Charles Curtis wins iPod Nano

Congratulations to Charles Curtis and Charlie Wenz!  Charles Curtis won the drawing for the IPOD Nano, and Charlie Wenz won the IPON Shuffle.  Thank you so much to all of our patients who referred new patients between October 1st and December 23rd and were eligible for the drawing.

Dr. Moorhead presents iPod Nano to Charles Curtis
Charles Curtis accepts iPod Nano from Dr. Moorhead

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Dentistry from the Heart

On the Saturday before Christmas, eleven volunteers gave up their entire day to provide free dental care for individuals in need.

I started this annual Free Treatment Day in 1983 as a way of giving back to the community and providing aid to the growing number of Americans who could not afford dental care.  Back then, I called it, “Unemployment day,” because unemployment was so high.  This year that name would have been appropriate as well, given the state of our economy.   As the years have passed and my practice has grown, so has the need.

We saw a total of fifty patients and provided nearly $15,000 in free dental care.  It was a fabulous day, with a tremendous show of support for our community from a wonderful group of volunteers.

Free Treatment Day 2008
Free Treatment Day 2008

In the photo, from left to right, are the volunteers who donated their services to make this day possible:  Kathy Bradley, Sarah Cropper, Hygienist Kathy Miller, Robin Ehrenberger, Dr. Tara Jefferson, of Brooksville, Amanda Faris, Christine Jones, Katie Teegarden,  Jennifer Hildebrand, Hygienist Susan Gilbert, and (me) Dr. Moorhead.

“This was an awesome experience,” said Dr. Tara Jefferson.  “It was so good to get to help all of these folks, and a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!”

This year’s charity effort was part of the Dentistry From the Heart network.  Formed in 2001, Dentistry From the Heart has helped over 5,000 people and given away over one million dollars of free dental work.

“This has become a holiday tradition that our entire team enjoys.  It’s the real meaning of Christmas,” says Amanda Faris, the team leader at Flemingsburg Dental Care.

I would like to thank all of the volunteers, and the many organizations that donated supplies for our Free Treatment Day, including Patterson Dental Supply, Pizza Hut, Dairy Queen, Ken’s New Market, Total Care Pharmacy and Walmart.

Below are some additional photos from the event.

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Dr. Moorhead with the Lyndal Black family
Dr. Moorhead with the Lyndal Black family
Kathy Bradley, EDDA
Kathy Bradley, EDDA
Katie Teegarden with a grateful patient!
Katie Teegarden with a grateful patient!
Sarah Cropper pausing for a photo.
Sarah Cropper pausing for a photo.
Dr. Jefferson and Robin E. hard at work!
Dr. Jefferson and Robin E. hard at work!

Christmas Gifts from Flemingsburg Dental Care

With all of the talk of the problems with the economy, we’re doing something extra for our patients this month.  Patients who pre-pay in full for any treatment started in December will receive 10% off their entire fee.  We have a limited number of appointments available, so call 845-2273 before they’re gone!

This offer also applies for NEW PATIENTS!   We are always accepting new patients, and we greatly appreciate your referrals.  In fact, every referring patient will receive a special surprise gift!

Win a NEW iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle! For each referral you send who visits our office by December 20, 2008, your name will be entered multiple times in a drawing for a NEW iPod Nano, or iPod Shuffle!  Multiple prizes will be given away.

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P.S. – Remember that our 26th Annual Free Treatment Day is coming soon as well.  Please feel free to forward this post to your friends and family who need dental treatment, or would like to take advantage of these special offers.

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26th Annual Free Dental Treatment Day

For the twenty-sixth Christmas, Flemingsburg Dental Care will be offering an early Christmas gift to families in Central and Eastern Kentucky. Dr. William J. Moorhead started his annual Free Treatment Day in 1982 as his way of giving back to the community and providing aid to the growing number of Americans who could not afford dental care. His team of dentists, sponsors and volunteers will host their twenty-sixth annual event on the Saturday before Christmas.

On Saturday, December 20th, Flemingsburg Dental Care will devote the entire day to providing free dental services such as cleanings, x-rays and fillings to individuals in need. This year, Dr. Moorhead has joined the “Dentistry From the Heart” network. Formed in 2001, Dentistry From the Heart has helped over 5,000 people and given away over one million dollars of free dental work.

“The Holiday season is for giving,” states Dr. Moorhead, who has been giving this gift every year since 1983, “and there are still many who just can’t afford the dental care they need.” “This has become a holiday tradition that our entire team enjoys. It’s the real meaning of Christmas,” says Amanda Faris, the team leader at Flemingsburg Dental Care. Last year, almost $8,000 in free dental care was provided.

“Since moving to our new larger office, we look forward to being able to help many more people this year than in the past.” Dr. Moorhead’s office moved to the former Public Library building this past spring.

This year, walk-in patients will be accepted on Free Treatment Day. For those that can be screened in advance, a brief appointment prior to the big day will be scheduled to determine what needs to be done. Dr. Moorhead especially encourages patients with toothaches to be seen for advance screening in case antibiotics are needed. The pre-screening appointments are free as well.

Patients with internet access can fill out their registration and history online. Go to FlemingsburgDental.com, and click on “New Patient Log In.” Only the form “Annual Free Treatment Day – Registration” is required.

The entire process is completely free. Patients are asked to provide proof of economic need such as an unemployment card or pay stub. Please call Flemingsburg Dental Care at (606) 845-CARE today for further information and to schedule your appointment.

Click here for television coverage from previous year’s event

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Make it a White Christmas

How many times have you struggled so long to come up with the perfect Christmas gift for your loved one, but never been able to come up with a gift that is truly special?  For the first time, we’re making Gift Certificates available for Tooth Whitening.

