Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, DICOI, best-selling co-author of the book, The Will To Win, with Brian Tracy, and owner of the Smilecreator of Napleswrites about the similarities he sees in patients that have self-isolated due to oral health and the behavior that is coming to light as a result of the mandated isolation due to COVID-19…

Naples, FL, September 4, 2020: Owner and CEO of Smilecreator of Naples, Dr. Nilo Hernandez, Jr., DDS, has posted a new article on his website entitled, “Isolation Is Torturous And Nothing To Smile About, in which Dr. Hernandez talks about his passion to help patients joyfully and confidently re-engage with life.

Dr. Hernandez writes, “Throughout the course of this COVID-19 pandemic, with mandated shelter-in-place orders during which my dental practice was shut down, I’ve been thinking about the effect isolation has on us humans.” He continues, adding, “I see the effects of self-isolation in my practice all too frequently. It made me think about how isolation is often used as a form of torture. In war and in prison, inmates are put into isolation in order to make them comply, behave or give up some bit of information.”

“After so many months of social distancing and staying away from groups of people,” Dr. Hernandez acknowledges, “I too have begun to feel the unpleasant effects. Many people I know are feeling lethargic and depressed.” He adds, “We humans need interaction. We need hugs and handshakes. We need to move around and express ourselves joyfully and freely.”

According to Dr. Hernandez, “In my practice I have come to recognize the effects of isolation on patients who have self-isolated, sometimes for years, due to the condition of their teeth.” He states, “For anyone with good teeth, this may be difficult to comprehend. However, there are many people who suffer as a result of having teeth that for whatever reason are not simply less than ideal but may have been the source of teasing or bullying, lost as a result of illness or accidents. There are many reasons.” “How one got the teeth in the condition that would cause them to self-isolate is not the issue,” he states, adding, “Returning them to a state of joyful living and self-confidence is my focus.”


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About Dr. Nilo Hernandez

 Nilo A. Hernandez Jr., DDS, DICOI completed I dental degree at Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska in 1991. Prior to that, he also completed dental training overseas that placed much emphasis on surgery and trauma procedures. With so much training in the surgical arts, it’s no wonder that he has excelled on this chosen path with the greatest of passion and vigor.

Since 1991, Dr. Hernandez has placed and restored well over 10,000 dental implants and has achieved and maintained an extremely high success rate. Not only is he involved with the surgical aspect, but he has always been involved with the restorative side as well. For many years, he has been teaching dentist to become extraordinary with predictable results.  As program chairman at two illustrious dental teaching clinics, he was instrumental in bringing implant dentistry to the mainstream at those centers and still is to this day. He has published numerous articles, books and has been featured in many television and radio shows.




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