Mouthguard Night 8/29 – Register Here

We are pleased to be holding our Fall mouthguard clinic on Tuesday, August 29th from 5:00-6:30pm. This is open to all children ages 6-16.

REGISTER HERE

Your child will be fitted for a custom mouthguard, which will then be ready a week (or less) after August 29th. They can choose from an assortment of team colors. We do offer straps for sports requiring a helmet strap.

Did you know?

  • Simple and relatively inexpensive protective sports gear – such as mouth guards – can make a big difference in reducing or preventing oral injuries
  • In a recent survey, the American Association of Orthodontists found that 70 percent of parents said their biggest fear is that their child will get hurt while playing organized sports, yet 67 percent admitted that their child does NOT wear a mouth guard during organized sports including football, basketball, soccer and lacrosse.
  • The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation says that athletes who do not wear mouth guards are 60 times more likely to sustain damage to their teeth. Protect your child’s precious smile with a mouth guard.
  • The American Dental Association estimates that mouth guards prevent more than 200,000 oral injuries each year.

 

Spring Mouthguard Night – April 4th

We are offering a Spring mouthguard night on Tuesday, April 4th from 5-7:00pm at our Keene office located at 105 West Street. The mouthguard night is open to children ages 5-16 years old. There is no cost.  Please pre-register here.  

A custom mouthguard  are fitted to your mouth, which often provide more protection and comfort.

What sports should your child wear a mouthguard for? Here is the list recommended by the ADA:

The American Dental Association recommends wearing custom mouthguards for the following sports: acrobats, basketball, boxing, field hockey, football, gymnastics, handball, ice hockey, lacrosse, martial arts, racquetball, roller hockey, rugby, shot putting, skateboarding, skiing, skydiving, soccer, squash, surfing, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting, and wrestling. Other experts include baseball and softball infielders on that list.

Please take a moment to fill out the mouthguard waiver to save you some time at the clinic.

Please note: The mouthguard night is only for children who are not wearing braces, if you are wearing braces we can give you a mouthguard at anytime.

FREE 2017 SAT Prep Class

2017 SAT Prep classes

Prograkplm dates are Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017 • 9:30am–12:30pm.

Keene Orthodontic Specialists’ free SAT Prep course is scheduled for four Saturdays in March at Keene Public Library.

Keene Orthodontic Specialists funds the Free SAT Prep program as a service to our patients and the community. “Success through education is a big part of the American Dream and helping kids be their best is especially important to me,” says Dr. Lance Miller of Keene Orthodontic Specialists.

The program is not designed to teach Math and English per se, but rather to help students test well. Inflated scores are not the goal but accurate scores achieved with confidence are emphasized. Any student planning to take the SAT is eligible for the course, although priority is given to high school juniors during the registration process.

Returning this year to teach the math segments is Mr. Rob Tiebout, a dynamic teacher at Keene High School. We are also very pleased to welcome back Mrs. Jessica Smith, a highly regarded English teacher at Keene High School, who will present the English segments.

Students and/or parents are strongly encouraged to sign up as soon as registration opens in early January since the class has filled to capacity in the past. An email address is required at the time of registration because students must print out and bring their email confirmation to the first class as a ticket for admittance.

Program dates are Saturdays, March 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2017 • 9:30am–12:30pm.

Registration is open to High School Juniors.  Starting February 1, students from other grades are welcome to sign up, if space permits.

To register, please call Colleen Swider at the Keene Public Library at 603-352-0157 or email cswider@ci.keene.nh.us  and provide the following information:

Student’s name
Home address
School, grade
Cell phone number
An email address that is checked frequently.
Upon completion of the registration, the student will receive an email acknowledgment that must be printed out and will serve as a ticket to the first class. The email acknowledgment should be received within three business days, if you do not receive it, please call Colleen Swider at 603-352-0157.