Prairie Roots Food Cooperative
We at Harvey and Ames Orthodontics are very excited for the opportunity to help spread the word about the Prairie Roots Food Co-op taking shape in the Fargo-Moorhead area! We buy locally whenever possible, and particularly support local food producers at every opportunity. We are very pleased about the stated vision of the Co-op:
"The Prairie Roots Food Cooperative is dedicated to building a healthy community by providing access to natural, organic, and locally produced food."
Sounds wonderful to us! If you would like to be a part of the co-op, or simply learn more, please visit their website at http://prairie-roots.coop/.
Snow Closure Policy
Harvey and Ames Orthodontics follows the school closures of the surrounding schools. Our Moorhead office follows the Fargo-Moorhead schools' weather closures, and the Detroit Lakes office follows the Detroit Lakes schools' weather closures. As long as the schools are open, so are we. If the schools close for the day, so do we. We do our best to notify all patients as soon as we learn of any inclement weather closings. We do contact radio and television stations in the area to notify of our closures, so please listen to weather announcements in the media for closure information also. If ever in doubt, please call our office to verify that we are open before venturing onto hazardous roads. We value your safety!
Please Help us Support Minn-Kota PAAWS This Holiday Season!
Minn-Kota PAAWS is a non-profit organization crated to educate the area on the importance of spaying and neutering companion animals, which helps not only control overpopulation of unwanted and uncared-for animals, but also the health of beloved pets:
- Spaying/neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
- Spaying/neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat, including several cancers
(information courtesy of Minn-Kota PAAWS, http://paawsproject.org)
We are accepting donations in the office on behalf of Minn-Kota PAAWS! Donations are welcome in the form of cash, checks, or gift cards from Mills Fleet Farm, Office Depot, or Petco in any amount, and can also be made via Paypal at their own website at http://paawsproject.org.
Thank you very much for joining us in your generous donation for this wonderful and caring local cause!
Girl's Night Out
Harvey and Ames Orthodontics had our first booth at Girl's Night Out! We had a lot of fun and met many lovely women! Our team answered many questions about braces, especially about 3M Clarity clear braces, and Incognito invisible braces that fit inside the teeth, both of which are particularly popular with adult patients.
Many visitors to our booth signed up for their free consultation, and one lucky visitor to our booth won an exciting giveaway for a full set of Incognito braces!
Crest Oral-B Ortho Essentials
We are excited to announce that we are now participating with the Crest Ortho Essentials Hygiene Program. Beginning Monday, September 10th, all patients who begin comprehensive treatment will be enrolled in this program. Together with our partners at Oral-B and Crest, we will be taking a more active role in helping our patients maintain excellent oral hygiene while they have their braces. At the time of their banding, patients will be provided with an Oral-B Professional Care SmartSeries 5000 toothbrush which provides guidance on a brushing monitor to help our patients brush their teeth just the way dentists recommend. The brushing kit comes complete with orthodontic brush heads, a brushing timer, instructional guides and DVD, Superfloss, Crest Pro-Health Clinical Gum Protection toothpaste and Crest Pro-Health Complete fluoride rinse. We are truly delighted to be taking this step to contribute to the improved oral hygiene of our patients!
Along with this program, participating patients will also now receive a score card at each visit, called a Clean Routine Action Plan. Our dental assistants will give patients detailed feedback and helpful advice on their oral hygiene, and send them home with an Action Plan card to take home. The Action Plan helps give our patients a very clear and detailed picture on their oral hygiene, along with how to understand and make any necessary improvements. The Action Plan cards also provide rankings to aim for, and every Excellent ranking means not only beautiful teeth and an outstanding Clean Routine at home, but a chance to be entered in drawings for fun prizes at our office!
A Mother Goose Story Time Event
Monday, June 25, 2012 was an exciting day around the office. Mother Goose arrived in all her glory and brought her array of story time characters to join her in narrating or singing only the stories and songs she does so well. Day Cares from around the area came to the event. It was a fantasy morning and was enjoyed by all. A special thank you to Noreen Thomas for sharing her wonderful animals for the event (Lily, the sheep,a chicken, and a guinea fowl).
The subtle beauty of Incognito Braces:
Get your perfect smile while seeing only your own beautiful teeth.
Ask us about them!
Meet Caesar, our Practice Therapy Dog!
Caesar is a rescued Pomeranian with a gentle temperament, who is joining our practice as a therapy dog. He will help us to make Harvey Orthodontics an even more welcoming place for our patients, by soothing, charming, and entertaining visitors. As much as we do our best to make every appointment as friendly and easy as possible, sometimes the simple affection of an animal can best help to soothe nerves, or simply turn a routine appointment into a great one.
Caesar will be joining us as soon as he is able, as he is currently recovering from surgery to repair his abnormal gait. You can follow his progress on our Facebook page!
Congratulations to the West Fargo and Shanley Boys Golf Teams!
We are proud of our West Fargo boys Class A state golf champions, and Shanley runners up! The state golf meet this week in Dickinson was a great showcase of a lot of our local talent. We love this photo of cooperation and good sportsmanship!
