Dear Dr. K. and “Girls”,

There are no words to adequately thank you for the kindness that each of you extended to both Kevin and myself. You may think that you just gave me my “physical” smile back, but I want you to know that what you all did was much more.

From the day that I was diagnosed, I simply accepted what I could not change, and thanked God for each day that I was blessed to live far past what my doctors felt was possible.

In one day that other young dentist did something that the ravages of this disease had not been able to do in 32 years. He took away my “hope” and made me feel ashamed that I was sick.

From my first desperate call to Brenda – to my beautiful new tooth the next day, each of you in your own way gave me back the piece of myself that had seemed lost the day before. For this first time in 32 years, I sat in a dentists’ chair, totally confident of all of your abilities, and did not feel that the success or failure of the procedure depended on controlling something that is in all honesty beyond my control.

You are each excellent in your area of expertise, but you are also some of the most decent human beings that I have ever met in my entire life.

Thank you for the “smile” that you put on my face – but more importantly, thank you for the one that you put in my heart.

Most Fondly,
Cathy E.

PS. I am still enjoying my flowers.


Dear Dr. Krutchick,

I’ve wanted to write to tell you that I have needed to see two different dentists since I’ve been here. (I’ll relate the reason for this further on) Both dentists couldn’t get over my dental work. Dr. Rubenstein said that “rarely has he seen such beautiful work” Dr. Mann said that my mouth was amazing. So, thank you, thank you!!!

This is what happened. I moved here in January and a filling fell out in my upper right corner, next to my wisdom tooth. Dr. Rubenstein was highly recommended and he suggested that he put a crown on the tooth. After drilling the tooth in preparation for the crown, a temporary one was placed. I was in constant discomfort and pain for weeks. After 8 or 9 weeks, the gum became inflamed and I visited a specialist in endodontics. He thought that the dentist might have drilled too close to the nerve. (Is that possible?) I had a root canal – it felt better and a few weeks later I had the permanent crown placed.

After a few weeks, it started to ache and I went back to Dr. Mann who said that we would try antibiotics, but if that didn’t work, I would need surgery to clean out the infection.

Thank Goodness, it worked and I’m fine. But I lived on Advil for months and am really disappointed.

If I knew what would happen, I would have come to West Seneca. But it unfolded before I could think about that.

Do you see why I miss you and your expertise?

Please give my best regards to Linda, Donna and Brenda and everyone else.

We really love Sarasota. I will never, ever get used to the blue sky. Palm trees and flowers and the beach.

I hope that you and your family are fine and doing well.

Sincerely,

Judy P.

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