Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013, everyone!  As we start the New Year, we want to remind everyone that January 2 and January 3 are Pajama Days at Jarrell Orthodontics.  The members of Team Jarrell will be wearing their pjs to work and ask that all patients do the same.  Patients who wear their pajamas to their appointment on January 2 or January 3 will be entered to win a $10 itunes gift card!  Enjoy your New Year’s Day!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jarrell Orthodontics Has Been Nominated for "Best Dentist" in Kokomo

Thank you, Kokomo!  We have just discovered that Jarrell Orthodontics has been nominated for best dentist in the 2012 Best of Kokomo. (why not best cookies or coffee bar? We don't know!) But regardless, we would LOVE to have your vote!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mitten Tree Donations Due December 17

We are still collecting donations of mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves for our Mitten Tree. Several patients had asked about the deadline for donations to the Mitten Tree. As such, we wanted to let you know that our deadline is Monday, December 17. The items on the tree will be taken to the Salvation Army for distribution to those in need on Tuesday, December 18. If you have any questions about this project, please give Carrie Giannakos a call at 453-4261, ext. 18.  Thank you & Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

National Cookie Day!

December 4 is National Cookie Day. According to the, cookies were something of a fluke: "It's crazy to think that the cookie was an accident, but back when ovens didn't have temperature gauges, bakers would dribble a little cake batter in the oven to be sure it was ready. Finally someone clued in to the fact that these little edibles were amazing and the cookie -- from the Dutch word keokje, meaning 'little cake' -- was born."

Friday, November 30, 2012

Jarrell Orthodontics to Help with "Light Up Your Holiday"

It's that time of year again! The annual "Light Up Your Holiday" event is THIS Saturday, December 1st in downtown Kokomo.  Make plans to come see Santa, who will arrive on a train at 4:15 p.m. (on the square), and enjoy free activities from the businesses around the square.  Team Jarrell members will be at Planet Mind where they are co-sponsors of the free, edible holiday craft.  See you there!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Celebrate World Kindness Day Today!

November 13th is celebrated as the World Kindness Day. A day designated to realize the need for a more compassionate and kinder world.

 Origin of the World Kindness Day

World Kindness Movement is attributed to the origination of this celebration. Different groups, aiming for more kindness in the world, got together in a line of conferences between the years 1996 and 1997. On November 13, 1997, they made a ‘Declaration of Kindness’ and with that the World Kindness Day was born.

World Kindness Day Celebration...

It is not like you have to be kind only on this day, but the World Kindness Day is a reminder of the need for more of your kindness in this world. We know that kindness and smile are contagious and they are not going to stop with you, not just with this day. A decision that you take this day and the very small step you put forth will create a chain reaction, creating an impact that you cannot even fathom.
So make an extra effort to be kind today and celebrate World Kindness Day in style!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Logansport Salvation Army Needs Assistance

Attention, friends, please help us spread the word about a situation at the Logansport Salvation Army. At their “Coats for Kids” Distribution Day, they had about 1002 applications, but could only pass out 460 coats. They had to turn away 170 kids without coats because they didn’t have the right sized coats to give. The main areas in which they ran short were boys’ coats in sizes 7 through 12. While they can always take coats (any size) and store them for next year’s drive, they are currently asking the community for additional funds to purchase coats for those kiddos they had to wait-list. This is the first year they have had to do this.

So, if you or someone you know would like to help, please contact them at 574-722-1979. Thank you!

Help us keep little people warm this winter!  Our mitten tree has just gone up in the office. We ask patients, families, and friends to decorate this tree with mittens, hats, scarves, and gloves which we will give to The Salvation Army for distribution to those in need of warm winter gear. Please donate; the tree will be up until December 13. With the weather we have seen thus far, it just might be a cold one. We appreciate anything you can do!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

We held a mock presidential election yesterday with our patients voting just for fun.  Our patients voted Mitt Romney the next president.  It will be interesting to see how our office results compare to Indiana as a state and the nation as a whole.  This is going to be a close election; it's really anyone's guess as to who ends up  the next president of the United States.  Please exercise your right to vote!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!!

Happy Halloween!  Don't forget our Sweet Swap that runs tomorrow and Monday from 9:00 to 4:30.  Patients, bring 25 pieces of candy or more into Jarrell Orthodontics, and get an entry into a drawing for 3 different gift cards.  Eat the stuff you are allowed to eat with braces, then trade what you cannot and you could win:  $10 itunes gift card, $15 AMC Theatre gift card or $25 American Eagle gift card. 
Candy will go to local charities and troops overseas.  Thank you!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Come to Our Sweet Swap!

Attention Patients, Jarrell Orthodontics is having a "Sweet Swap". Thursday, November 1 and Monday, November 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., patients can trade 25 pieces of candy (wrapped, please!) or more for an entry into a drawing for a $10 itunes gift card, a $15 AMC Theatres gift card or a $25 American Eagle Gift Card. All candy collected will be distributed to Kokomo charities and/or troops serving overseas. We will meet you at our Sweet Swap! RSVP and let us know you are planning to attend!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Are You "Drinking" Too Much Sugar?


