There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding prophylactic pre-medicating (taking a prescribed dose of antibiotics) before dental treatment.
At Frankel Dentistry a medical clearance specialist calls the patient’s primary care physician, internal medicine specialist, cardiologist, or orthopedic surgeon to verify if a single dose of antibiotic need be taken minimally one hour or the night before dental procedures.
This once common precaution currently pertains to cardiac patients with restorative surgery to heart valves, a history of infection of the sac around the heart, heart transplant patients, individuals born with unrepaired heart disease, those with hearts repaired with shunts or those with leaky valves. For more information, check: https://www.todaysrdh.com/cutting-premedication-confusion/
Patients with joint replacement such as knee, hip, or shoulder may or may not require a pre-dose of antibiotic. It varies from one orthopedic surgeon to another. It keeps the Frankel Dentistry medical clearance specialist busy assuring the health of our patients.
Dental Hygienist, Brittney Gates adds, “Recently we have found many of our long-time patients think that a pre-med is only for anxiety. We would like to remind all our patients with heart issues repaired or not and joint restoration or replacement to play it safe. Take your pre-med if your doctor recommends it.”
Since 1946 Frankel Dentistry has been changing lives a smile at a time. It is not just the patients who are smiling. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff seem to be continually happy. The best dental experience they provide is not only for their patients but each other. What makes smiling go viral at this Ohio dental office?
Weekly meetings, monthly training, continuing education opportunities, and quarterly events help the employees at both the Toledo and Maumee locations really get to know each other. Core processes include conflict resolution and communication refinement. The entire office is currently looking at Kim Scott’s Radical Candor communication model.
Frankel Dentistry takes time to learn how to enjoy their patients and each other!
Core Processes are key at this midwestern dental practice. These processes have a life of their own. They grow and improve, changing as needed. Using the EOS model for business organization brings the freedom of knowing what is expected and how to live a stress-free work life. Being accountable is fun once you hone your talents in a position you want, get, and have the capacity to excel at.
Frankel Dentistry has clear expectations!
The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry are grateful to serve the community through dentistry. Clinical studies continue to expand the correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Please feel free to contact their office at firstname.lastname@example.org for their brochure on the impact of dental health on overall health. If you ask the employees at either location what their passion is, the answer will be unanimous, Changing Lives a Smile at a Time. This is no small thing.
Frankel Dentistry makes a real impact!
be rude but ask to look in the wallet or purse of a Frankel Dentistry team
member. You will find a business card just waiting to be shared. Referred new
patients receive a complimentary comprehensive exam with radiographs and oral
cancer screening. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry
can’t help themselves but bring work home. It is too important. They know the
impact they can make through dental care. They appreciate what Frankel
Dentistry does for their families and patients. It is just too good to not share.
Frankel Dentistry has employees who wouldn’t work anywhere else.
Adopting Paragon Management owner, Ken Runkle’s BRAVO board is one of the many ways to be recognized at Frankel Dentistry. Comments are read daily thanking a team member for contributing over and above. Birthdays are celebrated with the delivery of a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Recently the new parents at both locations were surprised with cases of diapers delivered to their doorsteps.
Frankel Dentistry celebrates doctors, healthcare providers, and staff.
Early September has traditionally been back to school time. Back packs and bus rides were a sign Mom and Dad would have more time to take care of themselves. Often parents would schedule dental appointments before the upcoming season of holidays and deadline for yearly dental insurance benefits.
We now face a new normal. Home schooling, sports or no sports, and masks for all have changed our lives dramatically. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry are concerned dental health needs may be omitted from the newly minted family calendar.
They suggest brushing and flossing be placed on the daily checklist or agenda. Children and adults should be scheduled once every six months for dental checkups. Seniors aged 60 and older are best seen every three months. Those with health complications such as diabetes or periodontal disease need well care visits every three months as well.
reminders to trade out old toothbrushes every three months are also helpful
according to Dr. Jon Frankel, owner of Frankel Dentistry.
adds. “A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Keeping up with dental care is
an important preventative practice. We see it every day.”
