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As One Year Ends…

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As One Year Ends

In the blink of an eye, another year has come and gone. It’s hard to believe all that has happened in one year. At this time last year, we were slowly getting acquainted with the new surroundings of our newly renovated office. We were getting used to being known as ThirtyTwo Dental, rather than Dr. Sharun General Dentistry (as were our patients). It’s hard to believe that the dental mission in the Philippines happened 8 months ago. Dr. Sharun, Brenda, and Joyce can all add one more mission to their growing tallies. Wow, how times flies.

In the blink of an eye, another year has come and gone. It’s hard to believe all that has happened in one year. At this time last year, we were slowly getting acquainted with the new surroundings of our newly renovated office. We were getting used to being known as ThirtyTwo Dental, rather than Dr. Sharun General Dentistry (as were our patients). It’s hard to believe that the dental mission in the Philippines happened 8 months ago. Dr. Sharun, Brenda, and Joyce can all add one more mission to their growing tallies. Wow, how times flies.

We are very sad to say that in the New Year we will be saying goodbye to our part-time hygienist, Jessica. She has been with us for 2 years and has been an invaluable member of our team. We wish Jessica all the best, wherever life takes her. We will be looking for a new hygienist to replace her – someone just as skilled and awesome. So look for a new, smiling face at our office soon.

Over the holidays, our office will be closed from December 22nd – January 5th, and our next blog post will come out during the week of January 12th. If you have any dental emergencies, please don’t hesitate to call either Dr. Sharun (780-499-9988) or myself (780-907-8684). The last thing we want is for you to suffer through a toothache over the holidays.

We’ve had the privilege of getting to know so many new patients, who will hopefully be with us for years to come. Overall, we have had a wonderful year and are so grateful to have such fantastic, loyal patients. We wish everybody a VERY MERRY Christmas and all the best in 2015!

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky

November Movember

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The month of November has been renamed… and there’s no going back!

Yes, Movember (formerly November) has become that time of year when the men in our lives think it’s fun and hilarious to grow moustaches. They bond over their love/hate relationships with their new hairy accessories, share grooming tips, and there’s always the competition to see who can grow the best (or worst) moustache. Whether they grow a mo worthy of Tom Selleck or a pre-pubescent boy, they wear them proudly, as they should. There will always be humour tied to this modern tradition, but behind the mo, there is a “hairy truth” that can’t be lost or forgotten – the true meaning of Movember.

The idea of Movember was born in 2003 by two Australian mates, Travis Garone and Luke Slattery, while enjoying a quiet beer at a pub (the birthplace of so many great ideas). They came up with the interesting concept to grow moustaches in order to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues and prostate cancer. That year, they convinced 30 brave men to take on their moustache growing challenge, with the same rules that govern Movember today. Although no funds were raised during their inaugural year, things only got bigger from there…

Today, the Movember Foundation is an organization that raises money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men’s mental health issues. It has spread worldwide and involves participants in over 20 countries. Since 2003, over $550 million has been raised, and over 800 men’s health projects have been funded.

Just a few reasons why this cause is so important:

  1. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death amongst Canadian men, accounting for 10% of all cancer deaths in men.
  2. 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life.
  3. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer amongst men aged 15-29.
  4. 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental health problem each year.

So if you’re man enough, I would encourage you to participate in Movember. If you’re not man enough (i.e. you’re a woman) I encourage you to donate to a family member or friend and do your part to spread awareness. ThirtyTwo Dental’s Dr. Bill Sharun will be growing a mo in honour of Movember. Please go to his Movember page and donate.

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky

Hello!

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I am so honoured to be a member of the ThirtyTwo Dental family and can’t wait to get to know more of our patients – old and new.

Because one of my favorite parts about my job is getting to know you – the patient, I wanted to return the favour and tell you a little about myself too.

I graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Medical Science and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. I couldn’t be happier about joining Dr. Bill and all the staff at ThirtyTwo Dental.

I always wanted to work for a clinic that not only allowed me to practice dentistry, but also made me feel like I was making a difference. The community atmosphere, close working relationships and charitable efforts of the office compliment the kind of dentist I always aspired to be.

The welcoming staff and friendly patients made me feel like I have been working here for years and the newly renovated office has made my job so much easier, with high-tech equipment and a refreshed and inviting environment to work in.

When I’m not working I enjoy golfing, trying new foods, seeing the world and my all-time favorite, playing with my dog Peach.

So that’s a little snapshot of who I am. I hope you all enjoyed my first blog post and remember to check back here for more as I will be posting regularly on all the inside scoop around the office and important tips and information to improve your overall dental health.

Can’t wait to here all about you at your next visit!

Dr. Jaimee Buchkowsky