Thanksgiving Challenge 2021...Grateful for Good Dentists!

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Thanksgiving Challenge 2021...Grateful for Good Dentists!


We all need them and yet is there anyone out there who gleefully goes to the dentist?  

However, I have been blessed to have 2 dental practices who have come to my rescue when I truly needed it, and very painlessly I might add.

In 2017 I broke off and swallowed part of my back tooth the day before the arrival of Hurricane Irma. I was lucky to catch Spodak Dental before they were closing their offices so everyone could go home and board up. 


“Come in and even if we’re unable to work on it now, we’ll make sure that you won’t be in any pain during the hurricane.”

(Side note- my soon-to-be fired regular dentist didn’t return my call until late that night.)

 

Fast forward to this past weekend, I bit into an egg roll and out popped most of my front tooth. No pain but I was having my family over for a birthday dinner for my brother the next day. How was I going to keep my mouth closed all weekend??

 

My wonderful dentist (Councill Dental) here in Cypress called me on his way home from an all-day class and offered to stop by the office and see what he could do. 

Instead, his partner met me first thing Saturday morning and glued me back together!!!

The staff in both practices know how fearful many of us are about going to the dentist and they go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable.

 

With other medical emergencies, you can go to the ER or Urgent Care facility. But with a dental emergency...where can you go??

 I am so grateful for the staffs and dentists at Spodak and Councill Dental. 



This is an entry in the Thanksgiving Challenge 2021 hosted by Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Comments (30)

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Kathy Streib - Can I relate to this - YES. 

After years of having just an ok dentist, about three years ago I asked my CPA for a recommendation.  So thankful for the dentist, the staff, and his awesome recommendation to an oral surgeon.

Talk about timing, breaking a tooth before a hurricane - good heavens.  This dentist is something to be thankful for.  

 

Nov 18, 2021 09:36 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Not one to be excited about dentists...had one start drilling before the novacaine was effective...glad you have dependable doctors who truly care, Kathy!

Nov 18, 2021 10:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kathy,

We have a new dentist, and he is wonderful.  And it is such a relief after the last one in many ways.  A

Nov 18, 2021 11:04 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I usually associate pain with dentist, but you are right they are a blessing, especially when we need quick relief from that pain.

Nov 18, 2021 11:38 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Wow you got superb service from those two dental offices Kathy! Thank goodness you didn't have to go through that hurricane in pain...what blessing that was.  And last weekend too.  Having a top notch, gentle dentist is high on my list as well.  Thankfully we have one about a mile from our house.  Thankfully!

Nov 18, 2021 12:08 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Kathy Streib ,

Wow..you found the perfect dentists who took the time and compassion to help you! I changed my dentist teo years ago and so glad I did!! What a world of difference!

Nov 18, 2021 04:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne Martin whenever we've moved, one of the most important things to tackle was finding a new dentist!!! I love the one we use now. 

Nina Hollander, Broker you are very lucky. #1 in my list of needs is painless. 

Nov 18, 2021 05:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

I suspsect most of us do not like going to the dentist, but when you have to, and urgently, it's great to have someone you trust to help. My current dentist was a referral from a client/friend and she and her staff have been wonderful. Thanksfully, no emergencies...yet.

Jeff

Nov 18, 2021 05:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kat Palmiotti We've been lucky to have found some very good and caring dentists wherever we've lived. 

Steffy Hristova I know they'll love a nice note from you. I wasn't sure what to expect when I called, especially on a Friday night. 

Nov 18, 2021 05:43 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog that is remarkable. We've moved so much I don't have that kind of longevity with one. 


Michael Jacobs absolutely!!!  I couldn't stand looking at myself minus one front tooth. It's cute when you're 7 but not 70 (+)

Nov 18, 2021 05:52 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty we had one that tried to upsell you every time you went in. 

Grant Schneider the same thing happened to my niece so I've referred to ours. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:30 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Sharon Tara I still can't believe that happened!! It was the oddest sensation!

Carol Williams no kidding. We were accustomed to having dental covered in our insurance when we worked for large companies. I've checked into dental insurance but it doesn't pay. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:32 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist the worse part before the hurricane was that since I'd swallowed part of the tooth, I had to make sure that I "passed" the tooth. If not, I was going to have to go for an X-ray. It could have cut up my intestines. (ick)

Nov 18, 2021 06:33 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! oh my gosh, that would have been a nightmare for me. I tell them to numb me all they want!!! I want to feel nothing. Plus I wear headphones and listen to music. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:35 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I always tell people that the hardest thing about moving is finding medical people you will like and that are good!  We've been very lucky. 

George Souto I've heard and I believe it to be true that with all of the new techniques and technology, there should be no pain. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:37 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker I think they must include courses on how to make patients feel at ease when they are in dental school because it seems the staff in most of the practices I've been to truly make you feel comfortable. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:38 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Dorie Dillard Austin TX isn't it amazing how much better some are than others. The first dentist we went to in Delray botched one of Larry's procedures so we quickly found another one. 

Nov 18, 2021 06:39 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I have the dental fear too and have also been blessed with an amazing dentist, who I recommend to all of my clients!

I'm so glad your dentist was able to see you over the weekend - and that he finished the work on Tuesday - you are VERY lucky!

Nov 18, 2021 10:05 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I spent an hour in the Hygienist's chair today, I'll never get those minutes back again Kathy (sad but true)

Nov 18, 2021 10:17 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy loved the shout out and in all fairness I love my dentist too, I have been with her now 25 years and we always joke, talk about wine, food and we had been out to dinner with her and her partner....also been to her house for Cinco De Mayo parties for all her friends and clients...Endre

Nov 19, 2021 05:20 PM