With its second annual Trade-a-Treat event, one cosmetic dentist in Fairfield, New Jersey is inviting trick-or-treaters to trade their candy for cash and prizes. The haul of sweets will be shipped to U.S. soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
(Vocus) October 28, 2009 -- Last year, Dr. Jerry Strauss and the team at Aesthetic Dental Care, a practice offering cosmetic dentistry in Essex County, New Jersey, sent more than 110 pounds of candy to U.S. soldiers fighting oversees. This year, Dr. Strauss hopes to hit the 200-pound mark with a program designed to help kids maintain healthy teeth and gums, give back to our troops, and even provide the little ones with some prizes and some extra spending money.
The Trade-a-Treat program at Aesthetic Dental Care is aimed toward making Halloween a safe and profitable holiday for everyone. After Halloween, parents are encouraged to take their children and their treasure trove of sweets to Dr. Strauss’ practice providing cosmetic and sedation dentistry in New Jersey for a lucrative trade-off. For every pound of candy, children get $1. Plus, Dr. Strauss is giving out prizes for the largest trades, and each pound of candy gets one ticket for a prize raffle. After all of the candy has been brought in, Aesthetic Dental Care will send it off to our men and women fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq. Participants do not have to be patients at the practice to join in, and Dr. Strauss says there are extra prize opportunities for regular patients who get friends who are not regulars to participate.
With the percentage of sugar intake among children increasing every year, Dr. Strauss says the Trade-a-Treat program is a great way of helping kids stay away from foods and sweets that can not only harm their teeth and gums, but can also lead to weight problems and hyperactivity. Dr. Strauss says the program also gives kids an incentive to keep their teeth healthy, while at the same time helping them contribute to a good cause.
Dr. Strauss says he wanted to bring back the Trade-a-Treat program for the wealth of good it provides, and also because it was such a success last year. In fact, he hopes to make the program an annual event for many years to come.
Candy can be brought in to Aesthetic Dental Care’s Fairfield, New Jersey office on Monday, November 2nd, 2009 from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. No appointment is necessary, and everyone is invited to participate.
About Aesthetic Dental Care
Aesthetic Dental Care of NJ offers a comprehensive array of cosmetic and restorative dental treatment, including porcelain dental veneers, teeth whitening, Invisalign® clear teeth aligners, and dental implants in New Jersey. Dr. Jerry Strauss has been a practicing dentist for more than 20 years, and is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the New Jersey Dental Society, the International Academy of Comprehensive Aesthetics, dental honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Academy of Laser Dentistry, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation . He has also earned Mastership Status in the Academy of General Dentistry, one of less than one percent of dentists in the country to receive that honor.
For more information on the Trade-a-Treat program at Aesthetic Dental Care, the practice can be reached at 389 Passaic Ave., Fairfield, New Jersey, 07004 – (973) 287-3829; or at www.aestheticdentalcarenj.com.
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