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December 23, 2020 – Holidays / San Mar / YouTube!

Thank you and happy holiday

We’re finally seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. We’re relieved that vaccines to protect us from COVID-19 are starting to become available. As a doctor at Meritus Hospital in Hagerstown, Dr. Levy received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine there yesterday. He had no adverse effects. We’re happy that the days are starting to get longer. We’re happy that there’s hope in the horizon, even if we still have to be extremely careful right now.

We’re looking forward to the holidays, with hope in our hearts that you, we, and our loved ones will survive this pandemic without COVID-19 “long-hauler” effects. We hope that next year’s festive holidays that allow us to bring light forward — Christmas, Kwanzaa, the Chinese Lunar Year, Eid Al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah – we’ll be able to celebrate and rejoice together with our loved ones. Whatever you celebrate, we wish you a healthy and joyful holiday.

Holiday Schedule

We’ll be closed from Thursday, December 24 through Sunday, December 27.
We’ll be closed from Thursday, December 31, 2020 through Sunday, January 3, 2021

Our team members have been working really hard under all the PPE. They need these breaks. If you have an emergency please call us at 301-663-8300, and follow the prompts.

2021 Saturday schedule (8 AM – 2 PM)

We’ll be open two Saturdays a month going into the 2021. Please call us for our Saturday dates beyond April. There are our open dates:

January 16 and 30
February 13 and 27
March 13 and 27

Spreading the Joy: San Mar Family and Community Services

Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates team members and doctors were Santa helpers to five children this year! The gifts were delivered by office manager Deborah Mason-Rooney and front desk coordinator Abbey to San Mar Bowman house, and received by Teri Siefert. Only one of the five children’s gifts is pictured (the others are in additional boxes not displayed).

San Mar Family and Community Services

New on Our YouTube Channel: Stages of Tooth Decay

Stages of Tooth Decay

On our YouTube Channel you can now see the first two of a series of five 5 videos that our dental hygienist Wendy created, to explain what happens to teeth when people don’t brush and floss. Did you ever wonder if tooth decay can be stopped or reversed? Watch the videos to find out!

If you like these videos please share them with your family and friends!

Stages of Tooth Decay-Introduction
Our dental hygienist Wendy describes how cavities develop, providing an overview of the stages of decay that will be described in detail in the next four videos. Warning: Only watch this video series if you want to avoid cavities, and keep your teeth.

Stage 1 of Tooth Decay: Demineralization
In the second episode of our series “Stages of Tooth Decay,” Wendy explains why, and how, tooth decay begins. In short, plaque in our teeth contains bacteria that eat sugars and secrete acids. The acids weaken our teeth, a process called demineralization. Behaviors such as smoking, conditions such as acid reflux disease, and our food choices can speed up tooth decay. Fortunately, there are easy ways to prevent decay, or to slow down the process.

Secure Patient Portal

If you haven’t yet established your secure patient portal with us, please take the opportunity to do so. The URL is https://drhlevyassoc.mydentistlink.com/ or https://tinyurl.com/levyassocportal. You may want to bookmark that!

To sign up you’ll only need to enter your name and DOB, and the email address on file with our practice. If you have trouble (e.g. your name was entered in our system differently) please call us at (301) 690-9494.

Through our secure portal you’ll be able to text us (2-way texting), send us email messages and attachments, view your upcoming appointments, request an appointment, and manage notifications. Better still, if you’ve already filled out our new patient forms, you’ll be able to make changes rather than fill out blank forms.

Tips:

  1. your password needs to be
    • 8-20 characters in length
    • At least 1 of these special characters: !@#$%^&*
    • At least 1 number
    • At least 1 uppercase letter
    • At least 1 lowercase letter
  2. You can create accounts for your dependents under your own password, and view their portals under your account.
Create an account
Request appointment

Why not set up your portal now while it’s fresh in your mind? It only takes a minute!

Please wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance. The end of this pandemic is near. Be well and stay well!

Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates

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