Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mad-Libs Contest at Barnett Orthodontics


Besides getting a great smile at Barnett Orthodontics, throughout the year we have fun and creative contests with great prizes for our patients. The most recent contest involved a "Mad-lib" where our patients filled in the blanks to a story we created. We based the story on an appointment at the orthodontic office and told them to put in a noun, a verb or an adjective in certain blanks.

We were amazed and entertained by the hundreds of entries. It was difficult to pick the three winners but a few stories stood out from the rest. We've highlighted the winners below with first place going to Katelynn, second palce going to Matt and third place going to Mitch. Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned for the next contest.


Katelynn won $50.00 to Barnes and Noble Bookstores


Matt won $20.00 to Barnes and Noble Bookstore


Mitch won a $10.00 gift certificate to the movies

Come see how much fun we have at Barnett Orthodontics. Visit our website for more information or call for an appointment today! 330-745-4497

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The passing of a mentor and orthodontic legend--Dr. Gianelly

Dr. Anthony A. Gianelly, Chair ad interim of the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, passed away Thursday, May 28. He was 72. "Dr. G" helped to shape hundreds of orthodontists nationwide into motivated, driven, exceptional practitioners. He was known worldwide as a leader, innovator, lecturer and teacher. I had the honor of learning from him on a daily basis during my residency.

Dr. G had a tremendous impact on me and the way I practice orthodontics. He instilled in me the value of evidence based decisions. He was never swayed by the popular fads and while he had an open mind for future developments in the field, he wanted proof that something worked before he would support it.

I feel extremely lucky to have had him as a mentor and I extend my sympathy and support to his family. I am a better orthodontist because of Dr. G.