- I would like to extend my appreciation and gratitude to you during my recent visit. You displayed exceptional knowledge, Inordinate care for the patient (me!) and your willingness to go beyond expectations.
This is what one only hopes for with their medical professional, yet rarely receives. You restore faith!
- Dr. Barret is a compassionate man whose commitment to his patient's recovery is foremost.
With a "never give up" attitude, if he should find that a particular treatment is proving unsuccessful, he will endeavor with alternative options until he finds the one that heals.
- I spent thousands of dollars at various dental clinics with various dentists after my orthodontic treatment. Finally after the dentists had wanted to do total reconstruction, $25 to $30 thousand dollars!!!, I went to Dr. Barrett five years ago and now have no TMJ and no dental reconstruction- BLISS, and NOT $25,000.
I would highly recommend anyone with occlusion problems to visit Dr. Barrett's clinic.
Thank goodness for Dr. Barrett, Nancy Smith, and the rest of the outstanding staff! I have been plagued with snoring all my life and about 4 years ago was diagnosed with sleep apnea. Turns out, that is why I was so exhausted by the end of the day... not just because I was a busy working mother. After struggling with the CPAP machine for about a year, I was referred to Dr. Barrett. Who knew that I was born with a narrow airway and that this simple "sleep appliance" could transform my life, not to mention my 25 year marriage. My husband fondly called me "Darth Vader" when I was using the CPAP.
We love to travel, go boating, and camping and the CPAP was not conducive to our lifestyle at all. What was even more remarkable was the sleep studies that I took confirmed that the appliance really does the trick. The science is there to confirm my awesome results. My sleep apnea appliance is my new best friend. I never leave home with out it. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Barrett for his expertise, compassion, and professionalism.
Have you ever awakened in the morning and had a stiff neck or gotten a really bad headache and you didn’t know why? Has your jaw ever made a funny clicking noise? Well, that’s exactly what happened to me, and eventually the clicking got worse and one day my jaw locked shut. I couldn’t open my mouth for four months. After searching and searching, I found Dr. Patrick Barrett.
Dr. Barrett and his knowledgeable friendly staff did not offer me a quick fix; they researched all of the conditions that would cause my symptoms. They established that I grind my teeth when I sleep, and that I have allergies. After making a plastic alignment splint for my teeth and prescribing the right sinus medication, I am finally starting to feel better. I can’t tell you how relieved I am to have found a Doctor who specializes in Temporomandibular Joint problems. I am enjoying life more then ever thanks to Doctor Barrett and his staff.
I love my husband and the day we met I could not think of a single thing that would ever bother me, but.... as time went on and we were at 10 years of marriage the slight snoring, well maybe a bit loud, something needed to happen to allow me a good night sleep! Neither of us ever knew that you could have a "Sleep Appliance" fitted that would reduce, or eliminate the snoring allowing a good night sleep for me! I think he sleeps better, and his breathing or lack of breathing does not scare me anymore! Dr. Pat Barrett is a miracle worker, and the process was so simple and quick. The process involved a quick casting of the mouth bite, and a few adjustment for fine tuning. I wish we would have known about this years before. If you have even the slightest apprehension or reservations, email me and I would be happy to share my excitement and pleasure, with the professionalism and products, that Dr. Barrett provided to keep me smiling!
This was the best alternative, not having to go through any surgery, or complicate process.
I was referred to the "TMJ Sleep Apnea" Clinic by my dentist. I had developed a loud cracking noise in my jaw bones along with an occasional partial locking problem. I also had problems on occasion to not get a sound sleep. The folks at the clinic gave me various tests, evaluated by problems, and put me on a course of treatments. I now sleep longer and sounder and my jaw problems have been controlled. I would highly recommend the clinic to anyone with similar problems.
In this day of terrible customer service, where the customer or client rarely feels good about their experience, it has been a breath of fresh air to work with each of you. (TMD Facial Pain Clinic Staff)
Believe me, I left my work after 31 years knowing that things were not going to get any better and refused to back off from the one thing that elevated our offices above all the rest- answering the phones and helping people. While the focus is generally on the physician, and Dr. Kushner certainly deserves so much credit - I cannot say enough of the front office staff.
Years ago, I used to take my staff down to the Bremerton Naval Shipyard Pass and ID center to show them what to never do...Whatever they did, I did not want my staff to do! In this world I would take my staff to your office to see how customer service "should be done." Great job.
One of my favorite things about Dr. Barrett is hearing him say "Does that make sense to you?" and "Do you understand how that works?" He has models & plastic skulls in every room to show the patients how and why something isn't lining up or how the jaw is being forced to pop/crack.
Dr. Barrett is very patient. He always makes sure the patient understands the plan of care. Dr. Barrett and Dr. Kushner have an incredible staff! They know how to navigate the insurance industry! They are awesome about letting us know the upfront cost of our treatment, and getting reasonable payment plans.
Dr. Barrett is wonderful in working with other Professionals. I personally have two other providers on my case, an orthodontist and a primary dentist. Dr. Barrett is a great team leader!