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February 2012


Preschoolers get a tour of the dental office








October 2011

Preschool and Kindergarten Classes Learn about Oral Health and Nutrition

Two of our Paynter Family Dentistry team members, Nancy and Wendi, visited the Preschool and Kindergarten classes at Mt. Hood Christian Pre and Primary School on October 24, 2011. The students were given on-site instruction of the correct brushing technique and learned the importance of brushing two to three times a day. Students were also instructed on healthy foods and snacks; examples were distributed and enjoyed by all. Each child also received a Paynter Family Dentistry bag filled with toothpaste and a toothbrush at the end of the presentation.

We would like to thank Mt. Hood Christian Pre and Primary School along with all the teachers - Mrs. Hatton, Mrs. Ford, Mrs. Strong, Mrs. Brandolf, Miss Stephanie, Mrs. Gaidos, Mrs. Serino, Mrs. Tercek, Mrs. Bowen, and Miss Sandra - for allowing us this opportunity to share with their students.





February 2010

First Graders Celebrate "Dental Health" Month

Two local first grade classes once again toured Paynter Family Dentistry as part of celebrating Dental Health Month.  They delighted in the "Kirby" video as the chimp demonstrated personal dental care.  All the staff got into the act, providing the 50 children with a memorable experience.  Each student were so excited when they went home with a pouch filled with individual homecare items as well as a class exercise tool for the teachers.

 Trudy and gang                    


September 2009

Clinic participates in Teddy Bear Parade


The Teddy Bear Parade takes place throughout the streets of downtown Gresham every September.    Paynter Family Dentistry was there with their extended family, favorite teddy bears in hand, to take part in this popular community event!


Summer 2009

Paynter Family Dentistry sponsors Gresham Little League Teams

      2009 Gresham Little League teams, sponsored by Paynter Family Dentistry, have a winning season!   Congratulations to both the girls and the boys Junior Allstar teams.


March 2009

Paynter Family Dentistry helps prepare Gresham National Guard for Deployment

When Lt. Jeffrey Flores, executive officer of the local National Guard's 41st Infantry, approached Drs. Mitch and Julie Paynter for the completion of his troop's dentistry in preparation for deployment in March, he was following a recommendation from a comrade who raved about his positive dental experience in their practice.  Little did he know that both of these doctors had background in the military and that Dr. Mitch Paynter is still active in the USAF Reserves, performing dentistry at McChord AFB one weekend a month.

First Sgt Scott Shobert stated the importance of the right fit when preparing soldiers for deployment.  It was a natural "match" for all concerned, supported by the familiarity of military protocol and expectations.  Through the process of addressing each member's various dental needs, relationships were established, getting to know each of the over dozen soldiers.  Even though they journeyed from all over the area and from all backgrounds, the one thing that came through is their love of country.

"Because of the time we have spent working with military colleagues in the past, the opportunity to play a part in preparing these men for their tour of duty has been doubly rewarding.   We wish them well and feel that we have once again played a part in supporting those who represent our country in its mission toward world peace.  It is a chance, as a civilian, to contribute to their health and well-being and ensure they'll be dentally healthy to do their jobs and be able to concentrate on what they need to do to stay safe."  (Dr. Mitch Paynter and Dr. Julie Paynter)


February 2009

Students Celebrate "Dental Health" month

The first grade class of Mrs. Julie Frediani at West Gresham Grade School took time out of their busy schedule to tour Paynter Family Dentistry and learn first hand about dental helth.  The students had an opportunity to learn dental health basics, peek into the "behind the scenes" as well as receive personalized dental tools to take home with them.  They delighted in riding the treatment chairs "up and down" and having their many questions answered.