That’s what we want YOU to tell us! 

You have all heard that today’s kids drink too much pop and their sugar intake is causing a variety of problems including childhood obesity and poor oral health. 

Because it is just plain spooky, & hard to imagine, just how much sugar the average soft drink contains, we thought we would show you.

This month’s contest is…


Simply match the sugar in each bottle to the amount that would be in a 12 ounce bottle of that drink.

The winner will receive

 an Electronic Catch Phrase Game
a $25 Gift Card for Pizza!

Contest will run OCTOBER 16 to NOVEMBER 15.
The winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries submitted.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Blue Skies in the Forecast for Wednesday!

Woo Hoo!  The "chance of rain" that was in the forecast for Wednesday, October 8 has been removed.  It now scheduled to be "partly cloudy in the morning, then clear" which is just perfect.  But it will be cool so jackets are a must!

We look forward to seeing all the members of the Jarrell Orthodontics' Kid's Club (those still growing teeth) at Guffey Acres from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. this Wednesday evening.  Meet you  at the Corn Popper!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Meet you on the Corn Popper

Kid's Club Members (those still growing teeth!), it's not too late to get your wristbands for the Jarrell Orthodontics' Kid's Club outing to Guffey Acres on Wed., Oct. 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m..  We still have some wristbands available for those who did not make it in by Oct. 4.  So, come in on Monday or Tuesday, and we will set you up.  This is a private event so all attendees must have a wristband to enter.  Meet you on the Corn Popper!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

School Spirit Day!

Attention patients, October 9 is School Spirit Day!  Wear your favorite school/team logo clothing to your appointment and you will be entered to win a $10 itunes gift card! 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

What to do First?

It's a difficult decision.  Do we walk the corn maze first, jump on the new corn popper, ride the barnyard barrel train, play in the straw jump, or hit the corn crib?  Who knows what you will do first at Guffey Acres during the Jarrell Orthodontics' Kid's Club outing on October 10.  One thing we know for sure, if you don't pick up your wristbands at the Jarrell Orthodontics office, you will be left out of all the farmtastic fun Guffey Acres has to offer!

Our Kid's Club outing to Guffey Acres is less than 2 weeks away.  The date is October 10 and the hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Kid's Club members (those still growing teeth) may have up to 4 wristbands. 

Food and beverage and pumpkins will be available for sale during this event.  But remember, you must have a wristband to enter as this is a private event.

See you October 10 at the corn crib, or the barrel train, or the straw jump or the corn popper....

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Drug Disposal - National Take-Back Initiative

This Saturday the 29th is the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. On that day people can bring their unwanted or expired medications—including opioid painkillers—to disposal sites across the country....

Prescription medications are now the most commonly abused drugs among kids ages 12–13 and second to marijuana among young adults, according to 2010 data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Studies show that a majority of these drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet.

On the last Take-Back Day, April 28, Americans brought a record 276 tons of prescription drugs for proper disposal to more than 5,600 locations.

Currently, in Kokomo the collection sites are the downtown Walgreens and KPD. There are a couple in Peru and the surrounding area as well.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Kid's Club Members, Meet Us at Guffey Acres

Attention parents of Kid's Club Members, don't forget to pick up your wristbands for our Guffey Acres outing on Wednesday, October 10.  Jarrell Orthdontics has reserved Guffey Acres from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for our Annual Kid's Club Outing which means Guffey Acres is ours for the evening.  All activities will be open.  Kid's Club members are free to navigate the corn maze, take a hay ride, ride the barnyard barrel train, slide down the tube slide, jump on the new "Corn Popper" and much more.  Food, beverages, and pumpkins will be available for sale.

Since this is a private event, wristbands are required for entry to Guffey Acres.  Wristbands are available for pick up at Jarrell Orthodontics through October 4. 

Meet you in the Corn Box!

Crazy Sock Day!

Crazy Sock Day is back!  Patients with appointments at our Kokomo office should wear their craziest socks to their appointments on Tuesday, September 25.  Patients with appointments at our Logansport office should do the same on Wednesday, October 3.  The person with the craziest socks at each office just may win a prize!  While we will still focus on your teeth, this is one day we will take a good look at your feet as well!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Wristbands for Guffey Acres Now Available for Pick-Up!

Our wristbands are in for the Jarrell Orthodontics' Kid's Club outing to Guffey Acres October 10 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Kid's Club members may have up to 4 wristbands for this private event. We hope to see you there!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kid's Club Members, Join Us at Guffey Acres!

Attention Jarrell Orthodontics’ Kid’s Club Members, this one's for you!  Jarrell Orthodontics has scheduled an evening at Guffey Acres, Wednesday, October 10, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., for all members of the Kid's Club.
Guffey Acres is ours for the evening; all activities (corn maze, straw jump, hay ride, pony rides, cow ropin',  the new "Corn Popper" and more!) will be open. Kid’s Club Members may have up to 4 wristbands for admission so they can bring Mom, Dad, siblings and/or friends. 

Food, Beverage and Pumpkins will be available for sale.

