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#MotownMom: October 5, 2019 Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need (Screening day)

 

 

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Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need

Detroit, MI: Dr. Jamie Reynolds of Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, with offices in Novi and Rochester, Michigan, is stepping up in a major way to donate braces to kids in his community through the nonprofit Smiles Change Lives.  On October 5, 2019, he will be holding a Screening Day to screen all the children in the greater Detroit areas that are currently waiting to receive braces through the nonprofit program.

Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps kids get braces who could not otherwise afford them. On average, braces cost $6,000 per child, making them out of reach for many hard working families. Further, orthodontic treatment has long been considered cosmetic by insurance companies, providing little assistance, even for those that are insured. As a result, many children and teens suffer unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment from their misaligned teeth. Smiles Change Lives’ mission is to provide these families with the opportunity to provide their children with braces through its network of over 800 volunteer orthodontists in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Reynolds has been treating kids through Smiles Change Lives since 2016. This is not the first time he has gone above and beyond to help kids in his community. On average, Dr. Reynolds donates orthodontic treatment to 8 kids per year through Smiles Change Lives.  With approximately 100 kids on the waiting list to be treated through the Smiles Change Lives program, Dr. Reynolds has committed to help clear out the wait list by agreeing to treat at least 50 qualified children, which is approximately $300,000 in donated services.

“The demand for our program in the greater Detroit area has far exceeded the number of orthodontists we have in our network,” stated Alexis Barclay, Director of Provider Services for Smiles Change Lives. “Dr. Reynold’s dedication to treat at least 50 of the children waiting to receive braces is truly life changing for these kids.”

In the words of a mother whose daughter recently completed treatment, “On behalf of myself and daughter, please accept our deepest thanks for a life changing experience for my daughter. She smiles all the time now and has a sense of confidence I’ve never seen before. To everyone responsible, please know that you have helped another child regain a huge part of herself back. She may go on to change the world in a better way now; just like Smiles Change Lives did for her.”

To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 7-21, have good oral hygiene, not be wearing braces currently, have a moderate to severe need for braces, and meet certain financial guidelines (e.g., for a family of 4, their household income must be below $61,500, however household income limit varies based upon family size; the financial requirement is waived for children in foster care). The family must also be willing to submit an application fee of $30, and if accepted for treatment, a program fee of $650.  The full program guidelines can be reviewed at www.smileschangelives.org. Families interested in the event should contact info@smileschangelives.org to learn more.

To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 13,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:

http://www.smileschangelives.org/scl-overview-video.

About Dr. Jamie Reynolds:  Dr. Reynolds received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and travels across the country and around the world for continuing education to stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and trends. Dr. Reynolds is one of the most renowned and respected authorities in orthodontics with an unrivaled dedication to philanthropy, education, and the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He is regularly interviewed by the media and has been featured in US News and World Report Health, Woman’s World Magazine and New York Daily News, among others. A “Certified Damon Educator,” the recipient of Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Orthodontist” awards every year the award has been given (2009-2018).  He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Dawn, and their three children and can be found bumming around a beach volleyball court, trying his best at wake surfing and spending time with his family. For more information, visit: www.askdrreynolds.com

About Smiles Change Lives:  Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps families get braces for their kids who could not otherwise afford treatment.  Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 13,000 children since 1997 together with its network of over 800 orthodontists. Over the last 20 years, it has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit www.smileschangelives.org.

Recently featured in a Kansas City Star front page feature, read more about Smiles Change Lives here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article234033867.html?inf_contact_key=dfac271c6e69041cb5b0d877c5ca84ef16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0&inf_contact_key=8b1941f01502e28d5132cc876bf78fe1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

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#MotownMom: October 5, 2019 Local Orthodontist to Hold Screening Day to Donate $300,000 in Braces to Kids in Need (Screening day)

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Detroit, MI: Dr. Jamie Reynolds of Spillane & Reynolds Orthodontics, with offices in Novi and Rochester, Michigan, is stepping up in a major way to donate braces to kids in his community through the nonprofit Smiles Change Lives.  On October 5, 2019, he will be holding a Screening Day to screen all the children in the greater Detroit areas that are currently waiting to receive braces through the nonprofit program.

Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps kids get braces who could not otherwise afford them. On average, braces cost $6,000 per child, making them out of reach for many hard working families. Further, orthodontic treatment has long been considered cosmetic by insurance companies, providing little assistance, even for those that are insured. As a result, many children and teens suffer unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment from their misaligned teeth. Smiles Change Lives’ mission is to provide these families with the opportunity to provide their children with braces through its network of over 800 volunteer orthodontists in the United States and Canada.

