LET THE RENOVATIONS BEGIN!
Office renovations will begin in early May 2019. Our goal is to create a more modern and comfortable environment for our patients and staff. Renovations will include a more user friendly office design, windows in many of the patient treatment rooms and modernizing much of the equipment.
Dr. Larry's 2nd daughter, now Dr. Nina, a graduate of Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry, is presently working as a dentist in a 2 year residency-like corporate practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She plans on returning to Bucks County and working at our Ottsville private practice location before August 2020. We want to thank you in advance as the practice undergoes construction. The process will be performed in several phases, in such a way, that we will not need to close down for any of the phases.
BENCO DENTAL STAFF TRIP
Above our “Staff Design and Office Flow Team” traveled to Wilkes Barre, PA, to visit the Benco Dental Showroom. This is the largest dental showroom facility space in the United States. Pictured above from left to right are: Dr. Larry, his wife Sharon, Bev K., Eileen F., and Donna B.
"LIKE US" ON FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM
Ninety percent of our new patients find our office through the old tried and true method of "word of mouth." However, times are definitely changing. Due to the advancement of social media, newspaper readership is dramatically down and telephone books have been antiquated. More and more patients are finding their needed services through social media. We felt now is the time to jump on that social media train.
Our Facebook page will appear a lot like the Chatter page in this website. However, our communication with you through Facebook will be more weekly than monthly. We hope you truly enjoy it. Provide us a "Like" on Facebook and enjoy our weekly updates. We also thank you for all your great Google reviews!
"WHAT IS CARE CREDIT?"
72% of our patients do not or never had dental insurance. For those patients specifically, we provide a 12 month plan through a lending company named Care Credit. We are proud to be a participant in the Care Credit Financing Program; if the patient qualifies they can obtain a 12 month line of credit with 0% interest.
CELEBRATING STAFF BIRTHDAYS
Rakowsky Dental considers itself a family. With that thought process, it is not unusual for the practice to celebrate staff birthdays, summer parties, or year end parties through the course of a year.
PATIENT COMFORT DOES MATTER!
Patient courtesy, comfort and care begins with the first phone call and continues throughout treatment. In the picture above, patient Jennifer H., is about to be treated while wearing our famous weighted “anxiety” blanket.
Congratulations to our long time receptionist, Judy Feher and her husband, Joe, on the birth of their second granddaughter. Cecilia Anna Feher was born to Judy’s son, Andrew, and his wife, Ashley. Cecilia joins her Big Sister, Charlotte. We are so happy for them!
TIDY TOOTH TIPS: MOUTH BREATHING
Mouth Breathing “April showers bring May flowers” but along with that for many the seasonal pollen and blooms can bring on the dreaded allergies, congestion, and mouth breathing. Dentists usually see their patients more often than a primary physician, making them the first to identify the symptoms of mouth breathing, and are able to help prevent adverse effects caused by it. Children who mouth breath over time may suffer from abnormal facial and dental developments such as long, narrow faces and mouths, smiles that show a lot of gum, maligned teeth, and gingivitis. Poor sleeping habits can result from mouth breathing and can adversely affect growth and academic performance. Many children are misdiagnosed with ADHD- hyperactivity because of mouth breathing. If a child becomes restless or frustrated in school due to lack of sleep they may exhibit some behavioral problems. Catching this issue early, treatment can be very beneficial. A dentist can check for mouth breathing symptoms and swollen tonsils. Children can be sent to an ENT specialist, if necessary, for further treatment. Dentists can also refer to an Orthodontist for expansion appliances to help open nasal passages. If you or your child suffers from this condition, speak with a healthcare professional who is knowledgeable about mouth breathing. “Seeking treatment for mouth breathing can significantly improve quality of life”.
ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL SPRING AND SUMMER SIGHTS AND EVENTS
FROM OUR DENTAL FAMILY TO YOURS