BEAUMONT’S Beautiful Smiles
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THE LOVE OF DENTISTRY
AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR OUR TEAM AND ME
up anymore. So much of my life was spent at my mom’s practice that once I began following this career path, I could think of no other place I’d rather work. And there’s no workplace better than Beaumont Family Dentistry. I love working here with my family and close friends who provide constant support and encouragement in what can sometimes be a stressful job. Working with them allows for easy communication regarding ideas for treating patients, running the practice, and making the best decisions for both our patients and us. Sometimes our opinions differ, but we always work things out in the best way possible. The family atmosphere of Beaumont is not solely because some of us on staff are related. I believe in treating all team members and patients as family. Part of this involves celebrating special occasions with the team, whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or just a Thursday breakfast. Equally, caring for our patients is second nature to everyone here on the team. We strive to treat patients the same way we would treat our family members, and we sincerely care for each person who walks through our doors. We always want to help patients, no matter what kind of dental work they might need. Our goal is to make sure every patient feels comfortable and confident in their dental treatment. A lot of adult
Given that my mom has been a dentist since before I was born, her practice has always been a part of my life. When I was little, my brother and I used to be babysat right next door to her first office. I remember the many occasions we were in the office, running through the back hallways and visiting with the other dentists. Everyone was happy to help look after us, and we were often watched over by the front desk staff while my mom worked. That friendly and comfortable atmosphere led me to become a dentist. At one point, I thought I’d like to be a prosecuting attorney because a friend of my dad was one. I was also very intrigued by movies and books that always portrayed the profession as a strong and exciting career. However, seeing my mom come home happy every day and witnessing how passionate she is about changing people’s lives through dentistry made me reevaluate my career path. Watching her succeed over the years as she’s grown and built her practice is a true inspiration and made me realize that’s what I wanted, as well. I spent much of my childhood in my mom’s office, not only as a child running through the back halls but also as a teenager. In fact, during high school, Dr. Bowen and I used to team up and clean the office so we could go on trips together. And now, here we are years later, still working together — only we’re not just tidying
Dr. Katie Bowen, Dr. Ryan Golibersuch, Dr. Kyle Golibersuch and Dr. Dustin Mayrand
patients have had a traumatic dental experience in the past. So, it’s important for us to take care of these patients’ dental needs in a comfortable and caring environment so they no longer have to fear the dentist. It’s truly a rewarding experience when a patient tells me they look forward to coming in for their visits. This, to me, is the best part of being a dentist: changing patients’ lives and having a connection with them and their family. When a patient cries tears of joy over their new smile, we know we’ve done something right. Playing a part in that transformation makes all the hard work worth it.
–Dr. Kyle Golibersuch
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OUR MASSAGE THERAPY TEAM PROVIDING COMFORT AND RELAXATION Our team at Beaumont Family Dentistry understands that not everyone is excited to go to the dentist. Many patients feel anxious or fearful about coming in for dental services. So, we take several comfort measures to soothe the dental anxiety we come across every day, whether that’s offering patients a stress ball, a blanket to help them feel secure, or massage therapy. Joy Davis is one of our massage therapists who offer patients hand, lower arm, and restorative massages chairside while they’re getting work done. Joy has been with our office for the past 15 years and her efforts to provide comfort and relaxation have helped hundreds of our patients through their dental visits. Offering this service is an essential aspect of our office and our team. Patients who have dental anxiety might typically need to use medication or nitrous oxide to make it through an appointment, but Joy provides another option. Joy says, “There was a patient who came here years ago who couldn’t get her teeth cleaned without being on medication and nitrous oxide. Now, years later, all she needs is for me to come in and give her a hand massage, and she’s fine.” Giving patients a sense of ease is a significant part of what our massage therapists do. “We’re the first line of defense for anxiety and stress,” Joy says. “Our goal is to make sure every one of our patients is comfortable and relaxed. Sometimes someone just needs a hand to hold, and we’re always happy to help in any way we can. And while patients who have anxiety have first dibs on us, any patient who comes in for an appointment can request a hand massage.”