Dr. Reynolds has been treating kids through Smiles Change Lives since 2016. This is not the first time he has gone above and beyond to help kids in his community. On average, Dr. Reynolds donates orthodontic treatment to 8 kids per year through Smiles Change Lives.  With approximately 100 kids on the waiting list to be treated through the Smiles Change Lives program, Dr. Reynolds has committed to help clear out the wait list by agreeing to treat at least 50 qualified children, which is approximately $300,000 in donated services.

“The demand for our program in the greater Detroit area has far exceeded the number of orthodontists we have in our network,” stated Alexis Barclay, Director of Provider Services for Smiles Change Lives. “Dr. Reynold’s dedication to treat at least 50 of the children waiting to receive braces is truly life changing for these kids.”

In the words of a mother whose daughter recently completed treatment, “On behalf of myself and daughter, please accept our deepest thanks for a life changing experience for my daughter. She smiles all the time now and has a sense of confidence I’ve never seen before. To everyone responsible, please know that you have helped another child regain a huge part of herself back. She may go on to change the world in a better way now; just like Smiles Change Lives did for her.”

To qualify for the program, a child must be between the ages of 7-21, have good oral hygiene, not be wearing braces currently, have a moderate to severe need for braces, and meet certain financial guidelines (e.g., for a family of 4, their household income must be below $61,500, however household income limit varies based upon family size; the financial requirement is waived for children in foster care). The family must also be willing to submit an application fee of $30, and if accepted for treatment, a program fee of $650.  The full program guidelines can be reviewed at www.smileschangelives.org. Families interested in the event should contact info@smileschangelives.org to learn more.

To date, Smiles Change Lives and its network of orthodontists have helped more than 13,000 kids receive braces in the United States and Canada. Please watch this short video to learn more:

http://www.smileschangelives.org/scl-overview-video.

About Dr. Jamie Reynolds:  Dr. Reynolds received his undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Michigan and his master’s degree in orthodontics from the University of Detroit-Mercy. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Member of American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists, and travels across the country and around the world for continuing education to stay abreast of the latest orthodontic technology and trends. Dr. Reynolds is one of the most renowned and respected authorities in orthodontics with an unrivaled dedication to philanthropy, education, and the advancement of orthodontic treatment. He is regularly interviewed by the media and has been featured in US News and World Report Health, Woman’s World Magazine and New York Daily News, among others. A “Certified Damon Educator,” the recipient of Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Top Orthodontist” awards every year the award has been given (2009-2018).  He lives in the Detroit area with his wife, Dawn, and their three children and can be found bumming around a beach volleyball court, trying his best at wake surfing and spending time with his family. For more information, visit: www.askdrreynolds.com

About Smiles Change Lives:  Smiles Change Lives is a national nonprofit that helps families get braces for their kids who could not otherwise afford treatment.  Headquartered in Kansas City, the program has treated more than 13,000 children since 1997 together with its network of over 800 orthodontists. Over the last 20 years, it has emerged as the nation’s leader in providing access to orthodontic care for qualified and motivated youth. For more information, visit www.smileschangelives.org.

Recently featured in a Kansas City Star front page feature, read more about Smiles Change Lives here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article234033867.html?inf_contact_key=dfac271c6e69041cb5b0d877c5ca84ef16358d5485884e2f31e6019a0d26c8b0&inf_contact_key=8b1941f01502e28d5132cc876bf78fe1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1

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I tried a couple of these ,but I was so mad watching this video wishing this had been around when I was a young mother and wanting to do something nice for my kids. or needing simple things around the house

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Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena #motownmom Registration is now open for the July 17 session

 

Enjoy the Free Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena
Registration is now open for the July 17 session

 

What  

The Detroit Red Wings are hosting the Summer Yoga Series at Little Caesars Arena presented by the team’s valued partner, St. Joseph Mercy Hospitals. Grab your yoga mat and enjoy four hour-long sessions each led by a certified instructor this summer. Men and women of all skill levels and experience are welcome!

 

When

 

These remaining free yoga sessions are being held from 6 -7 p.m. in Chevrolet Plaza at Little Caesars Arena on the following dates:

 

  • Wednesday, July 17:  Led by Lila Lazarus
  • Thursday, August 1:  Led by Tommy Mack
  • Monday, August 26:  Led by Courtney Welch
 

How Do I Participate?

You may now register for the yoga session being held on Wednesday, July 17. Click here to sign up. Each session is open to the first 450 people who register. Please look out for future emails to register for the other upcoming sessions.

https://www.nhl.com/redwings/community/summer-yoga-series

 

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Questions?

