Ask The Orthodontist
"How do I
find an orthodontic specialist that is
appropriate for my children.?"
A common concern among parents is
When selecting an orthodontist, good sources to ask are
your child's friends, schoolmates, other parents, your fami-
ly dentist, and even teachers.
arah and Hy Koenigsberg,
former Detroiters of
Kendall, Fla., celebrated
their 60th wedding anniver-
sary May 23. A warm and loving
mazel tov was extended by their
children, Alan and Lauren, Ronald,
Bruce and Betsy, Elaine, Steve. Hugs
and kisses came from their grand-
children, Jonathon, Melissa,
Meredith, Jason, Michael, Steven,
Robin and Daniel.
Find out if other kids in braces or appliances enjoy their
experience. Are the kids treated with respect, and are their Licensed Specialist
personal needs addressed? Do they look forward to going
to the orthodontist? Kids are very perceptive and can tell
when someone truly cares about them, and this is very important.
Ask the parents if they are happy with the orthodontist they selected. How are
emergencies handled? Is there an emergency phone number or pager where
someone may be reached if needed? Additionally, it is a benefit if the ortho-
dontist has only one office, so there is more accessibility at a dependable loca-
tion. The office should also be conveniently located as appointments are usu-
ally every 5 weeks or so.
Once the orthodontist is selected, call the office, and ask if they have an infor-
mational folder about the office, philosophy, and information about the doc-
tor. Find out if there is a free for an initial consultation. After this, go to the
appointment, see the office (is it clean, patient friendly and utilize modern
technology), and see if the orthodontist truly cares about your child, and if he
listens. Are you and your child comfortable with the environment there? Does
the orthodontist put you at ease? This is the beginning of a relationship that
should be a rewarding and positive experience.
You may see or write us at our office for any topics you would like discussed
in this biweekly column. The office is located on the border of West
Bloomfield/Commerce Township (360-7700) at 8362 Richardson.
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7 at a dinner party host-
ed by their daughter and son-in-law,
Lynn and Iry Kriszenfeld, and
grandchildren Elyse and Eric.
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