Happy New Year!
A new year signifies a new beginning.
The past is a cancelled check as I talked about in the December entry of Dental Chronicles so today can be the beginning of new habits. It is empowering to know that a new morning brings us an opportunity to make the changes that we know will improve our life. Good health is a common denominator of a good life. Just because you have not seen a dentist in a few months? years? does not mean that you can't start fresh and get back on the bandwagon of a healthy mouth and body.We promise, we will encourage and motivate you to take charge of your health when we see you. So make that call today!
A Manager's Welcome
Welcome, my name is Lynda and I am the office manager for Dr. Merriman's practice. We understand that entering a dental office can be a stressful experience for some patients. We do everything possible to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Upon entering our office, you will be greeted by me and my fellow team members. Dr. Merriman will provide you with an introduction of our philosophy and answer any questions you may have about the practice. We respect our patient's time with us. Punctuality is a high priority at our office so that we can continue to provide the exceptional service our patients expect. Early arrivals to our office can relax in out waiting area which has coffee, tea and a wide range of magazines for you to read.
I was born and raised in England before moving to the United States and am a long-time resident of Westfield. I believe that the values we share as a family transcend from our home to this office; we treat our patients as family. I joined Dr. Merriman's practice after 16 years of experience in the dental field and I can attest to the fact that she is the most thorough and caring professional with a strong sense of patient satisfaction. Dr. Merriman has been, and continues to be, passionate about her career and the level of care she provides her patients.
You are going to love being a part of our practice, "our family," as much as we love being part of Dr. Merriman's team. Once again, welcome to our office. I look forward to seeing our valued patients again and meeting for the first time, those of you who are new to our office.
We have a new updated website! It was unveiled on January 19th, 2012. Please visit it to see the many updates that we have made to enhance and improve user convenience, reflect the continuous professional development of the team, describe services offered by our practice and provide links for all the mediums that we use for patient education, information and engagement such as our blog and Facebook page.
We extend an open invitation to all our patients, associates, and friends to stop in and visit our new state of the art facility. If you have the time, we would love to catch up with you and sit down to have a cup of coffee.
We use our Facebook page routinely to share dental and wellness tips with you. Please 'Like Us' along with your friends and family. Our page is a fabulous way to get important information and learn about our practice.
We warmly welcome Theres Sigone to our practice as an assistant. Theres has worked in the dental profession for the past 6 years and is in college to pursue an education as a dental hygienist.
The next time you drink a caffeinated beverage, even a 'diet' soda, remember that it erodes your enamel. Swishing such drinks in your mouth and continuous sipping is even more harmful. Limiting or eliminating such beverages from your daily diet is helpful to your teeth. Using a straw is less harmful to your teeth. A good habit to make if you drink these beverages is to rinse your mouth with water afterwards and wait at least half an hour before brushing. Also, extra fluoride is essential. Ask us about fluoride treatments the next time you see us.