This week, our own Dr. Dodd visited Mrs. DiLandro’s Kindergarten class at Lake Avenue elementary school in Saratoga Springs in honor of National Dental Health month. The students were perfect; enthusiastic and full of questions. Dr. Dodd made them all honorary dentists for the day and taught them what to expect during a visit to the dentist.
They reviewed the best ways to take care of their teeth as well as proper food choices to promote good oral health. In the end, each student left with their own spin brush and a dental goodie bag. Kelsey Dodd even volunteered to be the patient for a mock dental exam. It is important for a dentist to teach children good oral hygiene at an early age and show kids that there is nothing to fear about the dentist. Our offices always welcome the opportunity to give back to this great community. Hopefully the children had a lot of fun and learned plenty healthy habits.
Check out the video Dr. Dodd showed the class Dudley Visits the Dentist. This video shows the children what to expect at a dental appointment and introduces them to the dental team and the instruments.
Many patients are unhappy with their smile. They never even consider having it improved often because they believe it would be too expensive. This patient wanted to correct large spaces between the teeth.
Using white (composite) restorations, the spaces were closed and we created a perfect smile, inexpensively and in a single visit.
Notice that even though we added a significant amount of width to the teeth, they don’t look bulky or wide. Combining the art and science of dentistry to bring you the smile of your dreams.
All photos published to this blog are actual patients of Saratoga Springs Dentists. This case was completed by Dr. Gregory P. Dodd.
Most of us don’t think of romance when thinking about our dental office but in honor of Valentine’s day, I will offer two stories that may just change your mind.
♥ TIFFANY AND TIM
Tiffany is a hygienist in our Greenwich office. After starting her career dental assisting, Tiffany decided to return to hygiene school, graduating from Hudson Valley in 2004. Tiffany quickly found a home with us at Greenwich Family Dentistry. Her love for the job and her patients was immediately evident. Tim was a patient of the practice. He would request early appointment times for his dental cleanings so that he could get to work. Tiffany would often accommodate and come in early. This early schedule meant that Tiffany would often need to skip breakfast. Tim would return after his cleanings with breakfast for her and the staff. One birthday, Tim arrived at the office with Tiffany’s favorite flowers. A budding romance quickly ensued. Today Tiffany and Tim are married and live in Greenwich with their two beautiful daughters Alexa and Mallory. Tiffany is still a dedicated hygienist and often remarks that she has the greatest job because “everyday, I get to make someone’s smile a little brighter”.
♥ Laura and Joe
Laura and Joe (Dr. Johnstone and Dr. Denning), first met through mutual friends over 10 years ago. They knew there was an instant connection, and surprisingly, they both already had the dream of becoming dentists. Although they attended different undergraduate universities they remained together. They both continued to pursue the goal of becoming dentists and both were accepted into Stonybrook School of Dental Medicine. Despite the pressure and stress of dental school their love remained stronger than ever and were married in the fall of 2011. After completing their residencies together, life’s path found its way to Saratoga Springs and our offices. Today they have realized their dream of working together as part of our practice while having the privilege of serving this fantastic community.
So next time you think of that special romantic spot — it could be Paris, it could be the beach at sunset or maybe, just maybe, it could be your dental office. Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone from your dental office!