Ms Szymanski’s 5th grade class at Brandywine Springs School had a special visit from the Delaware State Education Association this week. They came to present the students with certificates and school supplies for winning second place in the Read Across America video contest.
Dr Mike was playing racquetball today (Friday at 930 am) as he has been doing most days for years and unfortunately got too close to his opponent, who hit Dr Mike with his racquet on a backhand follow through.
Luckily, Wahl Family Dentistry gets emergency patients in promptly, and the whole team sprang into action. Drs Pat and Peggy determined that the teeth needed crowns and not root canal treatment at this point. Dr Peggy prepared the teeth and made 2 beautiful temporary crowns. It’ll take about 2 weeks to get the permanent crowns back from the lab, but here’s Dr Mike with temporary crowns.
Dr Mike 1 hour after racquetball injury.
2 hours from injury (1 hour after arriving at office).
Dr Peggy visited a local elementary school to give a talk to girls about being a dentist and a mom and how getting a good education was very important to her success in both. All the girls really enjoyed Dr Peggy, and now some of them are interested in dentistry as a career.
Our patient Sarah Bailey, age 11 years, won first place and a gold medal in the Science Expo at Delaware Technical and Community College. She presented information in a poster format about a new “super toothpaste” that is effective at stain removal. Way to go Sarah!
We felt very special when Sarah and her mom brought the project into our office to show us. Thanks Sarah and Rebecca!
Ms. Mary Dean runs a wonderful program at Maple Lane Elementary School. A group of 5th grade boys get together periodically and meet for lunch in a conference room, where someone is invited to speak about his profession.(She runs a similar program for 5th grade girls.) Ms. Dean invited Dr. Mike to talk about dentistry on March 1st, 2013.
Dr. Mike enjoyed speaking about his favorite profession and related it to doing well in school and being responsible. The boys seemed very attentive and interested and asked some excellent questions.
Ms. Dean has the boys give a firm handshake and thank you at the end of each presentation. Dr. Mike was very impressed with the boys and with Ms. Dean’s program, and he asked her to consider encouraging other schools to start similar programs. Thanks Ms. Dean and 5th graders! It was a lot of fun!