A+ Family Dentistry APRIL 2018

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Megan’s friend, one of the first to pick up a rock Megan had left behind, sent her an encouraging message after finding it: “If you did drop this rock, you made my day.” Since then, Megan has inspired others with randomly placed messages of kindness. She finds a rock, paints a kind message on it, and leaves it on the beach for others to find. And the idea has spread. As the project has grown, so have people’s stories about finding kindness rocks. When people find a kindness rock, they get a boost to their day, but they also feel inspired to pay the kindness forward. If you want to spread kindness, start with a few smooth 3- to 5-inch rocks. Part of the adventure is in finding the rocks, so take the time to explore outside to find them. Maybe take the kids for a trek to a nearby park or beach. Once you have your rocks, use nontoxic paint or spray paint to color them. Use bright colors so that others can spot them. After the paint has dried, use paint pens to write your messages on the rocks. These can be as simple as one word or as big as an inspiring quote or verse. After you’ve written your message, use a clear nontoxic sealant to protect your artwork so it will be there when others find it. Find an outdoor space to leave your rock — maybe even in the original spot you found it. In a world that often seems dark, your message of kindness will serve as a beacon of hope for others. “One moment can change a day, one day can change a life, and one life can change the world.” –Gautama Buddha A+ Referrals We want to thank all of our patients who put so much faith in us by recommending our services to their friends and family members. Last month, our referrals came from these amazing patients: How to Make Your Own Kindness Rocks

Have you ever had one of those days when nothing seems to go right? kids aren’t ready, and the day continues to unfold in a negative fog. Those difficult days are the reason Megan Murphy started the Kindness Rocks Project. After her parents passed away, she found comfort in finding heart-shaped rocks and sea glass on the beach. She realized that these small tokens might make other people feel better, too.

“My first and second experiences were great with Dr. Janice. She and her staff are very personable. She goes over everything in detail with you in your exam, which is something I have yet to experience elsewhere. As of right now, I have found my dentist.” –Kristene M. “I love this dentist! Everyone there is nice. I have been to multiple dentists, but this one is my favorite. They show you what is and what isn’t wrong with your teeth and carefully explain everything. They’re also very welcoming when you enter the door. I highly recommend them!” –Danisha P. “I never thought that I would say that it’s a pleasure to go to the dentist, but it truly is! They have a great office and dental staff! The entire staff was friendly, professional, and courteous. In the past, I avoided the dentist at all costs, but after leaving this office, I have a new view on going to the dentist. This place is simply amazing.” –Malcolm H. TESTIMONIALS See What Others Are Saying

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And the winner of April’s referral prize (an Easter gift basket): Gerri F. Thank you to all of our patients who continue to support us. Check back next month when we will announce the winner of our next referral prize.

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