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What Does This Picture Have in Common With Dentistry????

What Does This Picture Have in Common With Dentistry????


So, what does this photo have in common with the dentistry that we perform in our office?????

A little background -  This past weekend I took a trip to Colorado for less than 24 hours.  Yes, we drove there, spent the night, turned around and headed home the next morning!  Needless to say, it was exhausting.  We had a little puppy in the back of our vehicle and we had just taken a pit stop for all of us to take a break.  After being on the road again for less than 30 minutes, this little puppy decided that she needed to take a break again.  If you have driven through New Mexico, you know that there are stretches of highway without many towns in between.  So, knowing that there was not going be any sort of civilization, we decided to stop at one of the railroad maintenance cutoffs.  These are just merely a little rocky area with a small shed and a railroad light.  Thus, seeing a storm up ahead, I decided to take a photo opportunity because the tracks looked exactly like they were leading right into the storm and what I was able to catch displayed the moment perfectly!

Below is the actual photo that I took :

After we were finished with our break, we traveled on.  It happened to be about 75 degrees at that time and right into the storm, the temperature began to drop and drop QUICKLY!  Within 20 minutes, there was a thirty degree drop - from 75 down to 53.  Then something happened that I had never seen in my life.  The rain started and the drops on the windshield were huge and loud - definitely the largest that I have seen in my lifetime.  Shortly after this, the noise got louder and we thought that hail was coming down but quickly realized that it was snow!  It was as if we had hundreds of baseball pitchers hurling golf ball size snowballs at our Suburban!  Within a matter of a minute or so, accumulation of about 2-3 inches of slushy snow donned the highway and it was tough driving.  I think that the guys on the motorcycles got the worst of it!

This ended up making me contemplate some of my patients that I see in my office.  Some folks come to our office with many problems and some of these problems take a long time to resolve.  In addition to this, some esthetic rehabilitations can take a very long time to complete as well.  Regardless of the situation, it may feel like one may be entering into a storm that lingers for awhile but, at the end, we end up with a successful result that was very much worth the wait.  Generally after a storm, one sees the sun come through the clouds and the air smells fresh and everything seems renewed.  This “renewal discovery” for us is when patients state something as simple as, “This is the best crown that I have ever had in my life” to “ You have given me back my self-confidence with my new smile!”

At our office, we LOVE what we do and we are so glad that we can make a difference in people’s lives.  Just know that at the end of the storm, there is always a brighter and more refreshing ending to come!

This is what we saw coming out of the storm - Blue Skies!

Therefore, if you have some past dental issues that need to be corrected, or just any question that you have regarding any types of dental treatments that you are thinking of having done, feel free to contact our office!  We serve the North Richland Hills, Keller, Colleyville, Southlake and Fort Worth areas.  Give us a call at 817-812-2082 and we look forward to experiencing those blue skies with you!  

 - Dr. Chad Perry

1 comment (Add your own)

1. wrote:
Your story was really informative, thanks!

Tue, November 17, 2015 @ 11:57 AM

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