Celebrate National Orthodontic Health Month in October by meeting with Dr. Ryan “T” Tamburrino, DMD, and Dr. Shalin Shah, DMD, MS at The Center for Orthodontic Excellence in downtown Princeton Junction. They are located in the white historic barn behind the Chase Bank ATMs on Princeton-Hightstown Road.
For Dr. T Halloween night was traditionally the official kick-off to fall. “The weather was just cool enough, the darkness came just early enough, and looking around at all the pumpkins and scarecrows on porches really set the mood. I remember that smell of the first round of burning leaves as I stepped out for trick-or-treating in my costume. After knocking on every door we could find, I returned home with a huge pile of treats, a ticket to sugar-highs and crashes, and the start of several pounds of weight gain. There was definitely more candy at the end of the night that I could ever imagine I would (or need to) eat!”
Feeling a dental responsibility to help reduce people’s sugar intake, as well as being a community service leader, Dr. Shah, Dr. T., and The Center for Orthodontic Excellence team are sponsoring a candy buyback program in their office. Stop by their Princeton Junction location during normal business hours from November 2- 13 to drop off any unopened Halloween treats. They will donate the candy to local charities. In return, they will give you a $1 per pound (up to 5 pounds). Sweet deal, right? You do not need to be one of their patients in order to participate. “Our goal is to get 500 pounds of sugar off the streets of West Windsor,” adds Dr. T.
Dr. T and Dr. Shah believe in supporting their local community through programs such as their Halloween candy donation program, Princeton Kids, the West Windsor Little League, and the West Windsor-Plainsboro School District Talent Show. They are offering a series of community seminars to benefit the greater Princeton Junction community. Dr. Shah, as well as being an orthodontist and teacher, is also an admissions interviewer for his alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. In November Dr. Shah will share his experiences as an admissions counselor by giving a sneak peek into what he feels helps set people apart in the college application process. “These tips and tricks are another way we want to help benefit the students of our community, so not only will they have a winning smile, but also have a winning resume,” adds Dr. T. Visit their website at www.coesmiles.com for details.
The end of the year is quickly approaching. The Center of Orthodontic Excellence would like to remind the community any money left in their 2015 Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) will no longer be available after December 31. It is also the time of year many employees designate a set amount of money for their 2016 FSA/HSA accounts. If you are considering orthodontic treatment for yourself or a family member in 2016, this is a great time to maximize health insurance and tax benefits by putting aside money in a FSA. The Center for Orthodontic Excellence strives to get the maximum dental benefits for their patients and will accommodate any family’s budget to make sure getting a great smile easily fits in while minimizing out-of-pocket expenses.
Each appointment at The Center for Orthodontic Excellence includes one-on-one time with the orthodontists. You will never feel rushed, or that there is not enough time to answer your questions. Their team works relentlessly to run on time. They have before school, evening, and weekend hours to accommodate anyone’s schedule. Your healthcare, happiness, and a perfect smile are their priorities.
The Center for Orthodontic Excellence, 61 Princeton-Hightstown Road, Princeton Junction. 609-799-4628. www.coesmiles.com.