Recent News & Events
Posted February 23, 2016:Do you have a teething child? This link is for you!
Teething can be a very difficult time, ask any parent! Here's some great information on what signs and symptoms to look for and advice on providing relief! Take a look at this article from CNN and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Pediatric Oral Health and Research and Policy Center.
Posted November 3, 2015:Help Us Keep Kids Warm This Winter!
Even though it may not feel like it today, colder weather is here! We all know how cold it can get here in WNY, and we know how important it is to make sure we always have our gloves and hats to keep our children and ourselves safe and warm.
That's why as weather changes we want to make sure that as many children as possible have the warm clothing they need for the upcoming winter.
For the entire month of November we will be collecting new gloves, hats and scarves for children ages 5 to 18.
Help us keep kids warm by bringing a donation to your appointment or stop in anytime this month during office hours!
All the donations will go to Child & Family Services, a not-for-profit organization that strengthens families, and promotes the well-being of children right here in our hometown. Learn more about this great organization here.
We know what wonderful families we have as part of our practice and thank you all in advance for your help!!
Posted October 28, 2015:Wilderness Week!
We brought the outdoors inside last week! Kids had a chance to go fishing, build their own binoculars, and even go on a wildlife spotting scavenger hunt!
We had a blast! We found all kinds of animals - from woodchucks to bobcats to toads - all native to the WNY area! There might have even been a Bigfoot sighting or two!
Everyone that searched for animals even got a s'mores snack to take home!
Thanks to all who took part in our fun week!
Posted September 18, 2015:Aarrr Matey!!
Ahoy!! Today we be celebrating "International Talk Like a Pirate Day!" Grab yer favorite cutlass, prepare to pillage and plunder, search our treasure chest for pirate goodies before ye weigh anchor!
(Aarr! We know the official date to celebrate is tomorrow - but we will take any reason to be pirates for the day!!)
Posted July 21, 2015:A Successful PJ & Book Drive!
A HUGE Thank You to all our families that donated to our pajama and book drive!! We collected close to 30 pairs of pajamas and over 40 books! We are so lucky to have such generous people in our practice!!
All the donations went to the local chapter of The Pajama Program - take a look at our Facebook page to see more!Pajama Drive
Posted May 28, 2015:Pajama and Book Drive!
We are hosting a PAJAMA AND BOOK DRIVE to benefit The Pajama Program for the ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE!
Bedtime can be a comforting time for many children - help us bring that comfort to kids in the area who may not have a bedtime story to read or a pair of PJs to change into at night. We are collecting NEW pajamas and NEW books for children of all ages (infant to 18 years old). Simply bring them with you to your appointment this month and put them in our box - we will do the rest!
We will even be having a pajama day to add to the fun!
Take a look at The Pajama Program to see the great things they are doing and learn more about their organization
Posted April 2, 2015:Dr. Paul featured on HABRI central
Dr. Paul was recently interviewed by Katie Carroll. Katie writes a blog for the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative at Purdue University. She was interested in our use of a therapy dog in the dental settings and it's tremendous success.
Check out the article here
Posted March 26, 2015:Pick Your Paste!
Have you had a chance to check out our new toothpaste menus? Each flavor has a picture and word to make it easy for EVERYONE to make their own choice! Keep an eye on our featured flavors - they are always changing!
Sometimes the decision is so difficult you need a little help from Mom & big sis!!
Posted March 13, 2015:St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Get ready to get your green on! St. Patrick's Day is coming up and we are super excited! Next Tuesday the leprechaun is stopping by!! We will be making shamrock shakes in the office all day. We have our finest green attire and are ready for a wee bit o'fun!
Posted January 29, 2015:National Children's Dental Health Month Is Almost Here!
February is almost here and we are getting ready for National Children's Dental Health month! All month long some of our staff visit local schools and child care centers to talk to kids about how to keep their teeth happy and healthy! With the help of a special friend we show them the proper way to brush and floss. We also talk about snacks that keep our teeth in great shape and what to expect when you visit the dentist! Maybe we will see some of you while we are visiting our friends in the community
Posted August 20, 2014:5 Tips For Back to School Smiles
A new school year is just around the corner!
Keep your kids in great shape with these 5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR CHILDREN'S TEETH HAPPY when they go back in the classroom:
1.) After breakfast, before leaving for school, make sure your child brushes well with a fluoridated toothpaste. Brushing right after a meal helps clean teeth and stops bad breath.
2.) Pack your child’s lunch box with healthy lunch food and snacks such as lean meats, whole grain breads, low-fat yogurt or cheeses, fruits and veggies, and seeds or nuts. Besides being packed with nutrients, certain fruits and veggies can even help clean the teeth and gums. Remember to make treats a treat. Save sugary sticky snacks like cookies, cake, brownies, and candy for birthdays and other special occasions.