The third Monday in July is Global Hug your Kid Day. Toledo, Ohio dental practice Frankel Dentistry is all about kids. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff may not be hugging their young patients, but they do applaud parents who bring in their children for regular dental exams and cleanings.
“Children supported by their parents in visiting the dentist inherit a lifetime of dental health”, states dental hygienist, Brittney Gates. “We are seeing more and more children who simply love the dentist”, shares owner/dentist Dr. Jon Frankel. When asked why, the same answers echoed throughout the office.
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Parents who care
The protocol has changed for children. Infants are brought in as soon as the first tooth pops in. Frankel Dentistry even gifts the baby patients with a bib!
If you have questions about this new protocol contact the Frankel Dentistry they will send you a brochure on Infant Care. Call 419-474-9611, email at email@example.com or contact them on Facebook.
Frankel Dentistry has served generations of patients since 1946. They love what they do. It is obvious they are changing lives a smile at at time. Just ask one of the many patients who have celebrated over 60 years as patients!
Toledo, Ohio dentist, Dr. Jon Frankel, wants to remind folks to floss. More time at home leaves no excuses for slacking in oral hygiene. “Make it a daily practice”, states Frankel, who admits to flossing daily in the shower.
Thorough tooth brushing and flossing disrupts the biofilm that leads to decay and gum disease. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Important information in a time when a comprised immune system might lower resistance to viral infections.
The doctors, healthcare providers and staff at Frankel Dentistry are passionate about patient education. While demonstrating how to floss, it seems they learned a lot of nontraditional uses. Dental floss, it appears, is the dental world’s version “duct tape.”
The many uses, and reason to always have an extra roll or two available heard at this popular Ohio dental practice include:
a button on a coat or jacket.
plumbers’ putty in a pinch.
Removing a ring stuck on a finger.
up Halloween decorations like spiders.
between the tines of a fork.
Replacing a hair tie.
Frankel Dentistry has been changing lives a smile at a time since 1946. They love what we they do and it shows. The patients, doctors, healthcare providers, and staff are always smiling (even under their masks). There is always laughter throughout the office.
Caring for others has been a key element in a Toledo, Ohio dental office. Asked about their values, to a person, the doctors, healthcare providers and staff at Frankel Dentistry will tell you, they are: Serve All, Always Better and Gratitude.
COVID-19 did not close this dental practice. They remained open to serve those in dental pain, many having been referred by urgent care centers and Emergency Rooms. Following the CDC guidelines and adapting to a new normal was immediate. Systems were designed and implemented. This is a dental practice that thinks like a family.
Wondering what insights these thoughtful folks might have, we inquired, “What is a helpful hint for families during the pandemic”? We were not surprised to find the answers were quick and useful.
Base everything you do on one premise, do no harm. Think of others.
Wash your hands.
Get fresh air daily.
Make a daily schedule for your kids.
Do not wear shoes you have worn outside in your home.
Use your extra at-home time to organize and clean.
Wipe down surfaces you touch frequently.
Text at least two friends or family members every day.
Space age technology is part of dentistry today. When Dr. Sheldon Frankel opened Frankel Dentistry in 1946, he was making gold crowns with the lost wax technique. He melted down the gold and poured it into a plaster cast embedded with a wax model of the crown. Pouring the molten gold into the plaster cast melt the wax. The gold-filled void held the new crown. While the crown was created, the patient cautiously wore a temporary crown for 2 or more weeks.
Now CAD/CAM (computer aided design and manufacturing) is used daily. Images of the prepared tooth are uploaded into the computer with a camera wand. The doctor designs the crown in the computer. It is routed to a milling system in the office. Milled then polished and shined, the new crown is seated in the patient’s mouth. All done on the same day.
I’m a new patient at Frankel Dentistry. My first appointment was in January of 2020. I’ve been so happy with the care that I’ve received from them. The staff and doctors have been so friendly to me. I was so pleased to see that the practice uses the state-of-the-art dental equipment for their procedures. My last visit was for a crown. It was amazing to see Dr. Smith measure and make my crown right in the office lab, all in one appointment. I had a perfect fit crown installed with no grinding to fit it. It just dropped into place with a perfect fit. I’m very happy with my new crown. Thank you, Dr. Smith and staff. WH
Frankel Dentistry has been serving the Toledo, Ohio community through dentistry with an always better philosophy since 1946. They are grateful to be changing lives a smile at a time.
