Jon Frankel Dentistry

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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?

    Four best girl friends smiling and laughing together beautiful teeth happy healthy smiles

    Jerica, Brittany, Elena, and Tara

  2. 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.

  3. May is Family Wellness Month AND Mental Health Month.

    Your physical health is just as important as your mental health! This month we are sharing healthy habits to encourage a healthier lifestyle for you and your family!

    1. Get outside! A little summer sunshine can go a long way. Chances are you’ve spent the winter tucked away and Vitamin D deprived. Take a family walk or bike ride in the evening, visit a new park or trail, walk the dog daily, and be sure to take in the sunshine and fresh air.
    Toledo local organization Miles for Smiles walk. Mom and children walking as a form of exercise.
    1. Try a healthy new recipe. Pick a night to cook a healthy meal with your family. This is a great way to spend quality time together while still being productive. This is also an opportunity to teach children the importance of a balanced diet and trying new foods.
    1. Practice mindfulness. This is an opportunity to help your children understand the importance of mental health. Simply reflect on the day you’ve had or situations which have left your little ones with certain emotions. Help them discover “why” they feel the emotions they do. Also, try a five minute meditation or positive affirmations. Encourage your children to highlight their favorite things about themselves to promote self esteem!
    1. Find a self care routine. Help your loved ones find a way they love to care for themselves, this could be taking time for a skin care routine, workout routine, an oral care routine, or nighttime cooldown routine. This is time for you all to relax yet still be productive towards your health.
    Oral care is self care. Three different forms of self care that can help you take care of your mind and body.
Oral care routine, skin care routine, mental care routine.
    1. Practice oral health! A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Teaching your kids healthy oral habits at a young age can help ensure a beautiful, life lasting smile. Brush, floss, rinse, visit Dr. Frankel and repeat!
    2. Connect with one another. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. It never hurts to remind your family how much they mean to you and the impact they’ve made on your life.
    Family photo for Dental office in Toledo at the Wildwood Metroparks. A team of moms and their kids.
  4. Sweet summer sun, smiles, and sangria! On Friday April 29th Frankel Dentistry and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry met in one of their favorite places to celebrate a quarter of growth and ownership mindsets! Majestic Oaks is a locally owned winery who offers delicious, fresh beers, wines, and sangrias! Our teams first visited Majestic Oak last summer and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere, beauty, and sangria flights!

    This year Drs. Frankel and Puhl treated us to another beautiful day at the winery to spend time out of office with the ones we love to change lives with. This was a chance to meet the newest doctors to join our practice, and fresh, fun front and clinical employees!

    Find a workplace you love! Both the Toledo and Maumee offices are home to dozens of friendships. As we continue to grow and intermix with one another we build even more relationships and friendships through our careers and passion. Changing lives is even more meaningful when you work with people you love. We are grateful to come together and creating lasting memories like these. 

    As a 100% employee owned practice, taking time to build culture and meet our fellow owners is important to us. We all  work together as a team not only to create positive experiences for patients and serve our community, but to build our practice! 

    A special thank you to the amazing Toledo local photographer Kurt Nielson for taking the time to come out and capture the friendship behind Changing Lives, Majestic Oak Winery for allowing our practice to take over your beautiful grounds, and Lulu Fare for amazing snacks and sweets. 

    Always Better. Serve All. Gratitude. Encouragement. Trust. Owner Mindset!

    Frankel Dentistry and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry- Majestic Oak 2022

  5. Toledo, Ohio is home of the first 100% employee-owned dental practice in the United States. The doctors, healthcare workers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry are upbeat, fun, and professional. How did these innovative folks decide on careers in dentistry?

    Dr. Frankel is a natural. His father was a dentist, his sister and aunt are dental hygienists, an uncle and two cousins are dentists, and his daughter is in dental school at NOVA. If vocation can be inherited, this is a case in point. Dr. Frankel seems born to be a dentist.

    Jon Frankel, DDS

    Natalie matriculated in a program to become a sonographer. She knew she wanted to be in the medical field. Her sister works in a dental office. People kept asking her if she was in the dental hygiene program since she had such an amazing smile. She took it as a sign and switched programs. She has been at Frankel Dentistry for 12 years. People still mention her beautiful smile!

    Contact: a.gohlike@jonfrankeldentisty.com

    Angie had an exciting career in a law office. She left to raise six children. Once the children were off to school she wanted to find another gratifying career. Her neighbor was a dental sales representative. Angie’s future was just next door. He suggested she apply at Frankel Dentistry. Angie started at the front desk six years ago. Currently she is the integrator at the Maumee location. According to Angie, “It has been the best thing ever. I would never work anywhere else.”

    100% Happy / 100% Employee-Owned

    Lisa knew her office in an academic setting was closing. She thrives when helping others. She bumped into an acquaintance and mentioned her situation. The conversation led to Frankel Dentistry. That was eight years ago. Lisa shares that she is doing what she loves with people she loves!

