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Da Bears played up north....

January 10th, 2011

Okay, so every now and then my job has a fun perk, such as watching the Bears game in a pretty rowdy box up north in Green Bay. I may not be a Pac man, but I have to say the aura of the stadium was amazing. It did not hurt being in a heated box though, as the temperature dipped as the day progressed. You can see me in this photo with Dr. Jim Stork, a fellow University of Illinois Alumni Grad.[caption id="attachment_415" align="alignright" width="300" caption="You know i have my Vintage Walter Payton jersey on under my coat, right?"]

Lambeau was a fun stop for a beer and a brat. Now, let's go Bears and put an end to this already! First victims.... the Seahawks.

What is your New Year’s Resolution?

January 6th, 2011

Many folks in Chicago, IL consider the beginning of a new year a time to not only reflect on the year that was, but also to set personal goals for the upcoming year. How are you planning to improve your health and happiness in 2011? Dr. Neil, Dr. Colleen and our team recommend that you make a New Year’s resolution to benefit your oral health!

It is important that New Year’s resolutions are reasonable and attainable, and that they improve your overall quality of life—for example, did you know that flossing every day is the very best way to prevent periodontal, or gum, disease? Using a straw when drinking sugary beverages can also help prevent cavities. There are many small steps that you can take to prevent cavities, oral infections and bad breath.

Be sure to give us a call if you need a few suggestions on ways to improve your oral health, or visit this helpful article from our friends at the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). After all, we know your oral health is about more than just a beautiful smile.

Happy New Year, from your friends at Get It Straight Orthodontics!

Ancient Mythology meets Orthodontia?!

December 24th, 2010

Today's adventure was a guided tour of the ancient city of Jaffa. We learned that Jaffa is a Tell, which literally means Mound. A "Tell" is an area where one civilizations builds their habitat upon the ruins of a previous civilization. Over time the area looks like a mound. There are several other distinguishing characteristics like it needs to be on a major road or Path. In this case, Jaffa is one of the first ports to ever grace the Mediterranean Sea. It preceded the City of Tel Aviv and even had its own fresh water supply which traveled almost 22 kilometers to reach the city. The old city is now beautifully restored and is an art colony. We enjoyed walking the quaint streets of Jaffa and experiencing its culture and wares. The best part of Jaffa though had to be the view of the coastline of Tel Aviv.[gallery link="file" columns="2"]

Following Jaffa we ended up at the market in Tel Aviv. The markets are so alive, it is just wonderful to walk the streets, soak, up the culture, and sometimes just talk a break and sit down and enjoy a small "nosh".

Dr. Warshawsky Teaches the MTM System in Tel Aviv, Israel

December 24th, 2010

Well, at some point reality hit and Dr. Neil Warshawsky had to take a 2 day hiatus from living history and teach his course.

MTM System Course

Dr. Neil's course was hosted by the owners from Medord Ltd. Yifat and Sarai. They could not have been more accommodating. Between 2 days of teaching we had in excess of 150 students spend almost 18 hours of class time. It takes effort to put on a course, let alone 10,000 miles from home. While I am on the clock, I am accessible during all breaks, lunch, etc... and we all got along well.

I found it incredibly ironic that everyone kept asking me for my book on the technique that I was teaching. Book? Who has time to write a book? I laughed hard at that. Maybe when I get  a little older and things slow down that will be a project of mine. As anyone around me knows I am always doing 3 things at once. What is amazing is that the class was filled with doctors from all over the middle east and the Netherlands. We all got along well and enjoyed a few days of learning together.[gallery link="file" columns="2"]

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