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Posts for: April, 2013
Tribute To KJ
Dr. Morse and the rest of our Team would like to honor the life and passing of one of our dear therapy dogs, KJ. KJ provided eight years of tireless love, comfort, and cheer to so many patients and to all of our Team here in our dental practice, as well as to patients in Exempla’s hospital and hospice program. KJ did a huge job in such a little “dog body”, and yet, he was able to deeply touch the hearts of everyone who knew him.
KJ’s passing has left his mom, Susie Thiret, and his Yorkie brother, Beau, deeply saddened and mourning his loss. Our Team wants to extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Thiret family for their grief and heartache during this time. Our Team is also extremely grateful to Susie, for sharing KJ with us for these eight precious years. He brought us all such love and joy!
Thank you, our beloved KJ, for blessing our practice for these eight years. You were an angel on earth, and we will miss you beyond words!
April Is Oral Cancer Awareness Month
Did you know that your dentist and dental hygienist are often the first line of defense against oral cancer? --- That’s right, your routine dental appointments can provide early detection for oral cancer. Did you know that in the U.S. alone, 42,000 individuals will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year? This is a staggering number considering that public awareness of oral cancer is still quite low. Throughout the past 5 years, more and more individuals are being screened for this potentially treatable cancer, especially if caught early enough.
So, you might be asking yourself, “What are the risk factors for oral cancer?”---Well, although smoking and tobacco use are the major risk factors, they are not the only ones. Studies show, the fastest growing segment of people diagnosed with oral cancer are young, nonsmoking individuals affected by the HPV virus. Despite great strides with medical advances throughout the years, the medical community cannot stop this virus from spreading as of yet. This is why it is so important to visit your dental hygienists and dentists on a routine basis.
This month, Dr. Morse and the rest of our Team are participating in the campaign to end oral cancer. Our Team wants to raise our community’s awareness that early detection of oral cancer can save lives. Therefore, one of our highly skilled hygienists, Aspen, will be offering FREE oral cancer screenings to ANYONE who wants one on Monday, April 29th. If you are interested in scheduling your FREE oral cancer screening, all you need to do is call our office at 303-279-6929. Please call us today…you will be so glad you did!
Dr. Morse is one of 5280 Magazine's TOP DENTISTS
Our Team would like to congratulate Dr. Morse, who recently received 5280 Magazine’s 2013 TOP DENTIST honor! topDentists, LLC recently polled a random selection of Colorado ADA Recognized dentists and asked them to select the very best dental professionals. For the sixth consecutive year, the list has been compiled and our very own Dr. Morse was included. So once again, congratulations Dr. Morse for being recognized by your peers for your outstanding dental care and expertise. Your Team is so proud of you!