Celebrating everything lobster in San Pedro.
Summer fun continues!
Every year I run the Huntington Beach Fourth of July 5K just to convince myself that all my body parts are still working. Last year I was recovering from two broken toes and could not compete. This year I was fortunate enough to be joined by my daughter Maddie, my son Michael and his girlfriend Esther. We all crossed the finish line, some a lot sooner than others!
Happy belated 4th!
This picture says it all!
After years of saving, years of sacrificing, years of planning, Michael has graduated. Princeton Class of 2016
CDA Cares is an event put on by the California Dental Association to provide free dental work to some of the estimated 10 million Californians who do not have access to dental care. This year Lis and Mai joined me in Ventura County to provide some of these badly needed services. Approximately 2000 people were treated over the course of two days.
When Liz, the Senior Associate Dean of my dental school, The University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, paid me a visit last week, I started to think about how long I have been a dentist. The answer is a robust 35 years!
I graduated from dental school in 1981 and joined the Navy Dental Corps as a Lieutenant. After three years of active duty stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in El Toro, CA, I entered private practice, finding a home in downtown Long Beach.
Yesterday I treated an eighty year old woman who has been my patient for over thirty years. Today I treated a patient whose mom was my first patient at my Long Beach location!
Telluride, Colorado was this year’s site for the Cabrillo Dental Society’s annual ski and learn event. My good friend Dr. Bill Fischer is a member and has graciously invited me and four fellow University Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine alumni to join him on this annual trip.
Pictured above are Dr. Gary Lang, Dr. Bill Butt, your author, Dr. David J. Hauss and Dr. Bill Fischer. A late scratch was Dr. Mike Forman. This year will be our 35th year anniversary from dental school. These hands have helped shape a lot of smiles!
We ate elk, absorbed some dental knowledge, told stories, skied a beautiful mountain, and all returned home uninjured.
This is not a picture of our dental office, it is the outside of Clifton’s, the iconic LA restaurant that just reopened after a ten million dollar remodel. It is the oldest surviving cafeteria style eatery in LA and the largest public cafeteria in the world. In its heyday it served 15,000 meals a day.
If Clifton’s can reinvent itself so can we! As of January 1st 2016 our office has taken another step towards being paperless. New patient’s will not have a paper chart. All paper communication and new information will be scanned or entered directly into a patient’s computer file and shredded.
For our patients’ convenience, most of the written information that is required can be found at the New Patients Forms tab on Dr. Hauss’ web page: www.drhauss.com Your information will be entered directly on the computer forms and electronically sent to our office.
Thank you for accompanying us on our paperless journey. It is a long and ongoing process. See you at Clifton’s!
Happy New Year from beautiful Avalon on Catalina Island!
I would like to thank all of our patients (including those from Avalon) for entrusting all of their dental needs to myself, Dr. David J. Hauss and our super staff of Lori, Stephanie, Lis, Brenda, Mai, and Chau.
Have a great 2016!
Each year our local dental group, The Harbor Dental Society, sponsors a “Toys for Tots” campaign. Every member attending the final meeting of the year is encouraged to donate an unwrapped toy . It is given to a child who otherwise would not receive one. A noble cause and I was happy to comply.
Touring a nearby Target store, I could not decide on a suitable toy. Most of the aisles were filled with plastic super heroes and I settled on The Hulk. I remember that his huge fists were once a big hit in the Hauss household.
Alas, The Hulk never made it out of the store in my cart. Two rows over I espied the perfect toy for our dental society drive, Dentist Barbie!
My wish for this holiday season is that you too find your “perfect toy”!