Today is National Corn on the Cob day. Generally, in the Toledo area the corn fields are knee high by the 4th of July. A scenic drive in this area usually yields an eyeful of corn fields.
Toledoans seem to love corn and especially corn on the cob. Local county fairs offer roasted corn on the cob. Families pass down recipes for corn chowder, corn pudding, and corn bread. It is important to understand corn requires more than just a happy smile.
A beautiful smile can be life changing. Psychologists report that smiling reflects on how your feel and how you make others feel. Dentists will tell you a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Speech therapists share how teeth assist in communication. But here in Ohio it is well known that a healthy set of choppers is required to enjoy corn.
So, start young and visit regularly. Your corn dining delights depend on strong healthy teeth. Keep the dentist on your calendar. Always have an appointment on the books at least 2, 3 for 4 times a year.
Save your smile. Enjoy your corn on the cob. Remember Dr. Frankel wants to see your smile!
Years back, television sit-coms reflected Pops as sole bread winners. They wore suits and ties. You never saw them cooking in the kitchen or cleaning house. They might don an apron when helping with the dishes after a special meal like Thanksgiving dinner. Dads only did Dad-things like read the paper and carve the roast. Things have changed.
Today’s fathers cook, clean, babysit, change diapers, and grocery shop. They nearly do it all! There is one thing they avoid. According to the call center at Frankel Dentistry, oddly enough, Dads do not schedule dental appointments. The dental appointment scheduling specialists in this mid-western office report wives, girlfriends and mothers seem to be in charge of dental health. It is curious but let’s keep our fathers healthy. Call and make them a dental appointment!
Father’s Day is around the corner. We can keep our “more valuable than ever” Dads healthier by getting them back to the dentist. Dental health promotes overall health. It is especially important during this challenging time to optimize health.
Teeth whitening, teeth straightening, or other elective procedures might sweeten the pot for Pop on his big day. If you have a Dad in need of a dentist. Make him smile. Call a dentist and schedule an appointment for him.
Frankel Dentistry has been voted Best Dentist by the readers of Toledo City Paper for the last 10 years. For a preview of what to expect. Check out the video of long time employee Kenyetta below.
Dentistry has provided dental care throughout the pandemic.
maintained a skeleton crew to care for patients with dental emergencies keeping hospital ER clear and available for the
The Honorable Governor Mike Dewine announced the reopening of dental offices
the staff at Frankel Dentistry was ready to make the changes necessary to see
What drives these doctors, healthcare providers and staff to return? We asked them. The replies seem to have a common thread.
I originally looked for a career in healthcare to help others. It is gratifying to guide patients to a better understanding of the importance of dental care. Dental health promotes overall health. It is vital patients keep their smiles healthy not merely for the psychological benefit but for overall health. How could I not be here?
are family. We take care of each other. One of the values at Frankel Dentistry
is “Serve All.” This value has taken on
a whole new life during the pandemic. I am here working to “serve all” just like
I do with my personal family.
patients is my passion. I cannot imagine not seeing them especially now. I get
back so much more than I give. The patients see each new measure of precaution as
an expression of how much we care. I love it!
am not letting my life stop. We have implemented the safeguards and are
available to see our patients with the quality of care they have learned to
for the health of our patients motivates me. Meeting them in the parking lot
and explaining our new protocol is gratifying. I want them to feel safe and
happy. I have seen how we truly do change lives a smile at a time. I would not
want to be to anywhere else.
healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. I am committed to my patients. Frankel
Dentistry is like family and I am happy to see everyone. The response I have
received from my patients is overwhelming. Their gratitude is a privilege. I
feel fortunate to be here.
pandemic has brought to light many dichotomies. This is certainly one. Many folks
are staying home to prevent the spread of the virus. Others, such as the
amazing professionals at Frankel Dentistry are offering services to optimize the
health of the community.
we will do this. Be Preventative. Take Precautions. As this dental family in
Toledo, Ohio would suggest, Smile!