Fall is my favorite time of year, and since I get to write our blog, I also get to share my love of the most wonderful season of all! After triple digit temperatures and the burning sun beating down for the past few months, even a simple thing like the angle of the sun in the sky can make a big difference. In the evenings, there is a golden glow cast on everything around. After a day full of wisdom teeth and dental implants, an autumn sunset and a cool(er) breeze make a perfect end to the day.
At Texas Wisdom Teeth and Dental Implants, we are gearing up for some big things this fall. We have continued our online special fee for dental implants, and patients can take advantage of saving hundreds of dollars on tooth replacement. Normally $2000 each, a dental implant is now $1765. The cost of dental implants is not the only reason that patients travel to us from all over Texas for their treatment. With over 30 years’ experience, Dr. Robert A. Weinstein has replaced missing teeth for thousands of patients. You can find out more about affordable dental implants here.
We have also continued our special private pay fee of $1185 for wisdom teeth removal surgery. We decided to continue these two oral surgery cost saving specials because of the feedback we have received from our patients.
Over the summer, a mother with two teenage sons brought them in to have their wisdom teeth removed. She had received consultations elsewhere along with fee quotes for over $2500, each child. With no dental insurance, the cost of surgery was 100% out of pocket for her. She was able to get both her teens taken care of for less than than it would have cost for just one at another doctor’s office. Her children received our signature personal, attentive patient care with treatment performed by our experienced oral surgeon. She paid less for the treatment, but maintained the benefits of going to a private practice. She was so happy that she cried when she paid for her teenagers’ wisdom teeth surgery. That is what is called a “paycheck of the heart”, and that is why we chose to continue our special pricing on wisdom teeth removal.
As the year winds down, we can be proud of the work we do here. When patient service and quality care are your top priorities, everything else falls into place. Our patients often refer their family and friends, co-workers and acquaintances. We take that to heart, and consider it to be the reward for a job well done. Thank you to all our patients and friends.
We love taking care of you!
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Today we remember 9/11 and honor the memory of all who lost their lives and their loved ones on that day. 12 years after the fact, we memorialize 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. What on Earth can an oral surgeon do to be of service on a day like this? We decided to volunteer.
Today, we visited the Plano Senior Center, and it truly was an awesome experience. Dr. Weinstein, his assistant Amanda and I presented information about the oral health-overall health connection to senior citizens at the community center. We shared some valuable information about the relationship between gum disease and problems like diabetes and heart disease. We performed free oral cancer screenings for participants. It was good to spend some time providing a service to people who were interested in their health and well-being.
The best part of the the whole event came at the end of the presentation. I made each of the participants a patriotic ribbon to wear on their shirt. Each person in the room put theirs on. We talked about where we were and what we were doing when the news came that the planes had hit. We talked for several minutes about how we all felt on that day. We talked about other important tragedies of our lifetimes- the ones where you will always remember the details. “Where were you when JFK was shot? Do you remember what you were doing when the Challenger exploded?” I realized that celebrating the anniversary of 9/11 with a day of service and remembrance is exactly the best way to recognize this important day in American history.
What happened between us, as we all shared our memories of that day, was exactly the same as what happened to all of us in the aftermath of 9/11. We shared something important, and it brought us together. What began as a seminar where a doctor was teaching health information to a group of spectators turned into real connection between fellow people. We got to know each other, and we all gave a little bit of our lives to each other. We shared stories and we talked about our families, our lives.
Volunteering today created a connection between people, between fellow Americans and between generations. There is a great reward in being of service to others, and it doesn’t have anything to do with feeling benevolent and it doesn’t have anything to do with points on a score card for good deeds. The reward that comes with being of service is in the heart, when the people you meet and make a connection with share a little piece of their lives with you, that is what you get out of being of service. I can’t wait to do it again!
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