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Parents are the Heroes in Orthodontics
By far the individuals with the most unappreciated role in the
rthodontic treatment of a child are the parents. it is the mom or dad
hat bears the re9onsibility for making the appointment, bringing the
ild to the appointment, coordinating schedules, and usual being
nappreciated in the process. Look at usually any mothers and
any times fathers) planners and it is amazing that an addi lanai
onthly commitment is even workable.
k the Orthodontist
Allison (Green) Weiner and Adam Weiner of Portage,
Mich., proudly announce the birth of their son and first
child, Jonah Benjamin Weiner. Sharing in their excite-
ment are grandparents Laurel and Mike Scheidt of Portage,
Pam and Joshua Weiner of Kalamazoo, Bobbie and Shel
Green of West Bloomfield, and great-grandmothers Thelma
of West Bloomfield and Ethyl Green of Southfield.
Jonah is named in loving memory of his great-great-uncle
Benjamin Bernstien, his great-grandmothers Elizabeth
Cohen and Esther Weiner, and his great-grandfather Harvey Lipsitt.
Aliyah), along with
her parents Jill and
Bobby Friedman and
brother Ethan, will
celebrate her bat
mitzvah on Saturday,
Nov. 10, at
Moshe in West Bloomfield. She is the
granddaughter of Florence Mars, Erno
Friedman, Eleanor Sol, the late Pearl
Friedman and the late Jack Sol.
Allie attends Hillel Day School of
Metropolitan Detroit in Farmington
Hills. She participated in various mitz-
vah projects, including raising money
for Kids Kicking Cancer.
Ronit), daughter of
Amy and Andre
Douville and Steven
Meretsky, and sister
to Zachary, Jacob
and Elin, was called
to the Torah on
Saturday, Oct. 27, at
Congregation Shaarey Zedek in
Southfield. Proud are grandparents
Suretta and Alan Must, Terri and
Bruce Selik, Susan Meretsky, Dr.
Robert and Chink Douville-Glinski,
and great-grandmother Rose Selik.
Emily is also the granddaughter of
the late Ronald Meretsky.
Emily attends West Hills Middle
School in Bloomfield Hills. Among
her many mitzvah projects, feeding
the homeless was the most meaning-
ful to her.
Morse, daughter of
Harriet and Michael
Morse and sister of
Lexie and Ella, will
read from the Torah
on the occasion of
her bat mitzvah
Saturday, Nov. 10, at
Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield. Her grandparents
are Sharon Radom, and Susan Morse
and Ed Geren. She is also the grand-
child of the late Joel Morse.
Jillian is a student at Cranbrook
Kingswood Girls Middle School in
Bloomfield Hills. Her most meaning-
ful mitzvah project was participating
in all of the Farmington Hills-based
JARC holiday events over the past few
Schechter will be
called to the Torah
as a bar mitzvah
Saturday, Nov. 10, at
Temple Israel in
West Bloomfield. He
is the son of Kim and
Joining in the simchah
will be his sister Carla and brother
Noah. He is the grandson of Jerry
Gurwin and the late Lee Gurwin,
Dorothy Schechter-Hoyt and the late
Joe Schechter, and the late Dr. Ivan
Joey is a seventh grader at O.E.
Dunckel Middle School in Farmington
Hills. His most meaningful mitzvah
project was volunteering at the Jewish
Senior Living complex, serving refresh-
ments, playing games and socializing
with the seniors every week.
ho picks the child up from soccer or dance or whatever and rushes
o get to the orthodontic appointment on time? Who gets the phone
11 at the most inopportune time and must change their schedule at
e last minute to bring the child in for some unexpected emergency?
ho hears the words"' can't find my retainer"? Who worries about
he child not brushing well enough, and who gets the complaining
hat something else is more important? The answer to all these
uestions is mom or dad. The parent also is the one who hears the
gripes and woes of the patient.
Dr. Neff ish
Dr. Marsha Beattie Parents are the "Heroes" of the orthodontist. It is the parent that
must put the child before all else, and make a financial commitment
because they know whether their child wants braces or not, it is the
"right" thing to do.
That is one reason why we added the additional location to our
office. We want to make things easier for mom or dad and have
an environment that shows we care and appreciate the parent. The
parent is the "unsung" hero of orthodontics and we tip our hats to
the moms and dads who make our job easier. And lastly, here's
something you rarely hear,"THANK YOU!"
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Drs. Hersh and Beattie invite you to join our patient family.
Our offices are located on the border of
at 2300 Haggerty Road, Suite 1160 (248) 926-4100
and our newest 2nd location
in Waterford, 5133 Highland Road (248) 673-4100.
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