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Newman Springs Dental Care

October 26, 2015 17:54 ET

Lincroft Dental Office to Host Halloween Candy Buy-Back Event

LINCROFT, NJ--(Marketwired - October 26, 2015) - Newman Springs Dental Care, a comprehensive family Lincroft dental office, is encouraging local children to put their money where their mouth is by surrendering their hard-earned Halloween candy for cold-hard cash. The practice will host its annual Halloween candy buy-back event Monday, Nov. 2 from 3 to 5 p.m. During the event, children can bring their excess Halloween candy to the Lincroft dental office and receive $1 per pound of candy donated.

Drs. Mitchel Friedman and Julia Cintron are leading this anti-decay movement by giving away dollars and glowing timer toothbrushes in exchange for cavity-provoking candy. The Lincroft family dental practice has sponsored this event since 2009 with Comcast Spotlight. They will also donate a toothbrush for every pound of candy collected.

“Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” Dr. Cintron said. “Plus, these Firefly glowing brushes we're giving out are really cool -- they light up for 2 minutes, the ideal time for brushing."

Children across the globe consume about 50 million tons of sugar every year. That number rises by about 2 percent every year. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

All candy dropped off at Newman Springs Dental Care must be unopened. Once it’s collected, the candy will be shipped to troops overseas thanks to Army Recreational Military Services. The goal this year is to provide one care package for every service member in the tri-state area.

“We look forward to this event every year because it allows us to make our younger patients healthier and to support a great cause,” Dr. Cintron said.

Newman Springs Dental Care is a comprehensive family 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 is a 1976 graduate of the Middletown Township Public School System, where his mother, Sheila Friedman Rubin, taught her entire career.

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 a highly recognized cosmetic dentist 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 the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He also is an attending doctor and part-time clinical instructor at Monmouth Medical Center.

He received the 2010 Holmdel Journal Community Excellence Award as the “Healthcare Professional of the Year.” Dr. Friedman has been selected as New Jersey Monthly’s “Top Dentist” in the general dentist category by his peers for the last seven years.

Dr. Cintron is a graduate of the Rutgers University-University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. 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.

To learn more about Dentistry From The Heart at Newman Springs Dental Care, visit or call 732-352-3903.

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