SOURCE: Newman Springs Dental Care

Newman Springs Dental Care

October 23, 2014 14:51 ET

Lincroft to Host Event to Buy Back Halloween Candy, Promote Good Oral Health

LINCROFT, NJ--(Marketwired - October 23, 2014) - Newman Springs Dental Care, which provides Lincroft teeth in a day and other revolutionary dental services, will offer children a chance to put their money where their mouth is during its Halloween candy buyback event in early November.

On Nov. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m., area children can bring in their excess Halloween candy and exchange it for dollars and glowing timer toothbrushes. The office will give children $1 for every pound of candy they drop off. The toothbrushes light up for two minutes, the period of time dentists recommend patients to brush their teeth. Newman Springs Dental Care has sponsored this event in partnership with Comcast Spotlight since 2009.

"Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures; however, doing away with excess sweets would really give your teeth a healthy boost," said Dr. Mitchel Friedman, a Lincroft dentist who provides affordable cosmetic dentistry.

"Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks can benefit as well," added practice partner Dr. Julia Cintron.

During the event, Newman Springs Dental Care will have healthy snacks and a dress-up station for kids. There also will be a drawing of several special prizes. Dr. Friedman said children across the world consume about 50 million tons of sugar per year and that rate increases by about 2 percent every year. That means parents need to be sure their kid's teeth are being properly cared for and maintained.

"Candy not only hurts children's teeth, it can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy also can lead to broken teeth or damaged braces," said Dr. Friedman, who also is a dental implant specialist.

During the candy collection, the candy must be unopened because it will be shipped by the Army Recreational Military Services to troops serving overseas. The organization's goal this year is to provide a care package for every tri-state area service member.

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 is a 1976 graduate of Middletown High School North. The Lincroft dentist 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. He 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. 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 more than 100 patients last year, and Dr. Friedman and his dedicated group of volunteers have given away more than $350,000 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.

To learn more about the average cost of dental implants or to find out the price of veneers, visit or call 732-532-3903.

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