Sharing Smiles

March Madani Madness!

Dr. Madani will begin seeing Patients in Early April!

Dr. Madani will begin seeing Patients in Early April!

In just a few weeks, we will gladly welcome Dr. Naheed Madani to our practice. We are so excited to have her join our team, that we came up with a fun little game to get our staff and our patients involved.

So, we came up with March Madani Madness! 16 of our team members will battle against each other in a one-minute round of pop-a-shot basketball and follow it with a BONUS trivia question about Dr. Madani. The team member who ends up winning our March Madani Madness bracket, will be the CHAMPION!

But, our patients will get a chance to be a champion as well. Make your best prediction as to what staff member will make it all the way to CHAMPION status and YOU could win $150 gift card to the Wissota Chophouse! Just fill out the bracket, put your name on it and either email it to: SharingSmiles@drpeterwilk.com OR drop it off by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 11th.

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Full Rules are posted below. Good luck to everyone!

2019 MARCH MADANI MADNESS 
Contest Rules and Restrictions

GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE’S “MARCH MADANI MADNESS” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN

1. Description: The “MARCH MADANI MADNESS” CONTEST (the “Contest”) is a prediction challenge sponsored by GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE (GADC). The Contest is based on the results of GADC staff members who will compete against one another in a bracket-style challenge to see who can make the most pop-a-shot basketball baskets in a minute’s time and who can successfully answer trivia questions about Dr. Madani. The staff member “winner” of each pop-a-shot/trivia bracket will advance to the next round. There are 15 separate pop-a-shot games. Entrants (as described below) will be awarded points by correctly predicting the game winners. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the Entrant who has accumulated the most points during the Contest (as described below). In the event of a tie, one winner will be randomly drawn from all of the people with the same high score. Entrants must make their predictions based on their skill, knowledge and understanding of Contest participants. This Contest is devised as a non-gambling promotion and is intended solely for entertainment purposes.

2. Eligibility:

The Contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States (or the District of Columbia), who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry (Entrant). Employees of GADC and immediate family members of employees of GADC (spouse and children) living in the same household of each such person are not eligible. The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

3. How to Enter: 

Entrants will obtain a “March Madani Madness” bracket from the GADC office, the GADC website or the GADC Facebook page. Entrants will complete the bracket and return it to the GADC office in person, or electronically via email, sent to sharingsmiles@drpeterwilk.com, with the subject March Madani Madness.

4. Limit:

You may enter only one bracket. Any attempt by any participant to submit more than one bracket by using multiple/different email addresses, devices, identities, or any other methods will void that participant’s entries and that participant may be disqualified from the Contest.

5. Contest Period:

The Contest consists of bracket entries from 3/1/2019 to 3/11/2019. Games will be played from approximately 3/11/2019 to 3/20/2019. This is subject to change, based on staff’s schedules, etc. We are aiming to play the final game on 3/20/2019. We will tally all brackets and determine the winning bracket by 3/29/2019 and call the winning entry. Announcement of winning entry will happen on or before 4/1/2019.

6. Scoring: Entrants will earn points based on correct prediction of winning teams in the Contest games. The number of points awarded for each correct pick of a winning game of the Contest will increase with each round of the Contest. A maximum of 128 points can be earned if all games are predicated correctly. Contest points will be awarded as follows:

Contest Round - Points Available to be Awarded

First Round (Sweet Sixteen) - 4 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)

Second Round (Elite Eight) - 8 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)

Third Round (Final Four) - 16 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)

Fourth Round (Championship) - 32 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)

At the conclusion of the contest, Entrants’ scores will be calculated and the Grand Prize will be awarded to the top-scoring Entrant as described above. In the event of a tie, one winner will be randomly drawn from all of the people with the same high score.

7. Grand Prize:

Entrants will be eligible to win one Grand Prize. The winner of the Contest will receive one (1) $150 gift card to the Wissota Chophouse. The Grand Prize Winner does NOT need to be present at the conclusion of the contest and must provide proof of age at the time of pick-up of the Grand Prize. The winner of the Grand Prize is responsible for any sales taxes and any personal income taxes owed according to IRS rules.

Prize may not be transferred before pick-up by the selected winner. The Grand Prize winner may waive his/her rights to receive the $150 gift card. The Grand Prize is non-assignable and nontransferable. No substitutions will be awarded or allowed. In the event the winner waives his/her right to receive the grand prize, GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE reserves the right to award the Grand Prize to the individual with the next highest point total.

8. Agreement to Official Rules: 

By participating in the Contest, the Entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to and accepts these Official Rules and the decisions of GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE which are final and binding in all matters related to the Contest. The Entrant specifically agrees that if a situation, conflict, or problems arises that is not addressed by these rules, the decisions of GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE will be absolute and binding.

9. Publicity: 

Except where prohibited, participation in the Contest constitutes Entrant’s consent for GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE to use Entrant’s name, likeness, prize information, city and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media without further consideration.