3.) If your child's school allows them to chew gum, chewing gum that contains Xylitol for a few minutes in between lunch and afternoon classes can help stimulate saliva to buffer the acid and help dislodge food particles from the mouth. Xylitol, a natural sweetener, is a particularly good option since studies have shown that consistent exposure to Xylitol can reduce cavity-causing bacteria in the mouth.
4.) If your children have braces, have them brush or rinse well with water after lunch. If they wear a removable retainer, they should clean it well after each meal and be sure to always place it in the case while eating.
5.) Before the school year starts, schedule a dental visit to make sure there are no problems to distract your child during the school year.
Following these tips will help ensure happy teeth for the whole school year!!
Posted August 5, 2014:Checking in with Brooke
Our most popular team member is getting rave reviews!! Brooke has been bringing smiles and comfort to all of her new friends for the last 2 years.
Have you had a chance to meet her yet? She works Wednesday and Thursday mornings, visiting chairside for anyone who enjoys her company.
She's looking forward to meeting you at your next visit!
Posted August 1, 2014:Hot Dog Day enjoyed by all!
Our Patient Appreciation Day was a huge success!! Many families enjoyed hot dogs, decorated our sidewalks with chalk, and participated in our Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest!
Congratulations to Brody and Isabella - our Seed Spitting Contest winners!!! Brody landed his seed at an amazing 21 feet! Isabella led the 10 and under group landing her seed at 12 feet!
Posted March 18, 2014:Our Food Drive was a success!
Thank you so much to everyone who brought in a donation for our food drive! Because of you we collected 131 lbs. of food for the Food Bank of WNY! Way to go!
Posted February 12, 2014:National Children's Dental Health Month
Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to promote the importance of oral health.
Developing good habits at an early age helps children to have a lifetime of healthy teeth. As advocates for our community's pediatric oral health we are helping to spread the word on healthy smiles to those around us.
During the month of February members of our staff are visiting local schools and daycare centers to teach kids and their teachers how important healthy teeth are! We will talk to the students about why our teeth are important, how proper brushing and snacking habits keep our teeth happy and healthy, and introduce them to people and things they might see at a visit to the dentist.
These fun, interactive presentations are a great way for kids to learn and provide us with a unique opportunity to get involved with our community!
Posted January 28, 2014:February Food Drive
Did you know that February is National Canned Food Month?
To celebrate we are having a FOOD DRIVE to benefit the Food Bank of WNY.
All month long we encourage you to bring shelf stable, non-perishable, labeled food donations with you to your appointment.
In exchange for helping us feed families throughout WNY, we will enter your family into a drawing for a Wegmans gift card!
Some great recommendations from the Food Bank are:
Canned fruits, canned vegetables, canned tomato sauces
100% fruit or vegetable juice
Canned tuna, chicken, stews and chili
Canned or dried beans, peanut butter
Pasta, rice, cereal and oatmeal
Shelf stable milk (dry or evaporated)
Canola or olive oil
No Glass Containers Please
Posted November 14, 2013:Help Us Pick A New Flavor
The race is on! Join us on Facebook as we let you decide which new flavor toothpaste we should have.
The choices are:
Head over to our Facebook page where you can vote for your favorite!
A winner will be determined Friday, Novemeber 22, 2013
UPDATE: And the WINNER is Watermelon!!
Posted October 23, 2013:New York State Dental Association features Dr. Weiss and Brooke
The latest issue of the NYSDA news featured a photo and article about Dr. Weiss and his therapy dog, Brooke on the cover this month. The article focus' on the benefits of having Brooke in the office, as well as the other ways we strive to make every patients dental experience a positive one.NYSDA News
Posted May 24, 2013:Dr. Weiss is BBB accredited
Dr. Paul Weiss is now Better Business Bureau approved. Click on the logo to see the review of our office.
Posted December 18, 2012:Read All About It!
Read about Dr. Paul and Brooke in the Life & Arts section of today's paper. Anne Neville wrote a wonderful article detailing the affect our therapy dog has on our patients, families and staff.
Posted December 11, 2012:Check us out on MSN.com!
Our newest staff member has made national news! Read all about it at msn.com:
Posted August 1, 2012:New Office Employee
Every Wednesday and Thursday morning, patients are greeted with a warm and fuzzy reception when they arrive for their visits at Dr. Paul Weiss’ pediatric dental office in Williamsville. The newest staff member, Brooke, a four-year-old Golden Retriever, is using her talents as a certified therapy dog (Certified by Therapy Dogs International) to interact with and entertain patients and their families. She works the reception area with her handler, offering and receiving lots of affection and hugs and occasionally chasing down her favorite ball. Her calm and gentle demeanor, friendliness to strangers and receptiveness to physical contact make her the perfect addition to the playful child-oriented surroundings of the office. The match between Brooke and the patients seems perfect. As a Golden Retriever, her primary purpose in life is to please those around her. She gets the love that she needs and she can help take the child’s and parents’ mind off their fears.
