The pediatric dentists at Great Smiles (with locations in Carlsbad and Solana Beach, California) are working to keep your kids’ smiles great by offering to buy back their Halloween candy at $1 a pound. And the 10 school classes that bring in the most candy will each get a pizza party.
To prevent rampant cavities and ease the blow of forfeiting some Halloween treats, the folks at Great Smiles are hosting a Halloween candy buyback where they are paying North County kids $1 for each pound of candy they bring in. Continuing their commitment to the community and its children, when kids drop off their candy they can simply say what school and teacher they have to be entered into a North Country-wide competition. When it’s all said and done, the 10 classes that bring in the most candy win a pizza party while the school with the most candy donated on its behalf will win a $500 donation. Anyone under 18 can donate candy, with a maximum of 5lbs per person. They don’t have to be Great Smiles patients or even say what school/class they attend (unless they it to count towards the contest). That’s it. Less candy consumed equals less cavities and more healthy, great smiles in the community.
Sounds like a great way to get the kids into the office and much less painful than the usual way. For more info, please click above image to get a closer look.
Only 11 miles away from Carlsbad, Dr. Jeffrey Allred’s dental office in San Marcos is a place where patients can have a wide range of dental issues treated in calm, relaxing atmosphere. Whether you’re given a major diagnosis, your new dental work doesn’t show signs of improvement, you’re given a treatment that you’re unsure of or you’re not confident that your current dentist gave you a good rapport, you can now reserve your 15 minutes of FREE dental consultation for a second opinion at Allred Dental in San Marcos.
“Our free consults are useful for people who are looking to get a clearer picture of the dental work they’re about to have, especially if the previous dentist provided the patient with a major diagnosis, such as oral cancer,” Dr. Allred says. “Even if they only need to ask a question or two, we’d be more than happy to provide an easy-to-understand answer. Multiple perspectives help patients make an informed decision about the dental treatment they need and will keep them on the road to a fast recovery. We welcome all families and residents from San Marcos, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Vista, Escondido and the surrounding areas!”
Dr. Allred uses a non-technical communication with his patients to ensure they fully understand the dental process and he has also developed special techniques in sedation dentistry for fearful patients. You can rest assured knowing that you’re given the very best in dental care thanks to Dr. Allred’s unique background and trainings in many programs with top dentists, both nationally and internationally! Because quality work and correct diagnosis start with the right equipment and tools, Dr. Allred’s office is stocked with state-of-the-art equipment.
For more information on why a second opinion is important and how to schedule one with Dr. Allred, please follow the jump.
If you’re going to ride your bike to work one day this year (you should be doing it every day, of course) then make it Bike To Work Day (Friday, May 15, 2015) because the City of Carlsbad and the San Diego Association of Governments will hook you up with some free goodies, maybe even a T-shirt at their “pit stop” at triangle park aka Frazee Beach at Carlsbad Boulevard and Pine Avenue.
“The City of Carlsbad encourages those who live and work in and around the city to join neighbors, friends and coworkers in celebrating Bike to Work Day with us,” said Rachael Shay, special events supervisor for the city. “The many miles of bike-friendly transportation systems in our community and now a great campaign like Walk + Bike Carlsbad make it easy to take in Carlsbad from a different perspective.”
We’ll see you on the road. For the official word from the City of Carlsbad, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
The Walk + Bike Carlsbad team is taking part in “All Is (S)well” month in Carlsbad Village, which is all about prioritizing fitness and nutrition with fun and fulfilling activities for all age groups to enjoy. This is right in line with the Walk + Bike Carlsbad campaign goals and objectives.
Tomorrow (March 7, 2015) kicks off Carlsbad Village’s month long wellness series called All Is (S)Well.
Feel your best every Saturday this March in Carlsbad Village. With its close proximity to the beach and an atmosphere that encourages an active lifestyle, Carlsbad Village introduces All Is (S)well month. A series of weekly classes, All Is (S)well month is all about prioritizing fitness and nutrition with fun and fulfilling activities for all age groups to enjoy. Starting the first Saturday in March, locals and visitors to the Village will start their weekend on a high note by participating in yoga, pilates, and walking throughout the month. Choice Juicery is the ideal setting, with their nutritious offerings that can be enjoyed pre or post-workout on their spacious lawn. Treat the body and mind with kindness by being an active participant of All Is (S)well month.
