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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers sponsors Future of Art

The Future of Art – Alliance for the Arts

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be the exhibit sponsor for the 25th annual Alliance for the Arts Future of Art. Various works of art created by elementary and middle school students across Lee County will be on display from April 4 to April 29 with an opening reception on Tuesday, April 4 from 5-7PM. Work created by high school students will then be exhibited with a second opening reception on Thursday, April 20 from 5-7PM

“The talented kids of the community are all on display, it’s a great exhibit for those of all ages,” said Dr. Verwest.

This is the 25th year the Alliance has partnered with the Lee Arts Educators Association (LAEA) to provide students with an opportunity to display their artwork in a formal exhibit. This annual show features more than forty schools and hundreds of pieces of art in a wide variety of mediums.  Judges will select winners in several categories and award a Best in Show.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for over 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers named ‘most loved ‘dentist 2017

HulaFrog awarded Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD & Associates the most loved pediatric dentist award for 2017. The most loved business winners are voted on and selected by parents in the local community.

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD named 2017 top dentist

img_0355Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim M. Verwest, DMD has been selected by the Consumer Research Council of America for inclusion in the 2017 Guide to America’s Top Dentists. Selection is based on a points system which includes, experience, training, board certification, and professional associations.

He was voted best pediatric dentist of Southwest Florida by the Ft. Myers News-Press readers in 2015 and 2016. He is known for his commitment to the community through dental education presentations and gave away over 50,000 toothbrushes in the last three years.

Dr. Verwest professional affiliations include The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American and Florida Dental Associations and West Coast Dental Association, the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Lee County Dental Association.  He is often a guest lecturer for various organizations and has taught classes at Florida Southwestern State College.

He is a board certified Diplomat of the National Board of Pediatric Dentistry with professional interests in the areas of pediatric pharmacology, biomaterials, and pediatric anesthesia.  He believes in lifelong learning and continues his education by taking courses in pediatric sedation, pediatric oncology, sealants, prosthetics, pediatric cosmetic dentistry, pediatric materials, childhood growth and development, and more.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Crystal Harrington Employee Spotlight!

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Crystal Harrington continues to learn many valuable career skills in arguably the busiest pediatric dentist practice in Fort Myers. As most senior in her position, Crystal quickly found herself in a leadership role for the ever-growing team of five detail oriented front office staffers. She credits Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers for allowing her the opportunity to develop leadership, customer service, and billing expertise.

Look no further than Orlando Business Journal’s 2016 Rising 50’s: Anna Bond, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Rifle Paper Co., someone Ms. Harrington admires as a model of success. The stationary and gift brand is represented in over 4,000 stores around the world.

Crystal owns an Etsy shop where she sells her own original acrylic paintings.  She always had a taste for the arts employed at an art studio before joining the practice. She would have loved to see the completion of the Taj Mahal especially with her boyfriend Brian.

The biggest enjoyment of her day comes when a parent provides positive remarks regarding their child’s experience while at the practice. Within the last three years Dr. Verwest and the staff of Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers has received over 1,200 reviews of 4.8 or higher on websites such as, Healthgrades, Google and Facebook.

“Kindness goes a long way,” Crystal says in regards to the quality of patient care and responsibility of each family as if it was their own.

Next time your visiting this pediatric dentist practice ask Crystal about her day, perhaps even the Etsy shop, or her dream of someday riding a dirt bike.

Brianna Baker – Employee Spotlight

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Brianna Baker presses and answers a call for the busy pediatric dentist practice she calls home. “Thank you for calling Dr. Verwest’s office, how may I help you,” moments before she had just taken payment for a young ladies six-month checkup. This is the life of multi-tasking at its finest. Prior to becoming a valuable team member at Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Brianna waited tables at the popular Two Meatballs in the Kitchen, a place she credits for developing her customer service and communication skills, saying, “{I} was able to meet and talk with people from all walks of life.”

Brianna begun her rise to the front office after working for almost a year as the lobby greeter of the practice. To be fair, she was a jack of all trades, having a few dental presentations to local schools under her belt, multiple event participation, and in office nuances of how a practice operates. “She really was one of our shining stars in the lobby, she deserved a chance to grow professionally with us,” said Jeffrey Shafer, director of marketing for the practice.  Brianna finds great rewards in working with children and hopes to continue to learn more about successfully being a business owner through Dr. Verwest’s leadership.

