* Bella Magazine (summer issue) published Dr. Merriman's article on what to look for when choosing a dental practice. We are proud to contribute to Bella as we love and share their philosophy: Beauty as defined by you. Look for more articles by Dr. Merriman in their digital and print publications. Please come by 229 Charles Street for a complementary magazine.
* Our Hygienist
Many of you have already met or received a call from our hygienist and preventive care manager, Maria. She joined our practice this March and comes to us with 24 years of experience. She has previously worked with general dentists and specialists and has a passion for doing 'whatever it takes' to get her patients healthy. I recently had my own preventive care visit with her and I can tell you that it was the best and most thorough visit I have ever had with a hygienist. She truly was effective in educating me (yes, me! I'm a dentist but am also a patient like you) about the condition of my mouth and gave me some nifty tips to improve my home care. She has coined the phrase, 'you must rock the floss' and sincerely looks forward to seeing you at your next visit. We are lucky to have her as a part of the A team!
* Blood pressure screening at every dental visit? Yes! Your general health is directly related to your oral health so we will record your BP at your next visit. This not a substitute to a visit with your medical physician but is meant to be an important screening.
* Mind-body connection - Yes! We have designed your visits keeping this in mind. So sit back and let go. Let us guide you to breathe deeply and mindfully while receiving a dental procedure, relax and visualize yourself floating peacefully down a gentle stream with the sun shining upon your face. All while you listen to music that soothes your mind.
* Our Facebook following is increasing every day. Our page is dedicated to educating and engaging you. We love to share dental tips, general stories that inspire and move us. We have recently started a 'Spotlight on Spectacular Patients' as well. Please visit Sunita Merriman, DDS on Facebook and invite your friends and family to like us. We know they will love it and benefit from it.
Lynda, Claudia, Maria, Queenie and Deborah join me in thanking you for the opportunity of taking care of your smile. We feel that all our patients are spectacular!