Monday, December 20, 2010

One More Day for Mitten Tree!

The mitten tree at Jarrell Orthodontics is looking good, but there is always room for more...mittens, scarves, hats, and gloves. We will be taking all donations to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need tomorrow.

So, you have 1 more day to help us load the tree with things to help us keep our little ones warms this winter.

Thank you!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Help Us Decorate Our Mitten Tree

The weather outside is truly bone chilling and the "Mitten Tree" at Jarrell Orthodontics could not have gone up at a better time. Between now and December 21, we are asking those who can to donate a pair of gloves, mittens, scarves or hats to decorate our mitten tree in the reception area of Jarrell Orthodontics. On December 21, we will take all donations to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need. Thank you!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Dr. Kevin & the entire team at Jarrell Orthodontics want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. We all have much for which to be grateful. You, our patients and your families, are at the top of the list. We appreciate your support of our practice and look forward to serving you through the holiday season and into 2011.

Please remember, the office will be closed Wednesday, November 24 through Friday, November 26. We will reopen on Monday, November 29.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Don't Miss Our 1 Day Smile Event

On November 11 between 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. during our “1 Day Smile Event”, Dr. Kevin will provide Invisalign treatment consultations to answer prospective patients’ questions about Invisalign treatment. For this one day, we are offering a Free iPad at delivery of aligners OR $500 off the cost of aligners. Call us at 453-4261 for details.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Orthodontic patients, if you get more than just "ortho approved" candy in your bag this year, sell it to Drs. Kevin & Melissa Jarrell for the troops!

On Monday, November 1, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., kids can sell their Halloween candy to the staff at Jarrell Orthodontics, 314 E. Alto Road, or Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Kokomo, 310 E. Alto Road for $1.00 per pound. Kids simply bring their unwanted candy to the offices where Jarrell staff will weigh it out and pay them on the spot.

On November 2, the candy will be boxed up and shipped out. The beneficiaries will be troops serving in the Middle East as well as troops serving in Africa who have adopted a local orphanage where they will treat themselves and local children to a “taste” of Halloween from the folks at home.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Deadline for "Coats for Kids" Approaching!

Thursday, October 14 is the deadline to drop items off at the Jarrell Orthodontics' office for The Salvation Army "Coats for Kids" program. Now through October 14, we will be accepting donations of gently used or new coats, along with mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution to families in need. Any and all donations are appreciated!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Attention Logansport Patients: Dr. Kevin’s Groovy Guitar Design Contest 2.0

Attention Logansport Patients!

As you know all true rock stars “Play Guitar”. If you ever wanted to try your hand at designing guitars, this contest is for you! Announcing…

Dr. Kevin’s Groovy Guitar Design Contest 2.0

Turn your “inner rock star” loose and design your dream guitar! Simply pick up your guitar at the Jarrell Orthodontics’ Logansport office, then paint, glitter, stamp, or sticker your way to our Guitar Wall of Fame!

Your finished guitar is due at the Jarrell Ortho office by Wed., Dec 1 where it will be judged by Jarrell Staffers.

The winner will receive a $20 Gift Card to!

Your entries may also end up on display on the walls of the Jarrell Orthodontics Office!

If you have any questions on this contest, please give me a call at 453-4261, ext. 23.



Carrie Giannakos
Professional Relations Coordinator

Monday, September 20, 2010

Dancing with the Stars Facebook Contest!

Dancing with the Stars starts tonight as does our Dancing with the Stars Facebook Contest! Watch the show each Monday, then tell us, on Facebook, which celebrity you think will be eliminated on Tuesday. Answers are due by 7 p.m. the night of elimination. So, watch tonight, and tell us by 7 p.m. tomorrow which celebr...ity you feel will be the first to go! The weekly winner will receive a $10 gift card to Culvers.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Don't Forget to Make Your Football Picks!

