My Pandemic Journey
On Tuesday April 21st, 2020 I went for a walk. I walked for a long time. I walked a long ways. 31 miles and for over 8 hours I walked. Through snow, wind, sun, and cold I walked. Through towns and country sides I walked. I saw many things while I walked. I witnessed acts of kindness and scenes of beauty. I saw roadside garbage and signs of poor health choices. I passed quality construction and crumbling work. I had to walk around some puddles, climb steps, and go "off road" when the sidewalk ended. I kept walking anyway. I experienced someone who saw things different from me. I waved at many folks. Many folks waved at me. I received phone calls and texts from family and friends throughout the day.
I felt free. I could walk as far as I wanted and as fast or as slow as I wanted. I had no where I had to go and no particular time to be there. I did a lot of thinking on my walk. I drifted at times. I asked myself meaningful questions. I was often present to whatever came my way during my walk. I thought about my life, my wife, and my strife. I thought about my kids and friends. I day dreamed. I had time to move and think and be. I could breathe.
The further I walked the more clear my thoughts became; the further I walked the more my feet and knees hurt. When I tired and felt low, the wind would blow and give me a boost. I started the day at my home and ended the walk at my mother's home....where it all began for me. When I arrived and sat down, my cell phone battery power hit zero and the phone shut off. Just enough to complete the walk!
I grew on that day, though I didn't set out to grow.
I knew on that day, there was so much more to know.
I accepted the challenge on April 21st, 2020 to live my life on my terms: by my truths, by my values, who I am, and who I want to be. I realized I have to pay attention while I am on my walk or I will miss much and not gain or grow. I realized that it will not be easy. My sore feet and knees were a reminder. But, the walk was worth it.
Dr. Greg Maxson
We are all on a journey. Where will your journey take you? What will you see and learn along the way? Who will you become?
I love the symbols about the journey. A path, a walk, the road. In our reception area you will observe an original painting by Rick Reinert titled: Pathway Glow. This piece stopped me in my tracks when I first saw it. The same thing happened when I read The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. A favorite poem you will find displayed in our office. It is powerful art like these that keeps me reminded and centered on the journey.
Welcome to Maxson Dental P.C.!!!
We are happy you are here and we will walk by your side. We cannot walk for you but, perhaps we can help you discover what you are capable of on your walk. We can give you tools to help you along the way. We can assist. You are worth it!
I am happy to introduce you to your dental health team:
The foundation to our practice starts with our values. This is us in a nutshell:
Helping Others. The Golden Rule. Health. Love and Compassion. Choices. Excellence. Relationships. Growth. Environmentally Conscientious. Independence. Custom. Ownership.
As our journey progresses, our core values will evolve. How exciting!
Our goal is to create an exceptional experience, provide outstanding services, and build an excellent product that fits for each unique individual we see. We strive to customize our care for you. We believe that the way to do this is by taking the proper time for you. Our process was simple: we looked at the disappointing experiences or care we received in our own lives that missed the mark and decided we wanted to do it different, better. We embrace continuous learning and growth and know that is a key to developing a gold standard for us to reach for. We stand behind the work we do. We stand in curiosity.
We are prepared to help you keep your mouth in a state of optimal function, comfort, health and beauty for a life time. We also look for the connections your dental health has with your overall health as your advocate.
Education & Prevention
As a practice, we are true believers that preventative care and education are the keys to optimal dental health. We strive to provide “dental health care” vs. “disease care”. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking the overall health of your teeth and gums, performing oral cancer exams, and taking x-rays when necessary. We also know that routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride are all helpful in preventing dental disease. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we’re also concerned about your health. A review of your medical history can help us stay informed of your overall health, any new medications, and any illnesses that may impact your dental health.
Infection control in our office is also very important to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and cross contamination processes using standards recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Training & Expertise
As your dental health professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning. We attend dental lectures, meetings, and dental conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern dental office can utilize to provide state-of-the-art dental care. Also, being members of various professional dental associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.
A Positive Experience
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about their dental visits, and how we can make a difference in providing a relaxing and positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your visits as comfortable and pleasant as possible.