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The Starfish Story

Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean.
The surf is up and the tide is going out.
If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son”, the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said,
“I made a difference for that one.”

We welcome you to our website and hope that you will find it informative and choose us for your dental health care. Our emphasis is HELPING PEOPLE KEEP THEIR TEETH.  We do this through education, information and awareness.  The most successful way is a healthy relationship.

Along with meeting new friends, this site should be equally beneficial to our established friends.  You will find the section of “Helpful Hints & Sayings” useful in reviewing many of the ‘one-liners’ that are unique to our office and may need some review or explanation. Our wish is that you send a link to your friends who desire a successful, warm, comfortable relationship for a better quality of life.