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Main Street Dentists congratulates the Mt. Horeb Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team for its victory in the WIAA 2015 State Basketball tournament.

Below are several photos from the awesome game on Friday afternoon attended by Dr. John, Dr. Kate (a 2001 Mt. Horeb High School grad!) and Anne Schacherl (Dr. John’s wife/Dr. Kate’s mom).

The next time you’re in the office, be sure to give an extra special congratulations to Anita in the front office, as her brother-in-law is the head boy’s basketball coach and her nephew is a player on the team.  Way to go Mt. Horeb!

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Main Street Dentists held an open house last Friday evening to discuss Invisalign and Propel.  Propel is an exciting new accelerant to any orthodontic treatment–traditional braces or clear Invisalign aligners–that cuts treatment time in half.  For those who weren’t able to make it on Friday, be sure to ask about Propel at your next visit.

Here are some photos we took before the event started.

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If you would like to receive an invitation to a future open house, please let us know at your next appointment. We are excited to share information about Propel with you!

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Ask the Dentist!
Tuesday, February 17, 1:00 pm
Verona Public Library
500 Silent Street, Verona, WI  53593 

If you have a baby or toddler, you may have questions about thumb sucking, your child’s first dental visit or how and when to clean your child’s teeth. If so Main Street Dentists invites you to attend this free program. Parents will learn about when children should have their first dental visit, ways to prevent early childhood caries, when to expect changes from primary to permanent teeth, proper brushing and flossing techniques, thumb sucking, dental sealants and the importance of regular dental examinations. Parents and children welcome.

 

Thank you to the Verona Public Library for hosting this event!

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On January 15, 2015, Dennis Semrau of the Wisconsin State Journal profiled Val Fischer, our Front Office Intern at Main Street Dentists. We thought you’d enjoy learning more about Val by reading his interview. Be sure to let Val know you saw this the next time you’re in the office.

 Valerie Fischer, Mount Horeb

Year: Senior.

Sports: Basketball, volleyball, track and field.

Basketball highlights: Valerie is a three-time letterwinner and in her fourth season on the varsity team as a forward. A starter as a senior, she earned the team’s Sixth Man Award as a junior.

Volleyball highlights: A two-time letterwinner as a left side/right side hitter, Valerie earned the Coach’s Award as a senior.

Track and field highlights: Valerie is a three-time letterwinner entering her senior year, competing in the triple jump, high jump, 400- and 800-meter relays. She qualified for the WIAA Division 1 state meet as a sophomore and junior and sectional meet as a freshman, sophomore and junior. She won Badger North Conference titles in the triple jump, high jump and 800 relay as a senior and the conference title in the triple jump as a sophomore. The Vikings won the sectional title her sophomore year.

Cumulative GPA: 3.333.

Favorite subject/class: Business Occupations.

Favorite teacher: Ms. Thompson.

Quick quote: “Competing in sports has taught me to never give up, things don’t always go your way and hard work does pay off.”

Three words to describe me are: Competitive, persistent, dedicated.

I got my start in sports: In kindergarten, competing in dance, T-ball, basketball, soccer and gymnastics.

I wish I could compete in: Gymnastics.

My most memorable moments in sports: Setting a personal record of 5 feet, 2 inches in the high jump and the emotion and inspiration that was felt by all at our season’s first indoor track meet while a visually impaired runner competed with the assistance from her running guide.

I like about high school sports: Meeting new people, the competitiveness and the overall fun of participating.

I enjoy competing in track and field because:My team is like my family and everyone’s so positive and encouraging to one another.

Advice: “Get involved in as many activities as possible.”

My role models are: My mom and dad, Sandy and Terry.

Most inspirational teammate: Former track teammate Isaiah Lesure.

My family also includes: My brother, Bailey, and my dog, Wilson.

Nickname: Val, Shmal, Grace.

Words to live by: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” by Henry Ford.

Favorite athlete: Prince Fielder until he left the Brewers, so now it’s Melvin Gordon.

Favorite team: Wisconsin Badgers, Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers.

Favorite opponent: DeForest.

Favorite facility/site to compete in: Memorial Stadium track and field at UW-La Crosse.

Favorite movie: Interstellar.

Favorite TV show: Modern Family.

Favorite food: My mom’s spicy chicken.

Favorite restaurant: Panera Bread or Benvenuto’s.

Favorite sport on TV: College basketball.

Favorite place to visit: Las Vegas.

I want to visit: Hawaii.

Top five songs on my iPod: ‘Heroes’ by Alesso; ‘Higher’ by Classified; ‘Best Day of My Life’ by American Authors; ‘Bed of Lies’ by Nicki Minaj; ‘7/11’ by Beyonce.

