February was National Children’s Dental Health Month (NCDHM) and Drs. Markarian and Hood-Olson visited several of the local elementary schools to educate 3rd and 4th grade children about the importance of taking care of the teeth. Along with a very fun and educational presentation, featuring a horse puppet with human teeth that the kids got a chance to brush, Drs. Markarian and Hood-Olson gave the students “goodie bags” filled with all of the things needed to to care for their teeth. After over 10 years visiting schools, it is still one of the highlights of the year for the doctors and we look forward to to returning next year and hopefully visiting some new schools!
Dr. Markarian appeared on St Louis Fox 2 News Morning show on Monday September 15th in the 8-9 am hour. Dr. Markarian talked about the charity, Smiles Change Lives, that he is helping to organize in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. Smiles Change Lives provides orthodontic treatments for patients with significant orthodontic needs and with major financial hardship. The idea is to help improve the individual’s self esteem, giving them the confidence to achieve more in life. Here is the link to the interview: Smiles Change Lives interview If you are interested in finding out more information about getting a child into treatment with Smiles Change Lives, either go to the website from the link above or call them at (888) 900-3554. Just as important, Smiles Change Lives needs donations to provide the treatment for the children. It costs about $500 per child to administer the program (all orthodontists are unpaid for their services), and if you would like to support this great cause contact Andrea at Smiles Change Lives.
Dr. Markarian will be serving as the President of the St. Clair Dental Society for the next year. It is a great honor to serve as the president of the society as many other esteemed dentists in the area have before him (including both of his brothers!). Good luck Dr. Markarian!
Last month was National Children’s Dental Health month. Dr. Markarian and staff members spent many days visiting local schools and speaking with students. We were pleased to see many familiar faces in the crowd. We would like to thank Smithton, Wolf Branch, and Shiloh Schools for their participation and hospitality.
We hope that next year we can go back to these schools and maybe a few new schools. Thanks!
To promote better brushing, flossing and general braces care, we are giving away Apple iPod Shuffles every month in 2008! All you have to do it keep your teeth clean and not have any loose braces and you can enter to win! Good Luck!Ashley Masington was out September winner.Lisa Calvarese was our August iPod Shuffle winner.Amanda Josten was our July iPod Shuffle winner.Eric Wilson was our June iPod Shuffle winner.Megan Bauer was our May iPod Shuffle winner.
Way to go all to all the winners, be sure to keep it up! And because we have had such a great response, we will be doing the same giveaway EVERY MONTH, so keep your teeth clean and don’t eat things that can break your braces so you can enter the contest! Good Luck!
Dr. Markarian has received his board certification from the American Board of Orthodontics. This is the highest honor an orthodontist can attain, and is only given to orthodontists that have completed the additional requirements and exams to achieve board certification. Since board certification is an ongoing process, Dr. Markarian must continue to learn and achieve outstanding results throughout the years to maintain his cerification. Congratulations Dr. Markarian!
If you have always wanted our famous “ThinkBraces” logo on a shirt, you can now order your own! Check them out here! Enjoy!