Jon Frankel Dentistry

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  1. Mary Jurski has been part of Frankel Dentistry for over 10 years. She is a recent Core Values winner. It is well earned she is a restorative team leader, Registered Dental Hygienist, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, and over-all go-to gal at our Maumee location.

    This week Dr. Puhl is on vacation. Mary with no hesitation called the Toledo location and asked if they could use some help! There is something about Mary. She embodies owner-mindset. The Toledo location is thrilled to have her even if it is for just one week.

    Mary Jurski, RDH, EFDA

    Like to know Mary better? Check out her fast five question responses.

    Why did you choose your career?

    While in high school I knew I wanted something in the health field. Once I was introduced to dentistry I knew it was my passion.

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

    I adore arts & crafts. My oldest is graduating from high school this year and my youngest is a freshman. I am really going to miss the school projects. According to my family I am a interior and exterior house painter extraordinaire. It just puts me in the zone!

    Dream vacation?

    It is always a cruise. It is only way to contain me! My favorite so far has been the Bahamas.

    Favorite leisure activity?

    I love motorcycle riding with my husband. Summer weekends you’ll find Mary with her hubby on the back of his Harley.

    What is the one thing you can’t live without?

    Don’t touch my dark chocolate!

  2. Core Values Winner and Billboard Star!

    Looking who is gracing our Toledo location! She is usually at our Maumee location but today she is ours. Hillary is a dental hygienist, expanded function dental auxiliary powerhouse. Her cross fit videos of dead weight lifts are flat out amazing! Fortunately for us, her dental skills are even more impressive.

    Ten Years!

    Hillary has been with Frankel Dentistry for 10 years. She is a Core Values Award winner. Her work ethic is incredible. She is innately talented while driven to excel. Patients and staff alike love Hillary. We know are all better because Hillary is in our lives.

    Meet Hillary at Frankel Dentistry.

    Enjoy the nest dental experience. Meet more dental professionals like Hillary.

  3. 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!

  4. February is American Heart Month. The dentists, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry have seen the correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

    Patients are advised to brush and floss daily, see their dentist regularly, take care of small dental issues before they become big problems.

    Visits are made easy with two locations, evening and Saturday hours, online scheduling, and more.

    Patients are surprised with unannounced patient appreciation days. This year heart-shaped stress relief balls were gifted for Valentine’s Day.

    Does your dentist give you presents?

    Frankel Dentistry is 100% employee-owned. It shows. The two locations are abuzz with heartfelt caring and smiles. They truly are changing lives a smile at a time.

  5. Frankel Dentistry’s Five Top Tips for Dental Insurance Coverage

    Dental insurance is a great benefit. Midwest dentist, Dr. Jon Frankel has five tips to best use dental coverage.

    1. Study the plan options during open enrollment and find the plan that best serves your dental health. Make sure there are dentists in your area who accept your plan.

    2. Find a dentist who will do complimentary benefits checks and treatment plan consultations. Understanding your treatment options and insurance benefits helps you gain and maintain dental health.

    3. Schedule your new patient exam and subsequent visits early in the year.

    4. Make sure to schedule at least two well checks or hygiene re-care visits every year. Take care of small issues before they become big problems!

    5. Understand your dental insurance is a great help but behavior is the key to a healthy smile. Brush. Floss. Complete needed treatment as soon as possible.

    Want additional information? Check the American Dental Association website at https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/paying-for-dental-care/using-dental-benefits

    or call Frankel Dentistry at 419-474-9611 Toledo, Ohio or 419-483-0221 Maumee, Ohio.

  6. Changing Lives a Smile at a Time

    The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry know how to create the best dental visits. Both the Toledo and Maumee locations are filled with laughter and a caring, fun spirit.

    St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. Green shamrock shades and green dress everywhere made a dental visit on March 17, 2021 healthy and enjoyable.

    Focused on the Best Dental Experience

    This career- minded and caring group is grateful to provide the highest quality of care. Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl offer opportunities for advancement and are engaged first hand with professional and personal training. The dental team at Frankel Dentistry in Toledo, Ohio and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry in Maumee are excited and prep to serve through dentistry. You can feel the appreciation from initial phone call to out the door. It is as though everyday is a celebration.

    MASKS cannot hide the FUN!

    Do you love going to work? The doctors, healthcare professionals, and staff at Frankel Dentistry do. They share a passion for changing lives a smile at a time while providing the best dental experience. The opportunities for personal and professional growth are amazing. If you are interested more than a job and want a career, go to: https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/blog/career/ to apply.

