Orthodontics scholarship helps students achieve academic goals and optimal health

Robert Sunstein D.D.S.

La Jolla students receive complimentary orthodontics as a reward for outstanding scholarship with the Robert A. Sunstein D.D.S. Orthodontics Scholarship.

By Robert Sunstein, D.D.S.

In recent years, child health advocates have made great strides in promoting increased activity levels and better eating habits to combat childhood obesity rates; but while fresh, wholesome meals and physical exercise are vital components for optimal health, so too are regular dental and orthodontic check-ups for kids of all ages. Oral health is fundamentally linked to overall health: and with this in mind, it is important to educate children from an early age about the importance of oral hygiene and corrective orthodontics – and to integrate the idea of healthy teeth and gums into the academic environment.

Many children may be accustomed to once or twice-yearly dental exams; but without understanding the reasoning behind a standard cleaning or check-up, or factoring in the potential advantages of custom orthodontics, it’s no wonder that many students (and even parents) fail to prioritize integrated oral health on a daily basis. Brushing and flossing are essential: but for those with crooked, crowded or poorly aligned teeth and jaws, basic cleaning may be insufficient to safeguard against cavity development, tooth and bone breakdown and even tooth loss. Only professional orthodontic care can correct these conditions and put patients back on track toward full-spectrum health; and as Sunny Smile specialists, we aim not only to educate our community on the benefits of expert oral care, but also to aid those who may not otherwise have access to orthodontics through the Robert A. Sunstein D.D.S. Orthodontic Scholarship.

Giving back to the La Jolla community

As a long-time La Jolla resident and local business owner with deep ties to my San Diego neighbors and patients, I saw the recent economic crisis as a prime opportunity to give back to my community by supporting local students in need. Our La Jolla orthodontics office is driven by a passion for patient care that extends beyond the exam chair; and in founding the Robert A. Sunstein D.D. S. Orthodontic Scholarship, we are able to blend compassionate expertise with community support to help young people achieve their goals – and stay healthy in the process.

This month, three students – one each from Torrey Pines Elementary, Birdrock Elementary and Muirelands Middle School – were selected by a committee of academic faculty and administrators, and awarded up to $5,000 in custom orthodontics. All winners demonstrated exemplary character and outstanding achievement in community service, athletics, leadership and/or academics over the past year, in addition to orthodontic need. By providing complimentary orthodontics to these students, our goal is to simultaneously promote academic excellence and oral health education: and by doing so, we hope to build student self-esteem, confidence and vitality – and to lend a hand to the next generation of successful San Diegans along the way.

To learn more about the Robert A. Sunstein D.D.S. Orthodontic Scholarship, oral health and San Diego orthodontic services, visit us online: www.lajollaorthodontist.com.

Related posts:

  1. Technological advances boost aesthetics, efficiency for adult braces
  2. Digital oral scanner brings improved efficiency, scope to dental exams
  3. Home improvement presents prime opportunity for green, energy-efficient renovations.
  4. Laser technology yields simple, pain-free relief for fungal nails
  5. Going gluten-free? Here’s the scoop on why you might want to!

Short URL: http://www.lajollalight.com/?p=48626

Posted by Social Media Staff on Aug 19, 2011. Filed under Columns, Robert Sunstein D.D.S., Sponsored Columns, Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

1 Comment for “Orthodontics scholarship helps students achieve academic goals and optimal health”

  1. Julie R

    Great Article Robert,
    It's nice to know that there are still some very generous people out there who are continously giving back! Great Job1

Leave a Reply

Bottom Buttons 1

Bottom Buttons 2

Bottom Buttons 3

Bottom Buttons 4

Bottom Buttons 5

Bottom Buttons 6

RSS North Coastal News

  • Leave no one behind in Alzheimer’s research July 30, 2014
    Today in the U.S., more than 5 million people are living with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease. According to a 2009 study by the Alzheimer’s Association, of those 5 million people, more than 500,000 live in California. As we live longer, rates of Alzheimer’s disease have grown dramatically, and the disease is now cited as the third leading cause of death […]
  • SD Foundation announces $47M in grants, names new board members July 29, 2014
    The San Diego Foundation today announced it granted $47 million to nonprofit organizations in fiscal year 2014. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $880 million to serve and improve the San Diego region. […]
  • SD Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 win Albion Cup July 29, 2014
    San Diego Surf Academy Condliffe GU11 won the Albion National Soccer Cup championship, held July 18-21 in San Diego. […]