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Happy New Year!

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It's a time for new beginnings. Looking for an easy resolution with a big impact? It's surprisingly easy to improve your smile by brushing for two minutes, twice a day. Huszti Dental also advises January resolutions should include safe winter fun & most of all time spent with friends & family!

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An article from US News sheds more light on the tradition of the New Years resolution: 

The New Year is all about making resolutions. But while 45 percent of Americans say they usually make them, just 8 percent of Americans manage to keep them, according to recent data from University of Scranton researchers and the Journal of Clinical Psychology. Losing weight, getting organized, spending less and saving more are the top promises we make (and break) at the end of each year. Here are five tips for making New Year's Resolutions that you're more likely to keep.

[MORE: Be the Best You: Optimize Your Life]

Set achievable goals. Losing 25 pounds may not be within your control, but opting to eat more healthily can be. Getting a promotion may be up to your boss, but learning more transferable skills is something you can vow to do yourself. "Be real when you make a resolution," suggests Elisa Zied, a registered dietician and the author "Younger Next Week." Rather than commit to running a marathon, "Set yourself up for success and map out your course by making appointments with yourself to be active. If you treat your goals like set appointments, you're more likely to achieve them."

Reach out to others. Let your closest friends and family members in on your goals; they'll help hold you accountable, provide support when you feel your willpower starting to slip and serve as a sounding board when you need to figure out a problem. "Having a support network is crucial in achieving your goals," says Luke Landes of Consumerism Commentary.

Do unto yourself as you would do unto others. Yes, you read that correctly -- it's a twist on the Golden Rule, and something we tend to forget to do. "Consider resolving to treat yourself with just as much love and respect as you do your closest friends and relatives," Dr. Yoni Freedhoff writes at U.S. News & World Report. "Anytime you catch yourself beating up on your own normal human imperfections ... consider how you might counsel your loved ones were they in the exact same situation. Because you deserve to love and respect yourself too; no doubt, doing so will confer onto you tremendous health and life benefits."

Find ways to feel happier. Thousands of studies have shown that having an attitude of gratitude can make for positive change in your life. "Gratitude isn't passive reflection. It's active," says David DeSteno, a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston. "And it's not about the past. It's there to help direct our behavior in the future." At the very least, it can make you feel happier -- and there are real physical and emotional benefits to being more upbeat. "You're 50 percent less likely to have a heart attack, you get sick less often, and you can be a lot more productive at work," points out Nataly Kogan, founder and chief happiness officer at Happier.com, where community members chronicle their daily happy moments, no matter how small. With a little practice, feeling happy can become a habit (check out Kogan's 21-day Happier Courses for inspiration). And happiness is contagious. "If you're happier," Kogan says, "You'll make the people around you happier, too."

Forget resolutions; pick a theme instead. Tired of making the same resolutions year after year? Instead of focusing on "lose 10 pounds" or "hit the gym more often," pick a theme like "activity," "movement" or "fitness" and strive toward that instead. "The theme should be a word that resonates with you and embodies something that has been missing from your daily life," advises Melinda Johnson, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. "Instead of defining specific behaviors that you want to do, you simply keep your theme in mind and allow your days to unfold from there."

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Patient spotlight: Doug Goodhue sets World record

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Milford’s own Doug “ silver bullet” Goodhue just returned from an amazing US National Road Race Championship where he competed in the 12K ( 7.46 mile) distance. Doug’s average mile of 6:36 would be the envy of a 20 year old. Doug is 71 years old!  Dr. Huszti couldn't be more proud of his long time running partner. Congratulations Doug!!

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State Champions!

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We are so proud of our Milford High School Cross Country Team. Congratulations to Coach Brian Salyers and Assistant Coach Mike Andersen. This makes 5 State Championships in a 10 year period. Hats off to the Milford girls Team too. A wonderful season with a 9th place finish at the State final. Huszti Dental Care celebrates their tradition of hard work and discipline.

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Chicago Marathon & American Cancer Society


Dr. Huszti just returned from Chicago where he participated in his 11th Marathon. A big fan of the American cancer society he has been actively supporting them with his fundraising efforts and helping to raise awareness. Today he received this letter:  

Dear William,

Today, we want to report back to you on what some of our brightest researchers have been doing — to give you a sense of the kind of breakthroughs your support makes possible. As a committed American Cancer Society supporter, you are a vital partner in the fight to make this cancer's last century.


