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COVID-19 Temporary Closure

Please note, as of Friday, March 13th Bright Smiles in temporarily closed until further notice to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Please watch for updates on our Facebook page and website.

Stay healthy everyone.

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Coronavirus Update

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please be advised:

Upon arrival in the reception area, please advise us if you have travelled to any locations confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have confirmed cases of COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus. Any travel completed between December and now is considered recent travel.

We advise that at least two weeks have passed since your return from one of the CDC-reported countries and no symptoms have presented, we can then proceed with the appointment.

We advise any client experiencing acute respiratory illness, including symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, to remain home and reschedule appointments.

All clients are prescreened for any symptoms of communicable disease or acute respiratory infections such as influenza, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, or cold and must be rescheduled in order to prevent the spread of microorganisms.

Screening will be completed before each appointment to determine whether a communicable disease risk exists and to assess the risk of exposure to blood, body fluids, secretions, excretions and non-intact skin and thus identify the strategies that will decrease exposure risk throughout the dental hygiene appointment.

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Bright Smiles, Bright Futures!

Bright Smiles recently had the pleasure of spending some time at Indian Creek Road Public School meeting with four grade 2 and 3 classes. We reviewed brushing, flossing, nutrition, and oral health and overall health.

The students had some wonderful questions and made for a fun afternoon of learning!

Thank you to Colgate’s “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” for the toothbrushes and toothpaste for all 86 children.

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$45,000 in FREE care has been donated by Bright Smiles!

On Saturday, Bright Smiles along with our amazing volunteers, hosted our 19th Give Where You Live charity day! We provided just shy of $2,000 in FREE dental hygiene services and have now reached over $45,000 in care provided at no cost to those in need in our community!

A special thank you to the Chatham Kent Public Health Unit and our lovely volunteers:

Katie Gagner
Isabelle Marie
Leeanne Pepper

 

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How we are making a difference

The Gift from the Heart is a registered Canadian charity which links Canadians who experience barriers accessing oral health care with dental hygienists.

The Gift from the Heart vision and mission statements align with ours here at Bright Smiles and our Give Where You Live initiative.

The Gift from the Heart hopes for a future where all Canadians who experience barriers will have access to oral health care through a dental hygienist and ultimately experience improved overall health outcomes.

The Gift from the Heart project links Canadians with dental hygienists, raises awareness about access to oral health care issues and emphasizes the role of the dental hygienist as a primary oral health care provider.

To learn more about this wonderful mission, visit:

https://giftfromtheheart.ca/

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Hygiene Superhero!

We received a congratulatory package from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association in recognition of being one of the top 20 finalists out of 856 nominees for the CDHA’s 2019 Dental Hygiene Superhero competition.

A huge congratulation again to all who were nominated and to the winner, Dianna Major.

Keep up the great work fellow dental hygienists and keep spreading smiles, one tooth at a time!

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Ontario launches a Seniors Dental Care Program!

Bright Smiles, along with the Erie St. Clair Oral Health Coalition have been advocating for years for universal dental care and we are happy to report, help has arrived! To find out if the Ontario Seniors Dental Care Program can help you or a family member, click on the link below.

https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2019/11/ontario-launches-free-routine-dental-care-for-low-income-seniors.html

Information on eligibility and how to apply can be found at:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/dental-care-low-income-seniors

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Over $45,000 Donated To Our Community!

On Saturday November 2nd, 2019, with the help of some amazing volunteers, we were able to provide over $2,350 worth of FREE dental hygiene services to people in need in our community through our Give Where You Live initiative!

A huge heartfelt thank you to:
Katie Gagner
Janet O’Mara
Leeanne Pepper

This wraps up our charity days for 2019 and I am proud to report we have officially provided over $45,000 worth of FREE dental care over the last 3 years! Way to go team!

 

                                    

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Dental Hygiene Superhero!

To be nominated and a finalist for the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association’s “Dental Hygiene Superhero” award was an honour. A huge heartfelt congratulations to the winner, Dianna Major! Keep up the amazing work fellow dental hygienists!

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Bright Smiles Volunteers at Cherryfest!

Christine is volunteering at Cherryfest on Friday, July 19th! Get your sweet tooth fix and join us at Cherry Central! Serving up waffle boats, cherry pies, kettle corn, and so much more! All proceeds benefit the Blenheim Youth Centre.

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3 Year Anniversary!

On July 19th, 2019, we celebrated 3 years of helping make bright smiles! I have truly enjoyed every minute of this journey! I am beyond thankful to the community who has supported my business and continue to make my dreams a reality. I treasure the city I call home and look forward to another year of creating healthy and Bright Smiles!

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Bright Smiles visits St. Clair College

Christine had the pleasure of spending the morning with Mr. Mark Benoit, Chair of the School of Academic Studies for the St. Clair College Chatham campus. After graduating from the Windsor campus over 13 years ago, she was able to visit the new Centre for Applied Health Sciences building and learn all about the innovative partnerships, research and development and programs they offer. She is proud to be SCC alumni!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bright Smiles Continues to Spread Awareness!

On May 31st, Bright Smiles visited King George VI Public School to be Friday’s Mystery Reader! We read “Show Me Your Smile: A Visit To The Dentist”. We, of course, reviewed brushing and flossing and had some great questions during our Q&A and ended the visit with the kids signing a smile song. Such a wonderful afternoon with some terrific students! Thank you, Ms. Cheney, for having me! 🅰️➕
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Bright Smiles ‘Give Where You Live’ Event a Resounding Success!

On Saturday, June 1st, Bright Smiles in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, provided $2,298.49 worth of FREE dental hygiene treatment to 14 people in need in our community.

Our “Give Where You Live” initiative has now provided over $38,000 in FREE dental care!

We couldn’t do a fraction of what we do without wonderful volunteers like:

  • Melissa Bushey-Harling
  • Cathy Kosis
  • Leeanne Pepper
  • April Postma

A huge thank you to the Chatham-Kent Community Health Centre for their time and hard work with booking this clinic for their clients in need.

 

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BrightSmiles Continues to Advocate on Behalf of Chatham-Kent Seniors!

This morning Leeanne from the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit and Christine from Bright Smiles met with M.P.P. Rick Nicholls to discuss the free dental care for low income seniors announcement in the budget.

We continue to advocate for low income adults to be included in the plan and look forward to learning more as details about the plan are released.

 

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BrightSmiles Hosts It’s 16th ‘Give Where You Live’ Clinic in Conjunction with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit

On Sunday April 14th, in partnership with the Chatham-Kent Public Health Unit, we hosted our 14th “Give Where You Live” dental hygiene day. We provided $2,000 worth of FREE treatment. We have now provided $35,800 worth of care at no cost to people in need in our community!

We are so grateful for those who volunteered on Sunday to make the clinic a success. A huge heartfelt thank you to you too:

  • April Postma
  • Leeanne Pepper
  • Sandy Visser

 

    

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