Ask the Orthodontist
A PERSONAL INVITATION
Excellence. Caring. Quality. Creativity. These are the cornerstones of our
practice. The office of Drs. Hersh and Beattie is designed to be a unique and
kid-friendly environment that appeals both to children and adults. We have taken
orthodontics and fun to a new level. Drs. Hersh and Beattie have made it their
mission to continue to discover unique ways to offer the very best orthodontic
care through leading-edge technology.
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Their reputation for quality and innovation goes beyond the scope of this
office. Dr. Hersh, a member of this community, has served on the West
Bloomfield school board for several years. Our staff has also captivated and
educated young audiences in the classroom in a manner their teachers find
both entertaining and informative. Community involvement and innovative
ideas have brought numerous newspaper, television, and radio endorsements
as well. The "wall of fame" in the office is also a growing testimonial to our
community support and their overwhelming positive response. Sponsoring and
hosting special events for our community and patients, combined with a genuine
personal approach, impart a new kind of camaraderie among our young patients.
Our reward is in smiles and their increased self-esteem generating greater self-
confidence in our patients. These are very important benefits to our holistic
patient approach for the best possible oral health and esthetics.
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Drs. Hersh and Beattie invite you to become a member of our orthodontic family.
Your first visit will serve to inform, put you at ease, and allow you to see for
yourself what sets our office apart. We are looking forward to meeting you soon!
Our office is located on the border of West Bloomfield/Commerce Township at
2300 Haggerty Rd., Suite 1160, 248-926-4100.
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whether the person you've been deal-
ing with will be there at your event
since this is not automatically the case.
"We are seeing more and more
brides who live out of town," said
Cherkasky, who has been in the party
planning business for 35 years. "It can
be a challenge to schedule appoint-
ments to visit venues, see bands and
meet with florists and photographers.
A lot of things are handled using fax
machines or the Internet!'
Keith also recommends considering
the needs of your guests, especially
those who will be coming from out of
town, when choosing a party location.
Make sure they will be able to get eas-
ily from their hotel to all of the events
that are planned, including the Friday
-night dinner or Sunday brunch.
Pat Blackwell, of Party Assurance
in Commerce Township, provides
on-site party management. Her ser-
vices include reviewing the contracts,
supervising wedding rehearsals,
greeting guests and collecting gifts,
chaperoning younger guests, pay-
ing vendors, distributing favors or
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giveaways at the end of the party, and
packing up decorations and leftovers
and delivering them to the hosts'
"I'm like the wife you never had,"
said Blackwell. "I help make sure that
whatever the family has planned goes
the way it should."
Blackwell also advises party givers
to go over all the contracts very care-
fully to make sure that all the informa-
tion is accurate and that there aren't
any unexpected charges.
If you discover that your plans
are exceeding your budget, don't get
depressed, get creative. If you have
your heart set on a specific venue, such
as a hotel, Keith suggests considering
some nontraditional options, such
as afternoon tea and hors d'oeuvres
instead of a formal dinner.
"Think about ways to shift your
money around or to cut costs on those
things that are not as important," said
Keith. "You may be able to make your
own centerpieces or serve wine by the
glass instead of having a full, open bar.
Don't get into the mindset of 'have to
have Do what works for you."
Cherkasky agrees that there are
many ways to cut costs and still have
a memorable event. "Explore some
of the online sources for invitations;
consider renting or borrowing a wed-
ding gown; or using a DJ instead of a
live band. Many of the photographers
will charge for their time and provide
the family with a CD instead of a more
expensive photo book," she said.
"Some of the venues will be will-
ing to negotiate certain costs, such as
room rentals," she added. "Everyone
today is more sensitive to the eco-
nomic issue." ❑
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