Dr. Heidi Inducted as Fellow into American College of Dentists
Dr. Heidi Aaronson has been named a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the oldest major honorary organization for dentists. Only about 3.5 percent of dentists in the United States have been granted fellowship in recognition of their contributions to organized dentistry, oral health care, dental research, dental education, the profession, and society. Aaronson was inducted into the College on October 19 in Atlanta.
A second-generation dentist, Aaronson has been in private practice with her father, Dr. Nathan Birnbaum, at New Generation Dental Center in Wellesley, Massachusetts, since 2008. Aaronson is a graduate of Newton South High School, received her B.A. at Northwestern University, and her doctorate at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she served as a clinical instructor in prosthodontics and operative dentistry from 2009 to 2012.
In 2006, Aaronson partnered with the Boston Red Sox to create Tooth Day at Fenway, which has since become an annual public health event at Fenway Park aimed at increasing awareness of the dangers of chewing tobacco and the risks of oral cancer. In addition, she has organized a dental mission trip to the Dominican Republic and volunteered with several local organizations to provide free dental care to Holocaust survivors, as well as women and children living in poverty in the Boston area. She also works regularly with the military to screen and treat soldiers about to be deployed.
Sought out by companies across the world for her expertise on the topic of custom sports mouthwear, Aaronson has lectured at dental conferences on the topics of sports dentistry and dental technology and has published articles in several dental journals, covering topics ranging from custom mouthguards to 3D digital impressions. She is also a contributing author to two dental textbooks.
Dr. Heidi Featured on NESN Clubhouse
Dr. Heidi was recently featured on two segments on NESN Clubhouse, a children's TV show for "Red Sox Nation." Dr. Heidi discussed several ways to keep your teeth healthy - from limiting sugary sports drinks to brushing and flossing twice a day. Click to watch her TV segments!
Halloween Candy Buy Back
We had another majorly successful Halloween Candy Buyback this year! Thank you to everyone who participated and donated their candy to the troops! And a big thank you to J.P. Licks for donating free ice cream coupons to give out to our participants!
In the News
Dr. Heidi received the Arnold Zar-Kessler Outstanding Alumni Award from the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston. The award is in honor of Dr. Heidi's professional, academic, and volunteer roles, and her leadership in her field. She is also recognized for her contributions to the field of dentistry and her community, such as the "Tooth Day at Fenway" event she created in 2006, the dental treatments she provides to soldiers ready to deploy, the free dental care she gives to Holocaust survivors living below the poverty line, and her contributions to the field of sports dentistry. For more information about the award and to read Dr. Heidi's acceptance speech, click here
Dr. Heidi presented a 3-hour lecture and hands-on workshop at this year's Yankee Dental convention. She discussed custom pressure-laminated mouthguards and why they are the most protective type of mouthguard available. Attendees were shown how to create fun, customized, and comfortable mouthguards for athletes of all ages!
- Dr. Nate has been awarded the prestigious Lewis H. Millender Community of Excellence Award at the Combined Jewish Philanthropies Health Professions Breakfast on November 15, 2015! Dr. Nate was recognized as a "leader in the health professions field who has shown exceptional dedication to CJP and the community."
- Dr. Nate and Dr. Heidi have been published (again)! Together they have written a 26-page chapter on the topic of digital impressioning for the upcoming third edition of Esthetics in Dentistry, a leading textbook in the topic of dental esthetics.
- Click HERE to read the Newton Tab article about Dr. Aaronson's successful Tooth Day at Fenway event!
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