The first small reason was his name. Lancelot Brown. I mean, come ON. I got a kick out of it. The second reason was that I was in grad school at the time, and thanks to a little web research, I knew that Lance's dental office would process my school-insurance no problem. (If you're a grad student at UofT, there's no paper work at all. It's easy peasy.)
Neither of these are good reasons for choosing a health care (granted, DENTAL health care) professional. Nonetheless, they were my reasons and I stand by them.
Anyway, I was pleased. I just went in for a cleaning, but the experience was pleasant. Nice, posh, Yorkville office space. Very polite staff. Most of my time was spent with the hygienist, but Lance Romance himself (I had to say it) did make a visit. He was chatty, funny and informative. If you're not into the small talk, he might actually have seemed too friendly, but I liked him.
I've been lucky with my teeth. I've never once had a cavity. So I can't say what Doc Brown's style is for bigger or more complicated oral issues. For a regular cleaning, he was, as I've rated him, A-OK. I'd go back. (And in fact, will... eventually. My current job sucks and doesn't offer dental insurance. Oh for the fat cat days of student living! I was poor, but at least I was covered.)
Dr. Lancelot Brown
94 Cumberland Street
Toronto, ON M5R 1A3
*Image by Jay Lopez from Stock Xchng.