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"Dear Dr. Degel, I just wanted to send you a quick note to say that I'll be moving to the West Coast at the end of the month. I want to thank you for the excellent dental care and treatment I've received from your staff and yourself over. the years. I can't tell you what a relief the implants in my jaw were after demanding service "above and beyond the call of duty" in my three ancient baby teeth. Give my best to Este, your wife and the rest of your staff. I wish you the best of everything in the future. Headed to Hollywood with the "Hollywood Smile". "
— Bill Kelly, Astoria | Queens, NYC
"Dear Dr. Degel, It's been little more than a month since I have had my new teeth, and the best way I can express my satisfaction and gratitude to you is to say that they feel like old teeth. Certainly not my old teeth, because all I ever felt with them was discomfort and embarrassment. Now I find I can eat and speak with renewed confidence, and most importantly, smile. And every time I feel proud to smile, I take the time to be proud for you and your talent as a dentist. When I first came to you less than one year ago, I felt hopeless about my dent situation. I never dreamed when I met you that you would be able to make such an enormous change in my life. So much so, in fact, that's it is easy for me now to take it for granted on a day-to-day basis. I have to remember where I would be today if not for you. Yes, it was bit of a rough year and, yes, it has been a financial strain, but as I said to you, it has worth every moment of every appointment and every penny spent. If any of your patients doubt for a moment that they want to put themselves through the time and expense of dental implants, send them to me. Never will they choose so wisely if they opt to go ahead with it. For the sake of any patient, who is considering whether or not to embark on what will seem to them at first glance a tortuous road, let me say this: although every appointment will bring its fair share of discomforts that are a part of any dental visit, along with some of the emotional ache of extractions and learning to live with temporary, sometimes clumsy-feeling removable dentures, etc., each visit will also bring about positive results. Your mouth will look considerably better from the outset. I won't lie and say that the several little physical, not to mention psychological, adjustments you have to make along the way won't contribute a bit of stress, but if you could only really know the happiness the final outcome will bring, you would realize how relatively minor these are in comparison. I'm fairly certain that any person facing the decision of a long, costly dental "overhaul" will have had much the same experience with their teeth that I had. Long years of discomfort and unhappiness with their teeth have brought them to this moment. I urge each one to seriously consider doing this one wonderful thing for themselves. It will erase the tension they have come to think of as an irreversible part of their everyday lives. It does not have to be this way. Unfortunately, there is no easy, cheap, overnight miracle. I can say, however, that choosing to go forward with treatment brings the next best thing, It's all over before you know it (the months fly by more quickly than you would think) and you do feel that some type of miracle has occurred. I never regret for a moment my decision to go ahead with treatment. It has brought me a level of relief and happiness I never thought I would feel about my teeth. I'm sure everyone I know will eventually get sick of me smiling all the time, and you, Dr. Degel, will tire of hearing me tell you how I think you're my hero. But indulge me just this once more. You are my hero. And, yes, in fact, I am smiling while I'm writing this. 'Very gratefully yours, "
— Julie Sisti, Astoria | Queens, NYC
"Dear Dr. Degel, Just a short note to let you know how happy I am with my “new” teeth and how my new look has changed my life. Before I met you, I was very self-conscious of my crooked teeth and rarely smiled. Also, my speech was affected by the fact that my lower teeth overlapped my upper teeth. Now, since you corrected this defect, my speech has improved. In my current job as a car salesman, it is important to speak clearly and smile when dealing with potential clients. Thanks to your dental work, I can. I am happy to say that my new-found confidence has enabled me to become one of the top salesmen in my field. Thank you, Dr. Degel. All I can say is I hope that others who are self-conscious about their teeth will correct the problem. I’m sure glad I did. Sincerely, Darren Leider"
— Darren Leider, Long Island, NY
"Dr. Degel and staff, I must apologize for taking such a long time in sending this note, but with losing my sister, everyday work and school, it’s been busy. I just wanted to let you know that 3 years ago when I needed an extensive amount of dental work and decided to change a dentist that I was happy with but did not do implants, I could have not made a better decision in choosing your office. Not only did you do such a wonderful job in placing the implants in my mouth, they feel and look like natural teeth, but you also did such a beautiful job cosmetically. From the very beginning, you understood what it feels like to be the patient and understood that one’s teeth is a primary part of the way they look, and it is so important to have them look great. When there was a problem with the lab when they made my bridge the wrong color, and another time they didn’t make the bridge flush with my gumline and there were gaps between the teeth, you immediately assured me that everything would be taken care of and my teeth would look great. Then you personally spoke to the lab to fix the problems. As you assured me, they couldn’t have come out any more perfect. Your continued patience and understanding was shown to me every time I entered your office. It is your professionalism and expertise that make you a great dentist. As I said before, not only did you do a great job with placing my implants, making my bridgework look beautiful, but also with the way that you adjusted my bite. I would, without hesitation, continue to recommend your office to not only continue to provide my dental work, but also my family’s and anyone who needs a great dentist. I would also like to take the time to thank your staff who has always been a great help. Both you and your staff take the fear out of dentistry and make a patient feel so safe and comfortable which normally would be an unpleasant trip to the dentist office. It is with sincere appreciation and warmest thanks to you that I let you know how happy I am that I changed dentist. Sincerely, Lisa Higgins"
— Lisa Higgins, New York, NY
"Dr. Degel, I want to thank you for making a huge difference in the quality of my life! I received Botox injections from you in my Masseter and Temporal muscles to (successfully attempt to) treat the symptoms of my Temporo-mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder. The very next day following the injections I noticed a HUGE improvement! I had no pain, tenderness, or difficulty with chewing food. Beyond that day, I quickly noticed more improvement; my jaw now feels like how it used to feel. I do not get anymore migraine headaches. It is wonderful to be able to eat without feeling pain! I would never think twice about the cost or the minor discomfort of the injections because the difference it made. It is a miracle! I can’t tell you how much I am thankful for your willingness to treat me. I want others with TMJ pain to be able to experience the relief from Botox injections, and hope the FDA approves it for this purpose because… IT WORKS! Thank you, Kaci Costello"
— Kaci Costello, Yonkers, NY
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