Residents, health/dental community clash on Green Bay’s fluoridization of water

On Monday night, residents, dental and healthcare professionals, and others debated the necessity of continuing to add fluoride to the water supply during Green Bay’s Protection and Welfare Committee meeting.

The issue was added onto the committee’s agenda after Green Bay resident Brenda Staudenmaier asked the city to consider stopping the practice.

Staudenmaier says she believes fluoride is detrimental to many organs in the body, especially the brain and thyroid.

“We have over 196 research studies we’ve submitted that show that it causes brain damage, it causes learning disabilities, and all kinds of problems,” Staudenmaier said.

Read full article here.

The Smile Generation® Team Members Help “Save Play” in Southern California and Dentists Perform Over $100,000 in Donated Dentistry

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — A smile is infectious – especially when it is the smile of a child playing on a playground.  Smile Generation® partnered with the nonprofit, KaBOOM!, an organization that builds playgrounds in underprivileged areas, to build two new playgrounds for the Salvation Army Door of Hope in San Diego, CA and the Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy in Altadena, CA. These locations desperately needed a safe place for kids to play and Smile Generation volunteers came in and worked tirelessly to build each playground in less than 24 hours.

Read more here.

Dental Associates Hosts Food Drive for The Giving Tree

Dental Associates –

Dental Associates’ Howard Dental Center coordinated a food drive for The Giving Tree, a food pantry run by the Howard-Suamico School District. The clinic asked patients and staff to donate nonperishable food items at the clinic, then staff brought the food to the pantry on September 29th .

In total, the clinic collected eight boxes of items for the local pantry. Along with the food donations, the clinic donated $500 to The Giving Tree’s efforts.

See full article here.

NASCAR’s Danica Patrick Shifting Gears Towards Second Career

Fox Business –

She’s not giving up on racing any time soon but NASCAR driver Danica Patrick is already eying her next move.

“At this point and time it’s racing but while I’m in racing, it’s fun to develop relationships and plant the seed about all the other things that I love to do that will go beyond racing,” Patrick tells

The 34-year-old stock car driver says her social media accounts helped her realize her second passion—health and wellness.

See full article here.

DSO Fills Dental Service Needs In Colorado

Risas Dental & Braces is a growing dental support organization with roots in Arizona.  It currently operates 10 offices in Arizona, with several locations in Phoenix, as well as locations inMesa, Tempe and Glendale.  A DSO member of the Association of Dental Support Organizations,they recently kicked off the grand opening of their new location in Federal Heights, Colorado, with free dental care.

See full article here.

Aspen Dental is Honoring Veterans with a Once-in-a-Lifetime, Exclusive NASCAR Experience

PRNewswire –

Today, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. (ADMI) announces it will be giving 1,000 veterans and guests the opportunity to be honored with a special VIP experience at the upcoming NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bank of America 500 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway on October 8 in a celebration of service and support of access to dental care.

See full release here.

Dental Associates floss cutting in Howard

Green Bay Press-Gazette –

In the spirit of its business, Dental Associates will host a “floss-cutting” ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new location at 2340 Duck Creek Parkway.

Dental Associates executives will join Howard Village President Burt McIntyre, Greater Green Bay Chamber President Laurie Radke and Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach at a ceremony Tuesday at the new location, which opened for patients on Aug. 1. The Howard location will be Dental Associates’ second location in the Green Bay area. The office at 430 Main St. in Green Bay has been in operation since 1994 and employs more than 100 people.

See full article here.

Smile Generation®-Trusted Clinicians Provide More than $4.0 Million in Donated Dentistry and Serve More than 2,200 Patients during Smile Generation Serve Day

PR Newswire-

More than 490 Smile Generation-trusted dental offices served their local communities on August 20, 2016 by participating in the sixth annual Smile Generation Serve Day. The clinicians and their dental care teams served more than 2,200 community members who would not otherwise have access to dental care, providing more than $4.0 million in donated dentistry.

See full release here.