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Employee of the Month; Montie!

November 8th, 2018

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This month we're highlighting Montie, our expanded function dental assistant.  She always does a fantastic job with connecting with our patients and giving quality service! We're thrilled to have her as employee of the month! Montie is one of our veteran staff members, with almost 20 years of employment.

She assists our doctors with whatever they ask, while maintaining all office procedures. She joined the dental field in 1987 and has been with this practice since 1990. She absolutely loves helping people, and this job is such a rewarding way to go about doing that! Her goal is to give our patients nothing but the best each and every day.

She loves her family, and has been married for more than 25 years. They have three children. Their family enjoys the outdoors and wide open spaces. They are active in sports, and they love spending downtime by the pool or Lake Erie.

Montie always greets her patients with a big smile and has a such a great repertoire with patients too. As a veteran staff member, she often can be seen mentoring fellow staff members or coaching other dental assistants with various tasks.

Montie is a doer. She volunteers to help out when other's are in a bind, and doesn't shy away from hard work.

When you see her next, please give her a warm, big shout out for employee of the month!

We're thrilled to have Montie as part of our team!

Thank you Montie for all you do!

Give Vets a Smile Day

November 4th, 2018

Veterans Day is coming up! And what better way for a dentist to thank our veterans than to offer them free services for a day! We're doing just that on Mon., Nov. 12!

Stefano Dental of Sandusky, Ohio wants to help serve those who have served our country. On Mon. Nov. 12, Veterans’ Day, Stefano Dental will be closed to the public, but opened for one day only as "Make-A-Vet-Smile-Day" from 7:30 AM to 2 PM. All veterans are welcome. Valid veteran military identification is required for services. Stefano Dental will be performing FREE dentistry for veterans, including dental x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions. Services are provided on a first come, first basis.

“The U.S. military and their families serve us year-round, this is our day to give back to them,” said Lata Stefano, DDS, owner of Stefano Dental of Sandusky, Ohio. “Please take time to thank them today, including our own, Dr. Klassen, who proudly serves in the U.S. Navy,” said Dr. Stefano.

With only a limited amount of time, only the most acutely affected teeth will be addressed, while a comprehensive treatment plan is not included. Follow-up dental care may be needed with your regular dentist. Please bring a current list of medications and allergies.

We're super excited to have our own Dr. Klassen, active duty reservist, serving with the US Navy, as part of our dental team! Not only does she treat patients 4 days a week at our office, but she's raising two small sons too. She serves a cross country at her nearby high school, as she's an avid runner.

Don't forget to thank Dr. Klassen the next time you see her!

Giving back to Smiles for Life and Junior Achievement; $5200

November 1st, 2018

Stefano Dental of Sandusky, Ohio raised $5200 as part of the Smiles for Life Campaign by offering teeth whitening for half price, including donation of time and materials.  One hundred percent of the proceeds went to charity, including $2600 to to Junior Achievement in Sandusky. The rest went to Smiles for Life.

The Smiles for Life Foundation distributes donations to worthy and approved children’s charities across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Participating children’s charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles for Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

Since 1998, Smiles for Life has raised over $36 million, benefiting hundreds of children’s charities. Fifty percent of the donations are earmarked for each dental practice’s local charity partner, and the balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to worthy and approved children’s charities across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Participating children’s charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles For Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

We are thrilled that our whitening services were so popular this year, and that we were able to give back $5200 from the generosity of our patients. Their fees went directly to Smiles for Life.

There are many ways to give back in our daily lives. We hope you find ways in your daily routines to give back.

As the holidays approach, tuck away a canned good or non-perishable for the many food drives around your area.

Giving costs nothing.


Employee of the Month - Julie!

October 19th, 2018

Congratulations to our employee of the month--Julie! Julie is our registered dental hygienist.

She received my degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2000. She completed my state boards, received state licensure and is excited to be a part of this our practice since June of 2000. Julie says,"words can't express how amazing our team is and how well we all work together." She enjoys new patients every day. She looks forward to meeting each and every one of you and partnering with you and all of your dental needs.

She has three very fun and outgoing children, Justin, Drew, and Abby. She loves spending as much time with them as possible. Also, she's happily married to the love of her life Phil, AKA "Fill". They have a cute story, feel free to ask her about it sometime! Her "me time" is very important to her as well. Her favorite activities are cooking, working out, watching movies, reading a good book and traveling with her family.

We think Julie is an amazing dental hygienist...we hope you do to. We support her continuing education in improving and maintaining her skills to better serve our patients.

Please make sure to say hi to Julie and congratulate her on her employee of the month win!

Thank you for all your hard work Julie! Our team is what makes Stefano Dental provide a great experience for our patients.

Three cheers for Julie!

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