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5 Star Reviews and the Quest for Perfection

It’s no secret that Dr. Dave and Diane love to travel.  There are photos around the office and artifacts from their journeys. They forgo golf memberships, fancy wardrobes, and other luxuries in order to find an adventure and travel to “parts unknown” to them. It was on a recent trip that Dr. Dave had an interesting observation that has led him on a fun research project.

In Paris they were preparing for a day visiting the Louvre. So as not to miss any of the most famous of the Louvre’s art exhibits, they checked in with Mr. Google for his assistance.  The search was “top 10 things to see at the Louvre”? The first information that popped up was the Louvre’s Google rating: 4.7 stars out of 5. Huh, wouldn’t one think that the world’s most famous and renowned art museum would be a shoo-in for a 5 star Google rating?  They have the Mona Lisa for crying out loud! Who knows, maybe it got dinged for all the stairs when some have knee problems – like Dr. Dave and Diane. (They would gladly give the Louvre 5 stars anyway)!

At Davidson Family Dentistry, we strive for 5 stars from everyone – all the time. We have hundreds of reviews in aggregate on the many internet sites that are available to an internet researcher. Dr. Dave especially wants his Google score high because that is the search engine he uses. (Currently Davidson has over 130 Google reviews with a 4.8 star Google rating). We strive for all of our patient encounters to be 5 stars and are disappointed when the rare person doesn’t have a 5 star experience.

With Davidson Family Dentistry at 4.8 and the Louvre at 4.7, Dr. Dave decided to compare us with other famous places. Here is our list:

Davidson Family Dentistry                           4.8

Smithsonian Museums:

  1.   National Portrait Museum                4.8
  2. Art Museum                                           4.7
  3. Air & Space                                             4.7
  4. American History                                  4.7
  5. Natural History                                      4.5

World Sites:

  1.  Stonehenge (England)                              4.4
  2. Church of the Holy Seplechure (Israel) 4.4
  3. Berlin Zoo (Germany)                               4.4
  4. Disneyland Paris (France)                        4.5
  5. Neuschwanstein Castle (Germany)        4.5
  6. Pyramids of Egypt                                      4.5
  7. Parthenon (Athens, Greece)                     4.5
  8. Eiffel Tower (Paris)                                    4.6
  9.  Sydney Opera House (Australia)            4.7
  10. Paris Opera House (France)                     4.7
  11. Ankor Wat (Cambodia)                             4.7
  12. St. Peters Basicilica (Rome)                     4.7
  13. Sistine Chapel (Rome)                               4.7
  14. Louvre Art Museum (Paris)                      4.7
  15. d’Orsey Art Museum (Paris)                     4.7

7 Modern Wonders of the World:

  1. Great Wall of China                                    4.2
  2. Taj Mahal (India)                                        4.6
  3. Petra (Jordan)                                             4.7
  4. Colosseum (Rome)                                     4.7
  5. Christ the Redeemer (Brazil)                   4.7
  6. Chichen izta (Mexico)                                4.8
  7. Machu Picchu (Peru)                                 4.8

Midwestern Sites:

  1. Mayo Clinic (Minnesota)                           4.3
  2. Graceland (Memphis, Tennessee)           4.4
  3. Mall of America (Minneapolis)                4.5
  4. Science & Industry Museum (Chicago)  4.5
  5. St. Louis Gateway Arch (Missouri)         4.7
  6. Mt. Rushmore (South Dakota)             4.7
  7. Chicago Art Institute (Chicago)              4.8
  8. Henry Dorley Zoo (Omaha)                     4.8

Iowa Sites:

  1. Iowa Hall of Pride (Des Moines)            3.9
  2. Iowa Cubs (Des Moines)                          4.0
  3. Des Moines Science Center                     4.0
  4. Blank Park Zoo (Des Moines)                4.4
  5. Iowa Wild                                                   4.5
  6. Des Moines Civic Center                         4.5
  7. Old Capital (Iowa City)                           4.6
  8. Des Moines Art Center                            4.6
  9. Salisbury House (Des Moines)              4.7
  10. Des Moines Symphony                           4.8

National Sites:

  1. Statue of Liberty (New York)                4.5
  2. New York Natural History Museum    4.6
  3. Disneyland California                             4.6
  4. Yellowstone National Park                    4.7
  5. DisneyWorld Florida                              4.7
  6. Grand Canyon National Park             4.8
  7. Golden Gate Bridge (San Francisco)   4.8

To paraphrase America’s greatest president, Abraham Lincoln, (Dr. Dave gives him 5 stars) “you can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

At Davidson Family Dentistry we are at your service to provide 5 star dentistry, 5 star customer service, and 5 star patient satisfaction. Dr. Dave likes to say “if we meet or exceed your expectations, please write a review and tell the WORLD. If we don’t meet or exceed your expectations then please tell US so we can make it right”.  We want to be the best dental office you have ever experienced!

To your good health and entertaining travels,

Davidson Family Dentistry



Posted June 18th, 2018