I’d never met or even talked to Dr. Trent Miner before the day of filming. In fact, I met him at the practice while the shoot was already going on. Typically, it’s best to meet the dentist beforehand, but we didn’t have any problem bonding and creating rapport quickly. I’ve been servicing the dental profession since 2010, so talking with dentists is something I know how to do…and of course, I enjoy it.
Dr. Miner expressed a little hesitation about being on camera, but I invested some time, slowed the shoot down, and reassured him that I’d take care of him. Check the video out. He did great. I joke with clients that if they can string two sentences together in a row, I’ll take care of the rest in the editing room. Dentists can work magic on the oral cavity. I don’t have that gift, but I can do a heck of a lot in post-production, and I can make even tongue-tied clients sound and look like rock stars. In the end, Dr. Miner was a lot better at being on camera than he thought he’d be. I think…hope…I had something to do with that. I want all dentists to know that being on camera doesn’t have to be scary or stressful.