Thank you to our wonderful patients and their families who participated in our November Thanksgiving project! We had so many great submissions to our Wall of Gratitude.
And what is better than a life full of blessings and a thankful heart? Being rewarded for your gratitude! Four lucky submissions were chosen to receive a gift card of their choice. If you see your Thanksgiving note of gratitude below, stop by the office to pick up your prize!
Thank you to all who participated, and congratulations to the winners of the gift cards!
We are so grateful for our wonderful patients and their families. We feel privileged to be able to get to know you and to provide care for you and your loved ones. We appreciate you and hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Recently, Braces San Diego spent a week upgrading its computer system to a cloud-based server. Cloud computing, which allows client records, xrays, and photos to be stored in a central, offsite location, has been highly praised as a significant advancement for both home and professional computing. We pride ourselves on using the latest technology in all aspects of our orthodontic practice to deliver the highest level of patient care, and are pleased to have adopted the Edge Ortho 2 system to bring these important benefits to you.
* The doctors will be able to access your records easily at any time.
* More flexibility in office visits. Because the doctors can access your records at either site, you can make appointments at either the San Carlos or La Jolla offices.
* Patient records are more secure. Your information is no longer vulnerable in the event of an office security breach, and the cloud service provider can provide 24/7 surveillance of the data.
* Braces San Diego will always be on the cutting edge of technology, as improvements and updates are made instantly and automatically.
* Cloud-based records are environmentally friendly because they eliminate the waste of paper and obsolete computer parts typical of traditional charting methods.
* Our office will be able to run more efficiently and cost-effectively.
After three years of dreaming, planning, and fundraising, the supporters of the Lake Murray Playground Project are beginning to see the results of all of their hard work!
Nestled in an ideal location next to Lake Murray, the Lake Murray playground was in sad need of many updates and repairs. But thanks to a dedicated community network of volunteers, the park remodel is underway and may be ready for play by the end of this month.
Braces San Diego has always been proud to support the surrounding San Diego community. We enjoy being a part of the pursuit of excellence, whether through creating beautiful smiles or helping build our community resources. During the main fundraising push for the Lake Murray Playground Project, we maintained a collection jar at our San Carlos office, and have to thank our many patients and visitors for their generous donations!
Recently, Braces San Diego made another donation to the Project through the purchase of a Playground Paver. Be sure to look for our square when you head to the new park to play! We are so proud to be part of this community-wide effort, and especially can’t wait to see all the SMILES this new community resource will bring to the faces of the old and young alike.
If you, too, would like to make a donation to the Lake Murray Playground Project or want more information about the park, visit their website at www.lakemurrayplaygroundproject.org.
After a yearlong, nationwide search, Dr. Hirsh is excited to announce he has recruited Dr. Brian Asbury to join the Braces San Diego team. His similar treatment philosophies and dedication to the highest quality of patient care and experience made him the ideal choice for the practice. Dr. Hirsh and Dr. Asbury have become great friends. As Dr. Hirsh has no immediate plans for retirement, the two look forward to working together treating patients and serving the community for years to come.
Dr. Asbury completed his training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he also received a Master of Medical Science for his work in osteoarthritis. His innovative research developed a novel therapeutic agent to treat osteoarthritis, and the new drug is expected to move into clinical trials in the next couple of years.
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Asbury graduated with high honors from UCLA with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. There he received many awards for his academic and practical accomplishments, and was inducted into multiple honor societies, including the dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon.Dr. Asbury is proud to have served his country, and was honorably discharged from the United States Army over a decade ago after attending West Point.
Dr. Asbury lives in San Carlos with his wife and three children, who attend school locally.