Northeastern Society of Periodontists Welcomes Dr.Sylvia Nagy

Breaking news! Dr. Sylvia Nagy is a new member of the Northeastern Society of Periodontist. This is a dedicated group of periodontal specialist who are committed to providing the highest level of surgical care. Their educational mission statement reads, “to promote research in, and to disseminate information regarding, the art and science of periodontics”.

Dr.Nagy, along with approximately 300 other members, recognize this as a particularly relevant subject matter for several reasons. One predominate change that has led to the need for research is the the increasing role of implants in treatment plans. There is also a growing correlation being identified between the relationship of periodontal disease to systemic disease. We also continue to explore the role of genetics in regeneration of periodontal structures. As we continue to personalize medicine and change the field of dentistry in general it leads to the need for a customized approach to patient care. 

This new accolade for Dr.Nagy corresponds with a re-categorization of the various forms of periodontitis. This new categorization includes both; a staging and grading system for periodontitis. The new classifications for diseases and conditions provides a model more in line to to what is utilized in other medicine, and will allow clinicians to better develop comprehensive treatment plans based on a patient’s specific needs. It allows clinicians to better treat the whole patient; something Dr.Nagy has always been proficient at.

As Dr.Nagy continues to thrive in the field of Periodontics, we are so excited that she has taken on this new role as a member of the Northeastern Society of Periodontist. This organization has grown to become the largest, regional periodontal society in the United States and we are thrilled to have one of our own as their newest members.

Congratulations to Dr.Syliva Nagy on her most recent accomplishment!

Give Kids a Smile 2019

Give Kids A Smile celebrates its 17th anniversary in 2019!!

Through the ADA Foundation’s Give Kids A Smile program, launched nationally by the ADA in 2003, more than 5.5 million underserved children have received free oral health services. In 2017, these free services were provided by more than 30,000 dental team members, 8,000 of whom are dentists. GKAS would not be possible without the continued support of national sponsors Henry Schein, Colgate and KaVo Kerr. 

Each year, Give Kids A Smile is celebrated nationally on the first Friday in February. GKAS events do not have to take place in February. Many GKAS events take place throughout the year, such as GKAS back-to-school events that take place in August. GKAS events are intended as touch points for children who do not receive dental care. The ultimate goal is to establish a dental home for these children and continuity of care, according to the ADA Foundation website.

We are thrilled to be promoting oral health for children, healthy nutritional practices, and proper brushing and flossing techniques every day at our office.

Download a free printable brushing and flossing chart below!

Kelly Celebrating 10 Years with South County Smiles

Kelly and ZachFrom the moment that Kelly joined our team, it was clear that she was passionate about 2 things: being the best mom and family member she absolutely could and providing exceptional care for the patients she saw every day in our office. Her commitment to her family and her son, Zach in particular, is so genuine and powerful that it resonates from her at every moment. As she builds a foundation and a relationship with her patients, I overhear her tell stories about him to many of these patients. Her willingness to share her life and passion about her son with her patients has been such a foundation for them that many times they come into the room and ask about Zach immediately. We remember how excited she was when Zach was learning to walk and how proud she was the day she said his first word. This little guy is not learning how to walk and talk any more; Zach recently celebrated his 10th birthday! This means that our hygienist Kelly has been an essential and amazing team member with South County Smiles for 10 years!

Over the past decade, we have watched Kelly build countless relationships, provide exceptional patient care, help patients through difficult times, foster friendships and camaraderie with team members, serve as a leader, place herself in a guidance roll, establish protocols, continue to educate herself in the field of dental hygiene and be a genuine and true provider to our patients. We could not have asked for a more committed and personable person to be a serve as a part of our hygiene team, nor did we ever anticipate how much we would come to rely on her on a daily basis.Kelly 1

As we think back to our tiny two room office on Main Street, we can remember Kelly being there and smiling at patients as she greeted them in our shared waiting area. With all of the struggles in the space, we remember Kelly being there and offering solutions and offering her assistance to help. As radical changes were being discussed and the considerations were being made to move to a new facility and all of the logistics and challenges that came with it, we can still hear Kelly being excited and positive about the proposals and changes. When we were finally able to move, we remember her participating and smiling helping to set up rooms and spaces. Most recently as we celebrated 20th year anniversary, we remember Kelly being there and toasting to Dr.DiSano and all of his hard work. Kelly has been a steady constant of positive energy and support, a constant source of contribution and aid, a dedicated and faithful employee and a supremely passionate and caring person.

This quarter we are celebrating Kelly, her contributions to the office, the sacrifices she has made to serve this role for us, the amazing mom and person she is, and how much she exceeds our expectations on a daily basis. Our tremendous thanks and gratitude goes out to you, Kelly. You are not only a coworker, but a friend and someone who should be admired for their passion and commitment to their family and profession. It is not often that someone can excel at multiple things, but you truly are an exceptional employee and generous and committed family member. These two things have been exemplified time and time again to all of those who know you. Our deepest congratulations and thanks go out to you as you celebrate 10 years with South County Smiles!

Toys For Tots Collection

We’d like to thank all of our patients for their generous contributions to our Toys for Tots drive. Our office consistently strives to improve our community overall and make sure it is a pleasant one to live in.

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We work to serve the South Kingstown and Rhode Island area in as many ways as we can think of and your willingness to contribute and participate in our goals is what brings us success in this mission. We’re always so impressed with your generosity and kind hearts and are so excited when our patients share in our philosophies.

Because of your generous contributions we we able to deliver 40 new and unwrapped toys to be distributed to our local area and we are so excited that we were able to aid some families in need and to be able to provide some holiday cheer to local children.