Jon Frankel Dentistry

  1. Best Workplace

    There are a variety of ways to determine best workplace. Awards and accolades are nice but going to the source is ideal. Asking the doctors, healthcare providers, and staff about Frankel Dentistry reveals why this is absolutely the best place to work in Toledo.

     

    Kenyetta has been with Frankel Dentistry for over 30 years. 28 years ago, she left for a month after being courted away by another company. She was back within weeks.

    “There is nothing like Frankel Dentistry. It is gratifying to serve the community and each other. Dentistry as a profession is unique. You help others with how they look and feel. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Frankel Dentistry takes it to another level. We are constantly improving through systems, technology, and an incredibly caring culture. I couldn’t imagine working anywhere else.”

     Kenyetta Lee

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    Debbie was a dental hygiene student at Owens Community College. A Frankel Dentistry Dental Hygienist was attending an event where hygiene students offer academic presentations. She invited Deb to visit Frankel Dentistry. Twenty years later Deb is the dental hygiene team leader, practices dental hygiene, and educates patients with complimentary consultations.

    “I don’t know how to put in words how Frankel Dentistry has impacted my life. I was a patient. Drs. Sheldon and Jon Frankel impressed me with their passion to change lives a smile at a time through the highest standards of dental care. I sought out a dental hygiene program. Owens Community College has an outstanding program, and I was thrilled to be accepted. It was serendipitous when I met Pamela at the annual table clinics. I have a career I love, working with people I like and respect. I have had opportunities to grow professionally and personally while helping others. Recently, Dr. Frankel gave the practice to the employees. I feel fortunate to work at Frankel Dentistry. It is home.”

     Deb Oliver

     

    A Frankel Dentistry human resources employee made a call to a local business for service. The operator solved an ongoing issue. The interaction left her feeling better. She recognized this as part of the Frankel Dentistry culture and asked him to visit the practice.

     

     

    “I hated my job. I worked in a call center for years. The employees were dissatisfied. The systems were inefficient. It was exhausting. A Frankel Dentistry team leader needed the services of my company. She was impressed with my customer service and asked me to visit Frankel Dentistry. I had no expectations but was so unhappy I took a leap of faith.

     It was a life changing choice. I started in the call center at Frankel Dentistry. I currently am the office integrator which is another name for manager. I am happier, more energetic, feel I truly make a difference in the lives of the doctors, healthcare providers, staff, and patients I work with. My family has noticed I am more available.

    Dr. Frankel changed my life and the lives of my wife and children. I know my career helps others with their personal health and well-being. It just doesn’t get better than that.”

     Zach Duckworth

     

     

     

     

  1. Afraid of the Dentist?

    Afraid of the Dentist?

     

    It is common for people to fear the dentist. According to Cleveland Clinic 36% of the adults in the U.S. fear the dentist. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/22594-dentophobia-fear-of-dentists#:~:text=How%20common%20are%20dentophobia%20and,in%20females%20than%20in%20males.

    Find a dentist who listens.

    At Frankel Dentistry we have found that understanding, compassion, and communication are life changing for patients with dental fear. Patients are offered complimentary consultations to design a plan toward dental health. Oral and I.V. sedation are options for those with more severe anxiety. Many times, patients are gently directed through their treatment and find their fear slips away.

    Complimentary Consultation

     

    The first step toward dental health can be a tour of the office. Frankel Dentistry has systems in place to introduce you to your dental care providers before treatment begins.

    A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Regularly scheduled visits allow small issues to be addressed before they become big problems.

    Don’t let dental fear steal your smile or jeopardize your overall health. Find a dentist who understands dental anxiety.

     

  1. Preventive Visits Cover Issues Like Sleep Apnea

    Oral sleep appliances and snore guards are life savers for many. What is the difference? How do I know if I or my loved ones need either?

    Are you tired? Do you fall asleep anytime your sit down for more than a minute or two? Do you snore or gasp for air at night? There is one way to know if you are suffering breathing difficulties when you sleep. Have a professional sleep study. There are markers such as tooth wear, snoring, or gasping for air while asleep but the most accurate diagnosis of sleep apnea is through a sleep study.

    Proper Sleep Enhances Your Mood and Smile

    Your doctor can prescribe a sleep study. Once you have a diagnosis you will rest easy. If you do have sleep apnea you may chose to use a C-PAP machine. If you have mild sleep apnea or are non-compliant with your C-PAP you may be a candidate for an oral sleep appliance. This is an oral device that repositions the jaw and opens the airway.

    Snoring has ended relationships. Many people have found relief with a snore guard. It is different but like an oral sleep appliance.

    Please ask you dentist for more information and wake up bright and fresh.

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  1. The last Saturday of September is Family Health & Fitness Day USA. What better reminder to teach your children to brush, floss, and visit the dentist? The dentists at Frankel Dentistry often hear parents comment on how happy they are to bring their children to this Ohio dental practice. Kids love Frankel Dentistry. A pleasant dental visit can lead to a lifetime of dental health. Frankel Dentistry has recently received the following feedback from patients.

