Most of you know that I have been treating sleep apnea patients as part of my dental practice. The treatment of these patients has been very rewarding to me as they are in such need of treatment. Sleep apnea can cause people to be tired, depressed, it can cause life threatening conditions such as high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and arrhythmias like atrial fibrillation. People with sleep apnea also snore and that can, in itself, cause problems with their spouse.
The number of patients needing treatment for their sleep apnea has been growing very rapidly and I have had to make a decision as to what treatment I will concentrate on; I have made the decision to concentrate on the sleep apnea patients. I will therefore be turning my dental patients over to Dr. Kim Daxon’s care starting January 1, 2015. This has been a very difficult decision for me as I have enjoyed the relationships that I have with each and every one of you.
Kim and I have been practicing together for over 16 years. We worked together in ICFCD and when we all decided to transition into smaller practices, Kim was the partner I chose to start a new practice with.
I am sure some of you do not know much about Kim, so I would like to share with you my thoughts about who she is. First, she is an extremely competent dentist! She is a prosthodontist, which means that she has had advanced training in crown, bridges, dentures, and implants. She did her training at Harvard, which in itself is very impressive. She is a faculty member of the internationally renowned Dawson Academy, teaching dentists from all over the world in complete care dentistry. As I said, this all makes her an extremely competent dentist but for me, the important part is that she is a mother of three girls who are growing up with very high moral character. This only comes from parents that are also people of high moral character. Her dentisty and relationships with her patients are solid reflections of who she is. I know you will not find a more caring and qualified dentist than Kim. It is my hope and desire that all of you will take advantage of this opportunity to let her care for you when the time comes.
Also, please know that our Hygienists, Joanne and Linda, will continue to be a big part of your care, along with Kim and the rest of the team you have come to know so well.
Thank you again for letting me be a part of your life and taking care of your dental needs-it has been my privilege.
-Dr. Ken Grundset