Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry News
June 2017 – Employee Anniversaries!
We are celebrating a few staff anniversaries during the month of June! Thank you Whitney, Lindsey, Lisa and Tori for your dedication and hard work at Sea of Smiles!
May 2017 – Happy 9 Year Anniversary!
Happy 9 year anniversary to Linda and Jessica! We are so lucky to have these ladies at Sea of Smiles!
April 2017 – Employee of the Month: Krystal K.
Krystal is a 19 year veteran of Sea of Smiles and her favorite things are watching her kids play sports and spending time with family and friends. Krystal also feels blessed to have a job that she loves so much. Awe…isn’t she amazing?!?
April 2017 – 5 Years of Service
Happy 5 Year Anniversary to these three awesome ladies! Jordan, Natalie and Kelly, you make us SMILE every day! Thanks for all you do.
March 2017 – Happy Anniversary Krystal!
Krystal is celebrating 19 years with Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. When asked how Krystal feels about her job, she said, “I love my job. I love working with the kids and seeing them overcome something that they think they can not do. I enjoy working with the people I work with and consider them to be part of my family. I enjoy filling the schedule and talking to the families.”
Krystal is such an important member of our team and we are so fortunate to have her!
March 2017 – Employee of the Month: Kelly M.
Kelly has been with Sea of Smiles for 5 years and following are some of her favorite things!
– Riding motorcycles with her hubby
– Vacationing at Waikiki Beach
– Fun “GG” outings with her 2 grandchildren
– Doing any craft that is Pinterest worthy
– Spending time with Pez, the cutest fox terrier ever!
March 2017 – Sea of Smiles Staff Meeting
Would you blindly trust your co-workers to go through a mine field?? Sea of Smiles Staff Meeting Team Building!
February 2017 – Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation Event
Did you know almost 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral and throat cancers this year? Regular visits to your dentist can improve the chances that any suspicious changes in your oral health will be caught early, at a time when cancer can be treated more easily.
Unfortunately, there aren’t many research dollars that goes to study these types of cancers. That’s one reason Sea of Smiles was honored to attend and support the Brandon C. Gromada Head & Neck Cancer Foundation’s Mardi Gras MASKerade event. This event raised over $25,000 for head and neck cancer research!
Please visit:https://www.facebook.com/BrandonCGromadaHeadNeckCancerFoun…/# to learn more AND mark your calendars for next’s years event on 2.10.18 at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley!
February 2017 – Congratulations Dr. John Gennantonio!
Our very own Dr. John is celebrating 25 years in practice!! When asked what he loves most about his work he shared, ” Every day is an honor and privilege to take care of families in our community. My job is so rewarding! I can’t believe it’s been 25 years. It’s gone by in the blink of an eye. I now am seeing former patients bring in their children and that is very special. Thanks for brightening our days with your smiles!”
February 2017- Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry named Most-Loved Pediatric Dentist by Hulafrog!
February 2017 – Preschool Dental Health Talks
Our staff visited 8 Preschools in the Cincinnati area this month and taught the students about the importance of brushing & flossing! The kids have all been such great listeners and we were honored to be a part of their day!
February 2017 – Employee of the Month: Traci
Traci is our business manager and brings a smile to the entire office daily! Here are some fun facts about Traci:
- Favorite Food: Snacky food, weekend party food and fun beverages!
- Favorite Music: Country & Pop
- Favorite Activity: Spending time with her family and friends and watching her kids do anything! Thanks for everything you do Traci!!
February 2017 – Dr. Sarah featured in Cincinnati Family Magazine
Dr. Sarah contributed to a kids’ health article on kids and nitrous oxide. Pick up a copy of the February issue of Cincinnati Family Magazine to read it or click on the below link to access it online:
December 2016 – Toothbrushes for Africa
We are so proud of Claire B. Claire and her friend organized a toothbrush drive at school to be sent to little children in Africa. These tenacious girls collected 412 toothbrushes, which Sea of Smiles was thrilled to match the donation and help support this important cause. Isn’t it wonderful to see such compassion in children for those in need and take action to make a difference? WAY TO GO GIRLS!!!
12/5/16 – Caricature Artist and Face Painting!
What a fun morning with our Caricature Artist and Face Painter in our office!
12/4/16 – Happy 19 Year Anniversary Traci!
We are so fortunate to celebrate 19 years with our incredible Business Manager, Traci!! When asked what her favorite parts of her job are, Traci shared that she loves the Doctors and staff, interacting with so many nice families and the awesome flexibility her job offers.
Thanks for your dedication and years of service Traci! We couldn’t manage without you.
11/1-11/30/16 – Help Fight Hunger Food Drive
Sea of Smiles hosted a food drive during the month of November to be donated to Freestore Foodbank. With your help, we were able to fill a large bin! Thank you for helping to fight hunger in our community!
