Newsletter 4th Qtr 2017 Oct 13, 2017
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Welcome Aimee & Savannah

Welcome Aimee & Savannah

Aimee is happy to be returning to Stefano Dental as a dental assistant. It’s her pleasure to chairside assist and make sure our patients have an outstanding experience. She loves being a part of our dental family and helping each patient with their dental needs. Aimee and her husband have been married since 2005. Together they have a son, a daughter, and a golden retriever. They enjoy high school and college sports, boating, bon fires and spending as much time as possible with family and friends.

Savannah graduated from The First Impressions Dental Assisting Program and joined our team in August of this year. She enjoys interacting with our patients and meeting new patients every day, as well as helping to make sure they have a great and rewarding experience. When she is not in the office, she is spending time with her boyfriend and their three dogs. She also enjoys spending time outside, taking walks, and working out.

Smiles for Life 2017 Final Totals

Smiles for Life 2017 Final Totals

For our fifth year, Stefano Dental participated in the Smiles for Life campaign from March 1st to June 30th. Our custom bleaching system is regularly $419. During the smiles for life promotion, the fee was reduced to $200 and 100% of that was donated to charity!

Hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled, and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Fifty percent of the donations are earmarked for each dental practice’s local charity partner, and the balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to worthy and approved children’s charities across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Participating children’s charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles for Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

This year we raised a total of $6420! We chose for our half of the proceeds to go locally to Volunteers of America of Erie County- the Crossroads Shelter where they help with transitional and emergency housing for families and individuals.

Continuing Education Fall 2017

Continuing Education Fall 2017

We love learning & staying up to date on the latest trends, techniques, and products. In September, we went to Columbus for the Ohio Dental Association’s annual session. We discussed infection control, ergonomics, creating the ultimate dental exam, and the ABC’s of restorations. In November we will be attending continuing education courses with The Pride Institute in Cleveland. We are excited to learn as a team and will continue to improve on how to partner with you and each other better, so together we can experience incredible dentistry.

November Food Drive

November Food Drive

Join us in giving back to our community this holiday season and enter to win a $50 gift card! From November 1st thru November 22nd we will be collecting non-perishable food items to take to our local food pantry this Thanksgiving season. When you drop off an item, remember to fill out a slip for each item to your donating to increase your chances of winning the $50 gift card!

Toy Drive

Toy Drive

If you haven’t noticed, we love to give back to our community. This year we are partnering again with Vacationland Federal Credit Union in their 4th annual Toy Drive! From Wednesday November 1st thru Friday December 8th we will be a drop off location. Please donate an unwrapped gift that will be given to a family in need in Erie and Huron Counties. Also, please join us at the “Wrap Up” event at the Sandusky Mall. This will take place mid-December, dates and times to be announced. When you drop off a gift, remember to fill out a slip for your chance to win a Sonicare Toothbrush.

Meet Julie & Her Favorite Recipe

Meet Julie & Her Favorite Recipe

She received her degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist in 2000. She completed her state boards, received state licensure and is proud to be a part of this fabulous practice since June of 2000. She looks forward to meeting each and every one of you and partnering with you and all of your dental needs.

Julie has three very fun and outgoing children, Justin, Drew, and Abby. She loves spending as much time with them as possible. Also, she is happily married to the love of her life Phil, AKA "Fill". They have a cute story, feel free to ask her about it sometime! Her "me time" is very important to her as well. Her favorite activities are cooking, working out, watching movies, reading a good book and traveling with her family.

Slow-Cooker Ratatouille


2 lbs. eggplant, cut into ½ inch pieces

3 zucchini (about 8oz each), quartered lengthwise & cut into 1 inch pieces

2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, & cut into ½ inch pieces

2 onions, roughly chopped

6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon sugar

4 garlic cloves, minced

2 teaspoons Herbs de Provence*

1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

¼ cup all-purpose flour

Salt & Pepper

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

¼ cup grated parmesan cheese

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

*If you don’t have any Herbs de Provence, you can sub 1 teaspoon each of dried rosemary & dried thyme


Adjust oven rack 4 inches from the broiler element and heat broiler. If you have different heat settings available on your broiler, set it to medium. Line 2 rimmed baking sheets with foil. In a very large bowl, combine eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, olive oil, sugar, garlic, and hers de Provence. Toss until combined.

Divide vegetables evenly between prepared sheets and spread into a single layer. Broil, 1 sheet at a time, until vegetables begin to brown, about 10 minutes (or faster, if your broiler has only one heat setting and it’s super-hot!) while the veggies are broiling, turn them a couple of times during the cooking process to evenly cook them. Transfer broiled vegetables to slow cooker and add tomatoes.

Stir flour, 2 ½ teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper into vegetables in slow cooker. Cover and cook until veggies are tender, about 4 hours on low. Stir in balsamic vinegar, parmesan, and basil. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Yields: about 8, 1-cup servings

This is not just easy it’s also so amazingly tasty. This recipe can be enjoyed any time of the day. It puts a whole new twist on scrambled eggs for breakfast, try it warmed in with quinoa or rice or even riced cauliflower… YUM!! If you take the time to try this recipe, I truly hope you enjoy it.

Truly a foodie,

Julie, your friendly dental hygienist… Don’t forget to floss J

Specials until End of 2017

Specials until End of 2017

Oct- Invisalign $500 off

Nov-Food Drive Donate & enter to win $50 Meijer Gift Card

Dec-Toy Drive Donate & enter to win a Sonicare Toothbrush

Coming soon, see December newsletter for the exciting specials for 2018

Make-A-Vet-Smile November 2017

Make-A-Vet-Smile November 2017

2016 Make-A-Vet-Smile day was amazing and we have decided to do it again! We want to honor those who have served our country by declaring on Friday, November 10th 2017 as Make-A-Vet-Smile-Day! All veterans are welcome. We will be performing all aspects of dentistry from x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions, all at no cost! So that we may care for as many patients as possible, we will only be addressing the most pressing dental concern and follow up care may be needed. This will be first come, first served from 7:30am until 2pm.

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