Another year and another very successful CE for Charity, Learn to Give Event! Our Orthodontists, Dr. Sarah Davidson, Dr. Dan Stuart and Dr. Ric Bezanson together with Citadel Oral Surgery and the support of a group of generous sponsors, arranged a series of lectures for Dentists and Dental Professionals from across Nova Scotia. The event was held at the Halifax Central Library and participants were able to listen to the lecturers, earn Continuing Education points and help the community at large. All proceeds were divided equally between Children’s Make a Wish and Phoenix Youth Programs, to help with their programs and make good things happen for children and adults in our area. This year we are so pleased to announce that an amazing $31,000.00 was realized for our 2 charities! We thank Ken Thompson from snap'd Dartmouth for his interest in and pictures of the event, and we applaud our Doctors' efforts to not only work in the Halifax/Dartmouth area, but also to put time, effort and support behind events such as these to make things a little easier for others. Congratulations to all!
Our biggest asset is that we live in the community and we are here to stay. We love to support our patients in their sports teams, school activities, local fundraisers and extracurricular activities. We get involved with charities such as Kids Help Phone, IWK and many others that directly benefit the patients we serve. Our liaisons with local schools are very important too – tours for young enthusiastic scientists or a visit to help out a school with career day are just a few of the things we do. We also offer continuing education to local dental professionals in our state of the art boardroom. Give us a call to inquire – anytime!
We received this lovely message from Michelle Hardiman Comeau. It was sent following a most heartwarming event and we thought we would share the link with you. The message reads: Thank you Brace Space for your generous donation to the Halifax West Boys Hockey Team Fundraiser! Sponsors like you help in supporting young athletes play the game they love! On behalf of the players, coaches and parents, we graciously thank you for your support! Please see link to the recent ‘Pink in the Rink’ special Cancer Society fundraiser held last weekend! http://www.curtainsareopen.com/2017/10/29/pink-in-the-rink/
For the third year in a row Dr. Sarah Davidson and Dr. Dan Stuart from The Brace Space helped sponsor the West Bedford soccer league. It is an amazing opportunity for little children to get out and enjoy exercise, fresh air and learn new skills. It also helps give the area a sense of community. Along with the young student coaches and parent organizers, many parents can be seen out supporting, visiting with their neighbors and just being there for their children. Such a beautiful setting and one we love to support! Congratulations West Bedford on another successful season!!
The Kids Help Phone receives $21,162.35!! The Brace Space, Stuart Davidson Orthodontics and Citadel Oral and Facial Surgery, recently partnered to present the first annual 'Learn to Give' event in Halifax. They organized, and then presented lectures, at this Continuing Education event for Dental professionals from across the province. 100% of the proceeds were donated to charity and this year we were pleased to present Shelley Richardson, the Atlantic Director of Kids Help Phone, a cheque for $21,162.35. Our donation will hopefully help make it easier for children in our local communities get help when they need it most. Pictured (left to right) Dr. Dan Stuart, Shelly Richardson, Dr. Marco Chiarot, Dr. Sarah Davidson, Dr. Ric Bezanson, Dr. Joel Powell. Congratulations to all on this successful event.
We want to recognize and congratulate all Dental Assistants on this, the Dental Assistant recognition week. A special shout out to our very own Orthodontic Dental Assistants. They are three multi talented and knowledgeable health care professionals who are essential to the success of our team. We appreciate everything they do to make the patient and clinic experience the best there is! Thank you Nicole, Tiffany and Sara!
This season makes us think about giving. We wanted to share a beautiful story with our readers. Recently, Anita from our staff visited an orphanage in Kenya which was started by family friends, Eric Walters, a prominent Canadian author, and his wife, Anita. Dr Davidson packed as many toothbrushes and as much toothpaste as one suitcase could hold to be taken to the Hope Development Centre. All the children could be seen out in the morning at the water tap brushing away with their new toothbrushes. Smiles to melt the heart, from Canada to Kenya and back again.
One of the best parts of our job is to hear about what our patients are up to. Bailie recently won National Canadian Tween Miss Nova Scotia, smiling all the way, with braces on!!!! She is a multi talented and philanthropic young lady who we know will succeed in anything she puts her mind and smile to.
Many summer sports programs would not be possible without the time and dedication of people in our community who help organize and coach programs for our little ones. It takes time and dedication to organize teams and field times, and then capture the attention of the children and at the same time teach them new skills. This coach was asking these children, why are we here? To which they gave a resounding, TO HAVE FUN!!!
This summer we supported our local soccer teams to help give children the opportunity to get out and have fun, while learning new skills and working together as a team. Because we live right here in this community we enjoy going and seeing so many children, their parents and coaches out spending time together in a healthy and meaningful way.
Last night marked the end of a very successful run of The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, held in Halifax every year since 1979. We were able to attend, and what we witnessed was a truly magnificent show of music, song, verse, acrobatics and dance, to mention a few. Our very own patient, Coleen, was one of the talented choristers who added her beautiful voice to this spectacular event. Congratulations to all, on an amazing performance.
We had fun doing a quick photo shoot of our talented patient in the office the other day! Gavin just recently starred in the Young Actors Company production of Jane Eyre. In December he was in Neptune's Young Performers Company production of Avenue Q. In May he is heading to New York to make connections with the Broadway scene. Check out this dramatic shot!
We were happy to support the cast and crew of CP Allen’s production of Footloose! We especially enjoyed seeing our patient Gavin take to the stage! Here are some photos from the wrap party at Gojis!