    As a child, Brittney loved going to the dentist. She imagined herself as a dentist. Today, the doctors, healthcare workers and staff at Frankel Dentistry are grateful to have her on their team. She began at Frankel Dentistry as a dental hygienist, obtained a bachelors’ degree in marketing and became an expanded function dental auxiliary! “I love the immediate gratification of making my patients smile,” shares Brittney.

    Brittney Gates, RDH, EFDA, BS

    Mendi was a machinist. She needed three crowns. During her visits with the dental team, she realized dentistry was her calling. She sold her house. Moved to a city with a dental school. In Indianapolis at Indiana University Dental School, she realized her life purpose.  Mendi loves what she does as an expanded function dental auxiliary. Her passion for dentistry is contagious!

    https://youtu.be/lU7Kdm_AO2M
  6. It is National Children’s Dental Health Month. https://www.aapd.org/about/about-aapd/news-room/latest-news/a-national-childrens-dental-health-month-letter-from-aapd-president-dr.-donly/

     The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry celebrate parents who bring in their children as soon as the first tooth pops through and continue every six months.

    Children coming in early for dental visits enjoy improved dental health. We make it fun at Frankel Dentistry. For a quick child’s eye-view check this video of our office. You will be in good company. It has over nine million views!

    Kids love visiting our office because we make it fun. Parents can make dental home care fun by letting children select their toothbrushes, teaching them to brush, and brushing with them. There are several toothbrushing songs/videos to keep children brushing for a full two minutes. 

    Another great way to motivate your young tooth brusher is charting daily brushing. The folks at Frankel Dentistry created a chart for you to print out. 

    Remember, it takes 90 days to develop a new habit.

  7. Being located only a mile South from the state line and beautiful Michigan farm lands, Frankel Dentistry is no stranger to farmers and their families. However, this chilly December afternoon, we had a visitor we’ve never seen before. 

    It was a calm day in the office just like any other. Our front desk receptionist welcomed patients as something odd caught her eye. “Maybe, I’m just seeing things” she thought to herself, when once again a red flash dashed across the glass office door. 

    A comedy ensued. The patient had no idea her rooster had hijacked a ride with her to Frankel Dentistry. Once alerted, an event mirroring the keystone cops of yesteryear began. The escapee rooster’s owner, Dr. Greiss, Madison, and Megan were zigzagging across the parking lot. The clever bird had the edge for longer than one might hope. Eventually cornered and corralled, the rooster was defeated but safe. The now seasoned dentist, hygienist, assistant, and patient returned to changing lives a smile at a time through dentistry. 

    keystone cops gif - Google Search | Leopard dog, Jack russell, Dogs

    Frankel Dentistry has offered the best dental experience for 75 years. It is easy to see why they have been awarded the Best of Toledo Dental by the readers of City Paper for 11 years. They are more than dental professionals. They are family, friends, and when needed farmers.

  8. Tis the season!

    Giving Tuesday is a newer holiday that originated in 2012 to encourage people to do good.

    This holiday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is the kick off for the giving season!

    As you know, Frankel Dentistry loves spirit days. Meaningful spirit days are even more remarkable! This year our office participated in CrazZzy Sock Day to kick off our gifting season. Giving back to the community is especially magical during the holidays. All December we will be collecting new, unused socks to be donated to a local non-profit here in Northwest Ohio! 

    Hannah’s Socks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to donate socks to the less fortunate in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Did you know that socks and undergarments are the most needed, yet least donated items? Together we can make a difference.

    We have been changing lives a smile at a time since 1946. We want to continue to serve through beautiful smiles and warm toes! Supporting local and giving back to those in need has always been important to us. We are grateful to come together and serve all in our community in a variety of ways.

    You can learn more about the Hannahs Socks mission at https://www.hannahssocks.org/

  9. Gratitude Always. It has been quite a year for Frankel Dentistry. We have watched our spirits, team, and leadership grow immensely. With gratitude being one of our Core Values, we find it even more imperative to express gratitude for the big and small during this season. 

    One thing we can always be thankful for is our team. 

    Not only do we have the best patients, but the best team. 

    May Frankel Family and Children Photoshoot

    A positive workplace encourages productivity and inspires drive in all individuals. I’d love to thank our team for being focused on their goals, providing the best patient care, exercising strong communication, and always going above and beyond in their department as well as others. 

    We are grateful to build and grow with a driven, dedicated, and passionate team. Changing Lives a Smile at a Time is even more meaningful with people who uplift you and push us to be the best! So to all of our Frankel Dentistry teams -thank you, we are grateful for each and everyone of you.💙  Happy Thanksgiving!🦃

  10. The Toledo Blade held their first ever Reader’s Choice Awards. This year Toledo Blade Readers voted Frankel Dentistry as Best Dentist! We are honored and grateful to serve our Toledo community through excellent, quality dental care. Our doctors, healthcare providers, and staff consistently strive to create a positive experience for every patient. From the minute you step in our door to the second you leave we want to ensure you feel safe and welcomed. Our patients are what motivate us to be the best. Our team is guided by our core values, “Serve All” and “Always Better” and everyday we highlight the importance of gratitude, encouragement, and togetherness. These values lead us to create gold standard, genuine dental care for our community. Thank you The Blade and thank you Toledo, we are grateful to serve you!