Just this week, it was announced that a former American Cancer Society research grantee is one of the three scientists receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology! Dr. James E. Rothman, along with two colleagues will be honored for defining the control of the movement of membranes in cells; which contributes greatly to the understanding of cell functioning in numerous diseases, including cancer. These internal cell membranes are key to the function of cells and the ability of cells to move, both of which are hallmarks of cancer cells. In 1982, while at Stanford University, and in 1988 while at Princeton, Dr. Rothman's research was supported by an American Cancer Society research grants.

Investing in researchers like Dr. Rothman is possible because of people like you. Here are just two of the other advances that may help cancer patients in the future that have been made possible by American Cancer Society supporters like you:

A new device that can detect tumor cells in your blood
The Herringbone-Chip is capable of finding rare circulating tumor cells also known as CTCs. CTCs are living tumor cells which are thought to be metastasizing and they are very hard to detect because very few of them are in the bloodstream. With this new microfluidics-chip, tumor cells could be found much earlier and could save lives.
 
 A new way to predict if aggressive cancers will spread or not
The presence of a specific type of molecule called miR-101 may be the link that allows doctors in the future to predict whether a tumor will remain contained or if it will be very aggressive and spread. What's more, new research suggests that some cancers could be contained by putting miR-101 into tumors that have lost it.
 
We thank you; cancer patients across the country thank you; and future generations thank you for being part of this fight.

Thank you. Please feel free to share this with friends or family who might be interested, as well.

Sincerely,

Your American Cancer Society


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Marathon Count down...1 week


In just 7 days Dr. Huszti will be competing in his 11th marathon. He’s hoping to repeat his performance from last year and thereby qualify for entry in the prestigous Boston Marathon. In 2012 ( pictured above), to make every mile matter, he joined team DetermiNation to raise money for the American Cancer Society. This year he hopes to continue to raise awareness of this important issue. GOOD LUCK Dr. H, we’ll be rooting for you!

Cancer Prevention Information
One-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented with a healthy diet and exercise. The key to celebrating more birthdays is to stay well. You can do so by maintaining a healthy weight by eating right and continuing to exercise regularly , getting recommended cancer screening tests, and avoiding tobacco products. If everyone followed these steps, we could prevent half of all cancer deaths.
 Eat Right and Get Active
The American Cancer Society recommends a few steps to help you maintain a healthy weight:
•    Strive for at least 5 serving per day of vegetables and fruits.
•    Choose whole grains and limit the amount of red and processed meat you eat.
•    Limit the amount of alcohol you drink - men should have no more than 2 drinks per day; women should have no more than 1 per day.
•    Adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on 5 or more days per week. Training for an endurance event easily helps you achieve this goal!
•    Maintain a healthy weight throughout life, and if you’re not at an ideal weight, make a plan to get there. The American Cancer Society can help.

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Community Matters: Race Day!

On a beautiful fall morning nearly 600 people of all ages responded to the “challenge". Kensington Park’s Maple Beach was full of runners and walkers alike for the 30th annual Kensington Challenge road race. Team “Huszti Dental Care” turned out in force to participate and help raise funds for local youth fitness and the wounded warriors project. Check out the results here.


Dr. Huszti is quick to point out “ The Kensington Challenge showcases fitness and family fun. It’s sends an important message throughout our community.” Huszti dental care is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. A special thank you to race director, patient and good friend Doug Goodhue for another great event. Thanks Doug!

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Kensington Challenge Countdown

 


Family, fitness and fun are all part of a healthy lifestyle. Join the Huszti family and the Huszti dental staff as they take the Kensington “Challenge”. Huszti Dental is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. The proceeds go to such worthy charities as the wounded warriors project and local programs to encourage childhood fitness.

Road races: 5K, 15K
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Kensington Metropark

Be sure to vote for your favorite Team Huszti Dental runner on our facebook page!


Whether you’re a runner or walker you’ll enjoy the beauty of the Kensington Metro Park and that special feeling of accomplishment at the finish line!

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Congratulations to Milford Memories race participants!