11/16/16 November Employee of the Month – Lindsey B.
Congratulations to Lindsey B for being our November Employee of the Month! Lindsey is one of our super star Dental Hygienists and is a shining example of what teamwork means. She worked many extra hours to help cover for a teammate that was out for minor surgery. Thanks for your dedication and hard work, Lindsey!
11/11/16 – Happy 1 Year Anniversary Emily!
Wishing Emily a very Happy 1 Year Anniversary. We asked Emily what she enjoys most about working at Sea of Smiles. Helping parents with their scheduling needs, making kids feel welcome and comfortable from the minute they walk in the door and working with an incredible team were at the top of Emily’s list.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication Emily! We are so lucky to have you with us.
11/1-11/2/16 – Halloween Candy Buy Back at Sea of Smiles
Thank you to everyone who brought in candy for the Yellow Ribbon Support Center. We will be sending 300 lbs of candy to our troops!!.
We also had so much fun in the office while we traded candy for cash, with our Balloon Artist extraordinaire, Scott!
10/25/16 Happy 5th Anniversary Sara!!
Our fabulous Sara is celebrating 5 years at Sea of Smiles this month! Sara’s favorite thing about working at Sea of Smiles is “Being able to help kids overcome their dental anxiety and fears by comforting them and talking them through their appointment. Hoping it gives them more confidence for their next appointments and that they will actually enjoy coming to see us!” Isn’t she awesome!
10/20/16 Queen City Tour – Staff Outing
Our staff enjoyed the day together at Queen City Pottery. Such a fun outing with a an amazing team!
10/19/16 Employee of the Month – Tori
Congratulations to Tori our Employee of the Month! Tori brings so much fun and kindness to our office. She is always the first person to offer to help and we are so fortunate to have her on our team!
9/25/16- Our 1st Annual Patient Appreciation Day was a huge success! We had so much fun at the Indian Hill Winter Club yesterday. There was lots of ice skating, basketball, food and prizes! Thanks to our awesome patients for joining us.
9/23/16 Cincy Care to Share Event Dr. John Gennantonio, Dr. Katie Stewart, Dr. Sarah Husted and the staff of Sea of Smiles, Pediatric Dentistry, donated a day of free pediatric dental care to 48 patients totaling $20,968 in services. For the 5th year in a row, the dentists opened up their hearts and their office and donated free exams, x-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, extractions and fillings to kids, who in some cases, have never seen a dentist. Sea of Smiles partnered with Advance Dentistry to support Cincy Care to Share, whose mission is to provide free health care to build a stronger, healthier community.
7/20/16- Zak Morgan rocked the house this morning! Thanks for coming out to the concert, spinning the prize wheel, meeting our fabulous Tooth Fairy!! It was great seeing everyone!!
6/29/16- We had a ton of fun at the Chris Clark Bike Show this morning! Thanks for coming out to this exciting event!
5/14/16- Sea of Smiles sponsored a booth at the 7th annual Forest Hills 5K to support The Forest Hills Foundation for Education. We brought the Tooth Fairy for a meet & great with all the runners!
4/29/16- Sea of Smiles supported the Terrace Park Funfest Health and Wellness Fair! Great job to all of the Terrace Park Elementary Flying Piglets who completed a marathon over several months of training.
3/17/16- Charlie Cadabra is performing a magic show at Sea of Smiles this morning! Thank you to all the kids who participated in the show!!
2/4/16- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The Sea of Smiles staff visited Garden Montessori Preschool and The Goddard Preschool in Anderson Township today and taught the students about the importance of brushing & flossing! The kids were great listeners and we were honored to be a part of their day!
12/14/15- This morning is extra special because we have Sweet Toons in the house!! They are here to paint faces and create caricatures! Check out Nolan! He’s showing off his bright smile and getting his caricature done!
11/18/15- Happy 15-year Anniversary to Cathy, a really special person and EFDA at Sea of Smiles! Thank you so much for your dedication, kindness, and patience. You are truly a treasure to our patients and to our team!
11/13/15- Continuing Education Class, “Forensic Dentistry” presented by Dr. Franklin Wright! Local dentists and dental hygienists gathered together for this special event. Special thanks to our sponsors- US Bank, Patterson Dental, A-Dec, and Crest/Oral B.
10/27/15- Mad Science Morning! Sea of Smiles showed kids how sugar affects their teeth through science experiments! Thanks for participating to those who came out!
9/19/15- Bluegrass For Babies
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry sponsored Bluegrass For Babies last Saturday! Bluegrass for Babies is a unique, family-friendly benefit concert benefiting infant and children health in our community.
9/10/15- Lunch with the Little Mermaid!
