Cash in Your Candy at Papandreas Orthodontics
Dr. Papandreas is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Cleveland Dental Society, Ohio Dental Association and the Schulman Study Group of top orthodontic practices nationally.
In the old days the Cleveland Marathon headed due west out of downtown. When we moved to Lakewood in the early ‘70s the folks would enjoy runners passing by our home on Lake Rd for the better part of a Sunday. With Dad’s recent passing and Mom unsure of our home’s future… it’s time to run my first and only marathon.
This year the classic course is back and my inspiration will be the ‘homestretch’ where I pass our home outbound at mile 16 and inbound at mile 18. I know Mom (at her current Westlake residence) and Dad (wherever he is boating on the water) will be cheering us all on.
I am no runner, finishing is not a foregone conclusion and hence I’m asking for some added motivation by you with an all or nothing wager. Support me with a $1/mile commitment (or more:) totalling $26. One hundred percent of all proceeds will go to Dad’s parish of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Rocky River, Ohio in his memory. Either I make the 26.2 miles and hoist a medal or all your dollars are returned multiplied by 2.
The run is this Sunday May 19th. There are no current Vegas odds available on this wager, you should know I have never run a full but have run a half marathon long ago and very slowly, I have trained for 8 weeks, I have 7 hours to finish, I don’t like losing money, your maximum return is limited to $1k, and St Demetrios is a great cause! Help me to the finish.
26 Miles in Memory of Dad
Candy Buy-Back at Papandreas Orthodontics
Dr. Papandreas is a native of Cleveland. Born in Lyndhurst, the middle of five children, his parents moved to Lakewood where he attended Lakewood High School. Dr. Papandreas continued his education at Loyola University School of Dentistry, known as a leader nationally in clinical dentistry. He ranked #1 academically in his dental class for four consecutive years. In addition to the honor of Summa Cum Laude, he was awarded the Frank M. Amaturo Award for Highest GPA – Omicron Kappa Upsilon Fraternity, the Department of Dental Materials Scholastic Award, the Chicago Auxiliary Dental Society Scholarship Award for Highest Academic Achievement, and the Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honor Society Award for Academic Excellence.
Want to win an iPod touch? Enter our pumpkin carving contest! How about making some money off of your Halloween candy? Dr. Papandreas is doing a Candy Buy Back program for up to five pounds of Halloween candy per patient! Read more
The orthodontists at Papandreas Orthodontics and our team thought it would be interesting to share with you the history behind Halloween. Did you know that Halloween is one of the world’s oldest holidays? Throughout the years it has gone through many changes. It was originally a Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced sow-in). It marked the end of harvest and the beginning of the new year (November 1st). Centuries ago, the druids believed that ghosts and spirits roamed the earth at this time, and they lit bonfires as protection against the evil spirits.
When the Romans captured the Celtic lands, they adapted the day to honor their own deities. Pomona, the goddess of fruit and trees and was represented by an apple in their rituals. It is thought this is why we bob for apples at Halloween parties today!
Over time, the Roman Catholic Church adapted the day as All Saints’ Day, or All Hallows’, Day, to honor saints who did not have a specific feast day of their own. The name gradually transformed into Halloween. Read more
Dr. Sam Papandreas and our team at Papandreas Orthodontics want to spread the word in the North Royalton, Hinckley and Strongsville OH areas that October is Orthodontic National Health Month. It is never to too soon or too late to undergo orthodontic treatment to achieve a beautiful healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
The purpose of Orthodontic National Health month isto draw attention to the fact that everyone needs to be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.
American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents start early and all kids be evaluated 7 – 8 years of age. During the growing years of 7 – 10, kids undergo a major growth spurt that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws. Read more
Halloween is a fun time of year for kids of all ages… but can be a “nightmare” for an orthodontic practice if patients are damaging appliances eating the wrong treats.
At Papandreas Orthodontics we love Halloween!! However, we also are proactive educating parents and patients of the potential hazards that can occur if orthodontic patients don’t watch what they eat.
October is National Orthodontic Health Month. Dr. Sam Papandreas supports the American Association of Orthodontics in their efforts to make patients aware of foods they need to avoid, especially with Halloween goodies. Read more