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He could easily pass for nine or even younger. But in fact the welcoming dragon living in Dr. Kim Okamura’s Seattle office turns 12 this year. Likely the dragon – a classic Chinese symbol for luck and good fortune – doesn’t know the full sad story. Today he bursts from the ceiling of the general practice, but not for much longer. Soon the dragon will be gone, replaced. The coming New Year brings another cycle and the arrival of another dragon.

Fresh starts – transformations – are daily fare here. “It’s all about the patient, not so much the dentistry,” Dr. Okamura explains…

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