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Saturday, March 23, 2013
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On Wednesday, March 20, my two-year-plus dental journey came to an end. I was ecstatic.

It all began when I found out my teeth were being destroyed, possibly from medication I had been taking. As a result, I had teeth pulled and had to replace them with many implants and new teeth.

The good news is, I had two of the most remarkable, most caring and smart dentists in Santa Barbara, DDS Paolo Ciani and oral surgeon Dr. Marc Bienstock. Throughout my journey, I encountered many difficult and unexpected problems. In fact, both dentists told me I was the most difficult case they had ever encountered. I am very grateful that both dentists dealt with all the problems, even inventing new techniques, and were determined to bring a smile to my face.

I learned lessons during this time. Among them were patience, perseverance, faith, taking one day at a time, and keeping a sense of humor.

The people in Santa Barbara County are so lucky to have so many good doctors and dentists, and DDS Ciani and Dr. Bienstock are among the very best.

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Do you really think anyone cares about your teeth! When our sons and daughters are being killed overseas!

Get a life! But for you I think it's to late!

kwajguy1 (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 12:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

sorry about your teeth, Ms Thorn...but maybe you can blame the government (as you always do) and its FDA, for NOT having strong enough REGULATIONS to prevent medications coming on the market which affect the teeth of citizens. Seriously.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 2:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

A nice letter from someone who (in this context) is grateful for good care she received. Sad to see animosity hurled at her for previous, unrelated letters.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 4:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

My apologies to you, BC, if my comment seemed too raucous for you.

DrDan (anonymous profile)
March 28, 2013 at 9 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Glad to hear you're feeling better Ms. Thorn.

Ken_Volok (anonymous profile)
March 29, 2013 at 1:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

No apologies needed. I know this is a rather thorny issue for some, and I know you like to sink your teeth into political issues.

billclausen (anonymous profile)
March 29, 2013 at 4:59 a.m. (Suggest removal)

one sharpens one's incisors while jawing with Tea Partiers, just as others romanticize what's happening over in the valley [liked your 3-part post on other thread]...yeah, some of us masticate political issues & perhaps chew on 'em too hard...

DrDan (anonymous profile)
March 29, 2013 at 9:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)

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