Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Giving Is A Blessing

It's been a lot of fun at the office lately. The first recipients of the Smiling In Metro Detroit Campaign have been in the office, and I am excited. The joy on their faces as they begin to truly realize their dream of a beautiful smile coming to reality is priceless. People often complimented me for what I am giving, but I honestly feel that I am the one truly being blessed by being able to give back to Metro Detroit. I have always believed in families helping families, and now I'm to have my family able to help these families. It will be even more of an honor when we all see their beautiful smiles at the conclusion of their treatment, and then later on when we hear of their success stories, whether it be new jobs, promotions, new relationships or a host of other infinite possibilities that these smiles will bring them.

Being afforded the opportunity to give to others is such a blessing, so now I want to challenge my readers: What in your profession can you give to the community? What product or service can you provided to underprivileged people of your area? And, especially if you are a dental professional, what can you give to the less fortunate? This is not a competition to see how much each professional is giving. It is a challenge to look in your heart, determine what you can afford to give, and help your fellow humankind. It has been such a blessing to me. I am sure it will be a blessing to you.

Monday, August 22, 2011

More About Summerfest

Summerfest is only a few days away. As I have mentioned before, it should be a fun event with food, entertainment and children's activities. We will have potato sack races tug of war, hula hoop, rock climbing, a mechanical bull, Thomas the Train and karaoke. Also music from the gospel singer Lexi, whose songs of faith will move you. In the past, we have been visited by Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh and football Hall of Fame star Reggie McKenzie, as well as many others.

In addition to performances by Lexi, we will have dancing by the Little Scholars of Detroit, poet Vaquita Turner will speak and karaoke. This event is a great chance to just be together as a family and enjoy the smiles, laughter, and good times of summer. Do you remember your favorite summer activities as a child? The sights, smells, sounds of summer are like nothing else. While you are at Summerfest be sure to say hi to me, my staff, and our families. This is going to be a great memory for all of us.

So make plans to attend this event on August 27, 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at God's Graceland Park on the grounds of Greater Grace Church, 23500 West Seven Mile Road in Detroit. My wife and I look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Summerfest 2011

Summerfest is almost here and I am excited!! This is the time that I and my staff get out of the office and mingle with our patients, other dental professionals and the community for a social event. We have food, entertainment, activities for the kids and prizes, and it is always a good time. And this year it will be even more fun because I am excited about the 56 sets of braces we are giving away to people in need in Metro Detroit. The event is not until the end of August, but I wish it was tomorrow because I am looking forward to meeting all of you!!

While we are discussing Summerfest, I would like to mention this: If you are considering braces for yourself, a child or grandchild, please come and join us. This is a great way to meet me and my staff in an informal setting. You will be able to see firsthand how we get along and interact. We are like a family, and when you join us, you will see that. I would love to have you experience the warmth we show to each other and our patients and families. And, if you know of someone considering braces, why not invite them to come to this event.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, August 27, 2011. The event will be from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm at God's Graceland Park, which is on the grounds of Greater Grace Temple at 23500 W. Seven Mile Road in Detroit. Feel free to RSVP on our Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/qvBlZY. I look forward to seeing you there.