SOURCE: Newman Springs Dental Care

Newman Springs Dental Care

November 28, 2014 19:53 ET

Children Drop Off Halloween Candy at Lincroft Dental Practice to Promote Good Oral Health, Benefit Troops

LINCROFT, NJ--(Marketwired - November 28, 2014) - Newman Springs Dental Care, which offers Lincroft dental cosmetics, collected more than 100 pounds of Halloween candy earlier this month in an effort to promote good oral health for children in the community.

During the program held on Nov. 3, children exchanged their Halloween candy for cash. For every pound of candy, the practice gave children $1 as well as flashing toothbrushes and healthy snacks during the event. The children also were entered into a contest with several chances to win DVD movies.

The Army Recreational Military Services will send the candy in the form of care packages to local troops serving overseas. Newman Springs Dental Care has held the event since 2009 in partnership with Comcast. This year, 32 children donated 126 pounds of candy, which averages about 4 pounds per child.

"It's rare that children would let their dentist see them with their arms full of candy. But youngsters lined up Nov. 3 at Newman Springs Dental Care carrying sugary treats in boxes and bags," said Dr. Mitchel Friedman, owner of Newman Springs Dental Care and a dental implant specialist.

"Most youngsters were willing to part with their candy, with some even turning down the money," added Dr. Friedman's business partner, Dr. Julia Cintron.

Dr. Friedman is a 1976 graduate of the Middletown Township Public School System, where his mother, Sheila Friedman Rubin, taught her entire career.
Newman Springs Dental Care is a comprehensive dental practice that focuses on aesthetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implant surgery, full denture implants, temporary dentures, porcelain veneer teeth, restorations, teeth whitening, Invisalign, CEREC same-day crowns, same day dental implants, endodontics, crowns, bridges and preventive care.

Dr. Friedman received his bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and graduated in the top 15 percent of his class from the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry in 1984. The Lincroft dentist completed the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Friedman is now highly recognized as one of Lincroft's best cosmetic dentists who is a Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. To obtain a Master designation, Dr. Friedman first became a Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry, a process that requires 500 hours in continuing education. For his Master designation, Dr. Friedman took an additional 600 hours of continuing education courses, 400 hours of which required hands-on instruction.

Dr. Friedman holds memberships with the New Jersey Dental Association, American Dental Association, Monmouth-Ocean County Dental Society, Crown Council, New Jersey Dental Society of Anesthesia and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He also is an attending doctor and part-time clinical instructor at Monmouth Medical Center.

Dr. Friedman is responsible for bringing the Dentistry From The Heart program to Lincroft, a program that gives those without insurance a free dentist for the day. During the event, professional oral health care workers provide adults with free exams, blood pressure and advanced oral cancer screenings, and digital X-rays at Dr. Friedman's practice, located at 539 Newman Springs Road. Volunteers treated nearly 90 patients this year, and Dr. Friedman and his dedicated group of volunteers have given away about $390,000 in dental care since the event came to Lincroft in 2007. This year's event was scheduled for Oct. 23.

Dr. Cintron is a graduate of the Rutgers University-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Biomedical Services. Following dental school, she continued her education through the General Practice Residency Program at Monmouth Medical Center. Dr. Cintron volunteers with Dr. Friedman's Dentistry From The Heart program and with Give Kids a Smile.

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