Dr. Michael Adams speaks on the importance of oral health to overall health


February is National Children's Dental Health Month. Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. 

Spectrum was in on the action as well with our COO Brenda Noel introducing our dentist, Dr. Michael Adams, who then shared his expertise in oral care and to dispel some dental myths with constituents. Covering topics from brushing with the appropriate bristles, effective flossing, and avoiding tooth decay to understanding the differences between crowns and bridges, how to properly clean dentures, and how to manage care with periodic check-ups.


Our hygienist, Shemika Whiters, our dental office manager, Aisha Wynne, and Lyvette Velasquez, our dental assistant concluded the presentation by passing out a brochure preventive oral health guidelines and treatment options for the attendees to take home .



See photos below.


Giving Back for the Holidays


An important lesson in life we must all appreciate is that there are always other people who face tougher challenges than our own. Challenges can surface in various facets of our lives, whether it be for survival essentials such as food, clothing, and shelter or for factors of social mobility such as access to education, gainful employment, and healthcare. Many times we take for granted what others may struggle for. In order to walk out our values of treating all patients and each other with dignity and respect, we desire to reduce life's difficulties by doing our part to give back to the community. 

Giving back has been the core of our operation for the past 50 years, underscored by our sincere desire make a significant positive change in someone’s life. As a way to thank the community who makes our operation successful, Spectrum staff enjoyed time together to celebrate each other, show appreciation for a strong 50th year of service, and in the spirit of giving, pool our resources to collect toys and gift cards to give as holiday presents to select families.

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At this time of year, many organizations host thoughtful holiday gatherings. We want to share our holiday photos to show how our gatherings and community giving reflect the lifelong lessons of empathy and compassion that we commit to pay forward to the City of Brotherly Love for the next 50 years and beyond. Have a safe holiday and happy new year!