 

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to stay healthy this summer and enjoy time at Little Caesars Arena. Please bring your own yoga mat and water bottle. Colleagues may park for free in the Little Caesars Arena Garage. Please register using your company email address to receive a QR code that will grant you access to the garage.

 

https://www.nhl.com/redwings/community/summer-yoga-series

 

 
 
 

Summer Youth Programs! Find one in Metro #Detroit now! #motownmoxiemom #mommyblogger

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Press Release: University of Detroit Mercy Dental receives a dental health grant for underserved pregnant women from Delta Dental Foundation #motownmom

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University of Detroit Mercy

Ron Bernas

313-993-1251

bernasrj@udmercy.edu

 

Delta Dental Foundation grant to Detroit Mercy Dental extends successful dental health program for underserved pregnant women

 

DETROIT — A statewide community outreach pilot program for pregnant women in high-risk populations and run by University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry will continue and expand, thanks to a $630,000 grant from the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF).

Michigan Initiative for Maternal and Infant Oral Health (MIMOH), which started in 2017 with a nearly million-dollar grant from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, integrates a dental checkup into the mother’s scheduled obstetrician appointment, making it more convenient for her to address oral health needs during pregnancy.

 

“To improve the oral health outcomes for high-risk infants and young children we need to start looking at ways we can improve the perinatal oral health of the mother,” said Divesh Byrappagari, director of dental public health and outreach at Detroit Mercy Dental. Infants are also at higher risk of developing tooth decay if mothers have poor oral hygiene during and after pregnancy, he added.

 

MIMOH is modeled after a program Grace Health in Battle Creek has run for four years. Pilot sites were found through a partnership with the Michigan Primary Care Association (MPCA). In addition to Grace Health, they are Covenant Community Care in Detroit, Great Lakes Bay Health Center in Bay City, Ingham Community Health Center in Lansing, InterCare Community Health Network in Benton Harbor, Muskegon Family Care in Muskegon and Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center in Hancock. Through the grant, the sites were given funding to hire a dental hygienist who provided preventive dental care, oral health instructions and referrals to dentists for long-term care in a dental chair in their obstetrician’s office.

 

“This program provides critical access to dental services for many people who otherwise wouldn’t obtain it,” said Jen Anderson, MPCA spokesperson. “For many Medicaid beneficiaries, community health centers are the only places they can go to receive dental care. By connecting pregnant patients to a hygienist during their prenatal visit, it’s easier to help them — and their children — form the habits that promote good oral and overall health.”

 

At the end of the first year of this project, three of the sites Ingham Community, Grace Health, and InterCare — became self-sufficient and will continue the project without grant funding. The new funding from DDF and the initial MDHHS grant will help clinics currently in the project continue.

 

As the primary investigator on the project, Byrappagari oversees the program and collects outcomes data for research purposes. He says preliminary data shows bacterial loads were lower in the pregnant women who received dental care and dental hygiene instruction.

In this second year of the program, Detroit Mercy Dental faculty and students, led by Byrappagari will collect more data, including whether patients actually followed up by going to dentists to whom they were referred and the impact on early childhood preventable infectious diseases.

 

“This is a very positive outcome,” Byrappagari said.

 

“This program will fill a major need, allowing expectant mothers to receive dental care during one of the most critical life stages,” said Delta Dental Foundation Executive Director Holli Seabury. “Proper oral hygiene is important during pregnancy because hormonal changes can increase the risk of developing gum disease which, in turn, can affect the health of the developing baby. By promoting prenatal oral health education and dental appointments, we can help pregnant women avoid an adverse birth outcome and help them to have a healthy, full-term baby.”

 

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About University of Detroit Mercy

Founded in 1877 by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), University of Detroit Mercy is Michigan’s largest and most comprehensive Catholic university. In 1990, University of Detroit consolidated with Mercy College of Detroit, which was founded in 1941 by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, to form University of Detroit Mercy. Detroit Mercy offers more than 100 undergraduate, graduate and professionalacademic degrees and programs through seven schools and colleges. Detroit Mercy educates the whole person, focusing on the value of excellent academics, service to the community and a deeper spirituality to prepare graduates to live lives of purpose. For more information, please visit www.udmercy.edu.

Summer Youth Programs! Find one in Metro #Detroit now! #motownmoxiemom #mommyblogger

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Dairy Queen: Free vanilla ice cream cone on March 20, 2019 #motownmoxiemom

Dairy Queen: Free vanilla ice cream cone on March 20, 2019

Dairy Queen is offering all customers a free small vanilla ice cream cone on Wednesday, March 20, 2019.

No purchase necessary. Limit one cone per customer.

Thanks, Hip2Save!