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The why to your what – Dental Purpose Statement

Kristin Pelletier with KP Consulting - Helping us with our Dental Purpose Statement

I love the quote by Simon Sinek, “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.” Have you ever thought about the why to what you do each day? Dr. Medina and Seasons of Smiles Dental has. A dental practice knowing their why is so important. As a patient, you aren’t buying root canals and crowns and cleanings, you’re purchasing the belief behind Dr. Medina’s recommendations. As owner and practice management coach of KP Consulting, I work with Dr. Medina and his team throughout the year, and I recently challenged them to reaffirm the why to their what. If Dr. Medina is your dentist, you should be feeling pretty great about that right now. Why? Because on … Continue reading →

Watching the New England Patriots play with Gordon Gronkowski.

Benjamin Medina meets Gordon Gronkowski

About 6 weeks ago I was visiting with my son on the phone and he mentioned that he would LOVE to see Tom Brady play before he retires.  Living in New England these last few years has been a gift with the the Patriots as the home team.  We started looking on the internet at the games scheduled for this year and what the possibilities of going to a game would be. It appeared that the New England Patriots in Pittsburgh game would be out best bet. My son Ben lives in Ohio now, Empty next syndrome and all of that.  I haven’t seen his new apartment, or his place of employment. To be honest, I knew the game would be fun, but I just wanted … Continue reading →

Our annual photo in glorious GIF format (2016)

  May I introduce our 2016 team. We have Dr. Norman Medina, Lanita Medina, Samantha Quinn, Kim Peterson, Cathy Caveney, Michelle Webber and Nellie Clark. As you can see we are a fun group at Seasons of Smiles and we don’t mind being a little (or a lot) silly at times. However, when caring for patients our professionalism is beyond compare. Our Staff If you are looking for a friendly dental atmosphere with the personal touch Seasons of Smiles dental is welcoming new patients with open arms. As a reminder for those with dental benefits now is the time to schedule a visit with us before those benefits expire at the end of the year. Please call us at 236-4740 … Continue reading →

Making someone’s day with a small gesture.

A Small Gesture - Michelle, Nellie and Samantha

Working in the field of dentistry can be challenging. This is largely because coming to the dentist is not always high on people’s list of favorite things to do. And this is completely understandable. Having a gloved, masked, person 15 inches from your body and working in your mouth is intimidating to say the least. Also, if you have had a previous negative experience, it adds to the anxiety of going to the dentist. We often hear comments like “No offense, but I don’t like the dentist” or “I hate coming here.”  While we do understand, and try not to take it personally, there are times when it can be very deflating for us to hear. I recently had a patient who … Continue reading →

What is DDS? Donated Dental Services

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) is an organization that provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get help in any other way. Program coordinators link volunteer dentists and labs with patients in need. One of our Seasons of Smiles Dental patients, Karen Davis, came to us through DDS. She has been given a beautiful new smile and is delighted to tears, not just her tears but ours as well. Karen gave our office permission to share her pictures and her story because she says that she can see her real self now when she looks in the mirror, and she wants others … Continue reading →

What is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant?

Michelle illustrates Isolite (II)

What is an EFDA? Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) programs are designed to train Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in the art of Restorative Dentistry. Not all dental offices have a professional on staff with EFDA qualifications but we are very fortunate to have Michelle Webber at Seasons of Smiles Dental. She strives to make her patients as comfortable as possible. Her goal is for her patients to love their smile as much as she does and she goes the extra mile to ensure that outcome. The additional education attained enables EFDA’s to perform duties including direct patient care, which may be legally delegated by a licensed dentist. Even though Michelle does not require an assistant when completing restorative work, … Continue reading →

Shine on Kimmie

Kimberlee Peterson gets a black eye

Kimmie gets a shiner. The hazards of playing baseball, but Kim still came to work. Whew, we are so relieved that it is only your eye and not your teeth. The jokes have been non stop all day. Now we want your best line or joke! Whose comment will make Kim laugh the hardest? Winner gets a $20 gift card from Subway. Please place you comment on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/seasonsofsmiles While you’re on our Facebook page, give us a “like”. Or has it been a while since you’ve had your teeth cleaned?   🙂 … Continue reading →

We’re #55. Top 100 Dental Blogs

Top 100 Dental Blogs

A dental blog? How exciting can that be? Perhaps it’s about as much fun as watching paint dry! Well maybe, but we love what we do, and we hope our passion shines through our blog. Sometimes it can be a bit daunting. It is a bit of work, and is anybody reading it? Well today we had some positive feedback from FeedSpot.com. We made the list! TOP 100 MUST READ DENTAL BLOGS FOR EVERY DENTISTS Check it out, we made #55. If you or your family is looking for a dental home where everyone is passionate about what they do, please give us a call. … Continue reading →

Dental Website Design

The 'ol Farm Truck - Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper.

We at Seasons of Smiles Dental run our own website. I have heard it suggested that it’s not usually a good idea for the dentist to make their own website. And as the years have progressed I must admit, there have been times that I was tempted to throw in the towel and go buy into one of those off the shelf dental websites. I cringe at the mistakes made while running our own dental website.  Even now, there are a few rough edges that need to be worked on. But overall, looking back, I’m glad we stuck with it. I absolutely love our end product. I think it’s the BEST dental office website. Dental website Design: It’s a sleeper. … Continue reading →

Seasons of Smiles Attends Yankee Dental 2016

Seasons of Smiles Dental Team Yankee Dental 2016

What’s new and improved in the world of dentistry? We love all the new ideas and learning that takes place at our annual dental convention, and Yankee Dental 2016 did not disappoint. We are coming back enthusiastic with many new ideas and products that we want to incorporate at our office. We want to serve our family, friends and neighbors of midcoast Maine with the best that the dental industry has to offer and we take our responsibility seriously. One product that we are hoping to carry is OraVerse.  Press here to find out more. A shout out to Nellie, Kim, Michelle, Samantha, Lanita, Krista, Brooke and Cathy for making #YankeeDental2016 not only fruitful, but enjoyable. You guys know how … Continue reading →

OraVerse – Reverse numbness twice as fast.

Oraverse - Can numbness be reversed?

While at Yankee Dental this year I had half a day to walk through the convention floor.  I systematically started on one end and booth by booth, made my way to the other end.  While walking through I saw the booth by Septodent.  We are fans of their products and I have been hearing about a product that they have called OraVerse. What is Oraverse? Your patient wants and needs to get on with their life without that numb, drooling, distorted face feeling. OraVerse is the only local anesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation and function for patients who want to avoid the unwanted and unnecessary lingering soft tissue numbness after routine dental procedures How does OraVerse work?  It … Continue reading →

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