 The Carls Family YMCA was the gracious host for last Sunday’s Milford Memories races. As a result of the great weather or perhaps the challenge of a new race course on the beautiful Milford trail a larger than average number of runners turned out. Local favorites Mike Andersen, Cody Snavely, Brian Kettle and Doug Goodhue all distinguished themselves. Dr.'s Huszti along with daughters Olivia and Sophia enjoyed time with friends and a great race.  Congratulations to Dr. Huszti who managed a 1st place age group win (5K in the 40-49). For complete results: Milford Memories 5K,10K, 10 mile race results 2013


Sure we love brushing but exercise & fun are important components in your overall health too! It's not just common sense but increasingly proving to be good science. Take, for instance a recent study in the journal of periodontolgy indicating good diet & exercise can help keep your mouth healthy

Maintaining a healthy weight, getting regular exercise, and eating a proper diet are all good for you. But here are some new benefits for you to chew on: Research shows these things are good for your gums, too.

In a study published in the Journal of Periodontology, researchers found that people with this cluster of healthy traits are less likely to have gum disease than their overweight and inactive counterparts.

Dr. Nabil Bissada, chairman of the periodontics department at Case Western University School of Dental Medicine analyzed data from 12,110 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Healthy weight was defined as having a body mass index between 18.5 and 24.9, while engaging in the recommended amount of exercise meant moderate-intensity workouts five times or more per week or vigorous activity three or more times per week. Diet healthfulness was rated on an index of healthy foods, with a score higher than 80 considered a sign of having a "high-quality diet."

While health experts have long hyped the importance of keeping a healthy weight, staying active and eating a good diet, the researchers found that only a small percentage actually manage to do all three. "Only about 3% of the entire group maintained normal weight, engaged in the recommended level of exercise and had a high-quality diet," they wrote. More than three out of 10 participants reported practicing none of the three habits.

These figures could, in reality, be even worse, given that the participants self-reported their weight and exercise and food habits - things people don't always recount accurately.

Gum disease rates were lowest among people who fit all three of the healthy-living criteria. While 18% of participants who reported none of the three traits had gum disease, only 7% of those who maintained a health weight, were physically active, and ate a healthy diet had gum problems.

After adjusting for such factors as age, gender, race, smoking habits, diabetes, time since last dental visit, and other differences between subjects, the researchers found that each trait - normal weight, healthy diet, and active lifestyle - was associated with a 16% decrease in gum disease risk. Having two of the habits lowered the risk of gum disease by 29%, while having all three was associated with a 40% lower risk.

While the study doesn't explain the reason behind this link, the researchers have several theories. Among the possibilities they note are the suggestion that eating fruits and vegetables may remove plaque from the teeth, and the notion that obesity promotes inflammation, which is linked to gum disease, while physical activity may decrease it.

Previous studies have linked gum disease with an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, pregnancy complications, and other health problems.

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Nursing bottle Caries

Temporary,yes but your child's baby teeth are important. And are still susceptible to cavities. Decay or “caries” in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Nursing bottle Caries, or Early Childhood Caries. Children need strong, healthy teeth to chew their food, speak and have a good-looking smile. Their first teeth also help make sure their adult teeth come in correctly. It’s important to start infants off with good oral care to help protect their teeth for decades to come.


What causes Nursing bottle Caries?

Nursing bottle Caries most often occurs in the upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected.

There are many factors which can cause caries. One common cause is the frequent, prolonged exposure of the baby’s teeth to drinks that contain sugar. Caries can occur when the baby is put to bed with a bottle, or when a bottle is used as a pacifier for a fussy baby.

Caries is a disease that can begin with cavity-causing bacteria being passed from the mother (or primary caregiver) to the infant. These bacteria are passed through the saliva. When the mother puts the baby’s feeding spoon in her mouth, or cleans a pacifier in her mouth, the bacteria can be passed to the baby.

If your infant or toddler does not receive an adequate amount of fluoride, they may also have an increased risk for caries. The good news is that decay is preventable.

