April 26, 2011
Zachary was only three years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia. A bright-eyed, curious boy, his parents initially thought he had the flu. But instead of sending him home with medicine, his doctor admitted him to the hospital for two weeks of transfusions and chemotherapy. During that time, Zachary lost his hair, but he never lost that energetic spark that everyone loved about him.
Since then, life has calmed down for Zachary and his family. Doctor appointments and monthly chemotherapy treatments are still a part of his life, but he’s in remission now.
And for Dr. Salivonchik, he’s even become a source of inspiration.
Inspired by Zachary’s Struggle
When Dr. Salivonchik learned that one of his little patients had been diagnosed with leukemia, he wanted to help. But what could he do?
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May 10, 2010
We are proud to announce our 10 year anniversary of our tooth whitening program to help cure childhood cancer. For the last ten years we have been donating our entire fee of $195.00 to the Children’s Cancer Research Fund at the University of Minnesota or in some cases to local families who have been affected by children’s cancer. In that time we have raised over $100,000.00. I want to thank my incredible team for their commitment to this program. In addition, we have had several manufacturers donate whitening kits to make this program possible. Most important, I want to thank Ultradent the maker of Opalescence whitening gel. No other company has even come close to matching their generosity. They have never refused a request for whitening gel and they have always given freely without any strings attached. They are an outstanding company who has no equal in my experience. It is also interesting to note that they have always been committed to the take home whitening process, which is agreed by most to be the best and most cost effective approach to tooth whitening. This is in contrast to companies who have heavily marketed their in office whitening agents, lights and lasers. Most research has shown that the lights and lasers do not improve the whitening result, and after paying for this service many patients follow up with take home whitening anyway. Again, I applaud Ultradent and sincerely thank them for their support.