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Recent Dentistry on my own Certified Dental Assistant

October 2, 2011
Posted By: Dr. Santelli

My dental assistant of 37 years, Joanne Bray, recently needed some long overdue dentistry. Years ago Joanne fractured her lower jaw and lost a few of her lower front teeth in an accident. I had made her a permanently fixed porcelain bridge about 30 years ago to replace what she had and it has served her well all of these years. However it was starting to look its age (as we ALL are) and we decided to use more modern materials and a few mini dental implants to replace the three missing teeth. We also, with the help of our pre-dental student Anthony, did one root canal and removed a small piece of root that was embedded in her jaw. After the three mini implants were placed we made her up a custom fabricated acrylic temporary until her permanent porcelain bridge is completed.

When I called Jaonne that evening to see how she was doing this is what she had to say:

Joe, I have to share with you my experience with my dental appointment today. You know the FEAR I have always had, and the pounding in my heart started BEFORE I sat in the dental chair. I knew I was going to need a root canal and I was very concerned what you were going to find under my 30 year old bridge. I have to tell you I felt NO PAIN from the beginning until the end. Once again you performed your MAGIC! I could not believe how easy it was to have THREE mini implants placed, a root canal performed and a root removed from my lower jaw. The fact that you and Anthony could do all of that in under two hours, and then I was able to assist for you in the afternoon was totally astonishing to me. I have not even taken an aspirin and ALL of the novocaine has long worn off. I am so please to be a part of such a wonderful and caring office that creates beautiful SMILES…PAINLESSLY for all who come to us for dental care.

Thank you soooo much!

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