Wristbands are required as this is a private event. Wristbands should be picked up at Jarrell Orthodontics by October 4.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flex Funds for Orthodontics

As you begin to think about the funds that remain in your 2012 Flexible Spending Account, don't forget that Flex funds may be used for orthodontics.  If you or your child is in need of orthodontics, give us a call to schedule an initial exam to see about getting the braces placed before the end of the year so you can use your Flex funds. You may also use Flex Funds to make payments on accounts for patients already in treatment.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Jarrell Jeopardy is Always a Good Time!

During a recent team training day, we played Jarrell Jeopardy. What a blast!  Team members had to tell Carrie aka "Alex Trebek" 5 things no one knew about them which she then organized into various categories to make our Jeopardy boards. Then, team members had to blow into party horns to "buzz" in. It got pretty rowdy! And, surprise, the winner of Jarrell Jeopardy was Maribeth, the team member who has been here the shortest amount of time! She has obviously learned quite a bit about her co-workers during her year at Jarrell Orthodontics. Congrats, Maribeth.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ADA Site Offers Info on Good Oral Health

Monday, August 13, 2012

Can You Bowl A Strike?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Try Your Hand at Kevin's NFL Helmet Contest

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

National Smile Week

August 5 - 11 is designated National Smile Week.  Remember to show off those beautiful smiles as often as possible!  To quote Max Eastman, "A smile is the universal welcome."

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Did You Know?

Tooth decay remains the most common chronic disease among children ages 5-17 with 59% affected.  As one of the stickers we give to younsters says, "Brush 'em and Floss 'em" if you want to minimize tooth decay!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beach Bash was a Smash!

We want to thank everyone who attended the Jarrell Orthodontics' Beach Bash at Kokomo Beach on July 12.  The crowd was amazing!  It was a delight to see 800 people enjoying their time in the pool.  We hope you had as much fun that evening as we did.  Thank you again for making our first Beach Bash a smashing success!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Only 2 more days until the Jarrell Orthodontics' Beach Bash on July 12!  Do you have your tickets yet?  If not, stop by Jarrell Orthodontics and pick them up.  Everyone must have a ticket to enter.  We are gathering our supplies for the big bash - sunglasses, sand pails, etc.  See you on Thursday!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Everyone Deserves a Compliment!

Patients, today is National Compliment Your Mirror Day. Repeat after me: 'My my. Who is that gorgeous creature and how did it get into my bathroom? Oh wait. It's me!' You put a lot of work into being your awesome self and you deserve some recognition. So say it loud and proud. 'I look goooood.'  And once your braces are off and your smile is perfect, you will be looking GREAT!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Orthodontists are Specialists at Straightening Teeth

Why choose an orthodontist to straighten your child's teeth if a general dentist offers this service?  Because your child deserves the best.   All orthodontists are dentists, but only about 6 percent of dentists are orthodontists.  Orthodontists receive an extra 2-3 years of specialized education beyond dental school to learn the proper way to align and straighten teeth.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Okay, patients, it's time for a new contest...and we have a fun one for you! Dr. Kevin treated his team to a spa day in May. We loved our manicures so much we took a picture of our hands. So, now, we want you to guess which hand belongs to which team member. The entry form for this new office contest is at the front desk in the office as well as the "contests" page of our website:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Join Us for Jarrell Orthodontics' Beach Bash!

Mark your calendars for Jarrell Orthodontics Beach Bash! We are having a private party for our patients and their friends at Kokomo Beach from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., July 12. Look for more information on the festivities in the days to come.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dr. Kevin to rock ribfest

Be sure to attend Ribfest in Foster Park on Saturday June 9. Dr. Kevin plays guitar with "Jason Skaggs" - the band AND the person! Scheduled to play at 6 pm, they have a set of high-power rock lined up. Hope you can all be there to support the Carver Center and Ribfest!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Remember, tomorrow is the last day to enter to win 2 tickets to this coming weekend's Indianapolis 500! We will determine the winner on Tuesday. Good luck to all who entered.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Patients, don't forget April 17 is Pajama Day. Patients with appointments on April 17are encouraged to come in their jammies...their may be prizes involved for the best jammies of the day!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Kid's Club

Kid's Club members, don't forget to come into Jarrell Orthodontics for your bi-monthly prize. You are eligible for the bi-monthly Kid's Club prize even if you do not have an appointment that particular month. You don't want to miss out on the cool stuff you have coming to you as a member of the Jarrell Orthodontics' Kid's Club!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day

We hope you are feeling the love this Valentine's Day. If you feel like you need a little something extra to make you feel special, come visit us here at Jarrell Orthodontics for a little Valentine's Day treat! We want all of our patients to have an exceptional day!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Drinks that Destroy Teeth!!

Check this out!
A recent news story that we thought would be beneficial to all of our patients. It's important to be aware, and keep your dental health in mind. Especially while you are in braces!! Below is the link with the news video, it provides great information.

Drinks can spell dental disaster

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome 2012!

Start the New Year with a new smile! As the New Year gets into full swing we are all thinking about sticking to our resolutions. Resolve to do something for yourself. Improve your smile with the help of your flexible health savings plan! Flexible spending accounts can be used towards braces and invisalign.

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile”