Sunday, October 19, 2008

Your Markham and Greater Toronto Orthodontist and National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health month. Did you know that there are more than 4 million children and 1 million adults receiving treatment from members of the American Association of Orthodontists?

Orthodontists receive an additional two to three years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth. Only those with this formal education may call themselves “orthodontists,” and only orthodontists may be members of the American Association of Orthodontists. Your Markham Orthodontist subscribes to the scientific journal of the Association and attends annual conferences in continuing education. Dr. Tam looks forward to taking TeamMCO to the city where he was trained, Boston, for the annual meeting in 2009!

With the month's most famous day, Halloween, coming up, a number of different stories, tips, and images have been posted on their site. There is also a section of braces-friendly recipes by celebrity chef Michael Chiarello.

Brushing and flossing are more important than ever during the Halloween season, when teeth may receive more exposure to sweets that can cause cavities. Make sure you enjoy yourself, but remember to take care of your teeth and braces so that your treatment stays on track since broken braces and loose wires can result in longer treatment times. Please see our refresher on caring for your braces.

For more information regarding braces, straight teeth, and Invisalign in Markham and Greater Toronto, please feel free to browse our posts, website, or contact us in the office. TeamMCO wishes all of their orthodontic patients a wonderful Halloween!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

VIP Reception with your Markham Orthodontist and TeamMCO!

It is extremely important to thank the people who continue to help us make Markham Centre Orthodontics your choice for Invisalign and braces in Markham.

Recently, we hosted our 3rd Annual VIP Reception for many of your dentists and dental teams. Over 80 attendees saw our office transformed into a social environment with amazing music, food, and drinks. By Peter and Pauls catered this social with live pasta, tenderloin carving, and fresh crepe stations. The evening is a wonderful opportunity to discuss various aspects of treatment with your dental health care providers and to keep them up to date with what is going at MCO. We understand that excellent treatment requires cooperation between us, you, and your dentist. This is just one of the ways we strive to be the best orthodontic office in Markham.

A big thank you to everyone for your continued support. We look forward to continuing to creating your "smiles for the future"!

Dr. Tam and TeamMCO, your choice for orthodontics, braces, and Invisalign in Markham, as they prepare for the evening's festivities.

Some of Dr. Harvey Schwartz's and Dr. Shirley Ho's Unionville Main Street Dental Team.

Dr. Tam and Dr. Daniel Seah from Bur Oak Dental.

Some of the wonderful team at Bur Oak Dental.

Some of Dr. Dennis Azuma's Horizon Dental team enjoying a seat in the VIP lounge.

Dr. Tam in action speaking with Dr. Chi Tai, Markham Oral Surgeon, and Dr. Jonathan Tai.

Dr. Andrea Ho-Fatt Wang and some of her team arriving for a great evening.

Dr. Tam takes a moment to snap a photo with his parents.

Dr. Miranda Wong, Dr. Patsy Kwok, and Natalie from the reception at Metro Square Dental with Dr. Tam.

Dr. Tam describing some of the new features of the office to Dr. Maneesh Gupta, owner of Bur Oak Dental.

Liz and Dee from Dr. Jacob Apter's enjoying the moment.

Dr. Tam with Dr. Pranab Chakravorty and the Elson Dental team.

Dr. Michael Banh and Dr. Vicki Kuo waiting for some refreshments.