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Issue 9. September 2015

September 21, 2015

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Hansen & Associates Annual Open House

Its here again! This October we are reserving time to take off our treatment gloves, upright the dental chairs’, put down our hand pieces and open our doors to our patients and specialist team to celebrate and give thanks.
Please join us on Thursday, October 29th for our 6th annual open house celebration at Hansen & Associates. This event provides a great opportunity to visit with your dental team members, enjoy some wonderful food from the Hub, delicious desserts, beverage tastings by 7 Seas Brewery, Brix 25, and Heritage Distillery, Live Music and Entertainment as well as an opportunity to win many raffled prizes from many local businesses.
Feel free to come alone, or bring your friends and family, the more the merrier! Doors open at 4:00 PM, till 6:30. We look forward to seeing all your smiling faces!

Trends in Dentistry

We are often asked, “What is the best way to clean an oral appliance?” Oral appliances come in all different types and are made out of different materials so the answer won’t be the same for all. If you are asking yourself… “What is an oral appliance?” Some examples of oral appliances include: night-guards, retainers, bruxism guards, periodontal splint, occlusal splints, TMJ appliances, sleep apnea appliances, Invisalign retainers, partial dentures and full dentures. Some of these items are in fact very similar but with different names… so don’t get confused or over think it. Continue reading article...
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Do Your Kids Need Mouth-guards for Sports?
This article has changed a little since its first draft. A profoundly impactful (no pun intended) incident transpired over the weekend that has influenced my passion about sports guards for kids and their significance in contact sports. Last week Tami, my assistant and very pro-active mother of three boys, brought her son Tate in for dental impressions so we could make him a custom sports guard. Click here for the full article...

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Did You Know?

• How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? On average, a licking machine designed by engineering students at Purdue stated needing 364 licks
• In China, September 20th is an official holiday known as “Love Your Teeth Day.”
• The word “Pez” comes from the German word for peppermint-“Pfeefferminz”

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The fall is the perfect time of year to start thinking about all the good recipes you can cook or bake with PUMPKIN! Click here for the full recipe...

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From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of. Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. Click here for the full review...

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Community Events

Thursdays till the end of September- Waterfront Farmers Market 3-7 PM, Skansie Brothers Park
September 12th - Harbor Hounds Walk 10- 3:00 PM Skansie Brothers Park
September 18_20th - Open Studio Tour, 26 local artist, Downtown Gig Harbor 10-5:00 PM
September 19th - Donkey Creek Chum Festival, 10:00 AM Donkey Creek Park
September 19th- Music at the BoatShop - The Washover Fans 5-7 PM
September 26th- Cider Swig - The Greater Peninsula Cider Festival, Sehmel Homestead Park 12-5 PM
September 27th - Race for a Soldier Half Marathon, 5K, Fun Run
October 3rd - Scarecrow Festival, Sehmel Homestead Park
October 15_18th - Gig Harbor Film Festival, Galaxy Theatre at Uptown, All Day
October 29th- Hansen & Associates Annual Open House 4-9 PM
October 31st- Trick or Treat in the Harbor, Trick or Treat at Uptown
November 12th – Downtown Waterfront Alliance presents ‘Girls Night Out’

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State Board of Education Welcomes New Student Board Member OUR PATIENT Baxter Hershman
Baxter Hershman, a sophomore at Gig Harbor High School, is the new western Washington student representative to the Washington State Board of Education.
Hershman’s appointment is the result of a competitive application process that culminated with panel interviews of potential candidates conducted by students from the Washington Student Advisory Council (WASC). Hershman has always had an interest in public service and is happy to be a part of the Board as voice and serving students in Washington State.
When not in school, Hershman enjoys participating in sports, volunteering his time for local nonprofits and teaching students in other countries English and life skills.

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