It was Fourth of July weekend and I was spending one of the very, very hot days trying to stay cool on Fire Island. As always when I am out of the office, my answering service answered all calls and sent me text messages so I could reply immediately to any emergencies. A text arrived in the early afternoon – it was from a woman from Pennsylvania who was here in Smithtown for her son’s wedding. The wedding was the next day and her denture had just fractured in two halves. What a calamity!
I quickly called Port Jefferson Dental Laboratory and told them that I was sending over a patient. I called the woman back to give her directions to the lab but warned her that they might not be able to repair the denture – depending upon the type of fracture. But fortunately the denture pieces fit together, and the laboratory was able to make the repair. The woman was so grateful. I was glad I was able to help – if only from the beach.
Being able to help people is what I love about dentistry. Walking on the beach is what I love about living on Long Island. Happy 4th!