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Giving Back to the Community: Current Events

July

 

World Mission Partners

This July members of our team will be providing dental and oral hygiene care along with public education and humanitarian aid to the people of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. We hope that through giving and helping others we can make a small difference in a big world and inspire others to do the same.

Should you be interested in partnering with us in this effort, please donate a pair of new flip-flops and we will match your donation on your behalf. Any donation of clothing or items for children and adults is greatly appreciated.

Please bring donations to either of our convenient locations:

19 Legion Drive Bergenfield, NJ 07621


140 Oak Tree Rd Tappan, NY 10983

Your generosity is our strength

October

Susan G. Komen & Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We realize you have many choices and we're thankful you've chosen our practice for your dental needs.

As a way of saying "thank you" and supporting a cause we truly believe in, if you donate $10 or more to the Susan Komen foundation of North jersey to help us support breast cancer awareness, we'll give you $50 in dental services!

Why are we doing this?

Many years ago, one of our lovely hygienists, Diane, lost her mother and later her sister to breast cancer. 1 year later she discovered she had the genetic marker for breast cancer.

She made the painful decision to go forward with a mastectomy to avoid the same fate. During the same year, 2 of our patients went through treatment and survived breast cancer.

In honor of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those that lost their lives to breast cancer, we have supported and donated to cancer awareness, along with Susan Komen foundation of New Jersey.

If you know someone with dental needs, please share this offer with them.

Thank you for your support


Local Dentists turn $10 into $50

Local dentist, Dr. Mariliza LaCap and their smile team are doing their part in raising is helping with Breast Cancer Awareness. Owners of Washington Dental Associates, Dr. LaCap and her husband, Dr. Darren Tong are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by giving everyone the opportunity to donate $10.00 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation of Northern New Jersey and receive, as a “Thank you!” $50.00 in dental services.

“Over 8 years ago, one of our lovely hygienists, Diane, lost her mother and later her sister to breast cancer. 1 year later she discovered she had the genetic marker for breast cancer.

She made the painful decision to go forward with a mastectomy to avoid the same fate. During the same year, 2 of our patients went through treatment and survived breast cancer.

In honor of breast cancer survivors and in memory of those that lost their lives to breast cancer, we have supported and donated to cancer awareness, along with Susan G. Komen foundation of New Jersey,” Dr. LaCap says.

To make a donation, go to https://www.washingtondentalnj.com/promotions.html.

For questions or information on other special ways they give back to the community, the Doctors can be reached at 201-384-2425 or visit their website at SmileMoreDentist.com and click “Giving Back to the Community”


Smile Pink For The Cause

   

Show your Support through the month of October with your very own stylish Pink Swarovski Crystal Smile for a $25 donation. 100% will go towards the Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Pink Swarovski Crystal is applied to the tooth with a temporary dental adhesive. It is safe, and takes less than 5 minutes for a dentist to apply. After the month of October, we can remove it for you or you can keep it on as long as you'd like. "Everyone knows a friend or family member who has been diagnosed or survived breast cancer. This hits close to home. One of our hygienist and some of our dearest patients have battled breast cancer. This is our way of showing our support and helping the cause." said Dr. Lacap.

Call our office to make an appointment and Smile Pink for the cure.
(201) 299-4456


Halloween Candy Buy Back: Local Dentist Take a Stand Against Sweets this Halloween

What’s a ghost’s favorite candy? BOO-ble gum! This Halloween, trick-or-treaters can bring their excess candy to Washington Dental Associates in Bergenfield, NJ or Smile More Dentistry in Tappan, NY. and receive $1 for every pound of candy and a chance to win $50 gift certificates to Toys R Us. The Drs. are working with "Operation Gratitude" where the candy will be shipped to our troops overseas. The soldiers look forward to these care packages full of treats because it reminds them of home. They know we are thinking about them," said Dr. LaCap. "Not to worry about our troops and tooth decay, we will also be sending them toothbrushes!"

“Ditch the candy, that’s what we’re saying. Visiting your dentist twice a year and brushing daily are great preventative measures, but doing away with excess sweets altogether would really give your teeth a healthy boost,” says Dr. Tong from Smile More Dentistry in Tappan, NY. “Kids can still have all of the fun of trick-or-treating and maybe eat a few of their favorite candies. Eating all the candy from trick-or-treating can do a lot of damage. Exchanging the excess candy for toys, games and prizes is much healthier and more fun. Plus, if you bring in 5lbs or more, your child can get a free sealant worth $75.”

