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A 365 day challenge

Day 24: Open wide…

I wasn’t planning on writing about services, but I couldn’t resist this one…

It all started October 3rd, 2012.

My kids and I were flying out to NYC for my uncle’s memorial. While on the plane I made a note to myself to call the dentist when I got back home…my tooth was bothering me a bit.

Needless to say, by midnight the pain was excruciating and I didn’t sleep the entire night. Fortunately, the next morning my uncle’s dentist was willing to see me.

That’s how I ended up in Dr. Towbin’s office. An older gentleman who was incredibly kind, but informed me that I needed a root canal…Now. Only he doesn’t do them, so he called his friend a block away to see me in 15 minutes. **Thank you Uncle Barton for making such a difference in people’s lives that they were willing to adjust their entire schedules for me.

So, I ended up in Dr. Kamin’s office. Sobbing.

Let me backup a step…I’m terrified of the dentist.

Not to make a long story longer, Dr. Kamin was amazing. He did a partial root canal- enough to get me out of pain, not be a drooling mess at the memorial, and back home again. He said we wanted to speak to my dentist at home because the structure of my tooth was unusual (I figured that was just code for I’m crazy & he needed to warn the next dentist) & recommended I see a specialist.

Ok…I’m finally getting to the point. All of this led me to Dr. Mark Curcio DDS.. He is incredibly patient, pain-free, and genuinely compassionate. My old dentist’s office was barely 5 minutes from my house, I now willingly drive 45 minutes to see Dr. Curcio.

For those of you don’t understand the big deal about going to the dentist, go see him because he’s a good guy and a great dentist. For those of you who basically need laughing gas & valium just to get you through a cleaning- Dr. Curcio is for you. He is calming and patient with our kind of crazy.

By the way- the anatomy of my tooth is a little off- he wasn’t just talking about me!

Who is your favorite dentist?

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