March-June Newsletter May 22, 2013
In this issue:
Welcome Danielle Brandl
Pelsue Orthodontics would like to welcome our newest employee Danielle Brandl. Danielle lives in Clinton with her children Nathan 8, and Abby, 5. Danielle has 3 pets, a dog named Napolean, a cat named Phinneaus and an outdoor Pot Belly pig named Tebow.
• Dolphin Days
• Clinical Staff's Florida Trip= New technology & Fun!
• Facebook and Twitter link!
• January - February Contest Winners
• March- April Contest
• Dress Up Day Winners
• Upcoming Dress Up Days
• Being on Time Contest
• Dental Voucher Winners
• Anniversaries Around the Office
• Birthdays Around the Office
• Introducing Boards and More!
• Oral Care and Whole Body Health
I am sure most of you are aware we have new software in our practice. It is called Dolphin Management. (It even makes a "flipper" sound when you turn on certain components!)
During the cold and snowy month of February, five members of our staff had the awesome opportunity to attend a continuing education conference in lovely, warm Phoenix, Arizona to learn more about how Dolphin works.
It was a great experience being around over 600 orthodontic professionals from all around the country (and Canada). The speakers were so inspiring and the teachers were so helpful answering our many questions. There were so many great ideas discussed and shared and issues solved; maximizing our use of the program.
Phoenix was a great place to be in February making it easy to understand why people like to vacation and retire there.
Clinical Staff's Flordia Trip= New technology & Fun!
Our front office wasn't the only ones who were able to go on an exciting educational trip! Our clinical staff was fortunate enough to also attend a 3-day seminar which was held in beautiful Orlando, Florida! The focus of the seminar was to learn the latest techniques using the Damon Insignia custom bracket system. We also learned about new products that will be coming out soon. Our staff has been able to implement these new techniques thus making for a quicker, more comfortable process when you get your braces on. It was also a great bonding experience for the staff and Dr. Pelsue. They were even able to go to Universal Studios on their last night for some fun!
We are very lucky to be able to attend these meetings to learn how to better serve our patients!
Facebook and Twitter link!
Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter @PelsueBraces! We are having a Facebook contest and when we get 1000 likes we will be drawing for an I-Pad giveaway. When we reach 100 followers on Twitter we will be giving away an I-pod! Please tell your friends!
Orthodontic Word Search Contest!
We had a lot of participation in our Orthodontic Word Search Contest!
Participants had to find 20 words related to braces like expander, wires, and overbite. When they found all the words they could submit it in a drawing for a chance to win a giftcard!
The winners for the contest include:
March- April Contest
Our Contest for the months of March and April will be Guess How Many Baseballs, Basketballs, and Soccer Balls are in the jar! The winners (which will be awarded a gift card!) will be determined based on how close they are to the actual number of balls in the jar. Good Luck!
Dress Up Day Winners
January: Hat/Scarf Day- Charity Resch
February: Red/Pink Day- Ernesto Galindo
March: Green Day- Jeremy Stomprude
Congrats to our Dress Up Day Winners!
Upcoming Dress Up Days
Thursday April 18th- Brewer v.s Cubs will be kicking off the 2013 baseball season! Wear in your Brewers, Cubs, or favorite baseball team's gear for a chance to win a gift card!
Tuesday May 14th- We will be having Camouflage Day at the office! Stop in and show off your camo hat, shirt, or even boots to be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a gift card!
Tuesday June 18th - We will be having Hawiian Day at the office! Wear your Hawiian shirts, skirts and leis for a chance to win a prize!
Being on Time Contest
Each month we have a drawing to reward our patients for being on time for their appointments. It helps to keep us on schedule, as well as the patient. Being late may result in not completing all tasks that were scheduled for that day, leading to extended treatment time.
Here are the Winners:
January: Gage Cleasby
February: Nikki McElroy
March: John Fahey
Here are our Dental Voucher Winners for January-March!
Congrats to our winners! If you would like a chance to be one of our next Dental Voucher Winners, pick up a contest slip at your next appointment and take it with you to your next cleaning. If you are cavity free, bring the slip back and drop it off in the contest box!