    All positions available including Dental Hygienists and Expanded Functions Dental Assistant.

  7. Dr. Jonathan Frankel in celebration of National Tooth Fairy Day is offering some important dental hints. Children with good oral hygiene habits are more likely to enjoy a lifetime of dental health.




    National Tooth Fairy day: February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day and just like the magical fairy, Jon Frankel knows how important it is to educate children on good dental hygiene care. Here are some tips on how to make brushing fun for kids:

    1. Put on some music – Play your kid’s favorite song while they are brushing their teeth. They will love the music and their teeth will be happy to be clean.

    2. Play a game – Sometimes playing a game like “Simon Says” while brushing makes it more fun for children of all ages and helps them learn proper brushing and flossing techniques.

    3. Positive reinforcement – Reward your children for good dental habits. Positive reinforcement urges kids to continue to develop good behaviors. But, be careful; don’t reward them with foods that will damage their teeth, like too much juice or sugar.

    4. Let them choose – Let your child pick out his or her own toothbrush and toothpaste by doing so, you will create excitement with your children about brushing their teeth. Just be sure that the new toothbrush is ADA approved.

  8. 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Eat Healthier
    New year, new you, new resolutions — everyone always says they want to eat healthier and kids shouldn’t be an exception. When kids eat healthier, they feel better and have more energy to be a kid. Healthy eating habits are also beneficial for successful oral health. Healthy foods contain the essential vitamins and nutrients kids need to grow. Parents and caregivers need to create an atmosphere where healthy foods are the first choice and junk foods are consumed in moderation.
    Here are 5 ways to help your kids eat healthier foods and less junk food:
    1.  Stock your pantry with healthy snack choices and avoid buying snacks that are void of nutrients and full of sugar such as fruit snacks. Encourage children to choose fruits if they have a sweet tooth — try a smoothie!
    2. Bake more often — there are so many recipes out there that contain fruits and vegetables that are kid-approved. Instead of breakfast pastries, try homemade muffins with oatmeal and fruit!
     3. Limit TV – there are a lot of commercials that promote fast food meals and candy. Spend time together playing games or outside.
    4. Create a family meal plan together — have your children help you plan your meals. Download this example
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     5. Eat together —  eating meals together helps families stay united. Celebrate with healthy snacks like fruit yogurt vs. chocolate sundaes.
    Eat together —  eating meals together helps families stay united. Celebrate with healthy snacks like fruit yogurt vs. chocolate sundaes.

  9. Technology meets Technique

    Dan Green, D.D.S.

    Saginaw, Michigan generously shares the best it has to offer. From timber to Stevie Wonder, it may seem humble but this mid-Michigan city is a resource for the finest. We feel fortunate Dan Green found his way to the Toledo area. It is definitely Saginaw’s loss.

    Dr. Green has a strong engineering and design background. Initially an undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering his desire to help others drew him into studies in biomedical sciences. Although a transplant he has Toledo area roots. He worked at Champion Spark Plug while a student. Dentistry was a natural fit for his innate talents. Dan Green, D.D.S. is a graduate of University of Michigan Dental School.

    While in dental school, it became clear to Dr. Green working with patients hands on while utilizing the constantly changing technology is what he loves to do. Oral Surgery, Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry are of particular interest. He received the Dental Implant Student Award from the American Association Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He excels at what he enjoys!

    Dr. Green has been married for three years. He and his wife recently moved to Dundee, Michigan. His wife shares his interests and is currently working toward her doctorate in Cell and Molecular Biology at the U of M.

    In his spare time, you will find him exercising, woodworking, exploring his automotive interests or watching movies.

     

  10. Prepare your Smile for Summer

     

    Summer Smiles

    Dr. Frankel’s 5 Tips for Keeping your Smile Bright this Summer

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    1. Favorite summertime foods and beverages unfortunately are packed with sugar. Sipping on water will not only keep you hydrated, but will help rinse the sugars out instead of sitting in your mouth. 

    SUMMER VACATION

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    2. School is out, so make sure to have your routine cleaning appointment booked while schedules are flexible!

    PICNIC

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    3. Pack your pool or beach bag with healthy snacks, such as, apples, grapes and watermelon and limit sugary foods like fruit gummies and juices. 

    SUN PROTECTION

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    4. In addition to your SPF lotion, use an SPF lip balm to keep your lips protected from sunburns.

    SMILE SAFETY

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    5. If you are playing a contact summer sport, make sure you wear a protective mouthguard.