7/15/15- Zak Morgan Concert at Beech Acres Park!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the Zak Morgan Concert at Beech Acres Park! The Tooth Fairy visited with kids and our staff gave away cool prizes and tattoos! Thanks for coming out to the concert this morning!
7/15/15- Happy Anniversary Leslie!
Happy anniversary to Leslie B! Leslie has been employed at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry for 5 years! Leslie is our treatment coordinator at the front desk and she is the one you meet when you need to schedule treatment for your little ones. We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication! Next time you’re in the office, give Leslie a hi-five!
6/22/15- Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Sponsors FREE KIDS MOVIE MONDAY at Mariemont Theatre!
5/9/15- Tooth fairy spotted at Forest Hills 5K!!
4/16/15 – Magic Show with Charlie Cadabra!
3/7/15 – Learning Through Play Conference
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry had an exciting experience on Saturday at the Learning Through Play Conference at Cincinnati Museum Center! We conducted cool science experiments to show kids the science behind a healthy smile!
2/7/15 – Cincy Grin Up Expo!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry sponsored the 1st annual Cincy Grin Up Expo! This fun filled event celebrated National Children’s Dental Health Month! The expo included numerous interactive activities and hands-on experiments that engaged families about the importance of early dental care for children.
12/8/14- Smiles with Santa!
11/6/14 – Kids Yoga Class!
11/5/14- Halloween Candy Buy Back Day!
10/30/14- Anna & Kristoff Office Visit
10/14/14 – Halloween Costume Party!
10/10/14- OSHA Review!
9/19/14 – Zak Morgan Concert at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry!
6/11/14- Zak Morgan Concert at Beech Acres Park
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry sponsored Beech Acres’ Grilled Cheese Wednesday with a Zak Morgan Concert! We had an awesome time painting faces and meeting you all!! We hope you enjoyed show!!
5/31/14- Gallery To Go – Staff Outing
Our staff enjoyed a really fun staff outing! We painted with Gallery To Go!! It’s great to work with an awesome team!
5/15/14- Princess Ballerina Dance Class
Special thanks to Jen at Anderson Dance Academy for hosting an AWESOME Princess Ballerina dance class at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry today!! We had a ton of fun! The kids decorated tiaras, danced and sang songs together!
5/21/14- Free Dentistry Day
Anderson Township, OH – On Thursday, May 21, 2013, Dr. John Gennantonio, Dr. Katie Stewart, Dr. Sarah Husted and the staff of Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry, donated a morning of free pediatric dental care. For the third year in a row, the dentists opened up their hearts and their office and donated free exams, x-rays, cleanings, sealants, fluoride treatments, root canals, crowns, extractions and fillings to kids, who in some cases, have never seen a dentist.
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry reached out to local pediatricians, dentists, churches and charitable organizations such as Interparish Ministry, City Gospel Mission, and The Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County to promote this philanthropic effort. Dr. John, Dr. Katie and Dr. Sarah’s goals were to provide treatment and educate children and parents on the importance of preventative dental care. The total services completed by Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry equated to $16,559. “I feel so fortunate to practice in our community. This is just our small way of saying thank you. All of the doctors and staff are so excited that we increased the dental care contribution by 20% from our last free dentistry day,” said Dr. John Gennantonio.
“Today was a wonderful opportunity to take care of children who may not usually have access to dental treatment. We get to meet the needs of precious little patients and hopefully encourage healthy dental habits for a lifetime,” Dr. Sarah stated. Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry is very active in the local community, donating money to various charities and often volunteering their time to organizations such as Cincinnati‘s Roselawn Dental Clinic and the Cincinnati Dental Society. Last February, during National Children’s Dental Health Month, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry educated over 2,300 local children by visiting pre-schools and elementary schools to teach healthy habits and proper brushing techniques. Additionally, Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry is hosting an event to benefit Autism Speaks, in August. Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry often engages the community with free fun events at their office that focus on creating a positive experience for children at the dentist. “We love being a positive resource for the parents and children in our community,” said Dr. Katie. The doctors and staff consistently stress the importance of healthy diets and cavity prevention while making a trip to the dentist cool and fun.
5/10/14- Forest Hills 5K
We were happy to sponsor the Forest Hills 5K this morning! Congratulations to the runners as they worked very hard! Thanks for visiting us at our photo booth! We hope you had a great time! We’re happy to announce that our very own Tooth Fairy won the mascot race at the Forest Hills 5K!!! Woo hoo!
3/19/14- Our Magical Play Date
We had an awesome time this morning with local magician, Charlie Cadabra! The kids enjoyed Charlie’s really cool magic tricks and hilarious sense of humor! Thanks for coming out for our Mommy & Me Play Date!
2/25/14 – February is National Pediatric Dental Health Month
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry has been celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by visiting local preschools and teaching kids about proper brushing and flossing techniques! We love reaching out to our community so we can help kids learn how to develop a lifetime of healthy habits!!
