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To my patients: 07/2004
To my patients:
It seems every time I write I start off with “there’s
a lot to tell you about and I’ll try and keep it to one page”.
As usual, it’s true now too. Here goes, certainly not in order
of importance. The first thing you may notice is the new stationery,
logo, and practice “name”. This is all part of the major
facelift in the office which is almost complete. I hope you like
the changes as much as we do and if you haven’t seen them
please come by and take a look. On our new stationery you will see
our web site www.ADofW.com which is the abbreviation of Advanced
Dentistry of Westchester our new overall practice “name”.
You can also get to the web site through www.drmagid.com . The web
site attempts to tell all about us and the kind of advanced technologies
and treatment we do including a clip of the ABC-TV segment which
featured our office. You can also use the web site to contact us
by email. Take a look and let us know what you think. If you would
like to tell a friend about our office this is an easy way for them
to find out more about us.
On to personal stuff, Sandy had a beautiful healthy baby girl named
Samantha Jo and after five months of maternity leave she is back
to work three days a week. Tara and Vinny got married in February
and Rosaura and TJ got married in June in beautiful weddings. Everyone
is back to work so Helen can go back to being semi-retired which
she graciously gave up to fill in for everyone else. We went to
North Carolina to watch our daughter graduate from Duke University.
I was the typical proud daddy with a video camera stuck in his face
and I would be happy to bore you to death with the pictures. In
September she will start the University of Pennsylvania School of
Dental Medicine. In another five years she can take some of the
load off her aging father.
The other day a patient that wanted an appointment sooner than one
was available commented that “why should they (the patient)
care about my lecturing internationally and teaching at a university”
if it takes time away from the office. While most of my lecturing
takes place on weekends and teaching is on my day off, it troubled
me because I realized I had not communicated to you the benefits
you receive from these endeavors. As a lecturer in esthetics and
high technology dentistry I obviously have to use and be knowledgeable
about the latest advances in treatment. In the university setting
we share and evaluate the latest information and published studies.
Some of the benefits my patients have received are:
• The use of very low radiation, more diagnostic
digital x-ray years before almost anyone else. This advancement
is still not available in over 80% of dental practices.
• The use of air abrasion and lasers to do most of our fillings
without a “drill” or “shot” with the obvious
rewards to the one being treated.
• The use of lasers for bloodless surgery with no possibility
of infection and no post-operative pain, laser diagnostics for
early detection of cavities, new laser periodontal (gum) treatments.
• The first computerized cosmetic previewing system in dentistry
and now the ability to perfectly match our restorations to the
color of existing teeth with computer colorimetry.
Although I have been lecturing to dentists for years about these
wonderful advances 96% of the dentists have not incorporated them
in their practices. For me dentistry is more than a profession
or an occupation, it is also my hobby and abiding interest. Teaching
and lecturing allow me to constantly expand and improve to the
benefit of all.
Even though I hope this is informative it doesn’t
help open up appointments so I am already looking for an associate
to help make treatment time more convenient. I have interviewed
and checked out a number of excellent prospects and will keep you
posted on the process. I hope you all have a great summer.
Dr. Kenneth S. Magid