10. General Conditions: 

In the event that the security, operation, or administration of the Contest is impaired in any way for any reason, GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE may, in its sole discretion, either: (a) suspend the Contest to address the impairment and then resume the Contest in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules; or (b) cancel the Contest and award the Grand Prize in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

11. Release and Limitations of Liability: 

Except where prohibited, by participating in the Contest, Entrants agree to release and hold harmless GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE, and its respective owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of them (the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize, including, but not limited to: (a) unauthorized intervention in the Contest; (b) technical errors related to computers, servers, providers, or telephone, or networks; (c)printing errors; (d) errors in the administration of the Contest, or the processing of entries; or (e) injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use of any prize. Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties’ liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Contest and in no event shall the Released Parties be liable for attorneys’ fees. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages. If, for any reason, an Entrant’s entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, Entrant’s sole remedy is another entry, if it is possible. If the Contest, or any part of it, is discontinued for any reason, GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a drawing from among all eligible competitors determined up to the date of discontinuance for any prize offered herein.

12. Disputes: 

Entrant agrees that: (a) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Contest or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate Wisconsin State Court located in Dane County, Wisconsin; and (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred with entering the Contest, but in no event attorneys’ fees. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Entrant and GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE in connection with the Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Wisconsin, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules.

13. Insolvency/Cancellation:

If GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE files for bankruptcy, is unable to meet its debts or other financial obligations, or otherwise becomes insolvent, GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE reserves the right to cancel the Contest in its entirety with no award of a Grand Prize. By entering into the Contest, Entrant specifically agrees that he/she will have no cause of action or claim against GRAND AVENUE DENTAL CARE, its respective owners, subsidiaries, affiliates, prize partners, agents and agencies, and the officers, directors and employees of them if the Contest is cancelled for any of the reasons described in these Official Rules.



Our 9th Annual Sharing Smiles Event is Almost Here!

Saturday, March 16th, will mark our NINTH Sharing Smiles event. This is a day where we offer free dental care to community members who are in need but without means to get the care that they need. We invite community members, ages six and up to join us for FREE dental care.

Our Sharing Smiles events started nine years ago, when Dr. Wilk asked his staff (a bit smaller at that time) to come in and volunteer on a Saturday, and to give of their time and talents to serve the community. Over the years, we have treated hundreds of patients at no charge, donating well over $100,000 of dental care to community members in need.

This year, in 2019, we will have 4-5 dentists, 4-5 hygienists, 4-5 dental assistants and more front office and supporting staff here to serve our great community! Our team will be made up of our staff, some family members and team members from PJ’s Dental Lab and Sheboygan Smile Center!

Thank you, in advance to everyone is coming together to make this day possible, including Perc Place and Sal’s Pizzeria for donating food to our volunteer staff! We just love our community!

If you are in need of dental care, we invite you to join us on Saturday, March 16th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.

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Winter Weather Tips

Since snow is already on the ground, we thought that we should talk about the inevitable: winter. It might not technically be winter yet, but it sure feels like it is! With all this cold, dry air we’d like to offer a couple of tips for your oral health.

  1. Carry Chapstick. Well, it doesn’t have to be the brandname Chapstick (although that IS what Dr. Wilk carries) but be sure to carry some kind of lip balm or vaseline with you. The dry air can really make your lips susceptible to chapping and cracking and keeping them moisturized also makes it more comfortable to brush and floss every day!

  2. Drink Water! This is just never going to get old. =) There is very little moisture in the air at this time of year, so drinking water not only helps to keep your teeth clean, but it keeps your mouth, lips and entire body hydrated, which is always a good thing.

  3. Replace Your Toothbrush. Well, you should be doing this at least every 6 months, but more like every 3-4 months. Even if you have recently replaced it, if you are experiencing your first winter cold or flu, throw your existing toothbrush (or toothbrush head, if you are using an electric toothbrush) away and buy yourself a new one. Germ-free is the way to go! On that note, please don’t share your toothbrush with anyone.

  4. Address Sensitivity: If at any time the cold air causes sensitivity with your teeth, please be sure to call your dentist right away.

These tips can help keep your mouth and overall health in better shape this time of year. Enjoy the start of the season everyone! Stay warm, stay hydrated and keep on Sharing Smiles!

Preparing for Fall!

It’s about this time every year, where you are supposed to do a checklist of things to prepare your house for the changing of the seasons. Checking the gutters, changing the furnace filter and replacing batteries in your fire alarms are just a few examples. We think this is also a great time of year to do a few things to make sure your dental health is taken care of. 

  1. Replace your toothbrush! Similar to replacing your furnace filter, it is time to get a new toothbrush! You should actually do this every 4 - 6 months to make sure you have the best tools to properly care for your teeth.

  2. Eliminate one bad habit or start a good one. This is a great time of year to pick ONE thing that you know you need to work on and do it. Whether it is drinking less soda, flossing every day or eliminating sugary snacks throughout the day, start it now. If we begin implementing this now, we should have a good foundation to stay strong with this habit throughout the holiday season, which can be challenging.

  3. Drink more water! We know pumpkin lattes are delicious, but be sure you are drinking water throughout the day to rinse your teeth of sugar and acid. In addition, as it gets colder and drier outside, we need more water! 

  4. Check your insurance benefits. This is the time of year to see what you still have remaining in your dental insurance benefits so that you can maximize them. If you have been holding off on something, do it now, before the chaos of the holidays. Even if you don’t have benefits left, if you need dental treatment you should work out a way to get that done so that your mouth is in good health as the holidays approach. 

Use this time of year to get yourself prepared for the holidays, make the most of your dental benefits and set good oral hygiene habits!