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2% annually and currently sits at 50 million tons per year, which means parents need to be sure their kids’ teeth are being cared for more than ever. Candy, as well as hurting children’s teeth, can lead to hyperactivity and weight gain. In some cases, the wrong types of candy can also lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Drs. Lacap and Tong are a husband and wife dental team who have been providing cosmetic, family and children’s dentistry for over 24 years in the Bergen/Rockland County area. For more information call 201-384-2425 (NJ), 845-359-1763 (NY) or visit www.SmileMoreDentist.com

November

Giving Back to Our Veterans!

Bergenfield, NJ & Tappan, NY...Washington Dental Associates & Smile More Dentistry are giving back to Veterans and saying, “Thank you for your service!” this November!

“Veteran’s Day is one of the most important days of the year. It is time to recognize and honor those who have served our country. Within the last few years, Nina, one of our wonderful hygienists, lost her cousin while he was serving our country. This is so heartbreaking.

We support and appreciate every man and woman who served our country in the past, present and future,” says Dr. LaCap.

They start saying, “Thanks” in early November with their Candy Buy Back Day on November 2nd. They will buy back children’s candy and send it overseas to the troops through Operation Gratitude. Then on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, all veterans including active, retired or former U.S. military can choose one free treatment (cleaning, filling or extraction). Veteran’s can call them at their Tappan, NY location, 845-359-1763, to make an appointment for Veteran’s Day treatment.

Also, they consider the month of November, “Their Veteran’s Month,” so any veteran during the month of November can get 30% off any dental treatment (excluding invisalign). Please provide them proof of service, a military or VA card, or discharge papers.

For questions or information about Veteran’s Specials and other ways they give back to the community, the Doctors can be reached at 201-384-2425 or visit their website at SmileMoreDentist.com and click Community.

 

March/April

“Dentistry from the Heart” Program Leaves Everyone Smiling

Over the past 5 years, over $100,000 of dental work has been donated and rendered. All team members and Doctors from this office volunteer their services and time. This is truly is an office with a heart.

Instead of our regular office hours, on the last Friday of March, our doors are open for children twelve and under who need dental care, but do not have access elsewhere due to financial reasons. “Sometimes people need a helping hand-----this is our way of showing we care”, said Dr. LaCap.

The children who come to the office are treated to home baked cookies, oral hygiene instruction, a cleaning, fluoride treatment and free dentistry. “This is wonderful that the doctors and their team do this for my children,” related a grateful Mom. “My children really feel special here. They are treated with dignity and patience. Everyone at this office are genuinely caring people.”

 

Giving Back to our Hometown through Bantay Bata

Bantay Bata is a child welfare program that not only rescues and rehabilitates sick and abused children, but also provides shelter, therapy and quality home care for rescued children until they can be reunited with their families or referred to proper child care services.

Through the years our office has had “White-a-thons” and “Sealant-a-thons” to help raise money for the organization.

  

 

Costa Rica Mission Partners/Abraham Project Mission

We are pleased to announce that our practice is going to take our helping hands to Costa Rica in August 2015. Working with Costa Rica Mission Partners (CRMP) and the Abraham Project Mission, our family will be lending a hand to help those who need it most. Drs. Tong and MacLaga, as well as team members Ana DeJesus and Lisa LaFazia and Dr. Tong’s sons, Brandon and Stephen, will assist in the clinical area providing dental care. Dr. LaCap and the other three children, Tyler, Jasonand Lauren will work hands on with young people distributing necessary items and toys to children in a local orphanage. We’re so happy our work and home families have this opportunity to lend a helping hand in Costa Rica.

Our office absolutely believes in the power of tithing and giving back. Dr. Tong and I have been blessed with so much. We are able to work with a great team and wonderful patients. We truly love what we do. Giving frees us from the familiar territory of our own needs by opening our mind to the unexplained worlds occupied by the needs of others. Children hold a special place in our hearts, as we have 5 children of our own. Most of the charitable work we do has to do with children.

It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. ~ALBERT EINSTEIN

May

 

Teacher & Nurse Appreciation 

During the second week of May, we offered special incentives for our teachers and nurses. 

We offered a special $50 certificate toward any treatment at our office as well as one for an exam, X-rays, and consultation (a $250 value)!

A healthy smile contributes to the better overall quality of life, and long-lasting, beautiful teeth begin with preventive care. That’s a sweet deal we’ve created just to say thank you during Teachers & Nurses Appreciation Week.

We sincerely appreciate everything teachers and nurses do in our community. Between educating our children and nursing the sick back to health, we know your job is important and so are you!