Thanksgiving Activity Sheets

Many of our patients have been asking for the Thanksgiving coloring and activity sheets that we use to have in the office pre-Covid. So, for your convenience, here are three activity sheets for you to print out I’m Thankful, Thanksgiving Floss Maze, and Thanksgiving Turkey. Feel free to bring your completed artwork to the office and share them with the doctors and staff, or post them on Instagram and share them with us @affiliateddentalspecialists. Happy and safe Thanksgiving to you and your families!

Dr. Orbon Humanitarian Award Recipient

Dr. James Orbon is the proud recipient of the 2020 Humanitarian Award from the Illinois State Dental Society! Since 2016, the ISDS recognizes member dentists who have distinguished themselves by giving at least 10 years to improving the oral health of underserved populations in the United States and/or abroad.

Dr. Orbon is a founding member of El Nino Rey, which is a scholarship group that has been venturing to Guerrero, Mexico since 1995. Dr. Orbon has been leading the dental mission group to rural mountain regions of Mexico delivering dental care to the less fortunate since 2001. In an effort to stop the cycle of poor oral health, Dr. Orbon and his group provide much needed dental services and education to the people of Quelchultenango, Mexico and surrounding communities.

Smile Behind the Mask

smile behind the maskWe know there is a smile behind the mask, but we miss seeing it! Our patients miss seeing the smiles of the doctors and staff at Affiliated Dental Specialists as much as we do. So, we decided to wear our smiles on buttons at the office. The next time you visit us, be sure to check out the buttons our doctors and staff are wearing. We will be posting photos of the doctors and staff on instagram, twitter and facebook doing things that make them smile. Feel free to tag us with the things you like to do that bring a smile to your face!

Back to School and Routines

Back to school and dental health routinesOur patients are getting back to school and adjusting to a new routines. Daily schedules and learning environments may be changing, but routines are an important part of our daily lives. We’re encouraging patients to maintain or jump start their dental health routines by logging their brushing and flossing on a calendar. Brushing teeth twice a day for two minutes along with flossing in the evening is the best way to remove sugars and food particles from teeth. Although the doctors advise to limit snacking, we know that remote learning may lead to more in between meal snacking. If your child does snack in between meals, encourage him or her to drink water and rinse after snacking. By drinking water, your child is able to rinse away food and residue that cavity-causing bacteria are looking for.

Be sure to limit sugary snacks, make wise food and beverage choices and drink plenty of water. So, make this a great year and remember to bring your brush and floss calendar at your next dental visit! Keep up with your dental health routines.

Affiliated Spirit

Ben, Rachel and Anna didn’t miss a beat at their appointments! They know that every time they wear their Affiliated t-shirts to their appointments with Dr. Klein, they enter the drawing to win a $50 movie theater gift card. The Affiliated spirit is strong in these siblings!

Office Screening Procedure

We have screening procedures in place for your protection when you visit our offices. Patients and one parent/guardian will each wear a mask when entering the office. An Affiliated team member will apply hand sanitizer to your hands and take your temperatures with a touchless thermometer. As long as temperatures of the patient and parent/guardian are below 100.4F, the patient screening form will be completed. If anyone’s temperature is above 100.4F, they will be asked to leave and the appointment will be rescheduled. Thank you for your cooperation and stay well!

See you after Memorial Day!


To our Friends and Families of Affiliated Dental Specialists:
We continue to hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. During this shelter at home period, your dental team is making adjustments to our protocols and schedules to keep you safe.
Our office will be able to see you after Memorial Day. This may change but Pediatric and Orthodontic appointments have been expanded to include non-elective procedures in addition to dental emergencies.
If you do have questions regarding orthodontic care, you can email them to
Dr. Gary Klein at gtklein@affds.com.
We are going to recognize some unique “silver linings” in this time of social distancing.
Please send you “Silver Lining” to Pat at pbritten@affds.com. We will announce winners as soon as our offices reopen.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements regarding the continuation of your care.
Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Our Affiliated family wishes you well.
Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
Sincerely,
Gary T. Klein, DDS, MS

David S. Maddox, DDS, MS

James W. Orbon, DDS

Paula Lobo, DMD

Activity and Coloring Sheets

We miss seeing you! Normally, when patients visit us to maintain their healthy smiles, they check out our contests, holiday decorations and activity sheets. Since patients have only been able to visit our offices for emergencies, they might miss being able to color a picture or do a crossword puzzle.
If you’re looking for puzzles or coloring sheets feel free to print them out and bring the finished activity sheets to your next appointment. We can’t wait to see you and find out what you’ve been doing while you’ve been staying at home! Take care and stay well!

We Are Here For You!

Please do not hesitate to call 847.367.6055 if you have an emergency. Be sure to check out Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and our website for updates about the continuation of your care. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon. Our Affiliated family wishes you well. Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
We are here for you,

The Doctors and Staff of Affiliated Dental Specialists

COVID-19 Update

To our Friends and Families of Affiliated Dental Specialists:
We continue to hope that you and your family are safe and healthy. During this shelter at home period, your dental team is making adjustments to our protocols and schedules to keep you safe. The doctors will continue to be available for emergencies until we are given the green light to schedule your regular pediatric and orthodontic appointments.
If you do have questions regarding orthodontic care, you can email them to Dr. Gary Klein at gtklein@affds.com.
We are going to recognize some unique “silver linings” in this time of social distancing.
Please send you “Silver Lining” to Pat at pbritten@affds.com. We will announce winners as soon as our offices reopen.
Please stay in touch with us via social media and our website, AffiliatedDentalSpecialists.com.
Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for announcements regarding the continuation of your care. Thank you for your understanding and patience. We look forward to seeing you all very soon.
Our Affiliated family wishes you well. Please brush and floss your teeth and be careful what you eat if you are wearing braces!
Sincerely,
Gary T. Klein, DDS, MS   David S. Maddox, DDS, MS
James W. Orbon, DDS     Paula Lobo, DMD