Dr. Carolyn DeForte has decided to begin a new journey and created DeForte Dentistry, where I plan to continue treating my patients with the most modern advancements in dentistry with the comforts of old-fashioned care and attention that is often lost in the world of technology. It starts by listening to what the patient wants and delivering them the best care suitable to their needs. I wanted to name the practice, “Not Just Teeth” — because Dentistry, for me, has become a way of improving my patients’ physical and mental well-being. A healthy mouth helps keep a healthy body. A restored mouth can promote a better self-image for old and young patients. Listening to my patients and improving their dental health education over the years has been the most rewarding part of my career. An informed patient can make the choices necessary to ensure their health. Whether a patient wants healthier gums, a complete smile makeover, or full mouth implant reconstruction, DeForte Dentistry can deliver that care.