This is what an appreciative patient wrote in a letter to me:
"When I was an automotive technician, I used to preach to my customers about how important preventative maintenance is in keeping their vehicle in top running condition, which in turn would extend the useful life of their vehicle. Regular maintenance, or "attention to" most everything in our lives leads to a healthier lifestyle and increased fulfillment. As we age we are faced with new challenges in keeping ourselves healthy and in "good running condition". Maintenance is even more crucial as we advance through this life. Starting today, I have a new preventative regimen to follow to help protect my roots from decay. I will add my new tools to my ever growing collection and will use them dutifully to ensure that "long of tooth" will not get the best of me!"
Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc.
Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
5060 California Ave., #170
Bakersfield, CA 93309