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Jim Fitzgerald’s Mission Group Album from current mission trip to the Dominican Republic and Haiti Jan 16th-26th

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Dr. Hansen’s Dental Mission In Haiti

Dr. Hansen’s Dental Mission in Haiti
Dr. Chris Hansen is partnering with the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay, Sister Maria Marciano Projects, to develop a new permanent dental clinic in a remote region of central Haiti called Los Cacaos. Because of the rugged terrain and lack of infrastructure, residents in the area have little access to medical and dental care. In fact, overall, there is only 1 dentist for every 100,000 people in Haiti. Dr. Hansen will travel with Dr. Paul Feit, an assistant, a hygienist, two auxiliary team members and set up operations in Los Cacaos from February 16–25, 2018.

Who is Sister Maria Marciano?
Sister Maria is a Brazilian Catholic nun who came to the Dominican Republic in 1992 and began her charitable work in the town of Vallejuelo. In Brazil, she earned degrees in civil engineering, hydrology engineering, agronomy, veterinary science, economics, and business administration. She believes a sustainable society requires roads, clean water, housing/schools, academic/health education, agricultural/manufacturing productivity, and fair trade. 

After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Sister Maria decided to expand her work into neighboring Los Cacaos, Haiti, which is mountainous and remote. In this region, people often live on one meal of rice and beans per day. Los Cacaos had a contaminated water supply, which led to a high incidence of cholera. Her efforts since the earthquake have focused on clean water, schools, and roads.

 


DENTAL EQUIPMENT/SUPPLY

  • Compressor
  • Sterilizer
  • Vacuum System
  • Dental Cart
  • Handpieces
  • Digital Xray
  • Dental Supplies

Checks can be made payable to TRFD Missions.

Address:
Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC
1509 19th Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Include your address to receive a 501(c)3 tax-deductible donation receipt.

For more information on Sister Maria Marciano and the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay Mission Trips, go to www.sistermariahaiti.com or www.catholicfoundationgb.org.


TRFD Collects Supplies
For
Haiti Dental Mission Trip


Two Rivers Family Dental collected a truck load of dental supplies and equipment.to be shipped out to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. These supplies were all donated to our dental mission by very generous vendors and businesses we have worked with over the years. Jim Fitzgerald owner of Soaring Eagle Dairy, Newton WI and member of St. Thomas the Apostle Parish's Haiti Missions leadership team volunteered to pick up our supplies for the container shipment. Our staff helped Jim load his pickup truck. Two Rivers Family Dental LLC would like to thank everyone for their donations and hard work put into achieving our goal of building a dental clinic in Los Cacaos, Haiti. We still have a Wish-List of needs to be fulfilled.

DENTAL EQUIPMENT/SUPPLY

Wish-List Equipment Needed:

  • Compressor
  • Sterilizer
  • Vacuum System
  • Dental Cart
  • Handpieces
  • Digital Xray
  • Dental Supplies

Checks can be made payable to TRFD Missions.

Address:
Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC
1509 19th Street
Two Rivers, WI 54241

Include your address to receive a 501(c)3 tax-deductible donation receipt.

For more information on Sister Maria Marciano and the Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Green Bay Mission Trips, go to www.sistermariahaiti.com or www.catholicfoundationgb.org.


The Fundamentals of Occlusion, TMJ and Myofacial Pain

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Resident Spotlight: From A Small Town In Wisconsin, Dr. Chris Hansen Is Bringing Change To His Patients. 

"My biggest take away from the Texas Center, from a clinical standpoint, is the joint stability. As dentists, we tend to be very technical. We look at the teeth, we have a TMJ specialist look at the joint, and we have a physical therapist look at the muscles. But to restore health you have to restore the balance of the system as a whole." 

Dr. Chris Hansen practices in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Outside of his dental practice, Dr. Hansen is active in leadership roles at both the state and national levels with the ADA and AGD.  

He originally went to university with the mind send of pharmacy school. However, he was quickly drawn to dentistry because of the ability to become an entrepreneur within your own practice. And so, he attended and graduated dental school at Marquette University. He now practices in the small town of Two Rivers, Wisconsin and keeps very busy. Dr. Hansen is an alumnus of the Schuster Center's Management Program and really wants to get back to what he learned there - a relationship based practice with more personal services. This is part of what lead him to the Texas Center. 

Dr. Hansen has gone through the Pankey Continuum, many seminars with Kois, and intro courses with Spear. "The biggest difference between those and the Texas Center," says Dr. Hansen, "is we go from learning, straight to applying and doing." At the Texas Center, the students complete, at least, one full mouth restoration case during their residency. "The Texas Center is intentionally made to take what you've learned from the shelf and put your hands on it," says Dr. Hansen. "There's a significant amount of learning you do when you have to put a presentation together and defend your case in front of all your colleagues." 

