Monthly Archives: October 2012

“STOP ZOMBIE MOUTH”, Come to office tomorrow for FREE Zombie stuff!

Kids! Come see us tomorrow in our costumes! Hocus Pocus and the Zombie! You’ll get free Stop Zombie Mouth stuff (while supplies last)! Remember to brush and floss after eating your candy so the cavity bugs won’t cause you pain! You can see a YouTube of the Stop Zombie Mouth Halloween Event across the country at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdqTsriJUj8&feature=share.

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Annual Toys For Tots Collection Site

Hello Wonderful Patients and Dr. Capehart’s Blog Followers,

We are collecting site for US Marine Corps Toys for Tots again this year. We have our collection bin in our office! Please stop by Monday -Thursday 8am – 5pm (lunch taken 12-1:30) at 621 SE Main St, Simpsonville. You do not have to be a patient, just bring it to our office and help collect toys for the wonderful children of our community! If you can’t make these hours and want to donate, please call 963-7237 and after hour arrangements can be made! Help us fill the Toys for Tots bin! Thank you!

Increased Bleeding Complications with energy drinks: from dental and medical reports

ALERT:  Make sure you tell your dentist or physician of consumption of the popular energy drinks, such as Red Bull, Monster, Hype, Reload, and others, before dental surgery as you are at risk of increased bleeding complications!

A dental report, from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, and Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, looked at ginseng and guarana in energy drinks and the possible association with intraoperative bleeding.

The dental report noted that drinks such as Red Bull represent energy drink products that usually contain significant amounts of caffeine. Many others such as Monster Energy Drink®, Reload and Hype Energy drink contain, in addition to the caffeine, ginseng, and guarana seed extract. Active ingredients of ginseng, known as ginsenosides, are known to inhibit platelet aggregation which could increase the risk of bleeding.

The dental study authors cite the use of energy drinks to be especially prevalent in adolescents and younger adults. Approximately 31% of adolescents or 7.6 million used energy drinks in the United States in 2006.

Patients need to alert their dentist or physician of their consumption of energy drinks, containing ginseng or guarana, so the doctor can take the possibility of increased bleeding when planning dental surgery.

Source:  The entire report can be found at Bent, S et al. Spontaneous bleeding associated with ginkgo biloba: a case report and systematic review of the literature. J Gen Intern Med. 2005; 20:657-661.

Boss’s Day 2012! I have the best team ever, EVER!

Thank you to the best team and family EVER!  I’m very fortunate to have Amanda, Christy, and Valerie as wonderful team members but more importantly friends and family.  I’ve enjoyed being a partner in the success of our practice and have enjoyed learning from you everyday.   Thank you girls for making today very special to me!

 

What was waiting for me when I arrived at the office! What a great surprise and the best Boss’s Day ever by the sweetest most thoughtful team ever!

 

Zoomed image of sign of front door! What a great surprise when I arrived at the office this morning!

 

Entrance to my office door! Another surprise!

 

Panorama of my office as my girls surprised me and decorated it for me! The surprises kept coming this morning as I walked through the office. I’m so fortunate to have a thoughtful and wonderful team! I wouldn’t be here without your hard-work, dedication, loyalty, and being my family for over 10 years! Thank you for making this a very special day for me and the BEST BOSS’S DAY EVER!

 

What another great surprise as I turned on my computer! Thank you team!

 

 

Halloween Contest Hint #2

Halloween Contest Hint #2: To win the dinner for 2 at Mimi’s Japanese Steakhouse and 2 movie tickets to the Great Escape Movie Theatre, be the first to answer the theme and movie that the team will be wearing on Wednesday October 31, 2012! Hint #2: Association with a novel by Kurt Vonnegut and the word has been around since early 17th century that has been said it has been spoken during the consecration of Roman Catholic Mass when wine and wafer are transformed into body and blood of Christ.

US Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drop-Off Site!

Once again, we are collecting site for US Marine Corps Toys for Tots again this year. We have our collection bin in our office! Please stop by Monday -Thursday 8am – 5pm (lunch taken 12-1:30) at 621 SE Main St, Simpsonville. You do not have to be a patient, just bring it to our office and help collect toys for the wonderful children of our community! If you can’t make these hours and want to donate, please call 963-7237 and after hour arrangements can be made! The deadline for drop-off is our last day of work at the office which is December 20, 2012!  Help us fill the Toys for Tots bin! Thank you!

Annual Halloween Contest! Guess and win dinner and movie for 2!

Annual Halloween Contest! Be the first to guess our theme and the movie it’s from and you’ll win dinner and movie night for 2. Periodically we’ll post hints and the closer we get to Halloween, the easier the hints. First Hint: The theme has been featured on SpongeBob Square Pants and also a connection to side-scrolling video platform. Good Luck!

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Halloween Contest Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!

Our annual Halloween Contest is coming soon via this blog and our Facebook page which you can “LIKE” by clicking Dr. Capehart Facebook page.

Hercules & his goddesses (Christy, Amanda, Valerie, & Dr. Kim)