We love to reward our patients for keeping their smiles healthy! At your next appointment, be sure to ask our front desk staff about upcoming contests and the cool prizes you can win.
Our annual coat drive was, again, a huge success. We would like to thank everyone who donated outerwear this year and every year. Your donation makes a huge difference for many people, especially children, who might otherwise go without. We value your participation in this community event and Catholic Charities was very grateful to receive such generous donations!
“A” Team – Every patient with fixed orthodontic appliances will have their hygiene reviewed at each visit. We grade A, B, C. Anyone with an A grade will be entered into a drawing. At the end of the month, we randomly pick a winner who will receive a $20 Target gift certificate. In addition, each appointment where a patient receives an A grade, the patient will receive a wooden nickel. When the patient collects and returns 5 wooden nickels, the patient will receive a $5 gift certificate of their choice to Barnes & Noble or to Target. It is a fun incentive to conscientiously brush and a fun reward!
At each visit that a patient comes in and there are no broken braces or wires, the patient’s name will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $20 Target gift certificate. This is an incentive program to encourage patients to be careful of what they eat and be aware that broken braces can slow treatment and create unnecessary discomfort.
We randomly draw a parent/chauffeur name each month for a $25 gas card to show appreciation for those taking the time bring patients to and from their appointments. Drivers enter their own names at the reception desk.
We have an annual coat drive during the month of November to help those in need during the cold months. Items are donated to local clothing closets and shelters.
We organize food drives at different times of the year to help stock local food pantries.
Every Halloween we have a Candy Buy Back program. After Halloween Dr. Catania will buy back candy for $1 per pound. This offer is for anyone in the community. It began as a way to support our patients by eliminating hard or sticky candy and minimizing breakage of braces. It has developed into a fun event for the whole community! Dr. Catania matches each $1 per pound with a donation to the Central New York Children’s Hospital, $1 per pound in groceries to the local food pantries, and he also gives the exchanged candy to the local food pantries who then make holiday goody bags for their clients.