We were able to help send toothbrushes to Jamaica! The villagers were very appreciative and we were able to supply toothbrushes to not only the children that were there, but we sent home toothbrushes for their brothers/sisters and parents and still had a lot left to be distributed to other school children.
We were able to get a count of 800lbs all together. It was great day for us!
4th Annual Halloween Candy Buy Back Event will yield donations to local shelter and military overseas.
NAPLES, Fla. (October 10, 2009) - Trick-or-treating is a cherished tradition for many children and their parents. Keeping that in mind, Dr. Thomas Hale is reminding families to be aware of how those sticky confectionary treats impact their children’s health. Eating too much candy can have short-term and long-term effects, according to Dr. Hale. Sugar can make a child restless, cause weight gain, and lead to tooth decay. Hard candy can crack teeth. Dr. Hale, a Naples-based dentist, wants to buy back Halloween candy through the 4th annual Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event. This anti-decay campaign will give your child $1 for each pound of donated candy, and then the treats will be shipped off to troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. Perishable items will be donated to Youth Haven, a local shelter for at-risk children. Last year, Dr Hale collected over 350 pounds of candy. A portion of that candy went to the Red Cross to help stuff the stockings of troops serving overseas.
All kids are encouraged to bring their unwrapped candy and get involved in this drive. They’ll have a chance to earn cash while doing some good by giving to those in need. Families can also use this event to address the recent rise in dental health issues among today’s youngsters. The donations will be going out to the troops by the middle of November, so all candy must be received by November 4th. For more information on the Halloween Candy Buy-Back, please contact Dr. Hale’s office at 239-593-0880.
Conference Educates Cosmetic Dentistry Professionals
NAPLES, Fla. (October 8, 2009) - Dr. Hale and his staff attended the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (FACD) session along with about 300 other dentists from around the state. This year’s conference was held in Orlando at the Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club, and topics focused on Functional Occlusion and the Cosmetic-Occlusal Connection. Attendees were also able to participate in teambuilding seminars. This year’s theme, “The Science Behind the Smile,” exemplifies the FACD’s mission to provide members with quality education and advancement of the science and art of cosmetic dentistry.