Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? It's a great time to remind your patients about the importance of screenings, since approximately 1 in 14 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer during their lifetime. These screenings don't apply to smokers only - 18% of lung cancer patients have never smoked in their lives. To learn more about lung cancer, log onto the Lung Cancer Alliance at

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

World Kindness Day

Today is World Kindness Day. Have you ever been the recipient of a "random act of kindness"? Some of the members of team Jarrell have. Carrie, our professional relations coordinator was. Years ago, she was looking for change in her purse to purchase a ticket at the airport for the train to travel into Washington, D.C. A man standing next to her saw her looking for change and gave her the money for the ticket. When she thanked him, he simply told her to pay it forward and help someone else out some day which she has done. One of our orthodontic assistants, Breanna, also had a story to share. She was in the drive through and ordered dinner for 7 people with the bill totaling almost $40 when she got to the window to pay, she learned that the person in front of her had paid the bill and added dessert. She paid it forward by paying for the person behind her. We love hearing stories like these. How do you plan to celebrate World Kindness Day?

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Happy 30th Anniversary, Denise!

Today is a big day at Jarrell Orthodontics. Thirty years ago today, Denise Culbertson started her journey as an employee of Jarrell Orthodontics. We want to wish her the happiest of 30th anniversaries and tell her just how much she means to the practice and our patients. Denise is our Office Manager, Treatment Coordinator and jack of all trades. We simply do not know what we would do without her. She is the "go to" person for so much at Jarrell Orthodontics that we could never guess at how many times a day the response to someone's question is "ask Denise". Employees who stay on the job and continue to enjoy their jobs as much as Denise does are rare indeed. So, Happy Anniversary, Denise! It really would not be the same at Jarrell Orthodontics without you!