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Bad Tooth Bart!!

February 4th, 2019

Welcome to February everyone!  While this month is considered many things, it holds a special place in dentistry because it is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  To celebrate, The American Dental Association sponsors many events nationally, as well as locally.  One of the largest community events, Give Kids a Smile Day, was held on February 1st.  The goal is to have local dentists provide dental exams throughout the area schools, especially in under-served areas.   

At Mellion Orthodontics, we celebrate Dental Health Month by providing oral hygiene education to 2nd and 3rd grade classes throughout Stark county.  Our presentation is called ‘Bad Tooth Bart’ (it’s a Spaghetti Western), and it has significantly grown in popularity over the past 8 years.  This year we are scheduled to teach the benefits of good oral hygiene to over 1500 students! 

As always, our team is excited to provide this service.  If you read this and want us to come visit your school, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our office.  At the end of February we will post pictures of our adventures!

Thanksgiving Reflections

November 19th, 2018

I sit here on a (very early) Sunday morning planning what is a short work week for our team.  It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already here!  I envisioned a dental-focused post about water fluoridation, but that will have to wait until next week.  Instead I find my thoughts drifting towards Thanksgiving. 

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite time of year for our family, as I am sure it is for yours as well.  So please indulge me while I touch on two of the most important things we are thankful for this season. 

First and foremost, we want to thank our patients and their families for the opportunity to serve them daily.  You are our motivation and the reason we strive to improve.  We are continually humbled by the opportunity you have given us.

Secondly, as doctors we are so thankful to work with such an amazing team.  We are extremely grateful to have a team so dedicated to our patients.

We sincerely hope your family has a wonderful Thanksgiving.  And I will leave you with the quote from the great philosopher, Charlie Brown…

“What if, today, we are grateful for everything?”

-Sincerely,

Drs. Nate, Theresa and Nick

 

 

Stewardship

June 21st, 2017

Dr. Nate here today, and I thought I would write about something entirely outside of dentistry: community pride.  Canton, Ohio has been my home my entire life.  After a 10 year period away at different schools, I couldn’t wait to move back home and raise a family here.  Unfortunately, with my generation, and now the Millennial generation, this is becoming more and more rare.

Why am I proud to live in Canton?  Quite simply, the people are fantastic!  Certainly it isn’t for the weather…but is it really that bad????  No comments on that, please.

Another source of local pride is Hall of Fame Week.  Knowing that all of the football inductees speak with The Pro Football Hall of Fame in the background on national TV is a proud moment as a significant portion of the country focuses on Canton.  There aren’t too many cities our size that receive such exposure!

But I feel there is more to community pride than a TV event.  To me there can’t be pride without the responsibility to be a steward to the community.  And that requires ACTION!

At the beginning of 2017 I was honored to be a part of Leadership Stark County’s Spotlight Program.  I included the link for those that are interested.  At our meetings we learned about some of the inner-workings of Stark County— how it runs, open service projects, our local history, and so much more.  I gained a tremendous level of respect for those who have helped shape Stark County (and the surrounding areas).  Their secret?  Service to others.

My hope (and challenge) is that you use this summer of 2017 for more than vacations, pool time, sports, or even barbecues.  Become engaged in our community, maybe even do something service oriented.  Be a steward for this amazing place we all call home.

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