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San Diego dentist easing anxiety during coronavirus pandemic

Posted at 9:01 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 10:48:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The co-founder and CEO of the Super Dentists said that during the current COVID-19 pandemic, patients have been hesitant to get dental work done.

"The American Dental Association did a survey, and about 75 to 80 percent of the patients across the country feel comfortable about going back to the dentist. About 15 percent want a vaccine before they go back,” said Dr. Kami Hoss.

And while he understands the precautions people are making, Hoss said a recent study indicates dentist offices have shown to be safe.

"There have been zero cases of COVID related to any dentist offices,” Hoss said.

And to further help ease the minds of dental patients, Hoss has just written a book titled, "If Your Mouth Could Talk."

"I wanted to know what keeps parents up at night and what their worries are. I did some research, and I had 300 pages of stats on what keeps parents up at night. When I read them, I realized that so many of them could be related back to their mouths, and their kids mouths. So, I decided to write a book about it,” Hoss told ABC 10News.

He's a dentist and an author, but that is not all. Hoss has a love of music, so he decided to write and compose songs for the Super Dentists. He said his musical inspiration is the rock band KISS.

"I think KISS made just like beautiful melodies you know with all the great performances they had at their concerts,” said Hoss.

It may sound a bit strange a dentist composing music, but he said it has a purpose in the world of the Super Dentists.

"We do all of these things with characters, music, and the movies so the kids associate something positive to their oral health,” Hoss said.