Sunday, August 2, 2020

WEARING A MASK FOR A DIFFERENT REASON...


Helping my son Philip paint one of his projects.  Lego projects were a lot easier...



I believe it is important for parents to encourage the interests of their children.  When I was a teen, my parents allowed me to dismantle a car engine in their living room...that's encouragement!  For a month, the engine was in pieces on newspaper laid on the living room floor while I rebuilt it.  I was blessed with wonderful parents who loved to spend time with us. 
 
My father was born in Puerto Rico, and immigrated to the United States at age 19.  At the time, Spanish was his native language.  He was met at Ellis Island by an uncle who took him to a baseball game his first day in New York where he saw Babe Ruth hit a home run!  My father worked hard to learn the English language, and assimilate to the American way of life. 

Eventually, my dad made his way to Michigan, where he heard a man named Henry Ford was hiring workers for the Ford Motor Company.  My dad stood in a line with many others, hoping Henry Ford would pick him for a job.  One day, Henry Ford chose my dad and he spent 42 years working for Ford Motor Company! He sang with the Ford Choir and was flown back to New York with the choir to sing for the Ed Sullivan Show!

My dad was a Pitcher for the Ford Slow-Pitch softball team and his love for baseball continued to the end.  He loved America and believed in the "American Dream."  My dad taught me I could accomplish any goal with hard work and discipline.  He especially encouraged me to follow my dream of becoming a Dentist; something I decided in 7th Grade!

My mother was 100% Swedish and proud of her heritage.  My grandparents came from Sweden to the United States following a long boat passage.  When my mother was 11 years old, her parents returned to Sweden by boat to introduce their three children to the family in Sweden.  My mother told me she returned to the United States a year later speaking fluent Swedish!

My mother attended the University of Michigan and became a registered nurse- Go Blue!  She met my father at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit.  Apparently, this was the place to meet and be seen at the time...

My father loved to dance (the Spanish in him) and my mother was a reserved Swede raised to believe dancing was immoral.  Opposites do attract and the rest as they say, "Is history."

In November of 1954 a cold Swede and a hot Latin married and I was welcomed the following August.  My mother was age 40 when I was born and my father was age 47.  Their dream of a family  and their new world together revolved around raising me and my younger brother. 

Regardless of events happening in the United States of America today; I still believe in the "American Dream," just as my father who traveled as a young man to an unknown place in search of a better life than the island life he knew.  My Swedish grandparents too, traveled from a far-away island to new world in search of a better life for the family they would welcome.

My parents and grandparents dedicated their lives to raising children in a country they believed would provide a better future than the homeland they left.  My parents never abandoned their heritage- I grew up learning about both islands.  My dad used to eat raw sugarcane and lost all of his teeth because of this.  My mother lamented her "Swedish Pancakes" were never as tasty as my grandmother's.  I thought they were delicious and her homemade strawberry jam made them perfect!

Although my parents were proud of their Swedish and Spanish heritages; they were more proud to be living as Americans in the land of the free and the home of the brave.  Later in life, the tempest of illness forced my parents to lose their independence and personal freedom as their ships came in for mooring.

Parenting is a lot like piloting a boat, which is making a journey across an ocean.  Parents like to plan for smooth sailing, not turbulent seas.  The uncertainty of school this Fall due to Covid19 is a storm of ebbs and flows requiring a constant change of course while attempting to identify navigational points.

Our son Philip is a 2020 college graduate, which makes me very proud and relieved.  In our home, we believe parents are the primary educators of their children.  Some years, Philip attended school in person.  Other years, Philip home-schooled.  As a sophomore in high school, Philip did on-line schooling.

As parents, we have to identify the navigational points, which allow the home ship to remain steady regardless of the raging storm.

Henry Ford quotes -

"Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success."

"History is more or less bunk."

"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right!"

"There is no man living who isn't capable of doing more than he thinks he can do."

"Most people spend more time and energy going around problems than in trying to solve them."

"It doesn't matter to me if the man is from Harvard or Sing Sing.  We hire the man, not his history."

"What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources- to do some thing about them."

"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

"Any color- as long as it's black."

"Don't find fault, find a remedy."

"I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me.  With God  in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end.  So what is there to worry about." 


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Friday, June 5, 2020

ANNOUNCING TELEHEALTH APPOINTMENTS




                                               
 We've got an exciting announcement!

Dr. Jusino is now offering telehealth—appointments that take place from the comfort of your own home. This means  if our office is closed (or if you simply feel more comfortable meeting with us virtually), you can now do so. Many consultations with Dr. Jusino can easily take place remotely (patients on supervision recall, retainer checks, questions about proper wearing of elastics, oral hygiene effectiveness, possible emergencies such as loose brackets or poking wires, questions or concerns about treatment...)  These visits use secure video methods so you can rest assured that all of your healthcare information is kept private.

How does it work?

