Win a Domain shopping trip and Lunch from 12 Oaks dental

It’s all most fall! Who want to spend a day shopping courteous of 12 Oaks Dental??

What could be better than enjoying a fall day in Austin while shopping and grabbing lunch in The Domain? 12 Oaks Dental would like to reward you with a $75 Simon gift card and $50 NoRTH Italia gift card! There are 5 EASY ways to win:

  1. Be a New Patient
  2. Refer a New Patient
  3. Post a 5 star review on Google
  4. Post a 5 star review on Yelp
  5. Check in, Tag, or post a 5 star review on Facebook

There are no limit to the amount of entries! We will draw the winner on Facebook LIVE 10/02/2017

GOOD LUCK!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane Harvey Donations

LET’S HELP OUR NEIGHBORS!

12 Oaks Dental family, we are working together to get needed items together to send out to the people that have been devastated by hurricane Harvey. You can drop off the needed items(listed below) and we will get them out to our Texas neighbors:

Diapers(Baby and Adult)
Baby wipes
Baby formula
paper towels Cleaning products
Clothes
blankets
towels
Shoes
Socks and Undergarments
Coloring books and Crayons
Gift cards to Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart
Please bring your items boxed and ready to ship. We will take it from there.

*If you would prefer to give a cash donation, we can accept that as well and make a donation to the American Red Cross in your name.

Deadline for Drop off is Thursday September 7th at 5pm here at 12 Oaks Dental 11623 Angus Rd. Suite D16 Austin, TX 78681.

Dr. Barron receives prestigious fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Barron receives prestigious fellowship

Dr. Barron received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the AGD’s Convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes AGD member’s commitment to excellence in dental education. Held at the AGD’s Scientific Session on July 15, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Barron accepted this award along with more than 280 other recipients. Only 17% of general dentists earn this accomplishment. 12 Oaks Dental is proud to say Dr. Worob and Dr. Barron are both the recipients of this impressive accolade.

The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Dr. Barron completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the AGD. As a recipient of this award, Dr. Barron has joined an elite group of about 2276 members of the dental community who understand that great smiles and good oral health for their patients are the result of going above and beyond basic requirements. The Fellowship Award symbolizes excellence in the dental profession and a commitment to providing exceptional patient care.

As always 12 Oaks Dental is committed to providing the highest quality of care.We are very proud of Dr Barron and Dr. Worob for staying on the forefront of dental education and technology.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Win tickets to Typhoon Texas!

Join in the summer fun!

It’s summer! Time for sunshine, cold drinks, and family time. We want to help you stay cool with a family 4 pack of tickets to the newly renovated Typhoon Texas in Pflugerville! It is super easy to be entered to win!

  1. Be a new patient
  2. Refer a new patient
  3. Post a 5 star Google review
  4. Post a 5 star review on Yelp
  5. Check-in, Tag, or post a 5 star review on Facebook

The winner will be drawn 07/28/2017

Good luck!!

 

Which comes first: Happiness or Success?

Which comes first: Happiness or Success?

Early in January we shared with everyone that as a team we like to set personal and team goals. Rather than the typical “New Years Resolution” we choose One Word to focus on in our personal and professional lives. If you haven’t had a chance to read the blog, Click here to check it out!

Well, here we are almost half way through 2017 and we wonder how everyone is doing with their goals. One way that the 12 Oaks Dental team achieves personal growth throughout the year is to read! Right now, as a group, we are reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor. In the book Shawn asks “Which comes first: Happiness or Success?” So often we tell ourselves things like “If I could just get that promotion, I’ll be happy.” or “If I could just lose the weight, I’ll be happy.” but once the goal is reached, are we actually happy? Or, do we move on to the next thing we want achieve. In a blog written by Shawn he says:

“Now for the good news. Based on the findings in The Happiness Advantage: if you reverse the order of the formula, you end up with greater happiness and greater success rates. Happiness is an advantage, and the precursor to greater success. In every single relationship, business, and educational outcome improves when the brain is positive first. If you cultivate happiness while in the midst of your struggles, work, at school, while unemployed or single, you increase your chances of attaining all the goals you are pursuing…including happiness.”

How to put Happiness before Success

Who couldn’t use more happiness?! Shawn Anchor advised his Harvard student to stop equating the future with happiness. Success does not mean happiness. Happiness is a work ethic. He suggests that you try the 21 day challenge. The challenge is to pick one of these five researched habits and try it out for 21 days in a row to create a positive habit.

1. Write down three new things you are grateful for each day into a blank word document. Research shows this will significantly improve your optimism even 6 months later, and raises your success rates significantly.

2. Write for 2 minutes a day describing one positive experience you had over the past 24 hours. This is a strategy to help transform you from a task-based thinker, to a meaning based thinker who scans the world for meaning instead of endless to-dos. This dramatically increases work happiness.