Preventing Nursing bottle Caries

  • Try not to share saliva with the baby through common use of feeding spoons or licking pacifiers. After each feeding, wipe your child’s gums with a clean, damp gauze pad or washcloth.
  • When your child’s teeth come in, brush them gently with a child-size toothbrush and water. Be sure to consult with your child’s dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age 2.
  • Brush the teeth with a pea-sized amount of toothpaste from the ages of 2 to 6.
  • Supervise brushing until your child can be counted on to spit and not swallow toothpaste—usually not before he or she is 6 or 7.
  • Place only formula, milk or breastmilk in bottles. Avoid filling the bottle with liquids such as sugar water, juice or soft drinks.
  • Infants should finish their bedtime and naptime bottles before going to bed.
  • If your child uses a pacifier, provide one that is clean—don’t dip it in sugar or honey.
  • Encourage your child to drink from a cup by his/her first birthday.
  • Encourage healthy eating habits.

When your child’s first tooth appears, talk to your dentist about scheduling the first dental visit. Treat the first dental visit as you would a well-baby checkup with the child’s physician. Remember: starting early is the key to a lifetime of good dental health. For more information about nutrition and your baby, visit the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

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Congratulations Dr. Huszti on your 10th marathon!

 

Dr. Huszti knew he wanted to do something special for his 10th marathon. He signed up early for the Chicago marathon and to make every mile matter he joined team DetermiNation to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

 


Race day couldn’t have gone any better. With the support of his family and friends he completed the 26.2 mile course in 3:28. A new personal record!

 

“the American Cancer Society is a special organization…beyond the noble pursuit for a cure we can all benefit today by making healthy lifestyle choices…” 



Cancer Prevention Information

When you train and race with the American Cancer Society DetermiNation team, you’re taking one of the most important steps to stay well and reduce your cancer risk. One-third of all cancer deaths could be prevented with a healthy diet and exercise. Training for a half-marathon, marathon, or triathlon on the DetermiNation team is a great way to get the regular exercise you need to reduce your cancer risk (or risk of getting cancer again) and stay well.

The key to celebrating more birthdays is to stay well. You can do so by maintaining a healthy weight by eating right and continuing to exercise regularly (even after your race is over), getting recommended cancer screening tests, and avoiding tobacco products. If everyone followed these steps, we could prevent half of all cancer deaths.

 

Eat Right and Get Active
The American Cancer Society recommends a few steps to help you maintain a healthy weight:

  • Strive for at least 5 serving per day of vegetables and fruits.
  • Choose whole grains and limit the amount of red and processed meat you eat.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink - men should have no more than 2 drinks per day; women should have no more than 1 per day.
  • Adults should get at least 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity on 5 or more days per week. Training for an endurance event easily helps you achieve this goal!
  • Maintain a healthy weight throughout life, and if you’re not at an ideal weight, make a plan to get there. The American Cancer Society can help.

 

Know Your Screenings
Having regular cancer screenings can help you find cancer early, when it is most treatable. Some screening tests can even help you prevent cancer before it starts. Not sure which cancer screenings are right for you? Depending on your age, gender, and cancer risk, your screening recommendations will vary.

The American Cancer Society can help you learn which tests are right for you by taking our simple health check at cancer.org/Healthy. However, it’s important to talk to your doctor about what cancer screenings might be right for you based on your personal and family health history.

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Kensington Challenge

More than 500 people of all ages responded to the “challenge” this year crowding Kensington Park’s Maple Beach for the 29th annual Kensington Challenge road race. Team “Huszti Dental Care” turned out in force to participate and help raise funds for local youth fitness and the wounded warriors project.

“ The Kensington Challenge showcases healthy lifestyles and family fun. It’s sends an important message throughout our community.”

 


Huszti dental care is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. A special thank you to race director and good friend Doug Goodhue for another great race. Thanks Doug!

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Count down to the Kensington Challenge


It’s no secret that Fitness & fun contribute significantly to our general health. Join the Huszti family and your Huszti dental staff as they take the challenge.

Road races: 5K, 15K
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Kensington Metropark

Whether you’re a runner or walker you’ll enjoy the beauty of Kensington Park and that special feeling of accomplishment at the finish line!

Huszti Dental is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. The proceeds go to such worthy charities as the wounded warriors project and local programs to encourage childhood fitness.

 

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Kensington Challenge Race

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It’s no secret that Fitness & fun contribute significantly to our general health. On September 17 over 600 runners of all abilities competed on a beautiful Saturday morning in both 5K and 15K distances. Huszti Dental is a proud sponsor of the Kensington Challenge. The proceeds will go to such worthy charities as the wounded warriors project and local programs to encourage childhood fitness.