Anniversary dates in our office for March-June:
Taylor Biggerstaff(orthodontic assistant)
April 7, 2008
Nikki Atkinson(orthodontic assistant)
May 3, 2010
Dr. Brian Pelsue May 27, 2008
Elizabeth Buehl(lab tech)
June 16, 2003
We look forward to many more years with you!!!!
Birthdays Around the Office
Our office staff will be celebrating the following birthdays:
Elizabeth Buehl's (lab tech) birthday is on April 1st
Bailey Geldard's (sterilization tech) birthday is on April 7th
Danielle Brandl's (sterilization tech) birthday is on May 13th
Karen Saunders'(treatment coordinator) birthday is on May 21st
Dr. Mitchell Pelsue's (doctor) birthday is on May 22nd
Ryley Trickel's (orthodontic assistant) birthday is also on May 22nd
Kelly Schumann's (orthodontic assistant) birthday is on May 26th
Sherrie Duoss' (financial coordinator) birthday is on May 28th
Happy Birthday to the staff members and to all of you celebrating a birthday April through June!!
Introducing Boards and More!
Boards and More is Dr. Mitch Pelsue's exciting new business venture that is opening up right here in Janesville, as well as Oconomowoc.
Boards and More sells high quality paddle boards and offers personalized lessons for all skill levels to learn how to paddle board.
Stand up paddleboarding (known as SUP for short) integrates fitness and fun while improving balance, posture, and core strength. It has been said that SUP in one of the fastest growing sports across the world. With minimum equipment you can paddle anything from lakes to rivers - NO WAVES REQUIRED!
Summer is on it's way so if you are interested in learning how to SUP check out Boards and More on the web at www.boardsandmore.net and "like" Boards and More, LLC on Facebook
Oral Care and Whole Body Health
Did you know that good oral health care may have even more value than just preserving your smile? Did you know that researchers are continuing to find associations between cavities, gum disease, and heart disease? Or that there are some diseases that are associated with an increased risk of infections – diabetes increases the risks of gingival and periodontal inflammation and infections? Or that loose teeth can be a warning sign for osteoporosis? And a misaligned jaw can cause chronic migraines?
In recent years, a growing number of oral health professionals including orthodontists, periodontists and dentists agree there are links between the health of your mouth and the overall health of your body. Like all health science, the subject can be complex. But, in its simplest from, the message is that good oral health improves whole body health.
Every one of us has millions of oral bacteria naturally occurring in our mouths. But when oral bacteria go too far, they can form sticky plaque, which can lead to gum or periodontal disease. Researchers believe overall health risks arise when bacteria in the mouth reach advanced levels and move into other parts of the body. Some of the findings, so far, make a very strong case. A number of studies have found that blood sugar levels in diabetics with periodontal disease were significantly reduced when the patients’ gum disease was treated. A study done by the American Society of Microbiology identified genes in certain oral bacteria that allow the organisms to invade and infect human arterial cells, weakening the walls of the heart. Other medical scientists are concerned that excessive oral inflammation can contributes to clogged arteries.
Studies also show that osteoporosis, a disease that causes the bones to become less dense over time as the body loses calcium, could be at the root of tooth loss. Though more research is needed to establish a link, osteoporosis and gum disease have been shown to cause significant tooth loss. One study shows that the risk of tooth loss is three times greater for women with osteoporosis than for women who do not have the disease.
Be sure to talk about whole body health with Dr. Pelsue during your next visit.
Almond Streusel-Cherry Cheesecake Bars
Cookie Base and Topping
1 pouch (1lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/4 cup cold butter or margarine
4 oz(half of 8-oz package) cream cheese
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 1/2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese (20 oz), softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
Place cookie mix in large bowl. Cut in butter and 4 oz cream cheese, using pastry blender
or fork, until mmixture is crumbly. Reserve 1 1/2 cups mixture for topping. Press
remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake 12 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat 20 oz cream cheese, the sugar, flour, almond extract, and
eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
3. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked cookie base. Spoon pie filling
evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle with reserved topping and almonds.
4. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate about 2
hours or until chilled. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
Makes 24 bars
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