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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Braces-Friendly Recipes

Are you tired of the broken wires or the loose brackets on your braces?  The type of food you're eating might be the cause.  Check out http://www.braces.org/JustForKids/Recipes.cfm for braces-friendly recipes to help avoid those emergency visits to your orthodontist.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Halloween Candy Buyback!



Take care of your teeth and braces!
Surrender all your STICKY, CHEWY, GOOEY candy to us for

 $1.00/pound


WHEN
Thursday, November 3rd
10AM – 6PM

WHERE
Dr. Bui’s Orthodontics Office
18121 Magnolia St. (at Talbert)
Fountain Valley 92708

Collected candy will be donated to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude. In addition, a matching donation will be made to the Orange County Humane Society.

GOOD NEWS!

Our main line (714-962-8880) is back!  Please call us because it's been too quiet the past couple of days!

Temporary Phone Number: 714-907-4544

Our main line 714-962-8880 is temporarily out of service. Please call us at 714-907-4544 in the meantime. We will keep you posted on the repair. Verizon has told us that they are working on the problem so we are all keeping our fingers crossed. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget September 11th

It has been a decade since the tragedy of 9/11 has occurred. It was an unimaginable event that changed our nation and the world. Almost any American old enough to remember can recount where he or she was on that fateful day in 2001. Whether it was in a classroom, living room, or office when we saw the smoke from the Twin Towers or got a frantic phone call, we remember. We remember the lives that were lost and the lives that were affected.

I was living in Boston, and doing my surgical rotation at the time. When I entered the hospital that morning, there was a frenzy and people were watching the horrific news. The first plane, American flight 11, had struck the North Tower. Being close to New York, it felt like watching a neighbor suffer a massive tragedy. Indeed, there were people we knew who were directly affected since their families were living or working in or near those buildings. Many of the emergency teams from the Boston hospitals were sent to New York in the aftermath to work alongside the other heroes--the firefighters, police, and everyday citizens.

On the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, we reflect in our own ways. Whether it is taking a moment to remember the heroes and victims, attending commemorative events, or becoming involved in community service, we will never forget.

 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Labor Day Fun Facts and Trivia

Labor Day for some signals the chance for one last camp trip, one last bonfire, or one last trip away before the school year begins. For others, it is a chance to take a long weekend break to recharge for the fall quarter.  Whatever the case may be, have a safe and enjoyable long weekend!

Some Fun Facts About Labor Day
  1. Labor Day Originated in Canada?  Labor Day is not uniquely an American holiday.  Labor disputes in Toronto in the 1870's led to the production of a parade held in support of a strike against the 58 hour workweek and culminated in the arrest of 24 union leaders for breaking anti-union laws.
  2. Labor Day Traditions. The First Labor day festivities included "speeches, a picnic, an abundance of cigars and Lager beer kegs... mounted in ever conceivable place" (quote from a NY daily newspaper)
  3. President Cleveland Made Labor Day a National Holiday. As part of his political campaign, President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a National holiday following his election into office in 1894. Labor Day was already recognized as a holiday in the state of Oregon by 1887.
  4. Not Just a North American Holiday. Though not necessarily celebrated on the same day, a large number of industrialized nations around the world also celebrate Labor Day as a time to respect and reflect upon workers.  Labor Day concepts are similar and sometimes celebrated in combination of May Day.
  5. Pack Up the Whites.  Traditionally, it was often considered a fashion faux pas if white was worn post-Labor Day.
  6. Unofficial NFL Season Kickoff.  Ninety-nine percent of the time, the NFL has in the past, played its first official season game the Thursday after Labor Day.