It’s hard for me to believe, but as of today I’ve been blogging for six years! Back in 2009 when Betsy Kent (who is my marketing consultant) made the suggestion that I start blogging, I really thought she had lost her mind! I couldn’t imagine what I’d write blogs about or that anyone would want to read them.
But over the years my blog has proven to be a wonderfully satisfying way for me to connect with patients when they’re not sitting in my dental chair. And it’s become a great way to introduce the practice to new patients, as well.
While reading some of my older blog posts I came upon this one. It’s really special to me, so I decided to re-post it. I hope you enjoy….
from April 2014…
I received this letter from a patient the other day. I was so touched that I just had to share it with you. This is why I love being a dentist:
“Dear Dr. Sinkin,
I have been your patient for many years. Your office is so friendly and your staff so attentive and wonderful. I have expressed my gratitude over and over for how you helped me overcome my dental phobia. As a matter of fact, when I needed a filling last month, I didn’t even have one bit of nervousness!
But this time I want to thank you for the incredible transformation that my husband has had because of you.
As you know, my husband has had dental problems his entire life. He has been to many dentists and prosthodontists, but in spite of that, his suffering just got worse. It has broken my heart to observe the pain he has had to deal with, not to mention his inability to eat normally and his embarrassment about the change in his appearance. We felt that there was no hope, and that he would have to live this way for the rest of his life.
But when I met him the other night after his appointment with you, his smile was the first thing I saw. Then I noticed that the pained expression he always has on his face was gone. His mouth was back to its beautiful former shape. And his self-confidence was apparent just by the way he was walking down the street. He was truly a sight for sore eyes. We celebrated by going out for a steak dinner and he actually was able to eat the steak (for the first time in years)!
Words cannot describe how grateful we are that you didn’t give up and kept trying until you found the right solution. You are truly a miracle worker. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Have a great day,