At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, everyone in our practice is committed to creating long-lasting patient relationships and healthy, happy smiles. We also strive to put smiles on the faces of those in need through our loyal support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Humane Society.
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and The Dental Center of Indiana teams are already gearing up!
We are proud of our on-going commitment for helping children throughout Michiana have a healthy smile and honored that these efforts have been recognized as an America’s ToothFairy ‘Practice of Distinction’.
We are eager to give back and help bring toothbrushes, toothpaste and other essential oral care supplies to kids in need through the America’s ToothFairy program.
Mishawaka’s 2016 Better World Books Book or Boo
The Dental Center’s tooth fairy made an appearance at the annual World Books Book or Boo event on Saturday, October 22nd!
Silver Mile Health & Fitness Fair
Chloe Benham, Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen contestant (whom we sponsor) helped Tina at the event this year. The event went very well! Nice and warm out and tons of people. Katie Schoenfeld of South Bend was the lucky raffle winner of a sonic toothbrush.
Tooth Fairy Appears at Beutter Park
The Dental Center of Mishawaka Tooth Fairy made an appearance at Buetter Park for the last summer concert of the series in Mishawaka. More information on the summer concert series is available here. Appearing left to right – The Tooth Fairy with dental patient Deborah.
Mishawaka Beutter Park Summer Concert Series
Employees Kris, Cooper, and Tina pass out goodies.
Madison and Hailey Davila enjoying the concert and goodies.
Give Kids a Smile Program
The Dental Center of Mishawaka is passionate about children’s dental health and our local community. We are continuously looking for ways to give back. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we are proud to participate in the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile Program. We have worked with local high schools to offer college scholarships to graduates and provide students with important information on maintaining proper oral health. Each year we sponsor various community events, host drives for Toys for Tots and provide dental health supplies where needed. The Dental Center of Mishawaka offers free resources to local organizations and community members including educational materials and oral health screenings.
We don’t just support the people of Mishawaka, we support the animals too! We have partnered with the Potawatomi Zoo to care for the oral health of their furry family. Our dentists have performed root canals, extractions and cleaned the teeth of leopards, river otters and more. Click here to visit our blog for more information.
Tina “Tooth Fairy” Oates is a Registered Dental Hygienist and our local Community Dental Health Educator. She can often be seen with our resident tooth mascot visiting community centers, boys and girls clubs, schools, daycare centers and healthcare events throughout Mishawaka. She can be seen at the local Crock Fest, Zoo Boo, and more, providing the community with dental health education, offering tips on maintaining a healthy diet, demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques and spreading oral health awareness throughout Mishawaka. We are proud to work with Tina, community residents, businesses and organizations in Mishawaka to improve oral health. Visit us on Facebook for more information and to learn where Tina “The Tooth Fairy” and the Tooth Mascot will be next.