Like all therapy dogs, Brooke was required to pass a rigorous training program and evaluation. She mastered basic obedience and proved she is able to accept common medical appliances, clumsy handling (petting) and various distractions. Therapy dogs have been shown to ease tensions, lower blood pressure and increase positive attitudes. Traditionally, their services are utilized in hospitals, schools, and retirement homes. Knowing Brooke’s temperament, Dr. Paul recognized an opportunity to offer another source of comfort to his patients and increased relaxation to the office atmosphere. Brooke has become a celebrity with patients, who now make it a point to schedule their appointments on Thursday, now known as “Brooke Day.”
Posted April 17, 2012:UNDER ARMOUR MOUTHGUARDS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
As an authorized provider of Under Armour Performance Mouthwear™, Dr. Paul has begun fitting local children and athletes with Under Armour’s innovative new line of mouthpieces and mouthguards designed to protect and improve athletic performance.
Dr. Paul is able to provide the same technology used by hundreds of professional, Olympic and collegiate athletes. The easy and completely painless fitting process typically takes less than 20 minutes.
We offer both the UA Performance Mouthpiece for non-contact sports and the UA Performance Mouthguard, which provides superior protection and comfort for contact sports.
For more information or to schedule a fitting, call 716-689-0929.
Posted March 20, 2012:Tracking concussion potential with mouthguards
Coming soon - a mouthguard to accurately track blows to the head and send feedback to the coach allowing him to pull players out before damage occurs. Check out this link http://www.bitetech.com/products/contact-sports/impact-sensing-mouthguard/
Posted March 8, 2012:Increasing tooth decay in preschoolers
A recent article in the NY Times as well as the NBC Nightly News and the Today Show discussed how more and more preschoolers are experiencing major dental decay and needing to be treated under general anesthetic. The article goes on to discuss some key tips for maintaining healthy baby teeth.
I'm so pleased that you and our other patient families who follow our prevention tools and techniques can avoid such issues. However, this is a big trend in the general public. So please feel free to pass the article along to other parents in your circle.
Here's a link: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/health/rise-in-preschool-cavities-prompts-anesthesia-use.html
Posted February 17, 2012:Spinbrush Alert!!!
ATTENTION SPINBRUSH USERS:
The US Food and Drug administration has had reports of chipped teeth and choking resulting from the use of certain models of the Arm and Hammer spinbrush. Go to the link below to see the full text of the article.
If you have any questions about the issue, don't hesitate to call the office.
Posted January 18, 2012:Beach Day at the Office
Our office will be celebrating a "Beach Party" on Tuesday 1/24 (2-6:30) and Wednesday 1/25 (8:30-5).
The office will look like a beach, feel like a beach, smell like a beach and sound like YOU are at the beach! Join us for a treasure hunt of sea shells, take a photo underneath our palm tree and make sand art to take home. Wear your sunglasses, shorts, sandals, sunscreen, beach hat and bring your beach towel just for fun!! Bring along a friend or two and make a day of it.
You don't need to have an appointment on those days to join the festivities. All are welcome.
Posted November 23, 2011:Trivia Day
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our patients! This Saturday (11/26) is the one Saturday we work during the year. It ends up that many of the patients scheduled for this day are college students. We'd like to honor our college-age patients and remind them that we are still here for them and will try hard to accomodate their busy schedules.
We invite all of our teenage patients to join us this Saturday for a trivia challenge. We will be holding trivia contests in our reception room throughout the day (from 8:30 - 1:00.) We will have some cool prizes. Even if you don't have an appointment scheduled, please stop by and participate. You might find out how smart you really are.
Posted November 2, 2011:News coverage from WIVB
Posted October 19, 2011:Treating Our Troops Details
Treating Our Troops
Tuesday, November 1 from 3:00 - 7:00 pm
Join Dr. Paul Weiss as we support our troops and our childrens oral health.
Each pound of candy turned in can be exchanged for one raffle ticket to win a great prize.
Prizes include and iPad, a Nintendo DS, a gift card to Toys R Us and others.
We will also have passes and coupons for Bounce Magic, Adventure Landing, Coasters Ice Cream, Texas Roadhouse, Pretty in Pink Parties will also be handed out at the event.
Servicemen will join us at the office with a Military Humvee and Mr. NO will be making balloons.
All candy will be shipped to the troops overseas.
Posted October 3, 2011:Halloween Candy Goes to Our Troops Overseas
We will be participating in Operation Gratitude again this year to collect candy for our troops. This year's event will be bigger and better. Details to follow shortly. Save some time on November 1st between 3 and 7 to turn in some candy and win some great prizes.
Check out www.operationgratitude.com or click on it under the links section of our website.
Posted September 14, 2011:Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 19 is "International Talk Like a Pirate Day." We celebrated in our office on September 14th. It was a blast. All the scallywags at the office dressed for the occasion. Check out more photos on our Facebook site.
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