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UHRICH & KAPLAN’S NEWSLETTER
Dr. Joseph Uhrich, D.D.S.
Dr. Jordan Kaplan, D.D.S.
From the ofﬁce of Jordan Kaplan, D.D.S. & Joseph Uhrich, D.D.S. Fall 2007
New premedication guidelines from the American Heart Association
Many patients with heart problems have been instructed to take an antibiotic premedication prior to dental work. For many years, this antibiotic has been prescribed in order to prevent infectious endocarditis. Infective endocarditis (IE) is an infection of the heart’s valves or inner lining, which is caused when bacteria enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. This bacteria, found in the mouth, can be introduced into the bloodstream during various dental procedures. Therefore, many of our patients with heart conditions have followed the instruction of their physicians and taken an antibiotic prior to any dental work. Now, however, the American Heart Association has changed their guidelines as to which patients need to premedicate. The new guidelines focus on the patients at the greatest risk of developing a heart infection. The following conditions require preventive antibiotics before dental work: s Artiﬁcial heart valves s A history of infective endocarditis s Serious congenital heart conditions (unrepaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, including those with shunts or conduits; a completely repaired heart defect with prosthetic material or device; a repaired heart defect with residual defect at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or a prosthetic device) s A cardiac transplantation that develops a problem in a heart valve If you have any of these heart conditions, or are not certain if you do, please contact your physician or cardiologist to determine whether or not you need to premedicate under the new guidelines. Patients who previously were required to premedicate, and are not now, include those with: s Mitral valve prolapse s Rheumatic heart disease s Bicuspid valve disease s Calciﬁed aortic stenosis s Congenital heart conditions, such as ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Again, we recommend that anyone with any heart condition speak with their physician or cardiologist to clarify the new guidelines and, if necessary, receive a prescription for the antibiotic premedication. Important: The above information pertains to antibiotic premedication for heart conditions. Patients with joint replacements may also need to premedicate for dental work. As mentioned, we advise all patients to contact their physicians to determine the need for premedication and also to obtain a prescription for the antibiotic. We understand that this information may be confusing and would be more than happy to clarify any questions you may have. Please call College Drive Dental Associates at (708) 361-4626.
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Jackie Welsh had a baby girl, Kendell Dorothy Miller, a professional Grace, on April 18, 2007. Kendell clown, also known as “Blab-I-Gail,” weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was was featured on the front cover born at 10:49 a.m. The grandfather is of Clowning Around magazine’s James Welsh, and the aunt and uncle are February 2007 issue. The article Kendell Grace David and Jerri Lacher. Congratulations tells of Dorothy’s long history of and welcome, little Kendell! “clowning” and her contributions to Dorothy Miller Erin Barkauskas married Anthony Carone the community as a clown. “Blab-Ion June 23, 2007, at St. Stephen’s Church in Gail” was a clown educator for Tinley Park, Illinois. A reception was held to 32 years. She was a clown instructor at Daley College; celebrate the occasion with family and friends various park districts; at Clown, Mime, Puppet, Dance at the Orland Chateau in Orland Park. In Ministry conferences; and a staff member at Clown Camp attendance were Erin’s parents, Stan and at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse for 20 years. She Patricia Barkauskas, and Erin’s sister, Tricia, also established the Therapeutic Humor Program at St. who was the maid of honor. The newlyweds James Hospital in Chicago Heights, Illinois.” At age 87, honeymooned at Disney World and Dorothy is still making people laugh. Thank you, Dorothy! Dan and Victoria Drzyzga welcomed their third Anthony and Erin Carone the Bahamas. They now live child, a girl, on February 8, 2007. in Manhattan, Illinois. Congratulations! Claire Anne was born at 10:24 a.m., Carla Lambert’s son, Ray Price, married weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces and Sarah DiGenova on June 8, 2007. The measuring 20 inches long. Claire has wedding took place at the Odyssey Country two big brothers, Trevor (31⁄2) and Club in Tinley Park, Illinois. To celebrate Russell (2). Welcome, little Claire! the marriage, Ray and Sarah went on an David and Lupe Gonzalez’s Alaskan cruise. The newlyweds now live in daughter, Patricia, married Channahon, Illinois. Best wishes, Ray and Michael Kulikauskas on June 30, Claire Anne Drzyzga Sarah and Ray Price Sarah! 2007. The wedding took place at Tom and Joanne Bangs welcomed their Immaculate Conception Church in ﬁrst grandchild. Little Abigail was born to their Chicago, and the reception was held at Silver Lake Country daughter and son-in-law, Erica and Charlie Club in Orland Park, Illinois. Congratulations, Patricia and Sutter, on May 30, 2007. Abigail was born at Michael! 11:35 p.m. and weighed 81⁄2 pounds. Tom and Renee Casteel and James Cook got married on June 2, 2007, at St. Alphonsus Catholic Joanne are greatly enjoying their time spent Church in Wrigleyville in Chicago. A with their new granddaughter. Best wishes to reception with 200 of their all of you! family and friends in Allison Abrahamian, age 16, was Abigail Sutter attendance was held in the crowned Teen Miss Burbank. Allison Winter Garden Room of has participated in many beauty pageants and won the Harold Washington several awards and ribbons. She was the ﬁrst runner-up Library. The happy couple for the state-level pageant. Her photos have been met their sophomore year featured in the hair magazine Hairstyle 101. When not at Ohio University in involved in beauty pageants or photo shoots, Allison is Athens, Ohio. Renee’s busy as a lifeguard at the mother is Donna Burbank pool and giving children swimming James and Renee Cook Casteel. Best wishes, Allison Abrahamian Renee and Jim! lessons. Her proud Jay and Allison Novorolsky have a parents are John and Janice new baby boy, Baron Roderick. Baron Abrahamian. was born April 14, 2007, at 5:42 p.m. Rich and Lori Shemoski are He weighed 9 pounds 9 ounces and was proud to announce the marriage of 21 inches long. Baron has a big sister, their daughter, Paige, to Mike Mike and Paige Stryczek Petra (2). Congratulations to the Stryczek. Paige and Mike were Novorolsky family! married on February 17, 2007, at St. Julie’s Church in Tinley Park, Illinois, and held a reception at DiNolfo’s in Homer Glen. The couple honeymooned in Cancun, Mexico. Paige and Mike Baron Novorolsky currently live in Tinley Park.