3. Exercise for 10 minutes a day. This trains your brain to believe your behavior matters, which causes a cascade of success throughout the rest of the day.

4. Meditate for 2 minutes, focusing on your breath going in and out. This will help you undo the negative effects of multitasking. Research shows you get multiple tasks done faster if you do them one at a time. It also decreases stress and raises happiness.

5. Write one, quick email first thing in the morning thanking or praising a member on your team. This significantly increases your feeling of social support, which in my study at Harvard was the largest predictor of happiness for the students.

Try it!! What the worst that could happen? We hope you will share with us your story of triumph!

Today you are you, that’s truer than true! Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Today is World book day. Schools across the globe are celebrating Dr. Seuss’s whimsical writing by dressing up and celebrating how wonderful it is to read and be inspired.

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”

What are you reading right now? Does it inspire you?! The 12 Oaks Dental team is reading The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Anchor. Everyone could use more happiness in there lives! This book breaks down the ability to be happy in all areas of your life by applying 7 principles.

“Conventional wisdom holds that if we work hard we will be more successful, and if we are more successful, then we’ll be happy. If we can just find that great job, win that next promotion, lose those five pounds, happiness will follow. But recent discoveries in the field of positive psychology have shown that this formula is actually backward: Happiness fuels success, not the other way around.” 

We suggest you pick up a copy and join us reading this great book!

All you need is love….But a little bit of chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

All you need is love….But a little bit of chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!

For as long as we can remember, people have associated a box of chocolates with Valentine’s Day.

But did you know that eating dark chocolate is actually good for you?  Here at 12 Oaks Dental, we strive not only to keep you smiling, but to increase your overall health awareness.heart

Dark Chocolates have many health benefits you may not be aware of.

 Here are just a few:

Dark Chocolate Lowers Blood Pressure, per a study that appears in the Aug 27 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association, dark chocolate can actually lower your blood pressure.

Antioxidants are Found in Dark Chocolate – Dark chocolates, but not milk chocolate is a potent antioxidant. Antioxidants eat up free radicals, destructive molecules that are implicated in heart disease and other ailments. Heart disease is proven associated to periodontal disease.

Improve Cardiovascular Function- known to raise HLD levels, in the long term, this should cause much less cholesterol to lodge in the arteries.

Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage -the flavanols found in dark chocolate can protect against sun-induced damage, improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration.

Improve Brain Function – is known to improve cognitive function in the elderly with mental impairment. It also contains stimulant substances like caffeine and theobromine, which may improve short term brain function.

So, go ahead and treat yourself and your Valentine to a box of dark chocolates this year, you may have to balance the extra calories by eating less of other things, but the benefits of chocolate may just be what the doctor ordered! Of course, great brushing habits and regular dental visits with our hygienists are a must!

So, have some chocolate today! We are! Happy Valentine’s day!!

Saying Goodbye to Laura

Saying Goodbye to Laurafarewell

Today marks the end of an era at 12 Oaks Dental. Laura Howard has been a dedicated hygienist with us for over 30 years. She is starting a new adventure in Portland, OR with her husband Charles, who accepted a job in the city of roses. We are so sad to see her go but as the quote says:

“Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.”

She has been truly touched and overwhelmed by all of the loving patients that have taken the time to come by, send a card, write an email, or pick up the phone to tell her how much her care has meant to them over the years. She will forever be a part of the 12 Oaks Dental family.

She will be missed!!

 

Happy New Year from the 12 Oaks Dental Team!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017!

2017 is upon us! With that comes the annual dilemma, New Year’s resolution or just wing it. Every year the team at 12 Oaks dental prepares to succeed in the new year by choosing ONE WORD. One word that we can carry with us throughout the year, to motivate and inspire us.  New Year’s Resolutions are so often forgot or fizzle out by as early as February 1st. One word is memorable, it’s personal, its obtainable. A great reference is the book “One Word That Will Change Your Life” written by Dan Britton, Jimmy Page, and Jon Gordon. We read this book as a team and it influenced us all to implement it into our work and personal lives. Jon Gordon appeared on the Today Show to explain the One Word theory and how you can motivate yourself in the upcoming year, check it out! http://www.today.com/video/today/53957503. We look forward to hearing your one word in what is sure to be a great 2017!

Holiday Party 01/06/2017

Holiday Party 01/06/2017

Tommy the tooth goes to the Longhorn Football game!

Tommy the tooth goes to the Longhorn Football game!

Have you met Tommy the Tooth?? Here at 12 Oaks Dental we have a little mascot named Tommy. He gets to take lots of adventures with the 12 Oaks Dental team. His latest outing was to Darrell K. Royal stadium for the Longhorn Football game. He had a blast tailgating with Kelley and Carrie. Luckily Kelley’s daughter Madeline was there to help Tommy see the game! Hook’em \m/

#smile #Austin #longhorns #12oaksdental #tailgate

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