Today Was a Good Day!

by Dr. Max Zaslavsky

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel” -Maya Angelou

Smile Dentist Fort LauderdaleRecently I had the pleasure of doing a cosmetic case on a young woman. There had been years of neglect and it definitely took me quite a while to finish the case. The patient had failing root canals, broken teeth. It truly ran the gamut of taking out all of the tools from my toolbox, rolling up my sleeves, and making something beautiful happen for her.

Months had gone by, and we had not seen her for the typical follow ups and cleanings. Then one day, she showed up on my schedule. Honestly I had thought, considering this is south Florida, she may had moved on to another city, or like so many patients, when the work is done, they postpone the maintenance portion that we so highly try to influence.

She came in with that same beautiful smile we had created, and this time with a photo. The teeth that we worked so hard on to correct and restore was still there, and as beautiful as ever. She handed me the photo and said to me, “because you did all this, I wanted to give you a photo of me and my new boyfriend.” It definitely made my heart sink just a bit. Since getting the photo, I have it on my peg board in my office as a keepsake.

I am in a profession where I am not exactly the most favorite person to come see. Let’s be real, I think if you had a choice between seeing me, and the guy at a Ben and Jerry’s, you would pick that guy (I would too! Who doesn’t love Chunky Monkey?).  It’s nice to know that every now and again, we can create an extraordinary difference in someone’s life.

By the way, she just came back in for her cleaning and check-up and guess what??? Baby #1 is on the way! And no….we do not do baby dentures.

Photo by Mooks262

Dr. Max Zaslavsky is a dentist in Fort Lauderdale. His office accepts emergencies and is equipped with the latest technology to provide a better patient experience. When Dr. Max is not working with patients, or continuing his professional development, he enjoys watching a Marlins game, going to the gym and attending live music events in the South Florida area.

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Max Zaslavsky DMD

Dentist in Fort Lauderdale
6451 N. Federal Highway, Ste. 129 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Latitude: 26.2075996 Longitude: -80.10801679999997
Phone: (954) 491-3544