Cathy Caveney Smiles at Seasons of Smiles Dental

Cathy Caveney Smiles at Seasons of Smiles Dental

“I am very happy to be the newest member of the Seasons of Smiles team as a dental assistant.  My family have been patients of Dr. Medina for 12 years and it is always a pleasure to walk in the door at Seasons of Smiles. My children look forward to their dental visits because they get a new toothbrush and a treasure from Nellie’s treasure chest. I know everyone receives excellent and gentle care at Seasons of Smiles and it makes me smile to know I am now part of helping others feel confident about their own smiles.”

Cathy was born and raised surrounded by a large, loving family in neighboring NH. After graduating from high school she traveled to many unique places on our amazing planet experiencing cultures of all kinds. Her M.A. degree in Cultural Anthropology from Colorado State University continued to ignite curiosity in how people around the world live their lives and find happiness.

Cathy Caveney Smiles (Up Close)

Cathy Caveney Smiles (Up Close)

Cathy and her husband, Rob Snyder live in Rockland with their children Claire and Rhett and two fluffy cats, Lily and Lucy.  The food they eat and where it comes from is important to Cathy. Supporting our local food producers, especially organic farmers, are key to healthy living and a thriving community. Local food is full of flavor and has more nutrients than food shipped from far away. Shopping for local food supports the local economy and it is easier to learn about how your food is produced. You are what you eat and to maintain a healthy body and mind, as well as healthy teeth, local food is a step in a positive direction.

Cathy Caveney Loves Healthy Food

Cathy Caveney Loves Healthy Food

Cathy likes that her children remind her to dance while washing dishes, sing at bathtime and read at bedtime. She also enjoys volunteering, helping others, planning gatherings, laughing, warm sunshine, whole foods, reading, writing, research, walking, gardening, sewing and painting.

Being part of the team at Seasons of Smiles means that I will be helping others smile, laugh and enjoy their lives as much as I do mine.

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What is DDS? Donated Dental Services

The Donated Dental Services (DDS) is an organization that provides free, comprehensive dental treatment to our country’s most vulnerable people with disabilities or who are elderly or medically fragile. These are people who cannot afford necessary treatment and cannot get help in any other way. Program coordinators link volunteer dentists and labs with patients in need. One of our Seasons of Smiles Dental patients, Karen Davis, came to us through DDS. She has been given a beautiful new smile and is delighted to tears, not just her tears but ours as well. Karen gave our office permission to share her pictures and her story because she says that she can see her real self now when she looks in the mirror, and she wants others … Continue reading →

What is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant?

Michelle illustrates Isolite (II)

What is an EFDA? Expanded Functions Dental Assistant (EFDA) programs are designed to train Certified Dental Assistants and Registered Dental Hygienists in the art of Restorative Dentistry. Not all dental offices have a professional on staff with EFDA qualifications but we are very fortunate to have Michelle Webber at Seasons of Smiles Dental. She strives to make her patients as comfortable as possible. Her goal is for her patients to love their smile as much as she does and she goes the extra mile to ensure that outcome. The additional education attained enables EFDA’s to perform duties including direct patient care, which may be legally delegated by a licensed dentist. Even though Michelle does not require an assistant when completing restorative work, … Continue reading →

Little Green Guys – Sugar Bugs take over

Sugar Bugs Take Over

We all saw many lucky leprechauns among those that celebrated St. Patrick’s day and that got me thinking about some other little green guys in a book I just read. When the folks at Seasons of Smiles dental office went to Yankee Dental Congress in January we learned about lots of new technology as well as some fun treats. One of those fun treats for me was buying the book Sugar Bugs by Erica Weisz and Dr. Sam Weisz. I have been on the search for a way to explain to my children the importance of healthy eating as well as brushing and flossing. Mutans Take Over Sugar Bugs tells the story of the Mutans family which are the nasty bugs … Continue reading →

Resolutions at Seasons of Smiles Dental

Call mom but also visit the dentist

A New Year’s Resolution you can keep! Remember all the New Year Resolutions of the past that you haven’t been able to keep the whole year through? Exercising everyday and eating a well-balanced diet are great goals for the new year and both can be quite challenging in our society which seems to run on caffeine, sugar and salt. For 2016 why not make a resolution that also helps your overall health and it takes just a few minutes a day. A visit to the dentist! Besides having happy teeth your gums will also be celebrating with a visit to the dentist. Cleaning promotes good heart health, a gorgeous smile and increased confidence when meeting others. It’s very simple…each day … Continue reading →

Quality Dental Plan Winner!

QDP Winner Crystal Hanson with Seasons of Smiles Team

And the winner is… We are pleased to announce the winner of our December Food Drive is Crystal Baughman! All the folks who donated food to our December Food Drive for the Camden Area Food Pantry were entered to win a year of our new Quality Dental Plan (QDP). We are pleased to announce the food drive was a success and a BIG thank you to all who participated! What is QDP? QDP is a dental savings plan for folks that do not have insurance. Crystal will now be able to take advantage of all the QDP benefits. This includes two preventative cleaning appointments including fluoride, two exams with Dr. Medina including any x-rays that are needed as well as … Continue reading →

Noreen Clark with Quarry Hill pays a visit

Noreen Clark with Quarry Hill

Noreen Clark, Activities Director, at Quarry Hill accepted dental donations from Dr. Medina at Seasons of Smiles Dental. The donation included individual bags with a toothbrush, floss and toothpaste as well as denture brushes. We are blessed in this area to have Quarry Hill in Midcoast Maine as a premier extended care community for adults 55+. The facility offers mature adults a refreshing approach to retirement: The freedom to do what they want. At Quarry Hill you will find Independent Living, Assisted Living and Nursing Services that include activities, programs, health & wellness options and much more. Please click here for more information. Helping the local community is a priority at Seasons of Smiles but Dr. Medina also has an … Continue reading →

Santa’s Elves Project

Ronna Emery and Santa's Little Helpers

Thank you for thinking of us, Ronna! The Santa’s Elves Project is an effort to bring hope and joy to the holiday season for Maine families impacted by cancer. Ronna Emery, a patient at Seasons of Smiles Dental, accepted stocking stuffers for this project. Her daughter, Dawn Emery, is the head elf in organizing donations and there is still time to donate to lift spirits for this Christmas. The Santa’s Elves Project began in 2012 when a young girl reached out asking how she could help children whose parents were battling the disease. She had lost her father, and knew too well the difficulties families face. The first year a few families were identified by hospital social workers. Today the project … Continue reading →

Switch Witch

Switch Witch Pumpkin

Have you heard of the Switch Witch? The Switch Witch is the magic being that switches “extra” Halloween candy for something better. Notice the emphasis on “extra” candy. Halloween only happens once a year but a few pieces of candy can be enough to validate all the trick or treating activity, especially if the treat is not something your child usually eats. Depending on the age of your children, the something better they receive in exchange for their “extra” candy could be arts and crafts, books, toys, educational games, clothes, sports equipment, an experience like movie passes or admission to one of their favorite activities or cold, hard cash. You do not have to add an expense to your lives. The gift could … Continue reading →