The Shemoskis are also happy to share the news of the graduation of Paige and her sister, Amanda Shemoski, from Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. The sisters both received Master’s degrees in school guidance and counseling. Amanda has received a job as a guidance counselor at Carl Sandburg High School. Congratulations, Paige and Amanda! Maria DeGrazia got married to Aaron Cohen on June 9, 2007, at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church in Palos Heights, Illinois. Their wedding reception was held at DiNolfo’s in Homer Glen. Maria and Aaron spent their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic. Congratulations! Steven and Liz Uhrich Dr. and Cathy Uhrich’s son, Steven, We would like to welcome and introduce our new graduated from Miami University of Ohio dental assistant, Martha Armenta. Martha has been on May 5, 2007. Steven double majored in assisting Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Uhrich here at College journalism and English/creative writing, with a Drive Dental Associates since April 2007. Her addition minor in French. Steven has moved to New York to our staff has been a great beneﬁt to us and our patients. City to pursue a career in journalism. Best of luck She comes to us with quite a bit of dental assisting to you, Steve! experience. Martha received her training to work as an The Uhrichs celebrated another exciting assistant in 1997 with the Red Cross at Camp Pendleton graduation. Their daughter Liz graduated from in California. She was there visiting her brother in the Southern Illinois University Dental School on Marines and decided to stay for dental assistant training. June 2, 2007. Liz will be continuing her Martha has worked in a couple other dental ofﬁces since education at St. Louis University in order to then and has proven to be very proﬁcient in her work. specialize in endodontics, which will When she is not working here at the ofﬁce, she enjoys require another two years of schooling. spending time with her three daughters, ages 12, 16, and Roberta and Randall Bennett Congratulations, Dr. Liz! 18. Martha also enjoys gardening and painting ceramics. Randall and Roberta Bennett celebrated their 25th wedding She lives in Merrionette Park, Illinois. anniversary on June 6, 2007. They honored the big occasion with a trip Martha says that one of the things she likes best about to California, where they visited Napa Valley, Carmel, Sausalito, and dental assisting is being with her patients who have a lot San Francisco for nine days. The photo shows them enjoying Pfeiffer of dental work to be done. Seeing the before and after of Beach off of Big Sur. The Bennetts have two sons, big dental cases is very rewarding. Martha also ﬁnds Alex (18) and Grant (15). Best wishes to you, dental surgical procedures to be very interesting. It is this Randy and Bobbi, on this happy occasion! enthusiasm for her work that makes Martha an excellent Eric Fussell pitched for the Windy City addition to our College Drive family. Hopefully, you will Thunderbolts, an independent minor league meet and get to know Martha at your next dental visit, if baseball team, this summer season. He was the you haven’t already. You can help us in welcoming her number-one-ranked pitcher on the Thunderbolts and helping her to feel at home at College Drive Dental and a high-ranking pitcher in the Associates. Frontier League. He tossed three shutouts during the season. Eric did a lot of traveling with the Eric Fussell team, visiting baseball ﬁelds in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Michael Alvis, son of Rick and Sharon Alvis, played and Missouri, among others. Eric is the 24-year-old baseball this summer on the Orland Park Magic 13U baseball son of Steve and Cathy Fussell. Awesome job, Eric! team. The Magic had an excellent season, taking third place Chad Rapsky graduated from the Indiana in a national qualifying tournaUniversity Kelley School of Business on Chad Rapsky ment for the USSSA NIT World May 5, 2007, in Bloomington, Indiana. His Series in Omaha, Nebraska, and proud parents are Michael and Terri Ann Rapsky, grandtaking ﬁrst place in Plainﬁeld, parents are Dave and Joan Hansen, and aunt and uncle are Illinois, earning a berth in the Maureen and Tim Hansen. Great job, Chad! CABA World Series over the Mark and Kim Lask have a new baby girl. Maya Elizabeth July 6, 2007, weekend. Way to was born on July 22, 2007, at 12:10 p.m. She weighed 6 pounds go, Michael! 11 ounces. Maya is the Lasks’ ﬁrst child. Congratulations, Michael Alvis and team Magic Mark and Kim!
We have a new dental assistant…
Say hello to Martha!
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College Drive Dental Associates, Ltd.
Jordan Kaplan, D.D.S. Joseph Uhrich, D.D.S. 7550 College Drive Palos Heights, IL 60463 Ofﬁce Hours
Monday & Tuesday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Wednesday 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Friday Closed Saturday 8:00 a.m.-Noon Appointment and Emergency Phone: (708) 361-4626 Dr. Jordan Kaplan ...............Dentist
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2 cans artichokes, chopped 1 lb. fresh white button mushrooms, sliced 1 ⁄3 cup Parmesan cheese 1 ⁄3 cup bread crumbs Olive oil (to make moist) Dash of salt and pepper 1 ⁄4 tsp. garlic powder 2 squirts of lemon juice Combine ingredients and place in a casserole dish. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Serve with crostini.
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