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Week 1 – Eat It Forward (2017 Happy and Healthy Tooth Challenge)

For our first week, we stopped by Eat It Forward and asked Miranda Malisani to share some tooth-friendly snack ideas that would satisfy cravings for all ages. Check out her recommendations below, and, because sharing is caring, we’ll be giving away EVERYTHING featured in her video to one lucky person!!!

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Miranda Malisani – Eat It Forward

Week 1 – Eat It Forward with Miranda Malisani (2017 Happy and Healthy Tooth Challenge)

Remember to head over to our Facebook Page for full contest details and to enter! Contest closes Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, April 10, 2017.  GOOD LUCK!

– Uxbridge Family Dentistry

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2016 Halloween Contest!

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ūüéÉIt’s CONTEST TIME!!ūüéÉ Halloween is right around the corner and we’re giving away an amazing treat for the whole family to enjoy —> a family pass for four (2 adults, 2 children), PLUS popcorn and drinks, to the Roxy!!! To enter:
1) LIKE our FACEBOOK page (Uxbridge Family Dentistry)
2) FOLLOW us on INSTAGRAM
3) Comment on our INSTAGRAM post with “DONE” once you’ve completed the two steps above – we’ll be checking ūüėĀ – AND also tell us what costumes your little ones (or big ones!) will be wearing on the big night!
Contest closes at 9pm on Monday, October 31. The winner will be randomly selected from all COMPLETE entries received and will be announced on Tuesday, November 1. GOOD LUCK!!! #uxbridge #uxbridgedentist #uxbridgefamilydentist #uxbridgefamilydentistry #shoplocal #happyhalloween #trickortreat#brushyourteeth #dontforgettofloss #wekeepuxbridgesmiling #uxbridge #uxbridgeontario

Snow White – Durham Farm and Rural Resources

Uxbridge Family Dentistry is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor for “Snow White” – a fundraiser for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources¬†(DFRFR), which is a non-profit organization that provides children with learning resources in the Durham region. ¬†One such resource is the Early Years Centre, which I have made use of weekly with our son, Kai. ¬†At the Uxbridge location, there is a plethora of toys, books, and play centres for the children. ¬†As well, a lactation consultant and speech pathologist are available every month for free consultations and advice. ¬†Parents of young children in the Durham region are ever so fortunate to have access to four Early Year centres in Uxbridge, Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland. ¬†The centres provide a place for kids to interact with peers, learn through play, and also allows parents to meet others in the community. ¬†All centres are provided free of charge thanks to DFRFR.

The Dufflebag Theatre Company will be performing Snow White at Uxbridge Public School to raise funds for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources
The Dufflebag Theatre Company will be performing Snow White at Uxbridge Public School to raise funds for Durham Farm and Rural Family Resources

The show will be performed by The Dufflebag Theatre Company.  Please consider attending this event in support of DFRFR and all the young children that benefit from this organization.  This is the third year that we have been supporting this annual event, and we could not be more proud to be associated with such a wonderful organization.  For ticket information, please contact: 905-862-3131 or email: director@durhamfamilyresources.org

– Dr. Michael Banh

Uxbridge Family Dentistry – 2014 in review

It’s been such a busy year that we’ve only published once in 2014, with the introduction of our new associate joining our growing practice. So our New Year’s resolution for next year is to post more than once in 2015 – That shouldn’t be too difficult to beat =). ¬†We’ve got so many new things planned at our office, including upgrading our dental software to help make things run more efficiently and eventually leading to a paperless, more environmentally friendly practice. ¬†We’ll also be partnering once again with The Rotary Club of Uxbridge in March 2015 for BRUSHAMANIA, visiting at least 5 different schools in the Uxbridge township. It seems like clinical cases are a big interest to most of our readers, so we’ll share some more of those in the months ahead.

So stay tuned and thanks for following our blog.  And remember you can always find more information about our practice at http://www.uxbridgefamilydentistry.com, follow us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New Year!

– Uxbridge Family Dentistry

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Ringing in 2014 with new Belmont dental chairs

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
                                                                РErnest Hemingway

No matter how excellent a job we think we are doing, our practice is constantly trying to improve.  We decided this year to take a giant leap and upgrade four of our existing dental chairs with brand new ones that offer our patients nothing short of the best in comfort and elegance.  Our main criteria for selecting a new chair was patient comfort to help make dental appointments as relaxing as possible.  After trying out several different brands and models, we finally decided on the Quolis 5000, the premier line of dental chairs manufactured by a Japanese company called Belmont.

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Belmont has been manufacturing dental chairs for over 38 years, and is known for producing some of the most reliable equipment in the industry. ¬†The amount of detail and precision that they put in their products is evident once you sit in the Quolis 5000. ¬†The Ultraleather upholstery feels like a soft satin to the touch, with a very responsive type of cushioning memory foam – I even noticed the difference just sitting in the operator’s stool.

Bel-Halo LED light

We chose to upgrade our lights to the Bel-Halo LED lights, which uses less energy and produces less heat, and also happens to look beautiful.   We opted for the ceiling mounted versions of the lights in the dental operatories as it is useful in positioning for oral surgery where we are often standing to perform the procedures.

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We have yet to finalize the colour of the chairs in the hygiene operatories – K-Dental was kind enough to give us loaner upholstery so that we could make a final decision later. Thank you to K-Dental for their consultation and expert installation services throughout the process.

We are very excited to usher in 2014 with brand new equipment that will not only help us to serve our patients better, but will also improve their experiences in our office.

Happy New Year!

– Dr. Michael Banh, Uxbridge Family Dentistry

Brush-A-Mania is coming to Uxbridge!

April is a very special month in Canada РIt is Oral Health Month.  To help spread awareness of this important month and to promote good oral health, Uxbridge Family Dentistry and The Rotary Club of Uxbridge will be running a fun and interactive educational event called Brush-A-Mania at three elementary schools in the Uxbridge region.

Brush-A-Mania
Brush-a-mania is a not-for-profit program designed to promote oral health and awareness among young children. It was started in 2001 by the the Rotary Club of Toronto – Don Mills and has already reached over 390,000 students.

Teams of five volunteers will be holding assemblies at Goodwood Public School, Joseph Gould Public School, and Uxbridge Public School on March 19, March 26, and March 28, respectively.  These assemblies are aimed at teaching kids in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 3 about the importance of good oral hygiene, and establishing proper brushing and flossing techniques early on.  Approximately 600 children will be reached through these assemblies.

Thanks to a generous grant from The Durham Ontario Dental Society, each child will receive a toothbrush, toothpaste, and a special booklet to help them keep track of their brushing habits during the month of April. When the students return their completed booklets to their teachers, they will receive a certificate and official Brushamania sticker acknowledging their hard work.

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Supplies for this year’s Brush-A-Mania program in Uxbridge have been funded through a generous grant from The Durham Ontario Dental Society

Encouraging children to develop good oral hygiene habits at an early age is essential for creating healthy smiles that will last into their adult years.

– Dr. Michael Banh