Did You Know? 10 Interesting Facts about Dr. K & Kazmer Perio

It can be hard to get to know your doctor, especially when you only get to see him or her a few times a year. Like all of us, Dr. Kazmer is a regular guy with a family and hobbies. He also happens to be a periodontist with a practice that has its own special traditions. To help you get to know Dr. Kazmer and Kazmer Periodontics a little bit better, here are 10 interesting facts about the man behind the dentist’s mask and the practice that he owns.

1. Our practice has its own special shade of blue, something our Social Media Coordinator Maya likes to call “Kazmer Blue.”

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2. Dr. Kazmer is a graduate of both Tufts University in Medford, MA and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. Go Jumbos! Go Heels!

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Photo: “Tufts Universtiy” by Eric Kilby
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Photo: “Old Well” by William Yeung

3. Our office celebrates employee birthdays with cake. Yum šŸ™‚

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4. Dr. Kazmer and his wife Janet have 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls.

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5. Dr. Kazmer is very adventurous and enjoys skiing, boating, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.

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6. Dr. Kazmer has German roots.

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Photo: “German flag” by fdecomite

7. Our office has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now.

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8. Dr. Kazmer was born and raised in Guilderland, NY (Albany County).

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Photo: “Wormer Road – Guilderland, New York” by Doug Kerr

9. Speaking of Dr. Kazmer’s hometown, this is what he looked like as a child:

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10. Dr. Kazmer’s wife Janet has her own business, Preston Counseling Services. There is an entrance to her office within her husband’s practice.

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Did any of these facts surprise you? If so, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Have a wonderful rest of your week and take care of your smile!

 

 

 

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In Case You Missed It: Oktoberfest 2016

Dr. Kazmer has been hosting an annual Oktoberfest celebration for 17 years now! While it is not nearly as big as the main Oktoberfest that is hosted in Germany every year, we’d like to think that our version is pretty fun, too! We sure put a lot of work into making it a success. In case you missed the festivities, here are the highlights of this year’sĀ event.

1. TheĀ commemorativeĀ glasses were simple, yet still festive.

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Attendees receive an Oktoberfest glass, and every year the design is different. This year’s design featured a beer mug surrounded by wheat and a blue checker pattern.

2. We gave away a lot of great prizes!

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From pumpkin cookies to baskets filled with lotions and soaps, some of our lucky guests received wonderful goodies to take home!

3. We loved seeing everyone’s wonderful smiles!

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Our guests are the best, and Oktoberfest certainly would not be the same without you all. Thank you for coming!

4. Pelican’s SnoBalls came to share their icy treats with us again this year!Ā 

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Mmm…looks good! šŸ™‚

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Pelican’s makes the best “SnoBalls” (similar to snow cones, but the ice is fluffier!) If you haven’t tried one yet, you’re missing out. Go visit a Pelican’s in your area!

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Front row: (from left to right) Sarah, Ramona

Back row: (from left to right) Christy, Jennifer, Jill, Dr. Kazmer, Erica, Niki, Angela, Janet

Whether you attended this year’s celebration or not, we hope to see your office at next year’s Oktoberfest!!

As always, take care of your smile! šŸ™‚

What to Expect During Your First Visit

Going to a doctor’s office for the first time can be a bit of an uncomfortable experience due to the amount of uncertainties involved: Will you like the doctor (Dr.Kazmer doesn’t bite, we promise!)? Can he provide you with the treatment that you need? What will happen during the visit?

We want you to feel as prepared as possible for your first visit. The infographic below is full of information that new patients should be aware of, so start reading! šŸ™‚

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Hopefully this post has helped you feel more at ease. If you are looking for more information that you don’t see here, check our websiteĀ or call us at (919) 468-6410.

We can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, take care of your smile!

 

How to sELECT the Right Periodontist for You

Decision 2016 Perio2016 is an election year, which means that there are plenty of decisions to be made.

Which news sources will you listen to? Which candidates will you trust? In the end, who do you believe deserves your vote?

Choosing a periodontist is similar to electing a president, in a way. No, there are no long speeches or debates. But you, as a patient, still have an important decision to make.

Is the information on the doctor’s website helpful? Do you trust the statements that the doctor and staff make on and offline? And ultimately, which doctor is the right one for you?

While answering these questions can be difficult at times, hopefully this checklist will make the process easier for you:

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To give you some key information about our office, we’ve filled out the checklist:

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If you are searching for a periodontist and would like to keep a checklist handy, feel free to download this free PDF version of the checklist.

We wish you the best of luck finding the periodontist that is best for you and hope to see you in our office soon!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at (919) 468-6410. You can also visit our website: www.kazmerperio.com

Take care of your smile!

 

About Dr. Kazmer

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Dr. Kazmer has frequently been described as a periodontist in this blog, but little other information has been provided about him. Keep scrolling to learn a little bit more about the doctor behind the dentist’s mask.

Career Beginnings

  • Dr. Kazmer began his career practicing general dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC.
  • In 1999, Dr. Kazmer opened his own periodontal/implant dentistry practice.

Education

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA – Doctor of Dental Medicine degree
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Master’s degree in Periodontics and Dental Implantology

Dr. Kazmer is a member ofĀ 

  • The American Academy of Periodontology
  • The North Carolina Society of Periodontists
  • The North American Society of Periodontists
  • The American Dental Association

Leadership & Recognitions

  • Dr. Kazmerā€™s office serves as a rotation site for UNC and Wake Tech Community Collegeā€™s dental programs. We are proud to assist with the training of future members of the dental community.
  • Dr. Kazmer serves as a Sedation Permit Evaluator for the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners.
  • Ā He was presented with a “Milestone Achievement Award” in 2009 in recognition of the 2000 dental implants procedures he performed.

Personal Life

  • Dr. Kazmer was born and raised in Guilderland, NY (Albany County)
  • HeĀ and his wife Janet have four children. Their family has made Cary home since 1999.
  • Dr. Kazmerā€™s personal interests include skiing, boating, scuba diving, and traveling with his family.

We hope that you have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about our doctor.

Take care of your smile!