We had 18 members at our Monday meeting along with two guests, our speaker Dr. Bill Mauthe and Jackson Goldapske. “Happy Bucks” were offered by Dan Leeds for his weekend trip to Cherokee, Iowa for a family reunion and also by Harry Schneider for Betty’s announcement that she’s retiring at the end of this year. Congratulations Betty! Dan Leeds would like the Young Children’s-Priority One Committee to meet after next Monday’s meeting for a few minutes. Members of that Committee are encouraged to attend if at all possible.
Dave Lefeber was the 50/50 Raffle Winner, AGAIN, and he drew the Jack of Diamonds, not a winner this time. Next week’s drawing will have 16 cards, four pay cards and a pot of at least $458. Now we’re getting into some real money.
Dr. Bill Mauthe, Mauthee and Associates, DDS
Dr. Bill Mauthe joined us on Monday morning to talk about the Mauthe dental practice. Bill is a native of Fond du Lac and a 1989 graduate of St. Mary’s Springs. He did his undergraduate degree in business at University of Indiana and worked in the world of business for a number of years before he realized that dentistry was really what he wanted to do. He graduated from dental school in 2001 and joined his father at the Mauthe dental practice back in Fond du Lac. While they do general dentistry they also have grown their practice in the area of cosmetic dentistry, dental implants and one day crowns. Bill brought along a short slide show that showed several before and after patient examples of what can be done to restore a patient’s smile, even in the worst of situations. Bill also talked about new technology they have in their office whereby they can take digital photographs of a patient’s teeth, send those digital pictures to a specialized computer in their back office and actually mill one or multiple crowns that can be installed the same afternoon. Gone are the days when impressions needed to be taken, sent off to a lab, a temporary crown installed and then the final crown installed several weeks later. This new process is done all in one day if the process is started early enough in the day. Bill also talked about how to introduce your young children to the dental process. They recommend that young children, at about three years old, come with their parents and watch while they have their teeth cleaned and examined by the dentist. Then at about three-and-a-half years old they would actually sit on their parent’s lap and have a cursory exam by the dentist. At four years old they’re on their own and have a cleaning and exam like a regular patient.