Simply call (248) 476-3000 or text (248) 476-3000 our office asking to schedule a telehealth appointment. A trusted member of the All Star Team will determine if you need a quick phone call with Dr. Jusino, or a full virtual visit. If a video appointment is selected; a short time before your scheduled appointment, you will receive a text message with a link. Simply click this link and follow any instructions to start your appointment. Dr. Jusino will review your health information, give you guidance and answer any questions or concerns you may have. If Dr. Jusino determines you need to be seen in person, he will direct his staff to schedule you accordingly. 



We can’t wait to see you—
either virtually or in person.

Call or text to schedule an appointment today!


248 476-3000

Thursday, May 28, 2020

YOUR APPOINTMENTS POST-COVID19

The office is re-opening for regular patient appointments June 1, 2020

We are excited to see you again, and the staff is working on rescheduling patients who missed appointments during Covid 19 office closure.  An E-Mail with the appointment date and time is being sent to all who provided their E-Mail addresses.  If you did not provide an E-Mail address, please send an E-Mail to Cathy, and she will update your records:

Cathy@DrJusino.com

We are requesting your assistance allowing the office to Text-  Please send a text to the office: (248) 476-3000 with the word "Accept"  

Before coming for your next appointment:

1.  Go to the office website:  www.DrJusino.com to complete and submit (you can also access by clicking on link below)

Covid Informed Consent  (1x only for this)

Covid Health Questionnaire (complete before each appointment) 

2.  When you arrive at the office, send a text (248) 476-3000 with the words "Here" and "Forms Signed"
3.  A trusted member of our staff will text you back when it is time for you to come to the front door, which will be locked
4.  Wear your mask
5.  Your temperature will be taken with a "touch-less" thermometer
6.  Only the patient should enter.  If a parent feels necessary to enter, please wear a mask and take a seat in the Reception Area; only the patient will be brought to the clinical area
7.  If possible, brush your teeth before you come
8.  No food or drink in the office
9.  Appointment notifications are being sent to your E-Mail address or by mail.  We have a list of patients who missed appointments during closure, and they are the priority
10.  If your E-Mail has changed, or you did not provide an E-Mail address; please send an E-Mail to Cathy@DrJusino.com
11.  PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is available to Dr. Jusino and the staff.  The patient chair and unit is sterilized and disinfected after each patient
12. Your next appointment will be scheduled and an E-Mail sent with this information 
13.  We have practiced "Universal Precautions" forever, which means we treat each patient as contagious

Dr. Jusino has been treating emergency appointments during office closure (586) 856-6660 and is available to discuss any concerns or questions you may have.  It is best to advise us via a "Text" or E-Mail you would like to speak with Dr. Jusino and the staff will arrange for this conversation-

Text (248) 476-3000

DrJusino@DrJusino.com 

DrJusino@hotmail.com

We hope some of the changes implemented will be temporary.  We look forward to the day our office returns to the hospitality station it was as recent as March 19, 2020.  Thank you for your patience as we move forward in compliance with the CDC, AAO, OSHA guidelines for practicing safe orthodontics Post-Covid19.

Our new Motto- 
"Evolving from Survival Mode to Revival Mode"


  Dr. Jusino's new look...

Monday, May 25, 2020

I continue to see patients for emergencies

When you call the office (248) 476-3000

Please do not leave a message- 
Contact Dr. Jusino directly (586) 856-6660

Throughout closure due to Covid-19, I have been seeing patients for emergency appointments.  If you receive a text or an e-mail from my office with a scheduled appointment date and time, know that I am requesting the emergency appointment.  

When you come to the office, please wear a mask.  Send a text to the office (248) 476-3000 with the word "here" or "arrived."  One of our trusted staff members will send a text back telling you to come to the front door, which will be locked.  You will be asked some Covid-related questions, and your temperature taken with a non-touch thermometer.  

You may also contact Dr. Jusino by e-mail:

DrJusino@DrJusino.com

DrJusino@hotmail.com

Watch your e-mail for the latest edition of the office Newsletter "Brace Yourself for Straight Talk"
If we do not have your e-mail on file; send Dr. Jusino an e-mail and we will update your records.

To receive text messages from the office, please send a text with the word "Accept" to: (248) 476-3000  

Dr. Jusino's new look...
 

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful mothers in my practice.  I value your choice of my practice for the orthodontic care of your children.  I appreciate how hard you are working homeschooling your children.  I am grateful for the privilege of caring for your incredible children, and I hope your day is spent with those you love.  

Mother - the hardest working person

Motherhood - the noblest of Professions.

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A Mother will only ever be in 1 of 3 places:  In front you to cheer you on, Behind you to have your back, Or next to you so you aren't walking alone

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Thomas D. Jusino 

If you call the office (248) 476-3000, the message is simple and directs the caller to Contact me directly (586) 856-6660 

On May 8, 2020, Governor Whitmer extended Executive Order 2020-17 to May 28, 2020, for all Michigan Dental Offices.