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  • Personal Care Dentistry Patient Remembers Those Who Have Served

    James Kindler Has Written About Generals and Privates in the U.S. Armed Forces

    DSCN7315-Copy-300x225My first published article was titled, “A Friendly Wager with Ulysses S. Grant,” which was published in The Numismatist in April of 1999 and then earned the Heath Literary Award in 2000.  Between 2007 and 2010, I worked closely with the eminent, blue-blooded Richard B. Mather to edit, ghost write, and produce the single volume of his autobiography and his father’s biography that is titled, William Arnot Mather, American Missionary to China, and Richard Burroughs Mather, Professor of Chinese.

    Between 2011 and 2013, I authored and compiled a 326-page biography of a 94-year-old World War II veteran, who landed on Utah Beach during Operation Overlord in 1944, took part in the various battles and military operations in France and Germany (the Battle of Fôret de Parroy, the Battle of the Bulge, the Battle of the Rhine, the Liberation of Dachau, and the Occupation of Germany, including Berchtesgaden), and was deployed there through the end of 1945.

    In April of 2014, I authored, compiled, and completed another book on General Grant, and I am currently working on a narrative and pictorial history of V-E Day on May 8, 1945.

    My background? Before I became a registered university student, I completed a two-year electronic technician program in the early 1970’s and worked full-time as an electronic technician from the fall of 1972-1999.  During that period of time, I also became a full-time university student, with majors in both chemistry and Chinese. After earning a bachelor’s degree in 1983, I then went on to finish two master’s degrees (one in Chinese in 1993 and the other in Japanese in 1994). The following year, I was admitted into the PhD program at the University of Minnesota, where I pursued a dual doctorate in classical Chinese and Japanese.

    Up until 1999, I was working full-time at Pratt & Whitney, the American aerospace manufacturer with global service operations, until business and manufacturing operations in the Twin Cities were moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in early 2000. After Pratt & Whitney, I became a translator in an elite Chinese to English translation team and was active with them between 2000 and 2012, when the translation group was disbanded.

  • Is Thumbsucking Bad for Your Child’s Teeth?

    5 Quick Tips to Help Them Break the Habit and Avoid Tooth Problems

    Stop-Thumb-Sucking2Thumbsucking is a natural reflex for children. Sucking on thumbs, fingers, pacifiers or other objects may make babies feel secure and happy and help them learn about their world. Young children may also suck to soothe themselves and help them fall asleep.

    However, after the permanent teeth come in, sucking may cause problems with the proper growth of the mouth and alignment of the teeth. It can also cause changes in the roof of the mouth. Pacifiers can affect the teeth essentially the same ways as sucking fingers and thumbs, but it is often an easier habit to break. The intensity of the sucking is a factor that determines whether or not dental problems may result. If children rest their thumbs passively in their mouths, they are less likely to have difficulty than those who vigorously suck their thumbs. Some aggressive thumbsuckers may develop problems with their baby (primary) teeth.

    Children usually stop sucking between the ages of two and four years old, or by the time the permanent front teeth are ready to erupt. If you notice changes in your child’s primary teeth, or are concerned about your child’s thumbsucking consult your dentist at Personal Care Dentistry.

    Tips for helping your child stop thumbsucking:

    • Praise your child for not sucking.
    • Children often suck their thumbs when feeling insecure or needing comfort. Focus on correcting the cause of the anxiety and provide comfort to your child.
    • For an older child, involve him or her in choosing the method of stopping.
    • Your dentist at Personal Care Dentistry can offer encouragement to your child and explain what could happen to their teeth if they do not stop sucking.
    • If the above tips don’t work, remind the child of their habit by bandaging the thumb or putting a sock on the hand at night. Your dentist or pediatrician may prescribe a bitter medication to coat the thumb or the use of a mouth appliance.

    SOURCE: American Dental Association

  • Practicing Golden Rule Dentistry

    Dr. Walter Hunt Always Strives to Provide the Best Care Possible

    Most people are familiar with the Golden Rule – do unto others as you would have them do unto you, which is found in the Bible (Matt. 7:12). And most of Personal Care Dentistry’s patients know that the Golden Rule guides the dentists and staff at the clinic when they are assisting or treating patients. But when did Dr. Walter Hunt, DDS, the founder of the practice, start implementing the Golden Rule as a driving force at Personal Care Dentistry?

    dr-hunt-homepageFrom the first day he opened his practice in 1977 on Hamline Avenue, Dr. Hunt emphasized Golden Rule Dentistry.  According to Dr. Hunt, Our practice has always taken the time to really listen to our patients and provide close, personal attention to best customize their care. I know the kind of care that I demand as a patient, and that is the kind of care that I strive to provide. I call it ‘Golden Rule Dentistry.’ It is a philosophy shared by all of our staff members.”

    But you have to go back even further than 1977 to learn about how and why he developed his approach to dentistry that focuses on compassionate care.  Dr. Hunt grew up in northwestern Indiana in a town named Merrillville. By the time his family moved to Minnesota at the beginning of his junior year of high school, he had become an accomplished athlete in both football and baseball. It was then that he also reached a defining moment in his life, one that has influenced his approach to life and dentistry.

    My family didn’t have much money we lived in a poor neighborhood in Merrillville so I had a lot of friends who were also poor. But because I was a good athlete, I also had a group of friends who came from families with money. And I didn’t like the way the kids with money would treat the poor kids. It was then that I vowed that I would always treat everyone equally with the same amount of caring and respect, emphasizes Dr. Hunt. The worth of a person should not be defined by what they have or how they look.

    For Dr. Hunt, being a dentist and the founder of Personal Care Dentistry is not a job. It is a passion. He has had the same goal for almost half a century treat people with dignity and respect, and as a dentist, provide them with the best care possible.

    This is my passion, and this is how I can contribute to helping other people have better lives. Even today, I still feel like I get more out of caring

  • We Practice the Golden Rule

    New Patients Can Experience the Personal Care Dentistry Difference for $69

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    At Personal Care Dentistry, we care for our patients the same way we would care for our families – with compassion, respect and the highest quality. For 37 years, we’ve blended the latest technology with a gentle touch in a warm, caring atmosphere. Come experience the difference at Personal Care Dentistry by using the New Patient Special Voucher for a cleaning, X-rays and exam by one of our dentists. Just print the page or bring in your smartphone or tablet and show us the coupon from our mobile site. Whatever you do, make an appointment today!

    Personal Care Dentistry:

    • Emergency Same-Day Appointments available
    • Early Morning & Evening Appointments available
    • We accept most insurance
    • Financing available

    Providing:

    • Gentle cleanings
    • Lasting crowns and bridges
    • Nonsurgical gum care
    • Dentures and partials
    • Cosmetic whitening, bonding and veneers
    • TMJ solutions
    • Implants
    • Invisalign clear braces

    Personal Care Dentistry

    2233 North Hamline Avenue, Suite 320, Roseville, MN 55113

    Phone: 651-636-0655