Happy March! This month, we celebrate Women's History. Where better than to show my beginnings as a dentist? Way back in the late 1970s, women were rare in dental schools. In my class, I was one of 25 women in a class of over 170. We were considered intruders back then, but trailblazers now. Considering I started in the dental field as a dental assistant, then became a dental hygienist, I never felt myself a trailblazer, but here we are now. Today, women constitute over 50% of the graduating dental school classes. In the near future, 80% of all practices will be 100% women (like our practice). To celebrate my fifty years in the dental field, I am proud to be a part of this incredible profession and am happy to share my journey as part of Women's History Month. #womenmakinghistory #womenindentistry
A friendly reminder: The construction of the new complex across from the office is speeding along. They finally finished the lights and the timing is working (so you don't have to sit forever to make turns or safety enter into traffic). What you can't do is speed on Touhy! Please be aware of several lane closures due to construction, and reconfiguring traffic signals and lanes. Please plan accordingly when you are planning to visit our office! As a reminder, even though the lights are working better, many folks are not paying attention to the Kilbourn light and focusing on the Lincoln and Touhy light. Drive carefully!
For those of you with dental benefits, we are starting a new year of potential funds dedicated to the care of your teeth. The dental benefit year is just starting! Now is the perfect month to start up your dental care! Are you still in need of a preventive visit? Are you still holding off with a twinge or two from earlier in the year? Well, now is the time! Give us a call! Dental care is healthcare! Remember: be true to your teeth or they will be false to you!
We are available for virtual visits, for new patients seeking information about our practice or their dental needs, and for our current patients who have questions about treatment. Please let us know if you would like to have a virtual consultation via a telemedicine platform. We look forward to meeting you soon!
The flu season hit very hard this year. Although masks are not required, we recommend a face covering when you enter our office. Margaret and I will continue to wear our masks in the office to mitigate any chance of getting sick. Also, if you have not received your COVID booster or flu shot, it is not too late to get those up to date!
Please remember the precautions of frequent hand washing, covering your mouth when you cough and cover your nose when you sneeze. Most virus' are spread by airborne droplets that come zooming out of your mouth and nose with an uncovered cough or sneeze! Also, think about all the surfaces you touch on a daily basis. Handwashing is still one of the best preventive measures!
If you don't feel well and you have a scheduled appointment, we will gladly reschedule you for a new date and time. Also, please remember to update us with any changes in your medical history, even changes you don't think will affect your oral cavity. Remember: the jaw bone is connected to the rest of your body!
We have always followed the utmost in infection control for the safety of both you, our patients, and ourselves. We are continually upgrading our infection control procedures to ensure everyone's safety. Our use of hypochlorous acid treatments is unique to this area.
Hypochlorous acid has been used as a disinfectant in hospitals for years. In addition, it is used to sanitize foods such as fruits and vegetables (the spray used on the veggies in the grocery store is not water--it is hypochlorous acid), in eye care products, and in wound care,
We not only fog the operatory after we complete any procedure, prior to using additional disinfectant products, but we fog ourselves. Please feel free to ask about our infection control protocol. 😷
Our most important job right now is to stay healthy. We are not only protecting ourselves but the people around us. With social distancing in full effect, it is more important than ever to practice good oral hygiene and prevent cavities. Remind your family about brushing for two minutes two times a day and flossing once every day. Using an antibacterial mouthwash is also a good precaution.
Want to disinfect your toothbrush? You can soak it in an antibacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds. For a homemade alternative, mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda in a cup of water.. Don't forget to change your toothbrush every three months, especially during these times of staying at home.
We have created a virtual tour of the office for those who are interested in joining our practice but COVID may be keeping you away. It is always nice to see where you are going! Check it out on Google Earth!
Our practice has been honored again (fifth year in a row!) as one of the Top Dentists in the Chicagoland area for 2023!
Dr. Sheri was honored as the Lincolnwood Madeline Grant Volunteer of the Year for 2020. She has over thirty years of volunteering for the Village and beyond.
Our practice was spotlighted in the Village of Lincolnwood Business Connections Newsletter for the 2020 March/April issue (yes, at the beginning of the pandemic, but we are still excited to be there!)
Dr. Sheri B. Doniger believes in personalized optimal stress free dental care.
We care for patients, one at a time. We focus on the individual patient.
We listen to your dental concerns and needs, then will offer solutions for your oral care.
Early morning and Saturday appointment available
Conservative approaches to oral care
Uncompromised patient safety
In-office Premium Membership Plan
Most dental benefits accepted
Financing plans available
Woman owned business
New patients are welcome
Professional quality dental care is a necessity for everyone, although being able to achieve it has not always been within reach, especially for those without dental benefit. Our Dental Priority Platinum solves that problem! We have a variety of plans, starting with two preventive visits a year, inclucing oral examinations, four bitewing radiographs, or full mouth radiograph as necessary, and two fluoride varnish treatments, all at a 25% savings to you and your family. Major and cosmetic dental treatments are 18% off, with no deductible or annual maximum. Each family member has different needs, so we offer different plans. We are unable to combine these plans if you have a current dental benefit..
We thank you for your trust and confidence and look forward to caring for your dental needs. Please call or email to schedule an appointment. Let us know if you have any dental concerns and how you feel about your smile. We will contact you to schedule an appointment. We are available virtually to discuss your dental needs prior to your first appointment. We are here for you!
4433 W. Touhy, Suite 440, Lincolnwood, IL 60712, us
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