Remember, there is no Thursday night football this week, so you have until 12 noon Sunday to complete your picks on Dr. Kevin's Pick the Winners! Log onto, click on the on the words "Click here for the Entry Form for Dr. Kevin's Pick the Winners!", make your picks and you are entered to win!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

2010 Coats for Kids

The Salvation Army "Coats for Kids" program begins September 1 and Jarrell Orthodontics is serving as a drop-off site for the program again this year. Now through October 14, we will be accepting donations of gently used or new coats, along with mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats. Donations will be given to the Salvation Army for distribution to families in need. Any and all donations are appreciated!

Bowling Contest

We are having our annual bowling contest. Patients will get 2 chances to bowl a strike. If they do, they will be entered in a drawing to win a $20 gift card to Kokomo Sport Bowl. Good luck!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

School Supply Drive Runs Through August 31

Don't forget, the Jarrell Orthodontics School Supply Drive will run through the end of August. We are getting a nice collection of paper, pencils, markers, folders, backpacks, and more to donate to area schools for kids whose families do not have the resources to outfit them with the necessary school supplies.

We appreciate any and all donations and thank you for supporting our efforts to help local kids in school.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Contest Winners

We have a winner on our Summer Postcard Contest! We congratulate Kevin M. who submitted the winning postcard. Kevin will receive 2 tickets to Conner Prairie along with 2 tickets to go up in their tethered Hot Air Balloon ride. Enjoy the ride, Kevin and don't forget to send us pics from your time at Conner Prairie.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Patients, Moms (and Dads - you can enter yourselves), don’t forget to enter Dad in our Father’s Day Contest. Simply send an email to: with Dad’s name, and phone number, along with Dad's favorite thing to cook on the grill and he will be entered to win a griller’s tool kit and $25 gift card to White’s Meat Market! Contest runs through the month of June. Winner will be drawn July 1.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Scholarship to Camp Invention

We are extremely proud to report that Jarrell Orthodontics has been given a scholarship to Camp Invention!

Scheduled for June 21 – 25 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Lewis Cass High School, Camp Invention has been described as "a safe, innovative experience for children to extend school year learning through fun, hands-on activities that promote 21st century learning skills." Students in grades 1 through 6 will participate in 5 modules that are led by qualified local educators.

To enter to win the Camp Invention Scholarship, simply answer the following question:

If you could build your own robot, what would you make it do?

You may enter at the Jarrell Orthodontics office. If you wish to enter via email, simply send the answer to the question above, with the patient’s name and phone number to:

Enter by Thursday, June 10. The winner will be drawn at random from all entries and will be notified on Monday, June 14.

For more information on Camp Invention including cost to attend, registration process, “attend with a friend” program, program modules, and more, check out their website: or call Cindy Leduc at, 574-699-6687.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Toy Story Coloring Contest

Attention Supervision Patients (those of you who need to grow more teeth): We’re having a Toy Story 3 Coloring Contest just for you!

Pick up your Coloring Page at the Front Desk of Jarrell Orthodontics, then color away. When you are done, put your name and phone number on the back of the page, drop it by Jarrell Orthodontics by 12 noon Friday, June 11, and you will be entered to win 2 tickets to our special showing of Toy Story 3 in 3D!

Winners will be announced on Monday, June 14.

Please give Carrie Giannakos a call at 453-4261,ext. 23 if you have any questions on the Coloring Contest or our Toy Story 3 - 3D special event.

To Infinity & Beyond!

Toy Story 3 in 3D - We Bought Out the Theater!

Dr. Kevin has purchased all the tickets for a morning showing of the latest Toy Story movie. 100 lucky patients will win a pair of tickets to this special 10:00 a.m. screening on June 18. To enter, go to, click on the “Toy Story 3” logo, and follow the directions from there. Winners will be notified by Monday, June 14. One Entry Per Person, Please!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tickets to Daniel Rodriguez Performance

Jarrell Orthodontics has 2 adult tickets to the April 30, 7:30 p.m. Kokomo Community Concert perfomance by Daniel Rodriguez at the KHS Auditorium to give away. Children/Full-Time Students may attend for free. To be entered to win 2 adult tickets to the performance by Daniel Rodriguez, please send an email to by 5 p.m. Monday, April 26.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monkey Around at Jarrell Orthodontics!

