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Dear Dr. Berman,

I truly appreciate everything you have done for me. I spent the last ten years of my life hiding from the world because I was so ashamed of my smile. I was so afraid to get dental work done because I didn't want anyone to see my teeth. You helped me overcome that fear. You and your staff are wonderful! I never felt like I was being judged when I came to your office. In fact, it is quite the opposite. Whether it's Patty offering to take your jacket or Terri providing a cup of water at just the right moment, you guys make me feel safe and comfortable. I am very thankful for that.

You have changed my life in so many ways! I can smile with confidence while surrounded by hundreds of people or at home with only my children around. I take the time to volunteer because the “people person” that's been hiding inside me for so long finally got the chance to live. I've been with my husband for 6 years and I did something a few days ago that I've never done before...I laughed with him. Can you imagine spending 6 years hiding from the one you love?! That's okay because I've made up for it in the last 6 weeks. Speaking of my husband, I can tell he's more attracted to me now and that makes me feel beautiful! We are so happy and I owe it all to you. You are kind and caring. You are great at what you do. You are not only my dentist, you are my hero.

Karissa P

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Dr. Berman and Staff,

Thank you isn't enough. This is just a small comparison for the care you have given me.

My greatest fear in life is anything pertaining to dental care. A fear I have carried for almost five decades. As you are well aware.

A crushing blow to my head and damaging so many teeth, was probably the worst situation I could imagine. You practically held my hand through this entire ordeal. If it were not for you, I never would have been able to get where I am today.

You adjusted your schedule and came in on your day off, to accommodate just me. That's not just any dentist. That kindness comes from the soul. By being by my side at the every moment, eliminated the ever so famous emotional meltdown and panic attack. I've cried happy tears at the beauty that my smile has now. The temp fit, look and feel better than my own teeth had before. It's incredible.

I have had so many compliments on my smile that I couldn't even count them. People at my job are asking me for cards, because although they have their own monster fears, and know what a sissy I am, they believe they can go to the dentist if I can. Especially with this smile I have now. Some of these people haven't gone for many years, even though they know they have a tooth bothering them.

I cab only hope that these words have expressed my feelings. I'll never forget your kindness you have given me over the years, and especially for getting me through this trauma with a smile that compares to no other.

Yours truly,
Melissa M.

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