Orthodontist in Buffalo Grove Offers Candy Buy Back Program
Dr. Yan Razdolsky, an orthodontist in Buffalo Grove who owns Forever Smiles, presents a candy buy back program to remove from his patients’ possession tempting treats that can harm braces. The collected candy will be shipped to U.S. troops serving overseas.
BUFFALO GROVE, ILLINOIS – Broken orthodontic appliances are more common as Halloween approaches and orthodontic patients partake in sticky, chewy candies and other treats.
Dr. Yan Razdolsky, an orthodontist in Buffalo Grove, is working to remove that temptation this year by inviting his patients to participate in a candy buy back program.
“Caramels, taffies, licorice, bubblegum and candy bars with nuts or toffee in them can bend wires and cause brackets to come loose,” said Razdolsky, who provides orthodontic treatment for adults and children. “Because this can set patients back in their treatment, we devised a fun program to provide incentive for patients to give up those treats and donate them to a good cause.”
Patients and their families are invited to donate these candies through Nov. 15 so Razdolsky can send them to U.S. troops serving overseas. For every pound of candy patients donate, they receive tokens that can be collected and redeemed for prizes in the office.
The boxes of donated candy sent to the troops also will include oral hygiene items, such as toothbrushes and toothpaste.
“We want to send the message to our troops that it’s OK to enjoy the occasional candy bar, but they should brush their teeth afterward,” Razdolsky said. “We know that many of our heroes in uniform share candy with local children, so perhaps they will share toothbrushes and toothpaste as well.”
About Dr. Yan Razdolsky
Dr. Yan Razdolsky has steadily left his mark on the orthodontics field through innovative treatment, a series of patents and hundreds of instructional lectures to fellow orthodontists from around the world since he began his career in 1987.
He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry in 1985 and earned a graduate degree in orthodontics. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
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