On a personal note, I wanted to share that my son underwent a very difficult, and fortunately, a successful, bypass surgery at a very early age. I would like to share with all of you that heart disease can be undetected until it is potentially fatal. Blood tests, targeting towards heart disease, a stress test and careful monitoring of blood chemistries can make a huge difference in detecting heart disease before it can be tragic.
I urge all of you as a New Year's resolution to receive a physical exam including a thorough and complete cardiac workup to ensure that next year, at this time, you are still enjoying the gifts of life. The best possible gift you can give yourself is a clean bill of health.
I will try, in the coming year, to provide you with as much information as possible to help provide you and your families a healthy, attractive mouth. Our electronic communications will continue to expand into something you can share with family members and friends.
I wish you all a healthy, peaceful and joyous holiday season.