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MDS Member Notes Surge in Appointment Requests from Patients

May 4, 2021 – MDS member Dr. Vincent Mariano told Western Mass News that not only are returning patients making their way back into his office, but he’s seeing twice the amount of new patients, as well. 

“First thing they say to me is ‘Hey doc, I’ve been vaccinated and I feel much more comfortable coming in and moving forward,’” he said.

Dr. Mariano said that people avoiding the dentist chair during the pandemic has led to more serious dental issues.

“Teeth that were fractured or were beginning to bother patients now need root canals or need to be extracted, so a more significant level of care needs to be done because of that delay in care,” Dr. Mariano explained.

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