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Simply put Huszti Dental Care has the BEST patients. Example? Jesse Sweeney scorched the course to take 1st place in the 5K competition while rising star Logan Trevorrow (12 years old) took 4th place!
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The entire Trevorrow family distinguished themselves with excellent times including (father) Michael Trevorrow who edged out Dr. Huszti to take 1st place in their age group in the 15K race!

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It was great to see so many of our patients.The feedback has been great and all had fun!Of course none of this would be possible without race director, patient and pal Mr. Doug Goodhue. Thanks Doug!

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From the start to the finish line this years “Kensington challenge” was a winner!



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Staff spotlight: Your Hygienist & Ballerina Raquel



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When it comes to patient care the Team at Huszti Dental is passionate. Those same feelings follow us into our hobbies after hours too. Take your hygienist Raquel. Few know she was classically trained as a ballet dancer and very good!


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Recently she and her children appeared in the Young People’s Ballet Theatre’s (YPBT) production of the ballet, Cinderella, at the University of Michigan-Flint Theatre.


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We are proud of Raquel and her contribution to the Arts and the Community. Thanks Raquel!

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Lights, Camera, Action, Milford!

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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.

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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.

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Home town connection magazine

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As appeared in the Hometown connection magazine Winter issue 2010:


Married Dentists Live, Work, and Play in Milford

Bill and Anna Huszti are always on the run. Whether it’s running for pleasure at Kensington Metro Park, running daughters Olivia and Sophia to school at nearby Johnson Elementary, or running the dental practice they started together in 1993, they are a family on the go.

The couple met at the University of Detroit. They married one week after graduation.

They were drawn to Milford because of the great quality of life the area offers. “I am so proud to call Milford home. The new fire department, the YMCA…it’s a great place to live,” said Dr. Bill. He also commented on the area’s world class healthcare providers. “We’ve chosen Dr. Marc Bockneck as our pediatrician and Dr. Jeff Herman as my personal physician. Both are excellent,” said Dr. Bill.

Kensington Metro Park is one of the Huszti's favorite places. Their home is surrounded by the park on three sides. Bill is a marathon runner; Anna does half marathons and the girls run 5K races. They take full advantage of the Milford Trail. “The way our community banded together on the trail fundraising efforts was fantastic. It’s a legacy we can all take pride in,” said Dr. Bill.


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You’ll find their name on one of the rooms at the new library. “We are very committed to education,” said Dr. Anna. The office has hosted many dental student interns and had patients interested in dentistry as a career shadow them for the day.

The Huszti's also work with the Huron Valley School System to provide dental work at no cost to needy families. “One of our patients is a social worker for the school district and made the connection for us,” explained Dr. Bill. “She was also our former nanny, so it has come full circle. She helped our kids and now we are able to help her ‘kids.’”

The three-story Huszti Building opened eight years ago on Milford Road. It was a five year process to build their dream dental office. “We found an award-winning architect who was also a dentist. We put all of our resources into creating the ultimate practice. We couldn’t be happier with the results,” said Dr. Anna.

The culture of the Huszti Dental Practice is unique. They begin each morning with a “huddle” to go over charts and set goals for each patient. Goals might include getting someone to laugh or smile.

The focus on patient comfort is apparent. Amenities offered include smart foam neck cushions, cozy blankets, massage chairs, sun glasses to reduce the glare from the dental light, and iPods that also play movies. A computerized anesthetic “wand” replaces shots (most patients won’t even notice they’ve had an injection), and every exam room offers relaxing panoramic views through floor-to-ceiling windows. Dental instrument trays are hidden from patients, which lessens anxiety. They also send helpful automatic texts and email appointment reminders to patients.

Dr. Bill’s hobby as a web 2.0 enthusiast and video editing skills show up in creative ways. A blog, www.milforddentist.wordpress.com, chronicles office events and interesting patients. A DVD slideshow with prevention advice includes a skit of the doctors fixing the smile on the Mona Lisa. They even have a Facebook fan page.

“Inserting the ‘fun’ factor with children is especially important,” said Dr. Bill. “Initial visits set the standard of how they’ll feel about the dentist for the rest of their lives. It is critical that their early experiences are positive.”

