We hope you will join us to help save lives!
12 Oaks Dental is VERY excited to be working with The Blood and Tissue Center of Central Texas, now known as We Are Blood, to bring a blood drive to our Northwest Austin Community. On Wednesday October 3, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 4 pm We are blood will be here to help donors give life saving donations of blood.
The local blood supply is a shared community resource that bonds us all. We Are Blood is the only truly local blood services provider. Having a thriving local blood supply ensures that the people you see every day, the people you care about the most—family, friends, neighbors, coworkers—always have access to life-saving blood when they need it.
We will also be offering FREE oral cancer screenings and light refreshments! Come out and SAVE A LIFE!
You can view the “Event” on Facebook to stay up to date on what is going on and let us know if you will join us. This event is open to the public so please invite your friends and family!
Say hello to Rebecca!
Rebecca graduated from The Center for Dental Professionals in 2008 and entered the dental field as a Registered Dental Assistant. Although she loves working closely with patients, she evolved
and came to love the administrative aspects of dentistry too and is our newest, friendly face you will see upon your arrival for you next dental visit.
“The best part of working in the dental field is building connections with patients and getting to know them like family, all while helping them smile with confidence. Seeing a patient show off their new smile is priceless.”
When not working, Rebecca enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying different cardio classes, and anything crafty. You will also find her cheering on her 4 nephews at the baseball fields, almost year round. Although she doesn’t have human kids of her own, she shares two hilarious pugs with her boyfriend Michael. They keep them highly entertained!
Want to win a work out package??
We want to start the 2018 Summer out on the right foot! So, why not help one lucky patient start or continue on their journey to healthy living! Our June giveaway will be a work out package of your choice. Love Palates? Yoga? Strength training? Or maybe you just want to try something new?! It’s easy to be entered:
Be a New patient
Refer a New Patient
Post a Google review
Post a Yelp review
Check in, tag, or post a review on Facebook
For every one you do, you earn an entry into the drawing that will be held 07/05/2018 on Facebook LIVE!
12 Oaks Dental now has a Healthy Living Library!
We are very excited to announce the addition of a healthy living library to our practice! You will find books to help you learn about the mouth/body connection, how to get better sleep, and even some BEAUTIFUL cookbooks! Our 12 Oaks Dental patients can enjoy these books while in the office, as well as check them out at the front desk to enjoy them at home. This is just one more way that 12 Oaks dental hopes to “Empower Others to Live Healthier Lifestyles!”
Beat the Heart Attack Gene
Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat
Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic
And MANY MORE!
We hope you will check it out the next time you come to visit!
We have an amazing new team member!
David joined the 12 Oaks Dental team as a dental assistant in November! Originally from New Hampshire, David has been in central Texas for almost ten years and in the dental field the
last eight. Prior to his career in dentistry, David worked as a freelance writer and spent many years in retail management.
“I have always enjoyed working with people and really taking the time to get to know them and through dentistry. I have been able to continue to do this while making a positive impact in their lives.”
Outside of the office David’s personal interests include reading, woodworking, and gardening as well as taking the occasional cruise with his wife Kristine.
We are so excited to have him as a member of our team and know you will enjoy him as much as we do!
Ghosts, Goblins and Tooth Fairies
It’s that time of year! We found a fun article in the Capital Star, a publication by the Capital Area Dental Society. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
“For as long as I’ve been editor of this prestigious newsletter/journal, I’ve wanted to write something more lighthearted, and mainly out of my own curiosity. October brings out the ghosts and goblins, so no better time for us to bring out a mythical creature of our own: The Tooth Fairy. Who is she (forgive the assumption that she’s a she) and where does she come from? Is she old and does she work alone like St. Nick, or is “she” really an elite team of young energetic fairies that takes to the sky each night? All questions you are likely to be asked by a young child, as you are a leading authority on lost baby teeth, so you’d better be prepared!
Much like the newish Elf on a Shelf phenomenon, we can thank our American version of the Tooth Fairy on a book. In a 1700s French fairytale, La Bonne Petite Souris, a fairy disguised as a mouse helped an enslaved queen by knocking out the evil king’s front teeth and hiding them under his pillow. The tale was translated to English in an illustrated children’s book in the 1920s, and our Fairy was born.
But neither our Fairy, or the French mouse version, are truly original ideas. Lost baby tooth customs and myths have been around for centuries (that we know of). Many early customs simply involved burying the teeth. This was done either to help “grow” a new tooth, or to prevent some other creature like a witch from finding the tooth and using it to cast a spell on the child. Everything you can imagine has been documented…throwing it to the sun, throwing it between the legs, throwing it onto the roof, eating it, having mother eat it, placed in a hole in a tree, etc.
Besides the fairy however, the tooth mouse is one of the most common agents (remember our mouse-fairy from France…not an original idea). Anthropologists have speculated that the use of a mouse or other rodent as the intruder was because of the mouse’s strong teeth, that ironically never fall out. Spain, most Latin American countries, France, England, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Hungary, Lithuania, Belarus, and Slovenia all have a custom involving a rodent of some species. Asian countries throw the lost tooth either onto the roof or under the floor, with differing variations on where to throw the tooth depending on which jaw it came from. Many of these customs, however, still involve asking a mythical mouse for the blessing of a new tooth.
In America, however, the Fairy is still queen (or king, maybe). A recent survey by Visa states the going rate for a deciduous crown(baby tooth) is $3.70, and not expected to be going down anytime soon, pending Executive Order or legislation from the current federal administration. Whatever your cultural background, keep up the traditions. They are just as much fun for the parents as for the kids, at least for the first few teeth.”
By Jonathon R. Kimes, DDS
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:
- Be a New Patient
- Refer a New Patient
- Post a 5 star review on Google
- Post a 5 star review on Yelp
- 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
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)
paper towels Cleaning products
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
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.