Spreading Free Smiles Across Springfield

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Spreading Free Smiles Across Springfield

Dr. Matt VanderMolen will host Dentistry From The Heart – providing people with FREE DENTAL CARE on Friday, June 10th 2016.

Springfield, Illinois – June 10th, 2016 – Dr. Matt VanderMolen will host Advanced Dental Care of Springfield’s Seventh Annual Dentistry From The Heart (DFTH) event – providing a FREE day of dental care to more than 100 residents.

The line will begin as early as 5:00 p.m. the night before, with many prepared to camp out in order to receive free services. Dentistry From The Heart patients travel from across Central Illinois every year to Dr. VanderMolen’s Springfield dental practice for the annual free day of dentistry, happening on Friday, June 10th, 2016.

In 2001, Dentistry From The Heart started with New Port Richey dentist Dr. Vincent Monticciolo as a way to giving back to the community and provide aid to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Since its inception, Dentistry From The Heart has grown to include over 200 annual events worldwide and provided more than 100,000 people with free dental care services.

Annually, Dr. VanderMolen and his team of dentists, volunteers and sponsors provide the first 100+ patients with a free extraction, filling or cleaning. This is the seventh annual event for Dr. VanderMolen, who has donated tens of thousands of dollarsworth of free dental care to more than 700 Illinois residents.

“It is our favorite day of the year at Advanced Dental Care,” said Dr. VanderMolen. “The services provided by Dentistry From The Heart helps more than just a patient’s teeth, it gives them a renewed reason to smile.”

The media is invited to join the legion of volunteers, patients and Dr. VanderMolen on Friday, June 10th, 2016 to spread free smiles across Springfield through Dentistry From The Heart located at Advanced Dental Care, 4701 Wabash Ave, Springfield, IL 62711. For more information please visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org. CONTACT: Steve (217)546-3333 or: steve@SmileSpringfield.com.

Dentistry From The Heart is a registered non-profit organization that provides free dental work for people those in need. Every year, Dentistry From The Heart events contribute millions of dollars in free dentistry and help more than 100,000 patients across the United States and around the world. For more information, visit www.dentistryfromtheheart.org

Operation Gratitude: Saying Thank You

Here’s a little more background on the organization we’ll be supporting with our Halloween Candy Buyback, Operation Gratitude:

Remember, we’ll be collecting candy on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9am until 7pm. You’ll receive $1 for every pound of candy you bring in (up to 5lbs) and you’ll be eligible for raffle and door prizes just for coming in!

Halloween Candy Buy Back 2015

Just as we did last Halloween, everyone here at Advanced Dental Care of Springfield will be putting our money where our mouths are by participating in Operation Gratitude, the Halloween Candy Buyback program to help support our military personnel serving overseas.

Operation-GratitudeThis program gives trick-or-treaters the opportunity to exchange some or all of their Halloween haul for cash.  The collected candy will then be sent to Operation Gratitude in California where it will be sorted and repackaged and then distributed to troops serving overseas.

Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound, up to a five (5) pound limit, for all unopened, uneaten candy.  We also encourage the children to draw pictures and/or write letters or notes to include in the packages to our troops.

We will be collecting the candy on Tuesday, November 3rd from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm. Plus, there will be door prizes and raffle prizes when you come drop off your candy!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office at (217) 717-4551 or visit our Facebook page HERE.


Here’s Some More Information About the Event:

Earn Cash For Your Candy And Support A Soldier

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Operation-Gratitude

CASH FOR CANDY!

Local Dentist Takes a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween

— Earn cash for your candy and support a soldier —

10/12/2015 – One local dentist is redefining the phrase “put your money where your mouth is.” This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Advanced Dental Care of Springfield and receive $1 per pound.   Dr. Matt VanderMolen and his team have joined the movement to reduce gingivitis and anti-decay by giving away dollars, prizes, and local favors in exchange for cavity-provoking candy.

“Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr. VanderMolen. “Sure, they can have a few treats on Halloween night and maybe even keep a couple more for later in the week. But we’ll take the rest of it and pay them for it! Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. “

“Our dental practice chose to participate in the Halloween Candy Buy Back to help parents who want to limit the amount of damage that can be done to their children’s teeth. We want to encourage and teach preventative care and healthy habits, while supporting our troops overseas,” says Dr. VanderMolen.

Kids should still dress up, go out, have fun, and yes, even eat some candy. But after picking out the best of their stash, they will probably have about 10 pounds left, and nobody needs that much candy!

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken and damaged braces.

Candy will be collected at Advanced Dental Care of Springfield on Tuesday, November 3 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The candy will then be shipped to Operation Gratitude in California where it will be sorted, repackaged, and then distributed to troops serving our country overseas. Each child is eligible to receive $1 per pound, up to a five (5) pound limit, for all unopened, uneaten candy. We also encourage the children to draw pictures and/or write letters or notes to include in the packages to our troops.

Plus, there will be door prizes as well as a raffle of items donated by local businesses!

Dr. VanderMolen and his team at Advanced Dental Care of Springfield work hard to raise public awareness of the benefits of healthy eating and great dental hygiene and they offer affordable and convenient dental care to Springfield and surrounding areas. For more information, contact Steve at 217-546-3333, or visit www.SmileSpringfield.com and www.HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com.