Heart Health Month and Children’s Dental Month
We will be working with Arizona Heart Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization committed to the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease. The Foundation works with health care professionals, the public, and the community to support education and public awareness of heart and vascular disease.
We will be selling heart Shaped Lollipops for $1 and all proceeds will go to Arizona Heart Foundation. We will also be accepting monetary donations on their behalf if someone wants to donate that way instead or in addition.
Children’s Dental Month
February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day and in celebration of that we will host a Meet the Tooth Fairy Event February 26th 10am-2pm. We will be taking complimentary photos of the kids and Tooth Fairy and our mascot, Buck. We will be passing out free gifts, doing face paintings, balloon animal, and we will be doing a raffle. 1st prize $100 Target Gift Card, 2nd prize Free Sonicare Child’s Electric toothbrush, 3rd Prize Movie Ticket Bundle, 4th prize 2 free sealants with Cleaning and Exam appointment.
March 11, 2016 from 10am-2pm we invite parents to bring in their kids for pictures with the Easter Bunny. We will be passing out free gifts and we will do a raffle. 1st prize Large Easter basket with goodies Street, 2nd prize Large Easter Basket with goodies, 3rd prize Free Fluoride with Exam and Cleaning appointment.
Oral Cancer Awareness Month
April 20th from 10 am-2pm we will be offering free oral cancer screenings. This will be by appointment only.
According to the American Dental Association, nearly 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral or throat cancer this year. One American dies every hour from oral cancer.
In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Dr. J. Philipp is available to discuss the warning signs and to demonstrate a simple test that helps spot cancer in the early stages. The goal is to find abnormal cells in either their pre-cancerous form or stage 1 or stage 2 when treatment is relatively easy. Many cases are diagnosed in the later stages, which can make effective treatment more challenging. Late stage treatment almost always results in disfiguring surgeries.
Oral Cancer Screening Demonstration (can be done at dentist office or in-studio)
The test can lead to detection much earlier than the following signs and symptoms, which often appear in later stages. With these symptoms average survival rate is less than 5 years.