As printed in the Huron Valley Hometown Connection:
Last summer, the Michigan Dental Association filmed new television commercials which are now airing throughout the state. The hometown star of those commercials is…Huszti Dental Care!
Huszti Dental was one of several locations considered for the role of “dental office.” “We hosted location scouts, producers and finally, a panel of film production professionals. After each meeting we kept our fingers crossed and anxiously awaited their decision,” said Dr. Bill Huszti, who shares the practice with his wife and fellow dentist, Dr. Anna Chong. Finally, all of the cuts were made and Huszti Dental Care was the last office standing. “It felt a little like winning ‘American Idol!’” said Dr. Bill.
Huszti Dental was ultimately chosen because of the outstanding aesthetics of their facility, according to Producer Andre Bond “The modernly appointed treatment rooms with breathtaking views of nature right out their windows offered an ideal setting for our commercials,” said Bond.
The office was closed to the public on June 30, 2010 as a 25-person production crew completed 10 long hours of filming.
Kensington Metro Park’s Maple Beach is also featured in the ads, which began airing in August.
The Husztis were proud to bring a film crew to Milford. “The crew was charmed by the area for the same reasons we are,” said Dr. Bill. “We were happy to play a part in shining a spotlight on our community.”
The advertisements urge patients to schedule and keep regular dental appointments to prevent more serious oral and health complications ( view video’s).
Dr. Bill and Dr. Anna have noticed busy parents and professionals are more likely to fall behind with their dental care. Often times they defer until a “more opportune time” that never arrives. Dental needs continue to mount. The success of a special program for busy executives quickly became adapted for busy moms and dads.
The “Smart Scheduling” program makes it easy to address oral health goals by removing obstacles to care. The first component of the “Smart Scheduling” program is built on economy of appointments and patient convenience. Specialized software ensures that text and email follow-ups accompany the plan.
Another key factor is the advanced technology the office employs, allowing them to consolidate dental work into fewer visits. Computerized anesthetic lets them target specific areas and accomplish more in one appointment while use of the gentle Soft Tissue Laser requires less anesthetic in general. They also make an iPad available so patients can check email, scan the newspaper or use other applications that turn wait time into productive time.
“The program has been a great success. In many cases, we can cut treatment time in half,” said Dr. Anna. “ By intervening quickly, treatment is less complex, less costly and patients enjoy the benefits of a healthy smile sooner.”
The Huszti’s can certainly relate to parents with full calendars. Their daughters (Olivia, 9 and Sophia, 8) play Huron Valley soccer, swim at the YMCA and are members of the Huron Valley Recreational Running Club. In fact, running is a favorite pastime for the whole family.
Huszti Dental Care sponsors the John Rogucki Memorial Kensington Challenge, an annual race organized by local running legend Doug Goodhue. The race benefits the Wounded Warriors Project which provides programs and services for injured men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. “The sponsorship is a great fit for us. It’s a terrific cause and a great way to impact your overall health,” said Dr. Bill. “ Kensington Park in September is spectacular and the excitement from the race is hard to beat.” Mark your calendars for this year’s race on Saturday, September 17. Join the race’s fan page on Facebook for future updates.
Our hats off to Pam Terry and the fine group of professionals at “hometown connection” for their fine work. Also a special thanks to Amber Stanley and her staff at “Amber lights Photography”. Their work is superb and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.