SUPER SUMMER PHOTO CONTESTWill you be heading on an exotic vacation to Hawaii? Maybe a European vacation is in store! Perhaps you plan to just relax in your own backyard?
No matter where you go or what you do, we would love to hear from you! Enter our Super Summer Photo Contest by sending or bringing in a photo of yourself enjoying the best that summer has to offer! The Super Summer Photo Contest will be running from June 4 through August 31, 2012. Photos will be judged on four categoreis: most creative, silliest, farthest away and most unusual. Send or bring your photos to your next appointment or mail to: Harvey & Ames Orthodontics, 1550 30th Ave. S., Moorhead, MN 56560 or email to email@example.com. Please include your name and phone number with EACH photo you submit. Each photo will be your official chance to win. Prizes will be determined!
From One of Our Favorite Local Growers:
A Day on an Organic Farm
June 9th, 9am to 2pm
Bring your family and friends to the Thomas' century-old farmstead for an unforgetable, yet educational, experience! From turning food scraps into compost gold, to using the latest tips and tricks from our local "gardening geeks", this fun daylong activity is ready to get you going. With hands-on learning such as the planting of trees to the bees knees and backyard chickens, this class is for you. Tour the organic farm, talk to local farmers in the know and find out great sources for local food. Bring your family and friends. This is a great day to go green and frolic in the fresh air. Fee includes a locally sourced lunch. Pre-registration is required so the Thomases know how many lunches to prepare.
Also be sure to check out Noreen Thomas and her intern Kaylee's new blog: Farm on the Edge. We like to read about their great work and exciting projects, and love to take advantage of their wonderful locally-grown and raised food!
We at Harvey & Ames Orthodontics are very proud of the excellent and responsible imaging services we provide. We are excited to be participating with the Image Gently project, which promotes thoughtful and responsible approaches to pediatric imaging.
As part of the Image Gently project, we will be offering to parents scorecards on which they can track their childrens' lifetime radiological testing exposure, to help them make educated decisions with their childrens' lifetime of medical imaging. This is especially relevent for CT scans, fluoroscopy, interventional, and nuclear medicine scans.
An excellent resource prepared by Image Gently is the brocure What Parents Should Know About Medical Radiation Safety, which contains a table comparing background radiation we experience daily to doses received in various types of medical imaging.
CONGRATULATIONS TO SARAH!
Sarah is this quarter's Refer a Friend WINNER! She chose a Nook Tablet as her prize! Remember, referring a friend is an exceptional compliment to us and because we so appreciate your trust, we want to offer you the opportunity to be entered in a drawing for fabulous prizes.
Harvey & Ames Seminar Series
HITS THE BIG TIME!
Dr. Harvey & Dr. Ames have initiated a Seminar Series in this geographical area to provide exceptional presenters and topics to area and regional dentists and physicians. The Seminar Series event is one day, 6 continuing hours of credit, and a wealth of information for registered guests. If you are interested in receiving more information, please contact our office at (218) 236-1322. The following is a list of previous presenters, topic of presentation, date and site:
"Advanced Dental Imaging: 3D and More"
David Hatcher, DDS, MS
Friday, May 18, 2012
Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND
"Oral Radiology and Oral Medicine Dilemmas for the General Practioner"
Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, MPh, DrPH
Friday, April 13, 2012
"An Update on the Clinical Management of Temporomandibular Disorders"
Jeffrey P. Okeson, DMD
Friday, October 28, 2011
Courtyard by Marriott
CATHY HAHN WINS GRAND PRIZE!
Congratulations Cathy! Cathy was the Grand Prize Winner at Business After Hours on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. Harvey & Ames Orthodontics offered a FREE comprehensive treatment valued up to $8,500 to the drawing winner. Promptly at 6:30 PM, Dr. Harvey drew Cathy's name from the many people who entered the drawing during the Business After Hours event. Cathy stopped by Harvey & Ames Orthodontics on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 to collect her prize.
HARVEY & AMES ORTHODONTICS
JOINS BUSINESS AFTER HOURS
On Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 the Fargo, West Fargo, Moorhead Chamber of Commerce hosted Business After Hours at the Fargo Dome. The event was held from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Many guests stopped by the Harvey & Ames Orthodontics booth to register for the "Grand Prize"....a free comprehensive orthodontic treatment and a chance to spin the prize wheel and win other fabulous prizes including, a FREE Specialty Coffe Drink, $250 OFF treatment, electric toothbrushes, specialty coffee blends, etc. It was a great time to network and meet many great people.
Taylor was our recent Referral Contest Winner. Her name was drawn from entrants who gave us names of family or friends who started treatment at Harvey & Ames Orthodontics. Taylor chose a "red" Canon Camera as her prize.
COFFEE BAR Specials:
Caramel Creme Latte
Coconut Caramel Latte
New Syrup Flavors:
For your coffee shopping pleasure, Harvey & Ames Orthodontics continues to offer
12 oz. ground flavored coffee "Velvet Hammer" for $7.00