But this isn’t just any offer.  The ordinary fee for Whitening is around $300.  What if you could buy the gift for just $97?

Our “White Christmas Gift Certificates” are available now through December 23rd, and they never expire.  They can be used for our entire Home Whitening system, including impressions, custom trays, personalized instructions and follow-up visits.  Or the coupon can also be used for $300 off our in-office Deep Bleaching procedure, regularly priced at $695.

For more specific information on tooth whitening systems and what we use in our office, read the article, “The Truth About Tooth Whitening.”  If you have further questions about whitening, or about this special offer, just give us a call, or send us an email.  We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Gift certificates can be purchased in our office at 303 South Main Cross in Flemingsburg, or charged to a credit card and mailed to you.  Be sure to mention this post to your friends and family so that they can enjoy this special offer and, who knows, give you a white Christmas!

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Physical Location: 303 South Main Cross, Flemingsburg, KY

Mailing address: P.O. Box 474, Flemingsburg, KY 41041

You Will Lose Your 2008 Dental Insurance Benefits Unless . . .

If you don’t act soon you will lose your remaining 2008 dental insurance benefits!

Believe it or not, our very own patients lost over $500,000 in dental insurance benefits last year!  How could it be that honest, hard-working people could lose over half a million dollars that were meant for them?

Well, it’s actually fairly simple.  Dental benefit plans do NOT allow you to “roll over” any unused benefit dollars beyond December 31st of the current year.  For example, if you have $500 of benefits left, and you don’t use them to help pay for your dental treatment by the end of this year, you will lose $500 that you could have applied toward your dental care–just by getting it done in 2008.

It’s as if your insurance company puts a pile of money on the table for you to use in 2008, but at the end of the year, you don’t get to keep that money.  Instead, they reach over and pull all of YOUR unused money off the table and put it in THEIR bank accounts!  Sounds criminal, but it’s legal…and true.

Many of our patients don’t realize that this is what actually happens.  Others do, but usually not until it’s too late to schedule an appointment in 2008.  Because many patients realize what’s happening too late, it can quickly become almost impossible to schedule to use all of your benefits in December.

If you have a health care flexible spending plan at work, you might also lose benefits you’ve paid for, unless you use them before year end.  Most of these plans also keep your hard earned dollars if not used by December 31st.

Rather than waiting until the last minute and losing a chance to use your benefits, we encourage you to act on this reminder today.  Call us at 606-845-2273 (or toll-free 888-917-2273) so you can schedule a time that works out well for you.

Warm regards,
Dr. Moorhead

PS:      You can also SAVE 10% off the total fee by prepaying in full for any treatment started during October and November, 2008!  We have a limited number of appointment slots remaining in October, so call 606-845-2273 today before they’re gone.

PS2:     This offer also applies for NEW PATIENTS!   We are always accepting new patients, and we greatly appreciate your referrals.  In fact, every referring patient will receive a special surprise gift!

PS3:    Win a NEW iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle!  For each referral you send who visits our office by December 20, 2008, your name will be entered multiple times in a drawing for a NEW iPod Nano, or iPod Shuffle!  Multiple prizes will be given away.  Call us if you should have any questions.

(No purchase necessary.  Receive 5 drawing entries for the first referral per patient, 10 entries for the second, 20 for the third, and 25 for each thereafter.  Referred patient must mention referrer’s name, and be present at scheduled appointment time.  Drawing will be held on December 20, 2008.  One iPod Nanos, and two iPod Shuffles will be given away.  Winners will be notified by phone on Friday, December 20, 2008.  Employees of Flemingsburg Dental Care and their relatives are not eligible.  Winners need not be present to win.)

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Open House in New State-of-the-Art Facility

We had our open house for our new state-of-the-art dental office Saturday, June 7, 2008, and oh, what an event! Food, a clown, office tours; nearly 200 friends, relatives, and patients came out to celebrate with us and we appreciate you all very much.  With the launch of our new blog, we decided that this would be a good place to showcase some of our favorite photos of the event.  Enjoy!

It was a fabulous day, thanks to all of you. We are very proud to be located in Flemingsburg, serving those in Central and Eastern Kentucky. We appreciate our team, without whom this business, let alone this new office, would not be possible.

Our sincere gratitude goes out to all of our patients, family members, and friends, and especially to those of you who drove from up to three hours away to be with us, (and do so on a regular basis!) We love and adore you all!

For those of you who could not attend, we’d be happy to give you a private office viewing. Just call the office and tell them you want the “VIP tour!”

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Welcome to WebDMD

Welcome to the weblog of William J. Moorhead, D.M.D.  Thanks for checking us out! The purpose of this blog is to share information, answer commonly asked questions, and deal with subjects that you might be too embarrassed to ask, even on a phone conversation.

At Flemingsburg Dental Care, our mission is to provide our patients with the highest caliber of dental care.  We are committed to being the top provider of dental services in our area.

We support our patients with superior service through an exceptional sensitivity to their needs, by using the best of available technology, and the personal and professional commitment of every employee.  We focus our efforts on service, productivity, and innovation.

We conduct our affairs guided by our Christian principles that demonstrate respect for our patients, our employees, and our community.

Our brand new, state-of-the-art dental practice is located at 303 South Main Cross, in Flemingsburg, Kentucky. We’d love to see you as a patient!

We hope you find the information you are looking for.  If not, simply give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule you for a no-charge, introductory visit.  We have a very friendly and knowledgeable team.  Our office hours are 8 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday.

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