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New Chairs

Otego Family Dental - Friday, July 22, 2016
We finally replaced the chairs in the sitting room! Dr. Knox wanted to do that for YEARS. RDK
New Chairs





Dr. Knox will be away

Otego Family Dental - Thursday, July 07, 2016
Dr. Knox will be away from the office from Saturday, July 7th through Wednesday, July 13th.

She is going to Italy to tour the Sweden & Martina factory near Venice. They make the dental implant system that she purchased recently.

So be sure to ask her about the trip at your next appointment!

She won't be going alone. No, she's not taking me. She's taking our son, Alexander. He just finished his 3rd year at dental school at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Knox plans to begin placing dental implants in the Fall.

As usual, if you have a dental emergency, please call the office @ 607-988-6555 and leave a detailed message. We will return your call as soon as possible.

If you want to make or change an appointment, please call and leave a detailed message. Courtney or Matt will return your call on Thursday.

RDK

Happy Independence Day!

Otego Family Dental - Friday, July 01, 2016
Otego Family Dental will be closed from Friday, July 1st through Tuesday, July 5th for summer vacation and the 4th of July holiday. If you have a dental emergency or need to speak with Dr. Knox, please call the office, 607-988-6555, and leave a detailed message. Dr. Knox will return your call as soon as possible. If you need to make or change an appointment, please call the office, 607-988-6555, and leave a detailed message. We will return your call on Wednesday, July 6th. Have a safe and fun holiday! RDK

Seeking Cheerful Polished Gentle Dental Hygienist

Otego Family Dental - Wednesday, June 01, 2016

This position has been filled.

We are a busy, growing and progressive dental office with an immediate opening for a part-time dental hygienist. We offer a friendly, caring work atmosphere, a four-day workweek and competitive pay. We are an EOE.


Primary Job Duties Include:

  • Remove hard and soft deposits from teeth and examine oral areas, head, and neck for signs of oral disease.
  • Take and record dental histories and patient records and document areas of failure, both periodontally and restoratively to facilitate the dentist’s diagnosis and treatment recommendations
  • Responsible for patient flow, keeping treatment rooms neat and organized
  • Instruct  and educate patients in oral hygiene, provide preventative dental care, take and develop X-rays, or apply fluoride or sealants

 

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 and have great eye/hand coordination in order to provide the gentle and thorough hygiene care to our patients
  • Must have a proven track record in providing outstanding care within reasonable time limits
  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative and must have excellent time management skills
  • Works well in a team, with humor, enthusiasm and joyful consideration of others
  • Resides within 30 minutes of our office
  • Associate's Degree from ADA accredited dental hygienist school; Current State Licensure; CPR Certification; Preferred one year dental experience
  • Certified in anesthesia
  • Reliable and prompt
  • Available for the following schedule: (one of the following three days)
    • Tuesday, 8 AM to 7 PM
    • Wednesday, 8 AM to 5 PM
    • Thursday, 8 AM to 5 PM

 

To apply, you must send the following two 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?

Memorial Day 2016

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The office will be closed Thursday and Friday to celebrate the Memorial Day holiday. (We're going to see the kids.)

As usual, please leave a message if you call our office. We will return calls regarding a dental emergency as soon as possible. Calls regarding appointments will be return on Tuesday, May 31st.

Have a great holiday!

RDK

Otego Sale Day

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, May 24, 2016

We attended another Otego Sale Day. Dr. Knox handed out free toothbrushes. The weather was fine and the event attracted lots of buyers.

Thank you to everyone that stopped by!

RDK

Going to a class on Friday, May 6th

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Our office will be closed on Friday, May 6th. Dr. Knox is taking her team to a class in Binghamton, sponsored by the Sixth District Dental Society.

As usual, please leave a message if you call our office on Friday. We will return calls regarding a dental emergency as soon as possible. Calls regarding appointments will be return on Tuesday, May 10th.

RDK

Our 6th Anniversary

Otego Family Dental - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 10th was our 6th anniversary!

It's hard to believe 6 years have passed since Dr. Knox opened Otego Family Dental.

The practice has grown dramatically. We've struggled to modernize the office and clinic. It's very difficult without closing for several days, but we've completed most of the work.

We are trying to finish all of the remodeling in the clinic before the end of this year. Next year we plan to build Dr. Knox a real, private office and a modern staff lounge for the team.

Then, finally, we will redo the front office, Courtney and Matt's desks.

RDK

Office schedule for Friday

Otego Family Dental - Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The office will be closed Friday, April 15th. Dr. Knox is going to a class in NYC, “The Modern Restorative Practice" sponsored by the NYS AGD.

We arranged for our son, Alexander, to attend also. He's finishing his 3rd year of dental school. There is some debate as to whether or not the school will excuse the absence.

As usual, if you have a dental emergency or a question for Dr. Knox, please call the office number, 607-988-6555, and leave a detailed message. We will return your call ASAP.

If you need to make or change an appointment, please call and leave a detailed message. We will return your call on the next business day, Tuesday, April 19th.

RDK

Updates

Otego Family Dental - Tuesday, March 29, 2016
We're back from Maryland. Spent the weekend with the kids. They're fine. We really miss seeing them. We're going down there again in May.

Dr. Knox will be away Friday and Saturday. She's taking a review course with the Academy of General Dentistry. She's hoping to take the Fellowship exam this summer.

We're still having 'computer' issues. I'm working on it as fast as I can.

RDK