On Monday, June 17, 2019 Natalie joined our family.
Natalie will be working at the Front Desk.
Natalie lives in Hilltown with her husband, Hans. They are the parents of two married children and four grandbabies.
Natalie loves spending time with her family and enjoys traveling. She is honored to be joining such a great team!
Please be sure to introduce yourself to Natalie next time you are in the office.
Judy’s Retirement Party
Rakowsky Family Dental celebrated Judy’s 27 year career working at our office
with a dinner party at Bowman’s North.
Judy was accompanied by her husband, Joe, 2 children, daughter-in-law, and 2 beautiful granddaughters, ages 4 months and 3 years old.
Judy’s 27 years at RFD began by sharing stories of small children, survival
techniques for her 2 teenagers, and now the unconditional love for her granddaughters.
Judy, Thank You for your 27 years of memories and friendship
Your RFD Family and patients miss you.
DR. LARRY RAKOWSKY GIVING BACK
We are honored to share with you that Dr. Larry is a participant in the Dental Lifeline Network of Pennsylvania and the Donated Dental Services (DDS) Program. Along with 645 of other dentists across Pennsylvania, Dr. Larry has been committed to providing dental treatment to people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically compromised. Along with the 645 dentists, 112 dental laboratories have provided 5,432 vulnerable people with over $17.7 million worth of dental care through the DDS program.
The treatment is not only a significant contribution to their health, but also to their happiness, self-esteem, ability to work and support their families, and to lead normal lives. In some cases, their dental care is a prerequisite to life-saving transplants, surgeries and treatments.
Dr. Larry THANK YOU for your commitment and generosity to this program. Your time, knowledge and skills have touched many lives.
WE ARE SO PROUD AND THANKFUL FOR YOUR SERVICE
North Meets South
As we enter Phase 2 of our construction project, for the very first time in our practice, the north and south ops have been connected by a rear halfway.
Our hygienist, Diane, is standing in our ALL NEW HALLWAY that connects
the north and south sides of the building.
Come see our ”new connection!”
In addition to our new breakthrough, we also had the demolition of two of our south side operatories and an office.
Windows were also installed in each room and the sun is shining in on the south side of the building!
The excitement among the staff and patients is contagious!
Supporting Those In The Missionary Fields
Every year, one of our patients, Ellen M., is part of a dental and medical team that travels to a chosen missionary field to provide support for those in need.
This year, Ellen and her team traveled to Chulucanas, Peru.
Dr. Larry continues his support in this effort by donating toothbrushes.
Thank You Ellen for your dedication to this amazing cause.
We Have Hand-held X-Ray Units!
Eileen is seen here taking an x-ray on one of our patients, Chris B.
The handheld x-ray unit, The Nomad, is highly portable, reliable, efficient and safe.
Our clinical staff will be happy to show it off to you, next time you are in the office.
A Sweet Message
One of our very special patients came into the office today to purchase six children’s toothbrushes.
Once she was home, we received this message:
“Thank You Rakowsky Family Dentistry! Kyle told me, “I got every tooth Grandma!”
He loves his new Spider-Man Power Toothbrush. Macey was more excited about decorating her Kid’s Spinbrush My Way Toothbrush.”
GREAT JOB KYLE! We are glad you and Macey are enjoying your new toothbrushes!
Tidy Tooth Tips: What is the purpose of third molars?
For patients that decide not to have their third molars (aka wisdom teeth) extracted, proper oral hygiene is of the utmost importance. Caring for partially erupted molars can be highly challenging due to their location, especially those that are impacted. This can increase the risk of cavities. Some third molars may have an operculum (soft tissue covering a partially erupted tooth), impeding good oral hygiene, causing irritation, and encouraging food impaction. Sometimes brushing wisdom teeth with a regular toothbrush can be difficult. Your hygienist can recommend a children’s toothbrush. In addition to brushing, using a fluoride mouth rinse can be helpful and provide lavage. You can also rinse with a warm salt water rinse. To prevent any issues involving infection, clinical assessment at regular intervals is advised. Patient preferences should play a prominent role in deciding whether asymptomatic, disease-free impacted wisdom teeth should be removed.
Silver Diamine Fluoride: A new tool in caries management
Dental caries (cavities) remain one of the most common chronic diseases in childhood. 25% have decay by age 3, 60% by age 10. In many cases where patient management cannot be achieved (ex. children with special needs, elderly facing end of life issues, third world countries where performing traditional dentistry is economically, and logistically impossible) silver diamine is a suggested treatment. The silver diamine fluoride simply needs to be painted on the decalcified carious lesion to arrest its progression. No drills and no needles. The downside of this application is that it provides a black stain where the lesion is present. Because of this negative cosmetic side effect, this material cannot be used in all cases. However, this paint on material can arrest advancing caries on patients that otherwise would be unable to be treated.
"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.
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ENJOY EACH AND EVERY BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY
FROM OUR DENTAL FAMILY TO YOURS