It's finally time for you to "monkey around" at Jarrell Orthodontics! Throughout the office at Jarrell Orthodontics, you will see our monkeys just hanging out.

Simply tell us how many monkeys you find hanging around the office, and you will be entered to win:

1 Adult and 1 Child Ticket to the Indianapolis Zoo and 1 Ticket for a Child to be a Junior Dolphin Trainer which offers a close up encounter for the little marine mammal lover! Of course, you get one of our adorable Jarrell Ortho monkeys as start counting those monkeys.

This contest will run through April 29.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Michelle M. who won the Marvelous Month of March Contest. For her efforts, and knowledge of March related trivia, Michelle will receive a $25 gift card to Books-A-Million! Enjoy!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Welcome Baby Jordan!

Congratulations to our assistant Samantha and her fiance Jessie on the birth of their son, Jordan on Wednesday!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Preventing Soda Pop Syndrome

To Prevent Soda Pop Syndrome:

1. Limit the amount of soda in your diet
2. Rinse with water after drinking soda to shorten exposure to dental enamel
3. See your dental professional for regular check ups and to strengthen tooth enamel through fluoride therapy.

Your dentist may recommend:

1. Professional applied fluoride
2. Prescription strength fluoride toothpastes and rinses

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Symptoms of Soda Pop Syndrome

Symptoms of Soda Pop Syndrome:

1. Chalky appearance to the teeth
2. Lost surface definition
3. Extensive cavities

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Soda Pop Syndrome

Know the perils of "pop" which can cause Soda Pop Syndrome. Did you know that drinking soft drinks lowers the acidity, or pH level, of your mouth to below the level at which enamel decalcification occurs? It takes approximately 20 minutes for the pH to get back to normal. This is why continuous sipping over the course of the day is so destructive.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Help for Haiti

Working in conjunction with Main Street Christian Church, the staff at Jarrell Orthodontics is collecting supplies for the Haiti Christian Outreach program. We will accept supplies beginning today, through 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 at our office at 314 E. Alto Road in Kokomo. Patients in the Logansport area may drop supplies off from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 in our Logansport office at 8 Chase Park.

The following items have been requested:

• Peanut butter
• Meats (canned or foil package)
• Bottled water

Medical Supplies:
• Dressings, gauze
• Surgical supplies
• Gloves, tape
• Suture materials
• Alcohol
• Peroxide
• Antibiotic cream (Neosporin)
• Vaseline
• Ziploc bags – all sizes

Over the Counter Medicines:
• Tylenol or ibuprofen
• Antacids (Tums)
• Cough medicine
• Prenatal vitamins
• Anti-diarrhea medications (like Imodium) tablets or capsules (not liquid or liquid-gels)
• Anti-itch cream (Benadryl)
• Eye drops – non medicated (saline…liquid tears), etc.

The scope of the tragedy that has befallen Haiti is such that it will take everyone working together to put that country back on the road to recovery. We appreciate any help you can provide.

Thank you!

Carrie Giannakos
Professional Relations Coordinator

Thursday, January 28, 2010


The Indianapolis COLTS are going to the Super Bowl! Get caught wearing any type of COLTS Fan Gear during your appointment at Jarrell Orthodontics the week preceding Super Bowl XLI and you will be entered to win a COLTS prize! Contest will run Monday, February 1 - 4; winner will be chosen at the close of business on Feb. 4. So, don your COLTS gear and GO BLUE!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Mitten Tree

Thank you to everyone who added mittens to our 2009 Mitten Tree. Mittens, hats, and scarves were taken to the Salvation Army before Christmas. On a day like today, those who donated know you are helping to keep little hands warm in the New Year! Thank you!