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Great Beginnings & Great Smiles Announce 2018 Scholarship Recipients

May 30, 2018Office Happenings

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental Specialists and Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 High School Senior Scholarships. Applications are reviewed and the final selections are made by a panel of local High School teachers. Each winner receives $500 to use for educational expenses. We are proud to support and encourage these students as they continue their education.

  • The Great Smiles Healthcare Career Scholarship has been awarded to Andrea Castillo, a graduate of Tuscola High School. Ms. Castillo will pursue a career as a physician assistant.
  • The Great Beginnings Justin Leon McClellan Scholarship has been presented to Rebekah Anders, a graduate of Erwin High School. Ms. Anders will focus on a field of study in music and science education.
  • The Great Beginnings Dr. Gayle Painter Scholarship has been given to Kristen O’Rear, a graduate of Tuscola High School. Ms. O’Rear will pursue a career as a dentist.

Great Beginnings Pediatric Dental Specialists provides pediatric dental care to children in a warm and anxiety-free environment. Great Smiles Orthodontic Specialists delivers full orthodontic treatment to children, teens and adults in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Offices are conveniently located in Asheville, Reynolds Mountain, Waynesville and Sylva.

Positive Communication

Choose a children’s dental practice near you where you and your child feel comfortable. You want good, effective communication and education. Look for a pediatric dentist who takes the time to explain procedures in a child-friendly manner, addressing any concerns or questions your child may have. 

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Final Thoughts on Finding a Pediatric Dentist Near You

Friendly staff and dentists who are skilled in interacting with children can help alleviate anxiety and create a positive dental experience for you and your child. Have a conversation with the staff when you call or ask to have a quick conversation with one of the pediatric dentists before you make an appointment.

Or, if you go and something does not fit about the experience– the service, the location near you, the atmosphere– then switch to a different dentist for your kids.

By prioritizing your child’s comfort, communication, and comprehensive care, you can ensure that they receive the best possible dental experience and lay the foundation for a lifetime of oral health.