SOURCE: Spearmint Dental

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November 28, 2014 20:02 ET

Spearmint Dental to Hold Oral Hygiene Education Presentations at Local Schools

EDMONTON, AB--(Marketwired - November 28, 2014) - Registered dental hygienists from Spearmint Dental, a leader in Edmonton dental cosmetics, held special hygiene presentations this month at local schools.  

The ongoing community service project took place in late November at Johnny Bright Elementary & Jr. High and Monsignor Fee Otterson Elementary & Jr. High in Edmonton.

"Our hygienists created these presentations and are excited to share them with children to see what impact their efforts have in creating a paradigm shift about preconceptions of dentists and dental visits," said Dr. Sean Bhasin, who provides Edmonton All On Four dental implants as the owner of Spearmint Dental.
Some of the students are Spearmint Dental patients, but Dr. Bhasin said it is imperative for his dental practice to reach out to all local students as a way to promote good oral health in the community. The class is part of an ongoing partnership between Dr. Bhasin's staff and the local schools.

Already this month, the affordable Edmonton dentist has teamed up with the schools by donating money and offering prizes during a Halloween campaign intended to promote good oral hygiene. During the Halloween campaign, children in the community dropped off 400 pounds of candy at Spearmint Dental. For every pound of candy, the dental practice gave the children $1, plus LED flashing toothbrushes and other dental prizes. One child parted with 22 pounds of her Halloween candy, and another participant pledged to donate her cash from Spearmint Dental to cancer research. Spearmint Dental plans to make the Halloween candy buy-back event and school hygiene program annual events.

"We are excited about the opportunity because partnering with local schools allows Spearmint Dental to address issues we believe are critical in improving the oral health of children. The classroom visits also give us the opportunity to open dialogue between children and dental professionals," Dr. Bhasin said.

Spearmint Dental's quality staff offers a multitude of services and treatments, including preventative care, crowns, affordable dental implants, All on Four dental implants, mini implants, bridges, dentures, wisdom teeth extractions, restorations, teeth whitening, root canals, sedation dentistry, endodontics, dental appliance sleep apnea treatment, cosmetic dentistry veneers and Invisalign.

Dr. Bhasin holds a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit and a master's degree from the School of Dentistry at the University of Detroit Mercy. He has been practicing dentistry since 1998. Before he bought his first private practice in Michigan in 2002, Dr. Bhasin completed his residency in the United States Air Force, where he earned an honorable discharge. 

Dr. Bhasin moved to Edmonton in 2009, and in 2011, he completed his 500 hours of continuing education and passed a rigorous examination to earn the honor of Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Bhasin is currently working to achieve a Mastership level from the Academy of General Dentistry, a prestigious recognition earned by fewer than 5 percent of dentists practicing in North America. 

Dr. Nathan Kern, who has been practicing in the Edmonton area for many years, recently joined the staff at Spearmint Dental. In addition to his new partnership as a family dentist with Spearmint Dental, Dr. Kern serves as the team dentist for the Edmonton Oilers men's professional hockey team. He has brought a wide range of skills to Spearmint Dental with his experience in general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, implant and restorative dentistry, and correcting sports-related injuries to teeth.  

Dr. Kern will be available for appointments at Spearmint Dental's Southwest Edmonton location from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays at Spearmint Dental's Northwest Edmonton site.

Dr. Bill Thomas, an Edmonton native, graduated from the University of Alberta School of Dentistry in 1978. Following graduation, Dr. Thomas opened a practice on the west side of Edmonton, which is now part of the Spearmint Dental practice. Dr. Thomas has worked as a part-time clinical instructor at the University of Alberta and volunteers at the SHINE Dental Clinic, which is managed by university students. The clinic provides free dental services to Edmonton youth. Dr. Thomas has a passion for providing dental care to children, having completed eight mission trips to developing countries.

To learn more about sleep apnea symptoms in men, cosmetic and restorative dentistry or any of Spearmint Dental's services, or to speak with an oral health professional, visit the website at www.SpearmintDental.com or call the offices at 780-438-0045 (11440 17 Ave., Southwest Edmonton, AB) or 780-481-3216 (7554 178 St. Northwest Edmonton, AB).

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