Nathan D Fry DMD

Dr. Nathan Fry, general dentist.

Operating as usual

11/01/2021

Happy Halloween to all you muggles out there!

Happy Halloween to all you muggles out there!

10/29/2021

Happy Halloween weekend! Had a fill in front desk person in today (thank you Winifred Sanderson!) Don’t worry everyone, Chris will be back after her visit with her family in a week.

Happy Halloween weekend! Had a fill in front desk person in today (thank you Winifred Sanderson!) Don’t worry everyone, Chris will be back after her visit with her family in a week.

10/25/2021

Loved finding this in my son’s Friday folder, thanks Miles😁

Loved finding this in my son’s Friday folder, thanks Miles😁

10/10/2021

Nathan D Fry DMD and Fry Family Dentistry are a new sponsor for Stafford's Presents: Celebrate the Magic of the Y! Thank you so much!

Nathan D Fry DMD and Fry Family Dentistry are a new sponsor for Stafford's Presents: Celebrate the Magic of the Y! Thank you so much!

10/01/2021

DKM the man, the myth, the legend. So happy to celebrate you and all you have accomplished. Here’s to 4 decades of service to our northern Michigan community. You are the best!

DKM the man, the myth, the legend. So happy to celebrate you and all you have accomplished. Here’s to 4 decades of service to our northern Michigan community. You are the best!

Human jawbone found in Oceana County lake likely very old, sheriff says 09/18/2021

Human jawbone found in Oceana County lake likely very old, sheriff says

How would you like to find something like this on the bottom of your lake? I suspected this was a very old specimen as soon as I saw the picture before reading the headline. Interesting fact: indigenous people all around the world have been found to have superb orthodontic alignment of their teeth along with room for full sets (including wisdom teeth). Why might this be? Leading theory’s all revolve around the soft tissues of the head and neck, namely the muscles and those that have the potential to occlude the airway. Hard and tough foods from a young age help to develop the muscles and literally lock the teeth into position with one another. Unfortunately this can also be to the detriment of the teeth themselves as evidenced in the image from this article, notice how worn all the teeth are. The other even bigger part of the equation are the soft tissues of the head and neck that lead to airway obstruction. The adenoids and chronic sinusitis have the potential to occlude the nasal airway leading to excess mouth breathing. When our mouths hang open all day and all night the tongue will not posture correctly on the inside surfaces of the teeth and will not push the teeth (and jaws especially during early development) in the outward direction. This results in an imbalance with the lip and cheek muscles which will push things inward. Interestingly when the tongue is not held within the confines of the teeth and palate it will become flaccid and enlarged, further complicating the whole situation. So why did indigenous populations not suffer from orthodontic issues as much as we do today? Modern allergens and pollution may play a significant role in starting this complex cascade of problems our modern societies often face. This is only the tip of the iceberg, but if you really want to go down the rabbit hole give Dr. Danielle Fry a call at Fry Integrative Orthodontics or Traci Wong, RDH at Orofacial Myology of Northern Michigan.

Human jawbone found in Oceana County lake likely very old, sheriff says The jawbone was found Sunday, Sept. 12 in Silver Lake by a homeowner removing a dock.

05/26/2021

Fun night!!🥳❤️

The best dental crew around😁

05/26/2021

The best dental crew around😁

The best dental crew around😁

HDNW - Coronavirus 2019 03/17/2021

HDNW - Coronavirus 2019

Just an FYI if you had not already heard, vaccines will be available for anyone 16 and up who is interested starting April 5th. See the link for more information. Have a great day! http://www.nwhealth.org/covid19imm.html

HDNW - Coronavirus 2019 Free or low-cost health insurance for families. We can help you apply! Call 1-800-432-4121 or apply online at: Department of Health and Human Services

01/29/2021

Round two!

Round two!

01/21/2021

Finally a step in the right direction, not holding our breath that any real change will be immediate however. Progress none the less.

Finally a step in the right direction, not holding our breath that any real change will be immediate however. Progress none the less.