Incidentally, their daughters favorite holiday is Halloween. “They don’t get much sugar having two dentists for parents,” said Dr. Bill. “We don’t get any trick-or-treaters at our door either!”

Our thanks to Pam Terry and her staff at the Hometown connection magazine for their professionalism and hard work.  A special thanks to Amber stanely of amber lights photography and her staff for the wonderful family photo's too.



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Excerpt’s from Dr. Huszti’s training journal: Detroit Marathon ‘09


Start Free Press Marathon 2009


For the last 7 years the Detroit marathon has been an important destination on my calendar. I thought I knew what to expect.  For me the marathon has always been the most solitary of tests. 2009 took me completely by surprise.


“Gerry, Bean dip & new game plan"
It’s pitch dark as I leave Curt Gillingham to position ourselves for the race. Curt will go on to have a great “first time “and hold true to a vow to his daughter “I will not walk”. The runners corral was packed. Almost immediately I bumped into (friend/patient/stud runner) Gerry Perrett. I’ve wanted to qualify for the prestigious Boston marathon for years. Gerry and pal (“bean dip”) had similar goals and a solid running plan. Pacing with them looked like a lot more fun than the designated pace group (It was). I made a vow of silence to conserve all energy. Not Gerry. For miles he greeted runners & by-standers alike. How does he know so many people?
 

“ Uncle Bill & tradition”
On mile 7 (Canada) Uncle Bill kept the tradition (7th) and greeted me just before the approach to the Detroit-Windsor tunnel. Realizing the tradition is only as good as the 2 of us I yelled a spontaneous “Love you” and same back to me. Mile 7 was pretty good.


“ Ben & family name in good hands”
Mile 8 is marked by end of the tunnel and return to the U.S.A. Huge crowds gather to cheer and there’s still enough glucose in the brain to enjoy the spectacle. A runner jumped out from the confusion. My nephew Ben? Sweet! A real test for my vow of silence.

It’s a fact Huszti men can only have girls. Then came Ben. On my desk sits a picture of Ben as a boy after finishing a run together (6 miles- his longest). Turns out Ben would log a personal distance record this day (18 miles) following me to the finish line. Ben’s wearing a shirt bearing the inscription “Miler”. For hours whenever we approach a crowd they keep cheering for “Miller”. It starts wearing on me. No matter how fast I run I wonder why I can’t shake that guy.



“ Face your demons, true friends & real race begins”
Weeks before the race I’d lie in bed and envision Belle Isle. If I stood a chance at qualifying for Boston It would have to happen there (miles 20-26). Everyone hit’s the wall at some point it’s just a question of when. You train but never know exactly how you’ll handle it till you’re there.


At the approach to the island park Doug Goodhue is waiting to join us. A few words about Doug: American recorder (3000m), #1 National ranking for 3 years consecutive (USTAF 65-69 age group). He’s just plain fast. His best attributes? Twinkle in the eye, zest for life and a great friend.


Mile 22


Where I’d typically be facing my demons alone I found myself in a posse of 4! Ben & Doug take the lead and work hard pulling me and Gerry through. Is that Rob Roux (yes & on his way to an extraordinary finish dropping 20 minutes for a new personal record)? I’m maintaining the “Boston qualifying pace” but the higher speeds from the first half are paying the bills for the noticeably diminishing performance. When the official pace group swallows you up it’s a sinking feeling and a sense of urgency is renewed. Partly from fear I manage a surge and finish Belle isle on pace but the exit bridge feels like a mountain. Ben & Doug are urging me forward but starting to look concerned. I’m hoping to ride the downside of the bridge but my legs aren’t responding. Mile’s 23- 24 are grueling and barely on pace. When I look up Gerry is gone. Doug realizes the trend and whispers to Ben “ Boston’s not going to happen…let’s help him to a P.R.”. I can hear every word. Miles 25 & 26 are brutal but the sunshine and my companions ease the burden. A strange sound: I hear myself laugh in response to an unexpected hill with only ½ mile to go. I remember thinking “ how am I going to fake going up this one?”. The finish line is a sweet sight. 3:36 is good enough for a new personal record. Boston will have to wait till next year.

Dr. Huszti & finish free press 2009 Dr. Huszti & Ben marathon 2009



 

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