September 11, 2001 – A 20 Year Reflection

While September 11, 2001 simultaneously seems so long ago and also like yesterday, one thing is for sure:  the day is burned into my memory and it is one I will never forget.  I had been a practice owner for a mere 11 days and that Tuesday I was still working as an associate at a practice in another part of CT.  My 8am-5pm shift required me to be on the road early, and I remember driving into work that […]

Serving Farmington, CT for 20 years!

On 8/31/2001 I officially became a practice owner.  It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long and I certainly don’t feel twenty years older!  I never could have predicted the advancements in dental medicine, the expansion of my knowledge, the enhancement of my clinical skills, and all of the happenings in our crazy world. Yet, here I am practicing in the age of digital dentistry and living through a pandemic. When I reflect upon the vision that I had in […]

One Year Of COVID-19

On the morning of March 16, 2020, I walked into my office and did something I never thought I would do.  With tears in my eyes and an overwhelming sense of disbelief I announced that we were closing the office due to the novel coronavirus called COVID-19. Although there were only a few confirmed cases in CT on that morning, I felt a tremendous responsibility to do my part to “flatten the curve.”  I estimated that we were going to […]

2020, May I Have A Word With You?

Several years ago I started the habit of picking a word at the beginning of the year.  The word was meant to serve as a reminder of what I want to focus on and as a guide for how I wanted to be living.  I chose words like “love”, “joy”, “accept” and “focus”, and I really enjoyed the process of not only picking the word but also using the word throughout the year. At the beginning of 2020, however, I […]

Visiting the dentist during COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

Are you thinking of vising the dentist during COVID-19? Visiting the dentist during COVID-19 has caused many to pause and question whether they should or should not walk into the dental office. Let’s face it: there’s a lot of uncertainty in the world today and having a dental appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is a good reason to start asking some questions. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we have been hearing about visiting the dentist […]

We’re OPEN!

As of June 1, 2020, Farmington Village Dental is proud to say we are OPEN for all dental care! Hopefully you all read our email last week. Pay close attention though, some things have changed. We have all been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.  While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same:  our commitment to your safety. Enhanced Sterilization and […]

Re-opening June 1

It’s hard to believe, but from the first day of office closure to the first day of team training, Farmington Village Dental was shut down for 70 days. Yes, we saw emergency patients during that time (did you see Dr. Krause and Sue on NBC 30?), but those emergencies were sporadic and for the most part the office was officially closed. In anticipation of our opening I am reflecting upon how I spent those 70 days. In am sure that […]

Farmington Village Dental in the News

Back in March, when COVID-19 started to hit CT, Farmington Village Dental closed for the safety of our staff and patients based on the guidance of the Governor of CT and similar guidance from the American Dental Association and the CT State Dental Association. Ever since, we have been taking care of emergency patients as discussed in our previous blog post. We have been answering phone calls and responding to texts from many of our patients who have dental concerns […]

Coronavirus and a dental emergency

In order to keep our patients and staff safe during this Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have closed our office to all routing care as of March 17, 2020.  We will be open by appointment only to see any patients we determine are in need of care.  We will be triaging dental emergencies by telephone to the office at 860-676-2288 or you may call or text the doctors at 860-573-4729.  What is a dental emergency? The most serious dental emergency is […]

Dental Reasons for Bad Breath

I’ve been a dentist in Farmington, CT for over 20 years and one thing I get asked about a lot is bad breath.  Patients are often wondering if what is going on their mouth is causing a bad odor or halitosis. First, let’s face it, every now and then we all have it…  The good thing is that for most of us it’s usually temporary.  Temporary halitosis can often be contributed to something that was eaten.  When halitosis becomes persistent […]