Center for Progressive Dentistry
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Vietnam Veteran is Great

As most of you know I have been treating a Vietnam veteran gratis for the past few months. So far everything is turning out quite well. I will post before/after pictures when we are through.

His name is Ennio, and he was born and raised in Parma, Italy. Ennio recently told me about his boss in 2008 having to let go one of the only two workers at the company (home security systems). Since Ennio had seniority, his boss had to fire the younger employee who was married with 3 children. Since Ennio was 62 at the time and had no children living at home he told his employer to let ...

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Our Vietnam Veteran is Doing Great

As many of you are aware, this year we decided to do a complete SMILE MAKEOVER for a war veteran GRATIS. The winner of our little contest served in Vietnam and then almost lost his life in a snow mobile accident in 1999 in N.H.

At the time, he lost most of his teeth and broke most of the bones in his face. We started our reconstruction a few weeks ago. The end result will be a total of ten mini implants and SNAP-ON dentures and the roof of his mouth will NOT be covered with the denture. In this way he’ll taste his food better, his speech will be better ...

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WZB-TV CBS Boston News

By Jonathan Elias, WBZ-TV
May 12, 2011 7:07 PM

DUXBURY (CBS) – There’s a dentist in Duxbury worth knowing. His name is Joseph Santelli. He served our country as a Navy captain during Vietnam. And for the last 30 years, he has been a dentist.

Recently he offered a deal: full dental reconstruction for a veteran, but they would have to write why the deserved it. Two-hundred people applied. The winner is a man who lost more than a few teeth following a snowmobile accident, some 35 years ago.

The reconstruction will cost more than $10,000. Santelli is doing the work, and providing the supplies for free. It will change this man’s life ...

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Patient Can't Believe All we did for Her

Mrs. M.K. just let us know that we have saved her from more serious dental concerns by seeing her as soon as she called our office and in a matter of minutes resolving her concerns.

Her treatment involved placing 4 mini implants in her lower jaw. Her new denture now SNAPS into place for her. She wears it 24/7 and only takes it out to clean it once/day. She even sleeps with it in her mouth. For the first time since she has been wearing dentures she does not need any messy adhesives…EVER!

And with all they are finding out about the zinc (a heavy metal) content in the denture adhesives, not ...

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Celebrating 40 Years in Dentistry!

On May 1 I celebrated my 40th year in this wonderful profession. Also on the 23rd of May my wife and secretary and myself will celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. On that same day I turn 66 years old. Never thought I’d be applying for Social Security benefits.

So we have lots going on in our lives and even more to be very thankful for. Our lives, through dentistry, have been immensely rewarding. The support that we have received from the local communities has been extremely enriching and through volunteer work and supplying FREE dentistry to people in need we will continue to give back in any way we can.

Thank you ...

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Totally Satisfied, Very Fearful Patient

Just finished Mrs. M.D., and she rated her overall visit at our dental office EXCELLENT. She was very impressed that she did not have to wait to be seen and we respected her time. She said she was greeted properly and would refer all her friends and relatives to us for their dental care also. Lastly, she stated in a testimonial letter to our office that, “All three of you were more than pleasant and friendly. Over all it was a good dental visit experience. I am usually PETRIFIED of the dentist-ha and I left very relaxed and informed.”

Letters like these from our patients are what we are in the ...

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Snap-On Denture in One Hour

Just finished up a Snap-On lower denture for one of our patients in ONE hour. She was very apprehensive so we used nitrous oxide gas, which made her very relaxed (no charge for this service) and then gave her plenty of novocaine, which she never felt because we use the WAND which is all computerized and you don’t even feel the initial pin prick. Pretty good…HUH?

We placed 4 mini dental implants, attached her old denture to them, and when I called her tonight to see how she was doing she was at a restaurant already having dinner.

If you or a person you know is having trouble keeping their dentures in ...

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