golf.