ENCINITAS, Calif. (Oct. 21, 2013) – The offices of Drs. William D. Rawlings, Crystal Angelopoulos, Christopher Hydo and Natalie Miller announced today that they’ve rebranded their practice as Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics to emphasize their goal of bringing out the best possible smile for every patient. A significant milestone for a practice that’s been serving North County Coastal communities for over 30 years, Great Smiles is celebrating its new identity by hosting a toy drive aimed at bringing great smiles to the faces of ill children at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego.

“This is just a different way for us to brighten the smiles of our community’s youth,” said Dr. Angelopoulos, who specializes in pediatric dentistry at Great Smiles. “As a dual specialty practice that sees patients from when they’re only age one through braces and up until they turn 18, we know how much the little things can impact children from pre-school age up through their teenage years. We’re all about delivering great smiles and usually that means through our dental work, but this is another way to have more great smiles in the community.”

Beginning today, patients, their families and the public are encouraged to deliver new, unwrapped toys during business hours to Great Smiles’ locations in Solana Beach off of Loma Santa Fe Drive or in their Encinitas office on Garden View Road. The toy drive will run until Monday, December 2 with Great Smiles delivering the toys to Rady Children’s Hospital by December 6.

“The courage of the children we see on a daily basis is remarkable, but gifts from donors always brighten their day and lift their spirits,” said Carol Damon-Scherer, Vice President of Development at Rady Children’s Hospital Foundation. “The Great Smiles toy drive is well timed as we’re always in need of toys before the holiday season.”

For each toy dropped off, donators will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into a drawing for a $50 Target gift card. The winner will be randomly drawn on Tuesday, November 26 and contacted directly, as well as announced on Great Smiles’ Facebook and Twitter pages.

All appropriate, new and unwrapped toys are greatly appreciated, but items especially needed include:

  • Infant/toddler– Musical toys, See-n-Say, sound books, light up toys
  • School age– Hot Wheels, plastic tool kit, culturally diverse dolls, musical and I-Spy books, board games
  • Teens- Model cars, blank journals, Bop-It, Rubik’s Cube, gift cards
  • Electronics– Video games rated “E” or “I”, recent DVD releases rated “G”, “PG” or “PG-13” and classics such as Toy Story (1-3), Despicable Me, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast
  • Miscellaneous– Arts and crafts supplies like crayons, stickers, colored pencils, glitter pens, Model Magic and Play Doh; sporting equipment such as soccer balls, baseballs and mitts, basketballs

For a complete donation wish list, contact Great Smiles at (858) 755-4223.

 

Addresses for toy drop off locations are:

530 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite H                                                                    1200 Garden View Road, Suite 102
Solana Beach, CA 92075                                                                           Encinitas, CA 92024

 

For more on Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, visit www.GreatSmiles.org.

 

About Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics

 

Great Smiles Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics is a dual specialty dental practice focused on pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. With a deep understanding of the nuances that come with treating infants, children and teens, pediatric dentists Drs. William D. Rawlings and Crystal L. Angelopoulos specialize in providing an exceptional experience for the patient families they treat and delivering the highest quality care. Orthodontists, Drs. Christopher S. Hydo and Natalie G. Miller produce industry leading results through comprehensive orthodontic care for children, teens and adults. The doctors and staff of Great Smiles have been serving North County Coastal communities for over 30 years through state-of-the-art facilities in Solana Beach and Encinitas. For more, see www.GreatSmiles.org or call (858)-755-4223 for their Solana Beach office or (760)-944-5115 for their Encinitas location.