Dental Associates of Marlborough
2nd Annual Free Child I.D. Program
A missing child is a parent’s worst nightmare. But it does sometimes happen. Join us in protecting your child on Saturday October 18, 2014 from 2-5 pm for FREE Child I.D. services.
On Saturday, October 18, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., the staff of Dental Associates of Marlborough will hold our 2nd annual free Child Identification Program with the support of the Marlborough Police Department and the Marlborough Education Association. Parents and guardians of children up to grade six are encouraged to bring their children to Dental Associates office located at 222 Bolton St., Marlborough, to participate. Each child will be provided with a bite registration that will also contain a DNA sample, video and voice recording, and a copy of fingerprints.
“I hope we can get as many children in here as possible, and my best hope is that they never ever have to use any of the information that we give them,” Sanjiv Nehra, DMD, said.
Dr. Nehra first participated in a similar program nearly 10 years ago in Worcester. After researching child identification services in the Marlborough area and coming up empty-handed, Dr. Nehra decided to take on the endeavor himself, and finally launched the program last year in March. Reaching out to the Marlborough Education Association and the Marlborough Police Department allowed Dr. Nehra to receive support and help spreading the word.
“We’re doing this to help children. If there was ever a time when a child was lost, these things would be able to help their parents and the police find the child,” Rebecca Hazard, a dental assistant with the practice, said. “It’s one of those things that is not such a happy thing to think about in reality, but if anything were to ever happen, parents would have the information.”
No appointments are necessary. Parents or guardians will be asked to sign a consent form upon arrival. After the package is assembled, parents will be armed with an assortment of identification abilities. Dr. Nehra said the video recording will be an important component of the entire package. Not only will it provide a reference for the child’s voice, but the video will also show information including height, weight and quirky personality traits. Each child will answer a series of 10 questions for the recording.
Dr. Nehra said he hopes to see the event grow in popularity each year as he and participating staff members continue to learn and adapt the program to maximize benefits for the community. Though this is our second attempt at this particular service, the office has been offering a successful, annual free dental clinic in May to children under the age of 18 for years.
HELP US CONTRIBUTE TO THE MARLBOROUGH FOOD PANTRY!
Dental Associates of Marlborough will be collecting
food for the Marlborough Food Pantry during the month of December. Please feel free to bring your donations when you come for your dental appointment or anytime Monday through Friday from 9-4pm. The food pantry has informed us that the greatest needs are:
-mac + cheese
We will bring the goods to the pantry each week! Please join us as
You feel led to help those in need around us!
Wondering what you’re going to do with all that Halloween candy? Dr. Nehra and the staff have teamed up with Operation Gratitude to collect candy to send a sweet treat in care packages to our deployed U.S. service members. On November 1, 2013 from 4:00-6:30pm we will give each child $1.00 per pound (up to 5 pounds per child accompanied by an adult) for their Halloween Candy.
Dental decay is the leading childhood disease in this country!! Excess sugar in the diet is the primary cause of dental decay as well as other health problems.
Kids can still have fun trick-or-treating, and benefit their piggy banks and support our troops!
Visiting the dentist twice a year and brushing and flossing daily are great preventive measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost! Of course, we know the kids will want some candy, so here are some tips for limiting the damage to the teeth.
-Limit eating sweets to after meals. Increased saliva production while eating helps wash away the damaging acid that sweets create that eat away at the tooth enamel. Brushing after meals also reduces the acid and cleans away any bits of sweets in the grooves of the teeth.
-If brushing and flossing are not possible, swishing with some water will help reduce the effects of the acid on the enamel of the teeth.
-Try to avoid more chewy types of candy that do tend to stick in the teeth.
-Avoid hard candies or very stiff chewy candy that can break teeth and braces.
-Enjoy some candy, but be kind to your teeth!
Please call the office for more information. We will collect the candy here at the office and forward it to Operation Gratitude. You can find more information about Operation Gratitude and Halloween Candy Buy Back at these websites:
OperationGratitude.com and HalloweenCandyBuyBack.com. You can also find our information on the Buy Back’s website.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN from
Dental Associates of Marlborough!!!!
Marlborough, MA Family Dentistry - Community Events - Dental Associates of Marlborough
The team at Dental Associates of Marlborough is dedicated to giving back to our community. With that in mind, we often let the public know about various community events and volunteer projects that we will be involved in from time to time. On this page, we have provided useful information that should help you learn more about family and cosmetic dentistry provided by our team.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY
WE ARE DOING IT AGAIN!!!!!
COMMUNITY DENTAL CLINIC - MAY 5 2012
Dr. Sanjiv Nehra and Dr. Dennis Ahern will be hosting the THIRD ANNUAL FREE Clinic for kids in the area who are in need of dental care and have no access to it. The clinic will be held at the office on Saturday May 5, 2012 from 9am to 4pm. All patients will be seen on appointment basis. Please call the office to schedule an appointment at 508-485-1800.
Lookout for a day of fun filled activities for the kids along with food and refreshments for the adults. It is giving back to the community Dental Associates-style!!!
Help us spread the word....
COMMUNITY DENTAL CLINIC - April 17, 2010
Dr. Nehra and Dr. Ahern, along with members of the staff hosted Dental Associates of Marlborough's First Community Dental Clinic on April 17th, where FREE dental care, education, and awareness was provided to children in the community with no dental insurance.
The staff and doctors saw about 40 kids and provided free cleanings, sealants, restorative fillings, and x-rays. Along with emphasizing the importance of good dental hygience, entertainment was also arranged. There was a clown on the premises doing face painting and balloons. Refreshments and lunch was also provided for parents waiting for their kids.
The local TV Station, Marlborough This Week, featured a glimpse into the action!!
To check out more pictures and press from the above event click here
DENTAL EDUCATION MONTH FEBRUARY
Dr. Sanjiv Nehra and his staff visited various preschool and day care facilities to educate preschoolers and kindergarteners about why their teeth are important and how to keep them healthy. The class learned about the importance of keeping their teeth clean through daily brushing and flossing. They also learned that is important to eat healthy foods and visit their dentist regularly.
The kids received a take away bag that included games and puzzles that helped reinforce the importance of good dental health and nutrition.
The presentation was a huge hit with all the kids!! They loved the hands-on brushing with Dudley and Dino, and the Giant Toothbrush was also a huge hit!!
The following are the schools and Day Care Centers visited by Dr. Nehra and staff:
Meadowbrook Child Garden, Marlborough MA February 2012
NexGen Children's Center, Marlborough MA February 2012
Kane Elementary, Marlborough MA March 2012
Marlborough Middle School, Marlborough MA February 2012
Marlborough Kinder Care, Marlborough MA February 2012
Immaculate Conception, Marlborough, MA February 2012
To check out pictures from the visits to the above centers, please click Pictures.