The leaves are turning, the weather is changing, and the holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to bring out the fall decor! To make this season especially memorable for your family, create your own decorations with these fun ideas below. PINE CONE PAINTING Go on a family walk through the park to pick up a few fallen pine cones or take a quick trip to the store to buy a bag. Once everyone has their own hand-picked pine cone, grab a paintbrush and a few colors and have at it! For extra flair, add some fixings like glitter, beads, sequins, string, and more. LEAF PAINTING Take a trip outside with the kids to pick out some large, unbroken leaves, then head back inside and get creative! You can pull out the construction paper and paint trees, using handprints and “arm prints” as the trunks and branches. Paint the leaves you found to spruce up your trees or use them as decorations on their own. You can also use them for leaf printing or leaf pressing. FUN FINGER FOOD When you’ve got multiple friends and family members coming over and you need snacks, edible decorations are the way to go. You can get a little creative and make elaborate treats, or you can opt for delicious and easy- to-make finger foods with your kids. A good starting treat for your family is a batch of pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats. Add orange food coloring to the mix and get your kids to shape the treats like pumpkins before using a few pretzel sticks to make sturdy stems. THANKSGIVING CRAFTS Thanksgiving is only a month away, and your possibilities for holiday- themed crafts are endless with just a few supplies like paper, scissors, markers, and string. You can make turkey placemats, tissue paper trees, pumpkin garlands, paper pumpkins, or leaf mobiles to hang from the ceiling. Compile a list of ideas and have your kids pick out which craft they want to do first, then get to work together to create as many decorations as you want to display for Turkey Day. DECORATE YOUR HOUSE WITH YOUR OWN CREATIONS! FALL FAMILY FUN
With these engaging craft ideas, the whole family will be eager to make their own decorations and show them off for months to come!
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DON’T PUT OFF YOUR APPOINTMENTS ANY LONGER SOOTHING YOUR DENTAL ANXIETY
sure to communicate thoroughly. Remind the team about your dental anxiety, don’t feel nervous about asking questions through the process, and ask if the dentist and their team have any coping suggestions for you. HOW WE HELP Our offices provide a variety of methods to help our patients feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their visits. In addition to our massage therapists who offer hand and lower arm massages chairside, our team is more than happy to give a tour on first visits. This helps patients become acquainted with our team and our space. Each of our locations also offers three sedation options, freshly baked cookies, safety glasses, lip balm, and headphones for patients to listen to music. If you have dental anxiety, we encourage you to reach out to our office. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your oral health and help you feel safe and secure.
Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon among many Americans. Often, the fear of going to the dentist is caused by the fear of the unknown or trauma from a previous experience. The team at Beaumont Family Dentistry understands that this fear impacts everyone differently, and we take the necessary steps to ensure every patient feels comfortable and welcome here. appointment because of fear. This increases the risk of oral health problems occurring. Plus, a person who only visits the dentist under extreme conditions may increase their chances of more fearful experiences and cause their trepidation to increase. THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNICATION It’s essential to talk to your dentist about your dental anxiety, even when you’re making an appointment. This allows them to understand your emotions and gives them the ability to work with you to ensure you are comfortable and taken care of throughout your visit. Make THE IMPACT OF DENTAL ANXIETY People often put off making a dental
Inspired by Food Network
1 package melting chocolate
• Assorted dried fruit, including apricots and mangoes
1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. 2. Place a large, heatproof mixing bowl on top of saucepan so that no steam can escape. Place melting chocolate in mixing bowl and double boil until melted. 3. Dip half of each piece of fruit in chocolate before transferring to a parchment-lined baking sheet to rest. 4. Let cool for 10 minutes until chocolate solidifies. 5. Place in school lunches, serve at parties, and indulge in a few for yourself.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Following in My Mom’s Footsteps
Fall Crafts for the Whole Family
Giving Patients Chairside Care
The Worries of Dental Anxiety
Amazing Cat Tales
TAILS FROM THE PAST
MYTHICAL CATS OF THE WORLD
BASTET — EGYPT Of course, a list of mythical cats has to start with Egypt. While many people know the pharaohs and their followers thought cats were sacred, you may be surprised by how deep the connection goes. The earliest depiction of Bastet, the feline deity of protection, is a lion-headed woman in battle. But, over the course of 2,000 years, Bastet evolved to resemble the domesticated, pointy- Legend has it that in the 17th century, a monk living in a small temple in Edo (now Tokyo) was struggling to survive, but he still split his meals with his cat, Tama. One day, Lord Nakaota li got caught in a rainstorm while hunting and took shelter under a tree near the temple. Nakaota spotted Tama near the temple, and the cat raised eared cats we know and love today. 招き猫 (MANEKI-NEKO) — JAPAN
its leg, beckoning the noble to come toward him. Curious, Nakaota complied, stepping out from beneath the tree just before a bolt of lightning struck it down. The lord’s life was saved, and to this day, the Maneki-Neko (the beckoning cat) is a symbol of wealth and good fortune. FREYA’S SKOGKATTS — NORWAY In Norse folklore, the goddess Freya had a unique means of travel: a chariot pulled by two cats. These were skogkatts, or Norwegian Forest cats, that were only a little larger than your average house cat. Still, these small felines towed Freya around battlefields as she gathered warriors to send to Valhalla. On top of being the goddess of war, love affairs, and magic, Freya may well have been Midgard’s first cat lady.
Most owners will tell you their cats act like ancient deities. Majestic, scrupulous, and utterly unpredictable, these fascinating creatures have long captured our imaginations. Even before cat videos took the internet by storm, humans have been idolizing felines, placing them alongside some of their most important mythological figures.
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