The Texas Center has helped Dr. Hansen see the possibilities of helping people.

"In a small-town environment, we're able to offer services that are so unique, nobody else can replicate it anywhere else." 

In fact, Dr. Hansen had a patient referred to him by another general dentist who was unable to help her. She suffered from facial pain and headaches, to which her dentist's response was to put her in a night guard. This relieved her symptoms at night, however the second she took it out the pain would be back. "Two years ago, I would have had no clue what to do. I would have done the same thing, put a night guard in her mouth," says Dr. Hansen. But because of his training at the Texas Center, he immediately knew what to do and was able to communicate it to the patient whose response was, "I wish I had found you fifteen years ago!" 

It has been an honor having Dr. Hansen go through our residency. We have enjoyed working with him, as well as his auxiliary staff. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors! 


AGD Meeting

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Manitowoc County Tavern League

Two Rivers Family Dental LLC would like to thank the Manitowoc County Tavern League for their support with our dental mission in Haiti fund raising project. Tippy Tomchek President of the Manitowoc County Tavern League presented Cheri with a $250.00 check yesterday at the Tavern League meeting.


Halloween Fun!

 

Two Rivers Family Dental participated in Trick or Treat on Main Street on Saturday. Trick or Treaters came looking for their goody bags filled with toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and pencils. This years crowd was big and we gave out every last treat. Check out the great costumes we had the pleasure of seeing this year!


 


The Winner Of Our Drawing


Nicole is the winner of our "Write Us A Review Drawing". She received an Oral-B electric toothbrush-retail value $179.99. 


Two Rivers Family Dental Is Partnering With Project Linus For 3rd Annual Blanket Drive


Two Rivers Family Dental is partnering with Project Linus for our 3nd Annual Blanket Drive. 
We are asking our patients and community members to join us.
These blankets created by “Volunteer Blanketeers” provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or are in need. 
Drop off deadline is Thursday, November 30th.
Stop in or call the office for details.
For more information about Project Linus go to: www.projectlinus.org


Dr. Hansen Brings Confidence Back To His Patient Through A Restored Smile

Before Marisa went to see Dr. Chris Hansen at Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC, she suffered from structural breakdown, jaw clicking, and grinding. She was very self-conscious and experienced sensitivity when drinking or eating cold or sweet foods.

After a complete exam, Dr. Hansen put her into a C2O (Condylar Centering Orthotic) to get her stabilized. After stabilization, a hinge axis record was obtained, then a wax up with ideal occlusion, tooth form, and length. Finally, this was transferred to Marisa's mouth using restorative techniques learned at the Texas Center.

In a follow-up call after the procedure Marisa said, "I love my new teeth! It has been life changing." Her self-confidence has been boosted immensely and she now smiles more than she ever has before.  


Two Rivers Family Dental Staff Attended An Auxiliary Course

The Two Rivers Family Dental Staff attended an Auxiliary Course at the Texas Center for Occlusal Studies in Flower Mound, Texas July 14-15th. The course was designed to define the dynamics of our staff roles in a Rejuvenation Practice. Rejuvenation Dentistry replicates the forms and function found in excellent natural dental biology. It calls for a conservative team approach to dental care. Meticulous comparative studies of your teeth and jaw position are used to develop an individual treatment plan especially suited for our patients. See www.tworiversfamilydental.com for more information on BioRejuvenation Dentistry.


Vince Lombardi Walk To Tackle Cancer

Two Rivers Family Dental and Dr. Dale's Dream Team joined forces and walked Saturday, June 24th in the Vince Lombardi Walk to Tackle Cancer held in Two Rivers at Neshotah beach. Our teams together raised over $750.00 to help tackle this deadly disease. 
Julie WiebensohnCheri Ertman, and Dave Zahorik walked for the Two Rivers Family Dental LLC Team. Dr. Dale DeSteffen's entire family walked in honor of his memory. Dr. Dale's family members attending the event included; 
Sue DeSteffen, Gina, Gabby, Brittany, CC, Joel, and Arianna. The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation gave a 50% match for all funds raised.


Gemini 810 + 980 Diode Laser

Ultradent Account Manager Suzanne Kamler presented a Gemini diode laser demo during last weeks staff meeting. The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser is the first dual wavelength soft tissue laser available in the United States. It is innovative, faster, smoother and efficient. Dr. Hansen and Lisa had a chance to try it out.


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Two Rivers Family Dental, LLC

Chris Hansen, DDS, FAGD
1509 19th St
Two Rivers, WI 54241
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Chris Hansen, DDS, FAGD
Michael Furlong, DDS

2209 Forest Avenue.
Two Rivers, WI 54241
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