August 14, 2020
Summer greetings from Simsbury Pediatric & Adolescent Dentistry!
There’s nothing quite like summer in Connecticut. We are lucky to be surrounded by so many lovely trails and parks to explore. Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury is a local favorite. It offers swimming (when permitted) and picnicking plus free parking for CT residents. It is also very close to Tulmeadow Farm, which features delicious homemade ice cream. A few other great spots to check out are Roaring Brook Nature Center in Avon and Winding Trails in Farmington, which are both good spots to take children. Remember to check with them before heading out regarding any new protocols and/or hours.
Though life is now guided by health and safety protocols, there are still many summertime activities you can do while social distancing! On a warm day, you can find our team biking, swimming, hiking, gardening, enjoying an outdoor nighttime movie, going for day trips around the state, grilling up a yummy meal, and eating s’mores around a fire.
Sometimes it’s just too hot to cook and stand over a stove on a warm day. A meal that requires minimal effort is key. Ordering takeout always works, or if you want to make something at home, try some summer classics like corn on the cob, kabobs, or summer salads. Shari has a simple summer salad recipe for you to try. All it takes are some mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, goat cheese, candied walnuts, and poppy seed dressing. You can switch out almost anything for the fruits or dressings you like. Shari recommends using an egg slicer for the strawberries to make it even easier!
Back at the office, our full schedule each day means we are contributing to the health and wellbeing of our community. We heard many heartwarming stories recently of how neighbors are helping each other, especially after the recent hurricane that blew through the area. We truly are all in this together.
Who couldn’t use some new tech these days? Our third quarter Review/Referral promotion kicked off this month and we are giving away $500 to the Apple Store! Want a chance to win? Write a review of our practice on Facebook, Yelp, Google, or our website, and get 1 entry into the drawing. Refer a friend and get 2 entries. It’s just that easy! Drawing will be held on October 1, 2020.
A huge thank you to our patients for their patience while we work to get over 700 appointments rescheduled. There are still lots more to take care of though. If you have a previously scheduled appointment and haven’t been contacted about it, it will most likely mean that it needs to be rescheduled. Give us a call at 860-658-7548 to verify. Please DO NOT come into the office if you have not spoken with one of our team members directly.
Here is a picture of Kay, one of our fabulous hygienists getting ready to greet her patients. She has a lot more PPE to put on before seeing them though.
Enjoy the rest of your summer!