Primary news source: Twitter.

Favorite website: Instagram.

Radio preset: 93.1 FM Jamz.

I drive: A Ford Explorer.

Dream car: A Corvette.

I can’t live without: My dog, Wilson.

I like Mount Horeb High School because: We have great staff and students who have made my high school experience a positive one.

If I could change anything: I’d stop the chance of people developing Alzheimer’s.

I wish we could play: Wausau East.

I wish I could meet: Liam Hemsworth.

Dream date: Spend a day on the island of Bora Bora relaxing on the beach, snorkeling and getting a massage.

Dream gift: A trip to anywhere I want to go

My perfect day: Sleeping in until 10 a.m., having my cup of coffee, getting a good work-out in and then hanging out with my friends at night and going to Coldstone Creamery.

I like to read: A Fault in Our Stars.

This and that: Member of DECA, serving as an Officer … volunteer work includes: Mount Horeb Area Chamber of Commerce, youth basketball coach … employed at Main Street Dentists in Verona.

Hobbies: Shopping, waterskiing, four-wheeling.

Post-high school plans: Attend Carthage College and compete on the track and field team.

Did you know? I’m deathly afraid of bears.

Career goal: Marketing and events planning for a professional sports team.

 

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PROPEL® Your Way to a Brand New Smile …Faster.

In our continuous commitment to provide the best orthodontic care to our patients, we are excited to offer PROPEL® technology at Main Street Dentists in our Verona office. With PROPEL®, Drs. John and Kate Schacherl can finish orthodontic treatment in less time than traditional orthodontics. This means fewer appointments and less treatment time.

What is PROPEL® Orthodontics?

PROPEL® works with your own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding your teeth and accelerating orthodontic treatment time. At Main Street Dentists, we offer PROPEL® as a partner with a variety of orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and Damon Braces. Simply put, you’ll finish your treatment with exceptional results in less time and with fewer office visits.

Here’s the science. The PROPEL® System uses a university research-based, patented process called Alveocentesis to stimulate bone in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Alveocentesis works by increasing cytokine activity so that teeth move 50 percent (or more) faster.

How can PROPEL® Orthodontics help me?

A beautiful smile builds confidence. Proper tooth alignment improves dental function and can prevent dental disease. PROPEL® Orthodontics can work to expedite the orthodontic process. The PROPEL® system will help your teeth move and tissues heal faster than they ever could with traditional orthodontic treatment alone.

PROPEL® Orthodontics with Invisalign or Damon Braces

Ask us if PROPEL® Orthodontics together with Invisalign or Damon Braces will be a good match for you. We can’t wait to create your beautiful smile. Give us a call at 845-6127 to set up your no-cost orthodontic consultation.

Honduras Fall 2014

Drs. John and Kate, Assistants Brenda and Jean and Hygienists Tanya and Denise had a great mission trip to Siguatepeque, Honduras 10/31/14-11/7/14.

Patients were seen from noon on Saturday through noon on Thursday.  Here are some highlights of the trip:

  • 146 patients were treated
  • Over 75% of those treated were children under the age of 12
  • All children without decay on permanent molars received dental sealants
  • All children and most adults received fluoride treatment
  • All patients seen received toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss
  • Thanks to CUNA Mutual of Madison, all children seen received their choice of toy or stuffed animal

Thank you to Henry Schein Dental, Holt Dental, Colgate, and CUNA Mutual for their generous support and donations of dental products and toys for kids that help make these trips possible.

Below are some photo highlights of the Fall 2014 trip.

We were able to spend time at the school on this trip teaching about brushing and flossing.

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We also had some happy kids with “No Cavities!” at their visits

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Unfortunately, we still saw some instances of bad decay in children that had never seen a dentist before.

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Here are some candid shots of the team in the clinic:


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Here we are outside the hotel on the last night:

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A big thank you to our families that support all of us while we are away!

Thanks to almost 30 kids our first ever candy buy back was a huge success!

100 pounds of candy were collected and will be sent to deployed troops through Operation Gratitude.

Jaika and Anita loved seeing all the smiles as the kids came in with their candy.

We can’t wait to do this again next year!

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This is what 100 pounds of candy looks like!

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While Anita, Jaika, and Brandy were hard at work at the office in Verona last week, Drs. John and Kate, Assistants Brenda and Jean, and Hygienists Denise and Tanya were hard at work in Honduras.

Pictures of the Fall 2014 Honduras mission trip will be posted by 11/14/14 so check back soon!