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Baby!

Otego Family Dental - Saturday, November 25, 2017

So I was supposed to post this awhile back. Sorry for the delay.

Kayla had her baby on November 8th. Jackson William Fletcher, 8 lbs 6.9 oz!

Congratulations to Kayla and her family.

Kayla plans to return to work in early January.

RDK

Does your office do same day extractions?

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Common Questions Corner

Does your office do same day extractions?

Let me ask you this: What if you wanted your finger removed (extracted) from your body?

How do you know that you need to have it extracted? Is it infected? Is it broken? If it can it be fixed, you do
not need to have it removed (extracted). You need your finger. I understand that it hurts you now and
you just want to get rid of it, but once I take it I can’t put it back.

Are you healthy enough for me to do the surgery? A dental extraction, is just that, surgery. A hospital will not do any surgery without doing pre-op. So why would you want your dentist to just pull your tooth (a body part) without checking first.

We need to take an x-ray of the tooth, why? I need to know if the tooth savable, infected, does it have
straight roots or curved roots, is it near a nerve that can be damaged during the extraction? We have to
know these things before proceeding. I wish I had x-ray vision.

We take our dental extractions seriously at Otego Family Dental. What to expect: we will review your
medical health and ask you many questions about your current and past health; check your meds; take
your blood pressure; pulse; and check your oxygen levels before administering local anesthetic.

Please be aware that local anesthesia is very safe for most people, but it is still a drug. If you have an infection, that infection
needs to be under control with antibiotics before your extraction.

Too many times I hear stories from my patients that they had a tooth removed elsewhere and it was very
painful. That’s because the tooth was infected and the anesthetic that was delivered was not effective.

Dr. Kathy T. Knox

Thanksgiving

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Otego Family Dental is closed until Tuesday, November 28th, in celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you have a dental emergency or you need to speak with Dr. Knox, please leave a detailed message including your phone number and we will return your call as soon as possible.

RDK

Seeking Cheerful Polished Dental Assistant

Otego Family Dental - Wednesday, August 09, 2017

We are a busy and growing dental office with an immediate opening for a full time licensed certified dental assistant.   We offer a friendly, caring work atmosphere, a four-day work week and competitive pay and benefits.   We are an EOE.

Primary Job Duties Include:

  • Assist with dental treatments as instructed
  • Take and record dental histories and patient records
  • Prepare instruments; clean treatment areas; sterilize equipment
  • Front office support, including greeting patients, answering phones, scheduling, maintaining files, as needed
  • Responsible for patient flow, keeping treatment rooms neat and organized
  • Instruct patients in oral hygiene

Ideal Candidate:

  • Ability to project a positive, warm and professional image in person and on the phone
  • Strong Organizational and administrative skills – you see what needs to be done and do it.
  • Must be articulate and service-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative and anticipate needs of others
  • Reliable and prompt; available for at least 35 hours per week
  • Works well in a team, with humor, enthusiasm and joyful consideration of others.
  • Resides within 30 minutes of our office.

To apply, you need to send the following 2 things via email to jobs@otegofamilydentalpc.com

  • Your resume with contact information
  • Your written answers to at least three of the following questions:
    • Tell us a little about yourself
    • What is the best thing about you?
    • Summarize your thoughts on natural medicine/holistic healthcare?
    • How would your previous co-workers describe you and your work?
    • What about this job is attractive to you?
    • What does “service” mean to you? 

Clinic Floor is FInished

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, July 20, 2017

The clinic floor is FINALLY finished!

RDK

Summer Vacation

Otego Family Dental - Friday, June 30, 2017
Otego Family Dental will be closed next week for summer vacation and to celebrate the 4th of July!
As usual, if you have a dental emergency or need to speak with Dr. Knox, please call (607) 988-6555 and leave a detailed message. We will return your call as soon as possible.
If you need to make or change an appointment, please call (607) 988-6555 and leave a detailed message. Courtney or Matt will return your call on Tuesday, July 11th.
Have a happy and safe Independence Day!
RDK

7th Anniversary

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Yesterday was our 7th anniversary! Can't believe it!
RDK

Closed on Good Friday

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, April 13, 2017
Otego Family Dental will be closed tomorrow, Friday.
As usual, if you have a dental emergency or need to make or change an appointment, please call and leave a detailed message (607-988-6555).
Dental emergency calls will be returned as soon as possible.
All other calls will be returned no later than Tuesday.
RDK

Snow Day 2

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Otego Family Dental will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, due to the snow.

We will call patients on Thursday to begin rescheduling appointments.

Be safe!

RDK

Snow Day

Otego Family Dental - Monday, March 13, 2017

Otego Family Dental will be closed tomorrow due to the snow storm.

We will begin rescheduling appointments on Wednesday.

Stay home, be safe!

RDK