Summer 2010

Congratulations to Sherri Therien for submitting the winning entry and naming our newsletter. Sherri won an Oral B Smart Series 5000 electric toothbrush. Thank you everyone who entered.

As the weather heats up and we realize that half of this year is over we would like to remind our insured patients that it is time to think about scheduling treatment before benefits run out at the end of 2010. Our schedules get busy in the fall months as patients try to maximize their insurance benefits and it becomes more difficult to schedule appointments. Contact our office as soon as possible for yourself or family members needing treatment or with any questions regarding remaining benefits. Most insurance plans run on a calendar year so any benefits that you have remaining will expire at the end of December.

In addition to our early morning and late day appointments we have also added Saturday hours for the convenience of our patients. We would like to congratulate Dr. Robert Bouffard on his recent retirement from The United States Navy and wish him continued success as he returns to civilian life. We are pleased that he will be continuing to treat our patients here in our office.

For our patients’ convenience we offer three bleaching procedures depending on time and cost. Zoom is a bleaching procedure that is done in our office and usually takes about 1 1/2 hours. It is a one time procedure although touch up bleaching can be done by the patient at home as needed. We also do a tray bleaching that requires patients to have impressions done and custom trays are made to fit each individual. Trays are filled with bleach and worn for periods of one hour up to twice a day and take about two weeks to reach full shade change. We also carry in our office a touch up bleach that can be purchased from us when patients feel the need to lighten the shade again. The third process is professional strength bleaching strips that are similar to the strips that you can purchase over the counter but a stronger bleach.

In keeping with our message of clean teeth we also carry the Oral B Smart Series electric toothbrush here for our patients. They are great for gift giving and are being offered through our office with a rebate from Oral B for a refund of fifty percent off the original purchase price. The offer runs July 1 through December 31, 2011. We do keep a supply on hand but call ahead to be sure we have them in stock. We also carry brush heads here in the office to pick up after your cleaning.

In closing, as you all know as you walk through the doors of our office, we are proud to say that we are “Red Sox Nation” although we do have a couple of Yankees fans here among us (Dr. Barone and Dr. Kaplan). As of the printing of this newsletter we are only three games out of first place and closing in on the Yankees quickly and looking forward to battling it out at The World Series. GO RED SOX!!

To all our patients, be safe and enjoy a great summer!

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