Tomorrow’s outdoor family “Yoga and Juice” at the Choice Superfood Bar & Juicery begins at 10 AM. For all the official detail, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
We’ve been biking and walking Carlsbadistan for a while now, but we’re glad to see the City of Carlsbad getting behind the program as well with the new Bike & Walk Carlsbad Project. The project is. . .
. . . a campaign to promote walking and biking in Carlsbad, just in time for those seeking fitness and lifestyle changes in the new year. The 12-month effort, funded with a grant by the San Diego Association of Governments, will encourage more walking and biking throughout the city, with a special emphasis on the Village area. . . City of Carlsbad Associate Planner Pam Drew said Carlsbad is a perfect place for a campaign like Walk + Bike. . . “With new bike racks, bike lanes and lighting, it is easier than ever to walk and bike in Carlsbad Village,” said Drew, who is overseeing the campaign for the city. “Walk + Bike fits right in with the community’s values around healthy lifestyles, connectivity, sustainability and economic vitality.”
And if this works well, maybe the City can close a few Carlsbad Village streets to automobile traffic entirely. . . guess we can dream, huh? For the official word from the City and The San Diego Association of Governments, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Tri-City Medical Center has hired Tim Moran (right) as their new chief executive officer. He officially begins in the new position on June 23, 2014.
Moran is an experienced senior healthcare executive with more than 35 years of leadership experience and a track record of success serving as Chief Executive Officer, President and Administrator for hospitals in several states. . . “Tim brings extensive strategy and operations experience leading hospitals,” said Larry Schallock, Chairperson of Tri-City Healthcare District’s Board of Directors. “Our organization will benefit greatly from Tim’s collaborative leadership approach and strong focus on developing a close relationship with the community that we serve.”
“Fashion That Heals raised $350,000 for women’s health services in 2013, and we are excited to top that in 2014,” said Event Co-Chair Ellen Stotmeister.
“We are ensuring San Diego women have a resource to take the best possible care of their hearts and having a wonderful time along the way. This is truly a can’t-miss event for any local fashion lover or philanthropist,” commented Event Co-Chair Sandee Carter.
Tickets for the event are $100 each and include access to to all event activities and a champagne reception and luncheon. We love that word so much, we’re going to type it again “luncheon.” For the official word from the Tri-City Hospital Foundation, follow the jump. [click to continue…]
Apparently, the wheelchair crew didn’t like the old accessibility logo that showed a stick man sitting back, lax, in an old-school wheelchair. With all the challenged athletes out there rolling marathons, racing on mountain bike courses, and doing all the things everyone else does, the crew at the Accessible Icon Projectdecided it was time to update that old, 1968 style logo with a new one that better represented the way people use wheelchairs these days.
The staff at Tri-City Medical Center decided they agreed and became the first facility in the state of California to update all their signage.
“The old symbol no longer accurately depicts the extraordinary people in our community who use wheelchairs,” said Casey Fatch, interim CEO of Tri-City Medical Center. “This new icon is the future – and we thought it was up to the medical community to lead on this issue. This new icon reflects Tri-City’s commitment to treating our patients with caring, dignity, kindness and respect.”
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is reporting that five children and one adult have come down with Chicken Pox. As you might expect the four of the children had not been properly immunized, yet one who was still came down with Chicken Pox. Here’s what the health professionals have to say:
“Chickenpox is a preventable disease,” said Eric McDonald, M.D., M.P.H., county deputy public health officer. “By having their children immunized with the recommended two doses of the vaccine, parents can help their children avoid chickenpox and prevent it from spreading to others.” . . There have been eight cases of chickenpox reported in San Diego County so far in 2013. Chickenpox is not reportable to the County Public Health Department unless it occurs in an outbreak or results in a hospitalization or death.
A nice little reminder to make sure your kids are immunized. For the official word from the San Diego HHSA follow the jump.