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ISAAC ALERT!

As of 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 26, 2012, the practice of Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC is planning to see patients during normal business hours the entire work week. We will let scheduled patients know if our plans change. Since some patients will probably cancel due to personal emergencies, this might be a good week to call for a last-minute appointment.

If an Isaac-related or RNC-related school closure is complicating your planned appointment this week, please know that at least one of our staff members will probably have an informal "Bring Your Daughter or Son to Work Day" on Monday (so we understand if you need to bring a well-behaved child with you, too). When planning your child's waiting-room activivities, remember that we have free wi-fi.

- Dr. G and staff

 

Smile Even When It Itches!

 

Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC - Your Dentists in Tampa, Florida

August 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dates to Remember

  • August 1-31: Psoriasis Awareness Month (see feature story below)
  • August 14 (Tuesday): Rampello Downtown Partnership School’s first day
  • August 17 (Friday): Dental and hygiene appointments available in the morning!
  • August 20 (Monday): Pasco County Public Schools start
  • August 21 (Tuesday): All other Hillsborough County Public Schools start
  • August 27 (Monday): First day of classes at University of South Florida
  • August 27-31: Rampello closed due to Republican National Convention

 

 

Practice News

 

August Feature: Psoriasis Awareness Month

Psoriasis isn't contagious, but we sure hope awareness about it is!

The Practice of Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC is proud to join the National Psoriasis Foundation in recognizing August as Psoriasis Awareness Month, dedicated to educating the public and dispelling myths about psoriasis. Dr. Gauthier’s interest in psoriasis is both professional *and* personal. Professionally, people with psoriasis sometimes also develop Sjögren's Syndrome and other conditions which cause xeriostoma (abnormally dry mouth that, left untreated, contributes to tooth decay and gum disease). Personally, his wife has psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, so he deals with its consequences to their family life.

Psoriasis is the most prevalent autoimmune disease in the U.S., affecting about 7.5 million Americans. It occurs when an overactive immune system sends out faulty signals to the skin. There are five main types.
Find out more about psoriasis »

Psoriasis is more than skin-deep. Up to 30 percent of people with the disease also develop psoriatic arthritis. This “PA” or PsA” causes pain, swelling and stiffness around the joints. It tends to get worse during skin flares. Read more about psoriatic arthritis »

Psoriasis on YouTube:

  • “Psoriasis and Me” (humorous view of the hassles)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w4a8sVH2pCA

  • “America's Next Top ModelR CariDee English Talks about Psoriasis” (inspirational message)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jZWVfnXcFAU

  • “More Than Skin-Deep” (webcast featuring a Dermatologist)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gb-LvVoxMeU

Dental Practice Philosophy

Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC The philosophy at the Practice of Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC is simple: Our entire team provides treatment to the whole person because the health and appearance of your teeth and gums are very much related to the health and appearance of the rest of your body.

Dr. Gauthier and his staff want to help you achieve your goals for dental comfort, function and attractiveness. In fact, we're here to make that happen! From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by caring staff members. If someone else drives you to your appointment, we want them to feel welcome too, so we have free wi-fi access as well as a television and an assortment of current magazines in the lobby.

Your dentists (Dr. Gauthier and Dr. Tiffenberg) offer a full range of cosmetic, restorative and general dental treatments, Including: teeth whitening, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges and preventive care. Th Your Your

Speaking of preventive care, your dental hygienists (Penny and Laura) are eager to teach you how to take better care of your teeth and gums while they are providing cleanings and other treatments under the dentist's supervision. In addition to working with the dentist during a procedure, your dental assistants (Kim, Anabelle, and sometimes Tammy) are happy to answer your questions and address your concerns before and afterwards. Your business staff (Gregory, Mindy and Tammy) are ready to help you make an appointment, register, check-out and understand your dental insurance (or, if you do not have insurance, help you apply for a CareCredit payment plan account).

To learn more about our staff, comprehensive services and office procedures, please take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by e-mail, telephone or by giving us a visit at the office!

Relax with confidence when you visit the Practice of Gregory J. Gauthier DDS, LLC. We're here to help you maximize your dental heath and gorgeous smile!

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Where did the practice history go that was formerly featured on the homepage? You can still read it at the Practice History link.