Orthodontists Offer Chance to Win Opportunity to Observe Gorilla's Dental Care Training
Contest Builds Awareness About Oral Hygiene, Protecting Environment
(Issued FALL 2012) -- One lucky person could win a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes
viewing as a zookeeper at Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo performs oral hygiene care activities for a gorilla. The contest is sponsored by the zoo and ARCH
Orthodontists Dr. Robert Chavez and Dr. Andrew Chase said, “This contest has several goals: To raise awareness about the importance of good oral hygiene for all and good braces care for Orthodontic patients and to educate about
protecting our environment and wildlife.”
Dr. Andrew Chase of ARCH added, “Any patient who refers a new patient to our practice between now and February 28, 2013 is automatically entered. One patient will be selected and invited for an exciting and rare up-close opportunity to watch a training session with one of the gorillas at Franklin Park Zoo. This is another fun way to engage and educate our patients who range from 8 to 80
and beyond.” (October was National Orthodontic Health Month and February is National Children’s Dental Health
Just like humans, adult gorillas have 32 teeth, including large flat molars for chewing and large pointed canines for biting. And like people, primates can develop plaque build-up and gum disease. Oral health care is an important part
of the care that the animals receive at the Zoo. In fact, some of the animals are trained to allow their teeth to be brushed.
“For people of any age whose teeth are crooked or crowded, Orthodontics can help improve their smile,” smiled Dr. Chavez. “A great smile is like a ray of
ARCH Orthodontics has 9 offices in, Bridgewater, Brockton, Canton, Hyannis, Hyde Park, Orleans, Randolph, Stoughton, and Westwood, ARCH, the Official
Orthodontist of Miss Massachusetts, offers complimentary consultations: 1-800-28- SMILE, email firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit www.archorthodontics.com.
Zoo New England manages Franklin Park Zoo in Boston and Stone Zoo in Stoneham. Both are
accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Zoo New England’s mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging
experiences that integrate wildlife and
conservation programs, research, and education.
- By Stanley Hurwitz 508-269-0570 email@example.com
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