01/08/2021

Proudly wearing our stickers💉

Proudly wearing our stickers💉

12/31/2020
Photos from Nathan D Fry DMD's post 11/01/2020

This gal right here...retired yesterday🥳after many years of highly dedicated time to the office of David K. Miller and most recently, Nathan D. Fry. Debra Shedd I sure am going to miss you!! There was never a day that this gal didn’t light🌟 up our “home-away-from-home” with her love for her patients, and her extended family! US!! I am truly Blessed Deb❤️ to be called your friend, co-worker and partner in crime! May you be blessed with happiness as you enter this new, wonderful and exciting🎉time in your life!! Love you bunches my friend! Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾 Please don’t be a stranger!!❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Nathan D Fry DMD's post 11/01/2020

This gal right here...retired yesterday🥳after many years of highly dedicated time to the office of David K. Miller and most recently, Nathan D. Fry. Debra Shedd I sure am going to miss you!! There was never a day that this gal didn’t light🌟 up our “home-away-from-home” with her love for her patients, and her extended family! US!! I am truly Blessed Deb❤️ to be called your friend, co-worker and partner in crime! May you be blessed with happiness as you enter this new, wonderful and exciting🎉time in your life!! Love you bunches my friend! Congratulations 🎈🎉🍾 Please don’t be a stranger!!❤️❤️❤️

Photos from Nathan D Fry DMD's post 09/18/2020

So glad one of our patients captured and shared the visitor we had the other day. Thanks for sharing!

06/06/2020

Michigan Dental Association

Share this info-graphic to help prepare your patients for what to expect when going to the dentist.
https://www.smilemichigan.com/Dental-Care-Post-Lockdown-Updates-from-Your-MDA-Dentist

[05/28/20]   Great news! The Governor’s executive order 2020-17, which temporarily restricted all dental care to emergencies only in March, will be lifted at 11:59p.m. May 28th. We have been working diligently over the last two and a half months to assure a smooth and safe restart to our practice when we are finally given the green light, and now we’re here! We will be officially reopening our doors to routine care this Friday, May 29th. We are so happy to be able to once again take care of all your dental needs in the safest manner possible.

Sincerely,
Dr. Miller, Dr. Fry, and staff

smilemichigan.com 04/30/2020

Urgent Dental Care Only

As we approach the month and a half mark of our office closure we want you to know we are still thinking of you all every day. We miss you and want you to know we are here for you if you need us. Our current guidance from the State of Michigan has not changed, if you have any question as to whether your dental concerns need attention please review the attached link, if you would like to discuss things with us please reach out. Praying we will soon be able to see all of your smiling faces again.

smilemichigan.com Click to learn more

03/28/2020

David K Miller Jr DDS and Nathan D Fry DMD's cover photo

03/28/2020

David K Miller Jr DDS and Nathan D Fry DMD's cover photo

success.ada.org 03/19/2020

Infectious Diseases 2019 Novel Coronavirus

In keeping compliant with the ADA’s recommendation of only treating dental emergencies at this time we would like to share the following guidance with you our patients. If you are questioning whether you have a true dental emergency please call us and we will be happy to triage your condition. 231-347-5317

American Dental Association
Issues Alert
Image: Emergency vs. Non Emergency Dental Procedures
Emergency or Non Emergency? ADA Offers Guidance for Determining Dental Procedures
In a statement issued on March 16, the American Dental Association (ADA) called upon dentists nationwide to postpone elective dental procedures for three weeks in order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Concentrating on emergency dental care only during this time period will allow dentists and their teams to care for emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.

The ADA recognizes that state governments and state dental associations may be best positioned to recommend to the dentists in their regions the amount of time to keep their offices closed to all but emergency care. This is a fluid situation, and those closest to the issue may best understand the local challenges being faced.

The following should be helpful in determining what is considered “emergency” versus “non emergency.” This guidance may change as the COVID-19 pandemic progresses, and dentists should use their professional judgment in determining a patient’s need for urgent or emergency care.

