Posts for: June, 2013
We are pleased to welcome Dr. Pendse to Park Crossing Dentistry. Dr. Pendse graduated with honors from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry in 2007. After being in practice in Sacramento, CA for over four years, she moved to North Carolina to be with family and now calls Charlotte her home.
She is married and has a four-year old son. She is gentle and compassionate and treats every patient the way she would like to be treated.
She has volunteered in 'Give Kids a Smile' programs across the state and in California. She is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Charlotte Dental Society.
In her free time, Dr. Pendse enjoys travelling, music and spending time with her family.
Linda Williams is the winner of our contest to guess who has been working at Park Crossing Dentistry the longest. She won a $25 gift card to the restaurant of her choice. She picked Fratelli’s in Fort Mill.
The correct answer is Lorna. She has been faithfully working alongside Dr. Bateman for 25 years. We appreciate her dedication! Thank you to all who participated. Watch for our next contest in September.
Many patients ask about the duties of dental assistants and hygienists. Assistants work primarily with the dentist by assisting them with procedures, making temporary crowns, adjusting dentures, placing sealants and bleaching teeth. Hygienists work primarily on your semi-annual checkups. They chart your gum depths (periodontal charting), scale and polish the teeth and perform an exam for oral cancer. While they do not diagnose, they are trained to recognize the needs of your teeth such as decay and infection. Your dentist performs a final exam to check all areas for decay, oral cancer, gum imperfections and any problems with your teeth and overall health.
Which employee has been working for Park Crossing Dentistry the longest? Cheryl (hygienist); Addie (hygienist); Colleen (hygiene coordinator); or Lorna (Dr. Bateman’s assistant)? Just Comment back with your answer. Everyone with the correct answer will be placed in a drawing for a $25 gift card to the restaurant of your choice. The winner will be announced next week.