     

    “All four of us came in last night for our family’s dental cleanings. Olivia took care of my daughter and me. She takes her time with us, always so friendly and sweet! She is not just an awesome hygienist – she’s a friend we can’t wait to visit every 6 months!”

     

    LE

    “Natalie is fantastic. She did such a wonderful job with our twin 2 year old girls. She was very patient and kind. Thanks Natalie!!”

     

    JS

     

    “I cannot say enough good things about my daughter, Hadley’s hygienist. She is always so sweet and so patient and amazing with kids. Hadley looks forward to going to the dentist and even asked if she could color her hygienist and dentist pictures. I will not go anywhere else!!!”

     

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  1. September is here! Can you believe how fast the 2022 year has gone by? As we start to enter the fall season, we want to remind you to not only visit the dentist to ensure optimal oral health but to continue to work on your self-improvement. September is Self Improvement month and it’s the perfect time to revisit your personal goals and take steps to be who you aspire to be! 

     

    This month, all our Frankel Dentistry team members are sharing their personal goals for the year! #AlwaysBetter! We are excited to get a jump start on positive, healthy habits that will help us create the lives we want to live! Here are just a few to help inspire you!

    A member of our finance team, Jerica, just purchased a home and has prioritized remodeling the space into something she adores!

    Brilliant and career driven, our new doctor Dr. Dhaliwal, hopes to become implant certified to allow her to change the lives of even more patients!

    Smiles in the front hope to start helping smiles in the back! Our front desk extraordinaire, Yasmeen, is taking steps to become a dental assistant and become part of our clinical team! 

    Happy and Healthy! It seems as though prioritizing and devising a healthcare plan is our most common goal. Dozens of us like Lisa, Megan, Hava, Dr. Frankel, Ashley, Brittany, and more are workin’ on their fitness!

    Little actions lead to big actions! Your self improvement goal can be big or small. Alexa wants to keep her car clean, Joellen wants to stop biting her nails, and Kylee wants to drink more water!

     

    With an #AlwaysBetter attitude, our Frankel Dentistry team is excited to work towards bettering ourselves to help better others! Little actions, little words, a little bit of love and encouragement are all things that combine to achieve a greater goal!

     

    What are some of your personal goals for September or even for the rest of the year?

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    Jerica, Brittany, Elena, and Tara

  1. Back to school season is finally here! Frankel Dentistry wants to help your little ones start the year with a healthy, happy smile. Taking care of your smile goes beyond just cleaning your teeth and regular dental visits, it’s important to watch what you’re putting into your body! 

    Here are some healthy back to school snacks to help promote dental health!

    • Apples, Celery, and Carrots! Did you know crunchy fruit and vegetables can help clean your teeth by removing plaque from the enamel? Not only do they clean your teeth but also provide you with vitamins and minerals to support your body.

              Some of our favorite classic snacks include apple slices or celery with peanut butter. Carrots and other crunchy vegetables always pair great with hummus.

    • Milk, cheese, and yogurt. Dairy products are a great source of calcium, which helps repair enamel and strengthen bones which support your teeth. Cheese and yogurt are also rich in vitamin D and phosphate which create lower acid levels and reduce the risk of tooth decay.
    • Nuts and seeds! Almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds and more are a great source of healthy fats, vitamin D, folic acid and not to mention one of the best sources of protein. 
    • Thinking about what to drink? Water.

              Encourage your little ones to drink more water daily! Water helps hydrate your organs and muscle, balance pH levels in the mouth, and increase saliva production which means less tooth decay and stronger tooth enamel.

     

  1. You need to go to the dentist. You are embarrassed you waited so long. It is a wicked circle. Your dental health is a risk. You know a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. What can you so?

    Find a dentist that offers complimentary tours or consultations.

    A pleasant tour of your new dental home breaks the ice. Do not be afraid to share how your feel. It is the best way to be treated the way you want.

    Schedule a new patient exam. The first visit especially if it has been a while will be a comprehensive examination including measuring  the gum health through perio-charting https://www.perio.org/for-patients/gum-disease-information/comprehensive-periodontal-evaluation/, intra-oral photos, and radiographs.

    The initial visit gives you a “lay of the land”. You will get an idea of your overall dental health and begin a plan.

    Start treatment with a dental cleaning or periodontal treatment and a consultation.

    The second visit depending on your treatment plan will include either a regular cleaning (prophylaxis) or periodontal therapy or if you have dental pain a restorative visit. You may also have a complimentary consultation to discuss in detail your dental health treatment plan. A dental concierge will answer your clinical questions and a financial consultant will guide you through your financial responsibility.

    Continue treatment until your dental health is stable. Schedule dental health care visits for every 3, 4, or 6 months.

    The success of your dental health journey is related to your  understanding of treatment and trust. Find a dental practice that works with you to plan your treatment goals. It is a team effort.

    Frankel Dentistry in Toledo, Ohio is dedicated to offering the best dental experience. They have been changing lives a smile at time since 1946 with an always better approach.

    This is what a recent new patient shared about their new patient experience.

