The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 1, 1986 · Page 9
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 9

Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, January 1, 1986
Page 9
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The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 1,1986 Page 9 Stress cards hot item with buyers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Cards that turn black when the cardholder sees red are a hit with overwrought officeworkers and health-concious worriers, who snap up "stress cards" so quickly a hospital can scarcely keep them in stock. Although the credit card-sized items have been on the market since 1982, sales skyrocketed this year, said Alan Meixner, vice president for sales and marketing for Boston- based Pilgrim Plastic Products Inc. "It's a tremendous selling item," AP Traveling dentist Dr. Ann Setkowicz examines a patient. Dentist has drill will travel NORTH BERWICK, Maine (AP) — You can tell Dr. Ann Setkowicz's dental specialty from the license plate on her Jeep: HS-CALL. In an era when it's tough to find a physician who still makes house calls, Setkowicz makes nothing else. As far as she knows, her dental practice is the only one of its kind. "I remember reading about a dentist in Chicago who makes house calls, but; he only spends part of his work week doing it," she said. "This requires special equipment, and most dentists wouldn't want to bother." A general practitioner making house calls can usually fit necessities into a small satchel, but that's not the case in dentistry. Setkowicz travels with a 40-pound compressor, 35 pounds of portable X-ray equipment and cases containing the tools she heeds to do fillings, cleaning, root canals, crowns and bridges, dentures or laboratory work. "This is exactly the same equipment as in a dentist's office," says Setkowicz, indicating high-speed and low-speed drills and suction hoses. "There's nothing miniaturized.'' • f "This is my desk," she says, holding up her attache case. * For Setkowicz, who used to have a conventional office practice in Boston, the switch to mobile dentistry was an outgrowth of her husband's retirement and their decision to move to Maine. "I was burned out in my practice and he had to retire for health reasons," said the 41-year-old graduate of McGill University's dental school. After spending two years cruising the Caribbean on their 34-foot sloop, they converted their summer place in Ogunquit to a year-round home while she explored ways to get back into dentistry without the pressures of a full-time off ice. House calls seemed the perfect solution. Now, when Setkowicz makes a call, either at a private house or a nursing home, she's accompanied by her husband, Albert Sakey, a prominent Boston criminal lawyer who's begun a second career as a dental assistant. "It gives us a lot of time to spend together," says Setkowicz, who launched the practice in July. She and her husband are now on the road three or four days & week, serving patients from Portland to the New Hampshire border. "Nothing I'm doing is different than what I'd be doing in a dental office," she says. She refers complicated periodontal work and oral surgery to specialists.. Setkowicz and Sakey have taken the practice to all sorts of settings: living rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and physical therapy rooms. "I come fully prepared. All I need is a 110-volt outlet," she says. She wears a yellow lamp similar to ones used by coal miners around her forehead for illumination. Setkowicz has found that her practice serves elderly, handicapped or bedridden patients who otherwise , might not receive dental care. Even ; with travel costs, she says, her fees are lower than those of conventional dentists because she doesn't have to • maintain an off ice. Setkowicz says one big surprise ' has been the job's physical demands. ; "I thought this was going to be easygoing, laid back," she said, but • it's actually far more exhausting to . bend over a patient's bed or wheel'. chair than an adjustable dental chair. " She said on tiring days she's pleased to have her husband act as 1 chauffeur from call to call. RALPH WEIGEL Bonds • Insurance Phone 827-2906 115 East Iron Meixner said Monday. "We've sold five million in the last year alone." Hackley Hospital in Muskegon said it distributed about 1,500 of the mood- detecting cards in the last six months, and spokeswoman Cindy Vogt said the hospital fielded inquiries from 92 callers Monday morning after a newspaper published a story about the cards. "It's just kind of gone crazy," she said. "I think we'll have to place another order really quick." Like the mood rings of a few years back, the cards are chemically sensitive to changes in body heat. The user places a thumb on an area of the card, which changes color to reflect stress level. Depending on the user's body heat, the cards turn black, red, green or blue, with black indicating the highest level of stress and blue the greatest degree of calm. The back of the cards lists tips for controlling stress, such as breathing deeply. The "Stress Control Biofeedback Cards" are used as a promotional device by a variety of companies, with hospitals and insurance companies among the biggest customers, Meixner said. He said Pilgrim has sold the cards to General Motors Corp., Eastern Airlines, AT&T and the U.S. Navy, among others. The cards, developed by a clinical psychologist in California, sell for about 66 cents to $1.99, depending on the type and quantity, said Bobbie Friedman, a sales manager with Creative Concepts Inc., a Newton, Mass.-based distributor. Hackley Hospital began using the cards during stress-management seminars for business people, said Laura Kolberg, coordinator of the hospital's wellness program. "We don't try to promote them as being a medically sound way to check your mood. They're really a conversation piece. Most of the people we've given them to are office people. 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