When Brianna is not sorting through charts, scheduling appointments, or doing the smaller things that matter, you can find her out on the water, probably fishing her heart out. One day, she hopes to be able to swim with sharks (hopefully in an aquarium), because swimming with an apex predator in the wild is just a little too dangerous for this writer. Next time you give us a ring and Brianna answers, ask her if she’s caught any snook, red fish, or trout lately. She may have even bagged her first tarpon.

Join Us for Movie Night At Alliance for the Arts!

Outdoor Family Movie Nights – Alliance for the Arts

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will sponsor family movie nights at the Alliance for the Arts for the 2016 season. This is the third consecutive year the dental practice has sponsored movie night. All funds collected go to support the children programming at the Alliance for the Arts.

Family movie night at the Alliance for the Arts begins Friday, January 20 at 6:30PM with a screening of Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip. “The Alliance for the Arts provides quality family entertainment and we’re happy to continue to support this worthy organization,” said Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD of Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers.

The series continues Friday, February 17 at 7PM with Ice Age: Collision Course, and concludes on March 10 at 7:15PM with How to Train Your Dragon 2. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, coolers, and blankets. There is a $5 suggested family donation for attendees.

The Alliance for the Arts proudly supports artists and art organizations in our area as the state designated Local Arts Agency for Lee County.  For more information on family movie night, visit www.artinlee.org.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 26 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

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Dr. Verwest Sponsors Energy for Life Walkathon 2016

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD will be an energy sponsor for the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation’s Energy for Life Walkathon. The walkathon will be held Saturday, December 3, 2016. UMDF will be reaching out to the community to bring awareness to mitochondrial diseases and disorders.

The Southwest Florida Group of the UMDF will be hosting the second annual Energy for Life Walkathon. This event will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at the Estero Recreation Center located at 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd., Estero, Florida 33928. Funds raised help bring awareness for those fighting mitochondrial diseases in our area.

The mission of the Walk and UMDF is to promote research, education, treatment, and cure of the mitochondrial disorders and to provide support to individuals and families affected by this disease. The effects of the disease vary: some suffer total debilitation where as others lose the ability to see and hear. It can be linked to Parkinson’s, Diabetes, and some cancers.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers Snow Day raises $15,000 for ACT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 6, 2016) –Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers second annual Snow Day raised over $15,000 for the Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (ACT).

The family-friendly fundraiser, promoted local education and awareness during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Snow Day 2016 event organizers are more than pleased with its success. “We’re pleased to have created such a unique event that’s not only fun, but brings awareness to everyday problems those in our community face,” said Jeffrey Shafer, Snow Day Committee Co-Chair.

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Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest DMD & Associates continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for the last 25 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.

Abuse Counseling and Treatment, Inc. (also known as ACT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit social service agency serving victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking in Lee, Hendry, and Glades Counties. ACT has been providing a circle of support for victims and their families since 1978. ACT provides critical services to those in crisis through a 24-hour crisis hotline, counseling, forensic examinations, medical, legal and personal advocacy, violence prevention programs, children’s programs and more. For more information, please visit www.actabuse.com.

 

Dr. Verwest donates to foster care children in Lee County

FORT MYERS, Fla. (October 6, 2016) – Pediatric Dentistry of Ft. Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD donated toothbrushes to foster care children in Lee County. The donations will go to the Donate4Kidz Foundation. They provides care packages for foster care children in need. Sarde Howell, a seven year old home-school student reached out to the pediatric dentist for a community service project.

“We deeply care about children in our own community and want to help out as many as we’re able to,” said Dr. Verwest. “We thank Sarde for letting us be part of his community project”.

Pediatric Dentistry of Fort Myers regularly donates to improve community health and hygiene. In 2014 the office donated over 20,000 free toothbrushes to children in Lee, Collier, and Charlotte County.

Pediatric Dentistry of Ft Myers, Dr. Tim Verwest, DMD, continues to provide pediatric dental care to children for over 25 years. Areas of service include comprehensive dental exams, cleanings, composite fillings, dental hygiene education, extractions, fluoride treatments, sealants, sedation dentistry, space maintainers, x-rays and tooth nerve treatment. For more information, visit www.DrVerwest.com or (239) 482-2722.