     I wish I had come sooner. I went in knowing what to expect. Everything was laid out with a plan and a back-up plan. Dr Hayder and the team that assisted him, I’m sorry Ladies I don’t know all your names, were awesome in their communication and cared for my comfort throughout the whole procedure. This visit, like my first one felt personalized, comfortable and stress free. Thank you all!

    DS

    To see more patient reviews go to: https://www.patientconnect365.com/Dentists/Ohio/Toledo/43623/Frankel_Dentistry

     

  1. July is filled with dozens of reasons to smile. This month we smile because Frankel Dentistry is welcoming a new doctor. We are overjoyed to present Dr. Erin Waples D.D.S!

    Erin Waples, DDS.

    An Ohio native and former Ohio State Buckeye! Dr. Waples was born and raised in the small village of Mogadore in Northeastern Ohio. She grew up loving soccer, track, and the great outdoors, spending dozens of weekends camping and hiking with her family. 

    She attended the University of Akron where she studied Biomedical Engineering. She knew she wanted a fulfilling, impactful career while still being able to maintain a work life balance. Post graduation she began shadowing different career fields and discovered her passion for dentistry. “There is something so special about working with your hands, touching the lives of patients, and creating long lasting relationships and friendships.” 

    A young Erin Waples pursued her dental degree at THE Ohio State University. She spent her time in Columbus playing intramural soccer, attending Buckeye games with friends, and serving the community through the Delta Sigma Delta organization.

    Dr. Waples is special to us because she is special to someone here! While at THE Ohio State University she met her fiance, fellow Frankel and Puhl dentist, Dr. Westmeyer. Dr. Westmeyer is also an OSU alumni and has been a part of our Maumee team since 2019. These two are avid adventurers! They enjoy camping, hiking, snow sports, and exploring national parks and new destinations! In October 2021 Dr. Westmeyer popped the question and now they patiently plan and await their big day. In the meantime these two are thrilled and grateful to serve the NWO community through their passions. 

    Frankel Dentistry is thrilled to have Dr. Waples a part our team. We cannot wait to Change Lives a Smile at a Time with her.

  1. How often do you feel oral pain after enjoying a bite of your summer sundae on a nice July night? Or struggle to enjoy a nice hot cup of soup? You could be struggling with tooth sensitivity. 

    What is tooth sensitivity?

    Tooth sensitivity is pain or discomfort as a response to hot and cold stimuli. This can be anything from hot foods to cold air.

    What causes tooth sensitivity?

    Let’s look at the anatomy of a tooth. The strong outer layer of a tooth is called enamel. The more enamel is worn down the more sensitive the tooth becomes. 

    There are many factors which could contribute to tooth sensitivity such as:

    -brushing too hard

    -Acidic foods

    -Teeth grinding

    -Tooth decay

    -Gastrointestinal issues such as GERD

    How to care for sensitive teeth?

    First and foremost visit a dentist for a full exam. A cleaning and professional exam can help detect any deeper issues which could be causing your sensitivity or any other oral health concerns. Your dentist may recommend fluoride treatments to help protect and rebuild your enamel. They may also recommend alcohol- free mouthwash and a toothpaste specialized for sensitive teeth. Specialized products often have desensitizing ingredients to help block discomfort and limited irritating ingredients. 

    Maintaining a strong, consistent oral health care routine at home can do wonders for your oral health. Invest in products which can help rebuild and protect enamel. Practice a healthy diet and try limiting acidic foods. Frankel Dentistry wants to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health care. Visit us on our other online platforms to learn more about your oral health.

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  1. June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and Frankel Dentistry is spreading awareness and encouraging healthy habits. Did you know over 350,000 men die every year from heart disease? And only 3 out 5 have regular physicals. Believe it or not, your oral health is connected to your health! This is why we always say a Healthy Mouth Promotes a Healthy Body! Oral health is often overlooked but did you know there are currently 3.6 billion individuals struggling with oral diseases? 

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    Your mouth is typically a good indicator of your overall well-being. Individuals with periodontal disease have the same risk factors as those with heart disease. Diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and Alzthemiers can all be connected to oral health. Frankel Dentistry wants to see you live a healthy, happy life with smiles to share for years to come. How can you make sure you’re practicing a healthy lifestyle?

    Here are some heart healthy habits to help encourage a healthy lifestyle!

    1. A healthy diet.

    Limit your fat and sodium consumption! Highly fat foods are known to increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. This is because fatty foods increase cholesterol which lead to high blood pressure, build up in the blood, clogged arteries, and more. 

    A heart healthy diet includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and limit processed foods. 

    1. Exercise!

    30 minutes a few days a week is all you need! Cardio exercises such as walking, running, cycling, or exercise classes all help strengthen your heart. Find a form of exercise you love and will look forward to! 

    1. DENTAL CARE

    As you know a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body! Studies have shown bacteria in the mouth creates plaque which can move into the bloodstream and increase your risk for diabetes, stroke, and more. Remember to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, floss regularly, and schedule your recare appointments! 

    1. Quality rest.

    Quality sleep is essential to your health and well-being. Sleep allows your heart to rest as well as improve blood pressure and heart rate. We recommend a 7-8 hours of quality rest a night.

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