Newsletter #22 April 12, 2021

I trust you and yours are staying safe and healthy.  We are continuing to provide the same level of disinfecting the office that we did before the vaccination release (see prior newsletters).  It is safe to get your dental treatment (unless you are a dental phobic, then no time is “safe”, and we love you anyway). I was so very... read more »

Newsletter #21 March 11, 2021

Yes, I do keep saying it. We are open. And we are a safe place to be. We do numerous things to keep everyone safe: all of our regular pre-Covid infection control protocol plus our current Covid respiratory protocol (an hour between patients in every room plus cold fogging and disinfecting, HEPA filters, HVE’s for aerosols, closing doors during treatment,... read more »

Newsletter #20 February 1, 2021

We are open and we exceed the sanitation recommendations of the CDC and the CDA to keep you (and us) safe from the coronavirus and from the new and more contagious one (read earlier newsletters to get all the nitty-gritty details, lol).  My staff and I have received our first vaccine shot and are looking forward to the second one. ... read more »

To Mask or Not to Mask, That Is the Question. . . Really???

I just 86'ed my first patient from my practice for refusing to wear a mask when in my office. He said it wasn’t a political but a personal choice and that he felt healthy and saw no point in wearing one. When I gave him a mask, he put it on but wrong; under his nose not over his nose.... read more »

I’ve Been Caspered!!!

I know, I KNOW, the correct verb is to ghost. Like in I ghost, you ghost, he/she/it ghosts. I just learned this new word since I started online dating. I was sitting next to a young woman who was lamenting on her last date who “ghosted” her and then I knew. I had been ghosted too. Multiple times. I am... read more »

The Life and Death of Permanent First Molar

Age 6 Yay! Brand new tooth. Gets a sealant to prevent a cavity. ($50) Age 10 Lost the sealant, eats lots of candy, has a chewing surface cavity, filling placed ($170) Age 16 Brushing better but doesn’t floss teeth, has flossing cavity, bigger filling placed ($280) Age 24 Still doesn’t floss, has new flossing cavity; filling is even bigger ($340)... read more »

Quieting the Squirrel Mind and Reduce Anxiety

My dad was a psychologist, so I started reading some of his psych books from the time I was a teenager. And since I had issues (like everyone else in the world!), and since I had no stigma against therapy (it’s not so much I’m OK and You’re OK, it is more like I’m a bit crazy and so are... read more »

Fractured Nursery Rhymes #2

Mary had a baby tooth Its roots had gone away. Every day she wiggled it Until in her hand, it lay. ‘Neath her pillow it did lie White and pearly shining, Waiting for a fairy light While all its buds were dining. So fast asleep Mary went Dreams of prizes coming. The tooth fairy stealthy came A coin she left,... read more »

Fractured Nursery Rhymes #1

One, Two, Where’s the glue?* Three, Four, Brush some more. Five, Six, A tooth to fix. Seven, Eight, Pain can’t wait. Nine, Ten, NOT AGAIN!!!! *denture adhesive to keep them in

Is Your Tooth Worth a Million Dollars?

In one research study, people were asked how much money would they want to have a perfect upper front tooth extracted?  Most decided that their tooth was worth, yep, $1,000,000!  Yet, these same people may not be willing to spend any money to keep that million-dollar tooth in their mouth. Dentistry can seem expensive in the moment but when you... read more »