1. Dental emergency

Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:
Uncontrolled bleeding
Cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue bacterial infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling that potentially compromise the patient’s airway
Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patient’s airway
Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments. These should be treated as minimally invasively as possible.
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation
Pericoronitis or third-molar pain
Surgical post-operative osteitis, dry socket dressing changes
Abscess, or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling.
Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma
Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation
Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures
Final crown/bridge cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation
Other urgent dental care:
Extensive dental caries or defective restorations causing pain
Manage with interim restorative techniques when possible (silver diamine fluoride, glass ionomers)
Suture removal
Denture adjustment on radiation/oncology patients
Denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded
Replacing temporary filling on endo access openings in patients experiencing pain
Snipping or adjustment of an orthodontic wire or appliances piercing or ulcerating the oral mucosa
2. Dental non emergency procedures

Routine or non-urgent dental procedures include but are not limited to:
Initial or periodic oral examinations and recall visits, including routine radiographs
Routine dental cleaning and preventive therapies
Orthodontic procedures other than those to address acute issues (e.g. pain, infection, trauma)
Extraction of asymptomatic teeth
Restorative dentistry including treatment of asymptomatic carious lesions
Aesthetic dental procedures
The ADA is committed to providing the latest information to the profession in a useful and timely manner. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the latest information.

success.ada.org Dentists are urged to review the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for current insight on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

[03/17/20]   Thank you to everyone for your understanding in this very challenging time. For the well-being of our community and in following the Michigan Dental Association’s recommendations for all dental offices, we will be suspending most care effective tomorrow 3/17/20. Those who need appointments for emergency or essential treatment will be scheduled on a case by case basis. If you have any questions please call 231-347-5317. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

March 16, 2020 — 2:00 p.m.

MDA Guidance on COVID-19

The Michigan Dental Association is strongly recommending that Michigan dentists close their offices beginning March 17 for at least two weeks to patients seeking preventive and elective care, and limit treatment to necessary treatment and patients requiring emergency care.

[03/14/20]   We at Dr. Miller and Dr. Fry’s take your health very seriously. That is why we continue to monitor the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus. In order to ensure the safety of our patients and dental team members, we continue to closely adhere to the CDC’s guidelines regarding sterilization and sanitizing.

Additionally, if you are not feeling well, have a cough, or fever we are kindly asking you to call to reschedule prior to entering the office at 231-347-5317. We will be happy to find you another convenient time. We will also be screening for fever, both staff and patients, at first contact and inquiring as to whether you have taken a fever reducer. You will also notice we will temporarily be removing the sign in sheet, pens and children’s toys and books. We will also ask that additional family members please wait in the car when possible, just for the short term. We apologize for any inconveniences but want to emphasize that we are trying to do our part for the betterment of our community, hopefully preventing the overloading of our emergency care system will assure all of those that need critical care are able to receive it.

Furthermore the U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends the following measures to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19:
• Avoid contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.

Please know that we will continue to monitor developments and will communicate with you as necessary. Thank you and let us know if you have any questions.

Sincerely,
Dr. Miller, Dr. Fry and staff

[03/05/20]   It’s dental assistant appreciation week! If you see any of them tomorrow, be sure to give them a big thank you! They work tirelessly for you and your smiles. We sure appreciate all they do to make our office great!

12/21/2019

All smiles, even after losing this whopper, next up mom’s office for his expander😁

12/14/2019

Seasons greetings from the best dental team around!

11/30/2019

Michigan Dental Association

The holiday season is all about making memories and building family traditions. It is also a great time to help your kids establish and maintain healthy dental habits. Let’s protect those beautiful smiles for a lifetime!

10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from Dr. “French” Fry and the whole French Fry gang

10/04/2019

Miller David K Jr DDS

10/04/2019

Office beautification day with my little landscape architect.

09/27/2019
09/04/2019

Out with the old in with the new

08/29/2019

Spartans and Buckeyes can coexist during football season, here’s proof.

07/17/2019

The glue and Mr. Magoo

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2503 Charlevoix Ave
Petoskey, MI
49770-8523

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 3pm
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