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When a dentist in Washington, D.C., took home a trophy for a patient’s dental work, the experience changed the way she views her profession.
Dr. Michael Jones of the Kings County Dental Center, an award-winning local provider, shared the news with the patients of his hospital.
The ceremony had been scheduled for Monday, but Jones announced he was unable to make it due to the winter storm.
So he called his patient and invited him to his office.
As the ceremony began, Jones and his team were surprised to find a woman sitting in the office waiting for him.
“The first thing I did was grab my phone and call my friend and say, ‘Here’s what we have,'” Jones recalled.
The dentist immediately asked for the patient’s name.
The patient told him that she’d just received a call from her friend, who was having trouble breathing and needed immediate medical attention.
Jones and a team of nurses took the patient to the emergency room.
Doctors were treating the woman for chest pain, and the nurses and doctors treated her for the breathing problem.
They also prescribed her antibiotics, which she used to keep her breathing.
Jones and his patient are now working to spread the word of the story.
The next time they come across a patient with chest pain and a breathing problem, Jones will have the opportunity to share the news, he said.
But he hopes the ceremony will help raise awareness about how the dental industry has changed.
Dental patients, Jones said, have been “a little over-the-top” in their efforts to keep up with the medical advancements in medicine.
Dentists have been practicing the same care methods for centuries, and have developed new procedures to treat various conditions.
The latest breakthroughs in medicine have made dentists more aware of the need to care for patients with a wide variety of conditions, said Dr. William E. Smith, a former dental chair at the University of Texas School of Dentistry and a member of the American Dental Association.
Dr Jones said his patient is now taking advantage of the new technology to stay on top of her treatment.
“This is not a time to take anything for granted,” he said of the patient, who is now in remission.
“We have to be prepared.”
Jones said the patient has been able to use his knowledge of medicine to make changes in her practice.
“When I saw her last week, I told her that she had to be really good about taking care of herself,” he explained.