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To my patients:

To My Patients:

Halloween is approaching and for the first time in many many years we won’t be working in the elaborate costumes we, and many of you, have enjoyed in the past. All of our staff felt that since the holiday falls out on a Wednesday when Dr. Rapp, Shameka, Sandy, and Joanne are off, it would be a good time to take a hiatus from our theatrics. But Halloween is not only about dressing up…for the kids it’s mostly about “Trick or Treat” candy. As a dentist I’ve always wished I could limit the amount of candy my young patients consume after Halloween and now we are going to do something about it. This year we are going to institute our first Halloween Candy Buy Back. Starting the day after Halloween, for two weeks we will purchase any candy for $1 per pound. All of the candy we collect will then be sent, along with toothbrushes, floss, and toothpaste, to our troops in Iraq. I’ve been told they not only love getting these goodies from home, they also use the candy to cheer up the Iraqi children. So bring in your Halloween candy and do something good for your kids and our soldiers.

As you all know, I continually try and upgrade our service to you clinically and in every other way possible. Occasionally the changes are better received by some of our patients than others. A year ago I incorporated the technology to send text messages to cell phones and computers. These messages are used to remind you of your appointments if we haven’t been able to reach you on the phone, to send birthday greetings, or to inform you of upcoming appearances on TV, radio, newspapers, or magazines. We have had many compliments on this additional service but we’ve also had a few complaints. If you would like to opt out of this messaging service please just call the office and let us know and we can make sure you are not troubled by these messages again.

Now that the summer is over and we are in the fourth quarter of the year it’s a good time to think about any dental treatment we’ve diagnosed but has not been completed. If you have dental insurance or “flex spending” any benefit that is not used by the end of the year is lost forever. In addition, this is a perfect time to begin treatment that can be spread over two calendar years to maximize your insurance reimbursement.

We wish you and your family a healthy and happy holiday season and don’t forget our toy drive, which begins right after Halloween. Bring in a new, unwrapped toy that will go to a child that otherwise would not get anything for the holidays and receive a $10 gift certificate towards any service in our office.

Best wishes ,

Dr. Kenneth S. Magid
Dr. Henry Rapp