In the orthodontic office, it isn’t always front and center the things we are thankful for, and what a better time than the present to share some of our favorites.
1) We are thankful when someone is referred by friend. It is true that many dentists are the first in line to suggest that you or your child see an orthodontist, but we are truly humbled when someone puts a friend as the person who recommended us.
2) We are thankful to have opportunities to help in our community. While much of what a business does seems to focus internally, our office is blessed to be able to support fundraisers and other benefits in our area. One of our biggest outreaches is in February during National Dental Health Month. Our multitalented, does-everything employee, and former pediatric nurse, Lisa Masciadrelli, will go to countless 2nd grades in two states to visit over 1,500 students with a unique dental program every year. The children get to interact, ask questions, and be candid about their dental knowledge. We are thankful that we can provide supplies and dental goodies for every child, so they can go home and share their story with their parents.
3) We are thankful for our fellow orthodontists. What may not be known is that orthodontics is not a dog-eat-dog field. Many of our local orthodontists work with us in different capacities to support each other. Our office is part of a network of orthodontists who communicate with each other directly. This circle of doctors will cover for each other when one is away. They also discuss patient cases that are unusual. These doctors will also look to each other for guidance in current issues, such as insurance regulations, or transitioning to new technology. We are thankful to have a wonderful treasure of orthodontists who support each other.