CARL F. ERN, DDS VINCENT M. CAFARELLI, DMD GIANNA FERRANTI, DDS JEANNINE HOLZ, DDS
It’s an experience. It’s not an appointment. A PASSION FOR WELL-BEING How My Love for Health and Fitness Translates to My Profession
Hi, everyone! As many of you know, my name is Francine Capalbo, and I am a dental hygienist at Putnam Dental Associates. I am passionate about health, gardening, and working out. I call the gym my second home! I have been married to my husband, Tom, for 43 years, and together we have a son, also named Tom.
Eight years ago, I was introduced to nutraMetrix, which is a program that was created by health professionals, for health professionals. The program focused on antioxidants, and I began to include more antioxidants in my own diet to reduce inflammation. I saw a significant change in my health, and I knew I needed to tell others about the program. My patients have seen phenomenal changes in their own bodies, especially in their mouths. Individuals who were using the antioxidants saw a reduction in inflammation, pocket depths, and bleeding sites, and their overall oral health was pristine. It just goes to show that the condition of the mouth is a great indicator of overall health. When the mouth looks better, the body is doing better, as well. I feel fortunate that I can add additional tools to my patients’ health toolboxes outside of the normal toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Whole body health is extremely important to me, and it’s great to see my patients taking it seriously, too. As part of Putnam Dental’s initiative to ensure oral and overall health, we will be hosting a seminar on the increase of HPV-causing oral cancer in teenagers. We will discuss the benefits of vaccinating our children and the reasons we are seeing an increase in oral cancer. The more educated we are on this topic, the more we can prevent it. The seminar will be held on September 28 from 6–8:00 p.m. at Clock Tower Grill. Seats are limited, so please register by calling our office at 855-347-7476 or by visiting our Facebook page. Francine Capalbo
My family loves to vacation together, eat out, and hang out at the beach. We love
getting together as much as we can. My son has worked for a telecommunications company for many years, and my husband is retired now, which he loves!
As an overall health fanatic, I believe it is my responsibility to promote health in my community. I have worked with Putnam Dental for over 40 years, and I am certified in dental anesthesia and nitrous oxide administration. I also have a certification in low-glycemic weight management. I am passionate about overall health, and I am dedicated to improving the health of my patients. Fifteen years ago, Putnam Dental offered a continuing education program on the link between oral health and heart disease, periodontal disease, osteoporosis, and premature babies. The gist of the course was this: If we can make sure our patients practice good oral health, we can prevent disease and ensure bodily health, as well.
Inside This Issue:
Page 2 A Closer Look at Preventative Care
Here’s What’s Happening at Putnam Dental
Page 4 A Celebration of Hard Work
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