2/20/14- Mommy & Me Play Date with Miss Meghan’s Music
We had so much fun singing with Miss Meghan’s Music at our Mommy & Me Play Date! Thanks for coming out and spending your morning at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry!!
12/15/13- Nutrition Seminar
Nutritionist, Ally Eble, hosted a healthy eating seminar at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry. She lectured our office about healthy snacking tips, portion control and holiday eating! If you would like more information about eating healthy, visit www.choosemyplate.com
10/24/13- Halloween Mommy & Me Play Date
Our office hosted an awesome Halloween Play Date. Kids came to the office dressed in their Halloween Costumes and we played fun games and participated in a costume parade.
9/20/14- Fit Mommies- Mommy & Me Play Date
Our goal is to make our pediatric dental office a fun place for kids! A positive experience at the dentist can lead a lifetime of healthy habits! Fit Mommies hosted our Mommy & Me Play Date where Moms and Kids exercised together! It was a great morning of fun and fitness! Visit The Fit Mommies’ Facebook page for more information.
We celebrated Heather’s 10th year anniversary and Debbie’s 5th year anniversary! We are so appreciative of their hard work and dedication!
8/16/13- LOCAL PEDIATRIC DENTISTS HOST FASHION SHOW TO BENEFIT AUTISM SPEAKS
Anderson Township, OH – On Friday, August 16, 2013, Dr. John Gennantonio, Dr. Katie Stewart, Dr. Sarah Husted and the staff of Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry Pediatric Dentistry, will be hosting a Fashion Show event to benefit Autism Speaks. For the second year in a row, the dentists are opening their office for a “Mom Appreciation Night Event”, and this year the event is called “Moms Who Make a Difference”. The Fashion Show will be featuring clothing provided by Amy Kirchen’s Boutique. Celebrity, Drew Lachey, will be hosting the fashion show for the evening. The fashion models represented in the show will be moms in our community who impact the lives of children in our area through their volunteering and mentoring efforts. It will be a great event filled with fundraising for Autism Speaks, fashion, shopping and silent auction.
Many local businesses are donating their time and resources to this event to benefit Autism Speaks. Edible Arrangements, Firehouse Subs, Smashburger, Larry’s Carpet, Anderson Dance Academy, Cardio Dance Party, Q102, Amy Kirchen and various other vendors all combined their resources and time to help make this event happen.
There will be a $5 admission charge at the door and a silent auction to raise funds for the organization, Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Bob and Suzanne Wright, grandparents of a child with autism. Their longtime friend, Bernie Marcus, donated $25 million to help financially launch the organization. Since then, Autism Speaks has grown into the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
7/19/14- Fire Safety Fun Friday!
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry teamed up with Firehouse Subs and the Anderson Township Fire Department for a morning of fun! Kids came to the office to explore the fire truck, eat free sub sandwiches, get a cool hair cut by Supercuts and play games!!
7/26/13- Zak Morgan Concert
Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry sponsored Anderson Township’s Grilled Cheese Wednesdays with a Zak Morgan Concert! Zak entertained kids with all of his fun songs and Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry was there to paint faces and give away goodies!
7/15/13- We Love You Joanie!
We are sad (and happy for her) to announce that our wonderful dental assistant, Joan, is retiring! Joan has been with us for 10 years and we really appreciate her stories, her hugs and the joy that she brought to our office and patients! We love you Joan! To celebrate, Elvis came in to sing a few songs!
We love to celebrate our employees’ anniversaries at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry! We recently celebrated Linda & Jess’s 5 year anniversaries! Linda and Jess are amazing employees and we really appreciate their skills and dedication to our patients!
5/18/13- Forest Hills 5K
It’s always a fun time sponsoring the Kid’s Fun Run at the Forest Hills 5K! Our Tooth Fairy won first place this year in the Mascot event- Musical Chairs!
4/12/13- Puppet Show!
Madcap Puppets presented the show, Once Upon a Fish, last Friday! What a fun morning at Sea of Smiles Pediatric Dentistry! Our mission is to make visits to the dentist positive!
3/27/13- Easter Mommy & Me Play Date
Kids made a bunny basket craft, sang songs, listened to Easter stories! Special thanks to Little Red School House for hosting the event!
2/1/13- Charlie Cadabra!
Charlie Cadabra performed a magic show at our Mommy & Me Morning Play Date! He impressed the kids with his amazing magic tricks and funny jokes! Charlie even brought out a bunny for the children to pet at the end of his show!
2/15/13- February is National Children’s Dental Health Month
This month, our dental hygienists are visiting local elementary & preschools in the community to teach kids healthy dental habits! Our staff taught 1,500 kids in the community about healthy habits this month!