For personalized attention and superior patient care, trust Dr. Lawrence K. Cook DDS and the team at Lakeland Center for Oral Surgery & Implantology in Lakeland, Florida. Our mission is to provide a comfortable environment that is welcoming and relaxing. Since we are located on a swan sanctuary, our patients can enjoy the serene views of Lake Morton right from their chair! Visit our friendly office today. We strive to keep you healthy and happy.That slogan was the title of a recent anesthesia seminar I attended. It has also been the lifetime guiding principle for my oral surgery practice. In my office, lengthy and more complicated cases that require general anesthesia are carefully planned in a "get acquainted" appointment that precedes the patient's date of surgery. In that appointment we take a thorough health history, obtain baseline health statistics, plan the necessary surgery, discuss the surgical treatment and recovery time, review the financial costs, and set the date and time for the surgery. Knowledge is power, and when a patient is fully informed of how their surgery can be safely provided - they are properly dressed, have thorough dietary instructions, are offered calming pre-medication, and have obtained their prescriptions and supplies - they come to surgery informed and relaxed. So whether my patient is a lovely nurse with a hint of Haitian accent who has dedicated 25 years of her life to the compassionate care of patients or a fragile frightened, beautiful little blond child who has been depicted as "untreatable" - a loving introduction to what we are going to do and how we are going to do it, can remove fear and allow for a successful and tranquil surgical experience. That is, and always has been, our goal!