Wednesday, September 1, 2021

There is no elevator to success- you have to take the stairs


Vacations are over and students are preparing for return to school.  Although I say so every year, this summer sped by and as I write this, Labor Day weekend is approaching.  Summer is my favorite season and the Puerto Rican blood in me relishes the heat...

The intense heat we experienced this summer produced intense storms with power outages affecting many areas.  During one such storm, our home generator system completely failed and we were without power for several days.  Of course, we had just grocery shopped and no one was available for repair...

Life is unpredictable and sometimes our best plans fail.  I researched and invested in what was marketed as the best home generator for our needs.  Every Friday at noon, the generator is programmed to run several tests and results are e-mailed.  Never has the generator failed during programmed testing providing a sense of security I believed to be dependable.  Yet, the generator did fail during an actual power outage proving testing isn't always reliable...

Eventually power returned, the generator was repaired, groceries were purchased and the refrigerator stocked again.  The storm left us vulnerable, but not beaten and lessons were learned:

1.)  Prepare for the worst case scenario - research options and avoid decisions based on emotion - use analytical data

2.)  Plan for the best and hope the worst case scenario never occurs

3.)  Accept the possibility failure may occur regardless of your best efforts

4.)  If failure occurs - a cool and calm response is usually more effective than intense heat

5.)  Accept your losses and begin recovery

6.)  Repair and amend - if necessary change gears

7.)  Don't be afraid to start over

8.)  Have faith - "This too shall pass"

Having weathered the storm of Covid-19, students are returning to "in person" learning and resuming extra-curricular activities during the 2021-2022 school year.  Patients involved in physical sports are encouraged to wear a mouth-guard.  If you do not have a mouth-guard, contact the office and one will be provided - protect your teeth!

I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer with lots of new memories created.  I hope everyone is excited to begin a new school year and planning for success.  Hopefully, the intense storms are behind us, however, life is unpredictable and if a tempest occurs - follow steps 1-7 listed above and have faith "This too shall pass!"

What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Dr. Tommy Jusino

I played with my cars and went to the Woodward Dream Cruise with my good friend from Dental School Dr. Jeffie Knorr, a practicing Oral Surgeon in Macomb County.  We had fun... VAROOM!

We drove down Woodward Avenue to Mustang Alley, looked at awesome cars and had lunch.  The end.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Happy Fourth of July - Independence Day

 God Bless America - Land that I love

 Fun Facts

In 1870, the U.S. Congress made July 4th a federal holiday.  In 1941, the provision was expanded to grant a paid holiday to all federal employees.

  • On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence, a historic document drafted by Thomas Jefferson.
  • On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence.  Though the vote for actual independence took place on July 2nd, from then on the 4th became the day that was celebrated as the birth of the American independence.
  • Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence.
  • The tradition of setting off fireworks on the 4th of July began in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, during the first organized celebration of Independence Day.  The Pennsylvania Evening Post reported: "At night there was a grand exhibition of fireworks, which began and concluded with thirteen rockets on the Commons, and the city was beautifully illuminated."
  • The thirteen rockets represented the 13 Colonies
  • Massachusetts became the first state to make July 4th an official state holiday.
  • Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826 - the 50th Anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
  • John Hancock's name is the largest signature on the Declaration of Independence.
  • The Declaration of Independence is important because it states that a government exists for the benefit of the people and that "all men are created equal."
  • The American colonies chose to declare independence from Great Britain for many reasons.  They believed the British were treating the colonists unfairly.  The British passed many tax laws that impacted the colonists.  The colonists had no representatives in Parliament to vote on or discuss these laws.        
  • To view the Declaration of Independence...  click here                            However you choose to celebrate the 4th of July and the independence of our great Nation this year, I hope you spend the day with those you love.  Have fun and stay safe!






Dr. Thomas D. Jusino                                          

Monday, June 28, 2021

2021 AAO Meeting is a wrap!

Dr. Jusino and the All Star Team attended the 2021 AAO (American Association of Orthodontists) Meeting virtually and invested many hours over three days acquiring continuing education credits.

We are so proud of our Finance Coordinator Judy who was recognized as the First Recipient of the AAO Staff Achievement Award!

Members of the All Star Team are obligated to satisfy 24 credit hours of continuing education for renewal of their SOA (Specialized Orthodontic Assistant- highest distinction available to staff) Certification.  My licenses (Dental, Specialty and Pharmaceutical) are up for renewal in August and require 60 credit hours of continuing education.

I am proud to report everyone has surpassed necessary requirements for renewal of certifications and licenses.  At Dr. Jusino's office, we recognize the value associated with educational opportunities, which provide personal growth and development.  We will never stop learning - Knowledge is power!

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Judy, Krysti, Laurie and Rena attending the virtual AAO Meeting at home


Ding, Ding, Ding...all day long

 I started out early and eager...      12 hours later I was tired...and this is Day 1


I never take for granted your choice of my practice for the orthodontic needs of your family.  Thank you for your confidence and trust; serving you is a pleasure and one of the greatest blessings of my life.







Dr. Thomas D. Jusino

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

2021 AAO Meeting -Continuing Education for Dr. Jusino and the All Star Team

Dr. Jusino and the All Star Team will be busy attending the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) annual meeting through Monday, June 28th.  Patient appointments will resume on Tuesday, June 29th.

Text messages to the office will be monitored- (248) 476-3000

Emergency needs can be directed to Dr. Jusino- (586) 856-6660

E-Mails to the office will be monitored-

Originally scheduled for Boston, MA; the AAO elected to cancel in person attendance due to continuing Covid restrictions affecting Boston.  The meeting will be conducted virtually, similar to last year's.

We are excited to witness our Finance Coordinator Judy finally receive the "First AAO Orthodontic Staff Achievement Award."  This prestigious award was scheduled to be presented to Judy last year at the AAO meeting in Atlanta, GA.  The arrival of Covid affected the agenda of the 2020 AAO meeting and the curriculum was modified to address appropriate responses to the pandemic.

I am so proud of Judy and there is no one in the orthodontic profession more deserving of this inspiring honor!  Judy will be presented the AAO Orthodontic Staff Achievement Award on Saturday, June 26th and the event will be witnessed by members of the AAO attending the meeting virtually from around the world!

In a future addition to the office BLOG I will share information gained from our continuing education.

I am excited to share photographs of a return to some of the "pre-Covid" office activities, such as decorating for holidays...

Gratefully yours, 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Annual OSHA Meeting is a Wrap!

Annual OSHA Meeting led by :

Safety Officer Judy-  "Protect your assets!"

Annually, our Safety Officer Judy leads the staff in an OSHA review to make certain the office is following Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.  This year's meeting took place on Thursday, May 13, 2021.  

Judy is the best when it comes to making a technical subject like OSHA easy to understand and comply with, don't you agree?

The safety of Dr. Jusino's Team and patients are his #1 priority!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Happy Mother's Day

 Mother- The most special person!

Happy Mother's Day to my amazing Team- Judy, Laurie, Rena, Krysti and Cathy.  I also want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to the wonderful moms who have entrusted their children to our office for orthodontic care.  Thank you and I hope your day is spent with those you love! 


Dr. Thomas D. Jusino