There’s always something fun going on at our practice!
Contests, prizes, and new smiles! We invite you to visit our practice and find out what's new this month!
Autumn flew by this year! In October we celebrated THREE birthdays AND Breast Cancer Awareness month! So many patients joined us in wearing pink, and, for their effort, we donated $500 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation! Can't wait to do it again next year! And in November we had our annual Thanksgiving Potluck feast on the same day as Jana's 10th WLOversary! A lot to celebrate and be thankful for again this year! Here's to a great winter ahead!
In June we celebrated Orthodontic Staff Appreciation Week with treats and gifts to show our team how extra special they are to WLO! IYKYK! We love our people!
And then our team met the fun families of Glenview at the annual Glenview Summer Fest! Everyone got a chance to decorate a visor, spin our trivia wheel for prizes, and to take home a yard sign reminding drivers to slow down for kids playing. Can't wait to see these new friends in the office soon!
MARCH was filled with celebrations at the office! International Womens Day, THREE birthdays (and THREE birthday cakes!), and of course our annual NCAA Bracket Challenge for patients, families and team members to join!
Team WLO loves the holidays! Our office was decorated, we played festive music every day, we gorged ourselves on treats from patients, friends and each other, and we even wore our ugly sweaters for everyone to admire! Our favorite day, of course, is our annual holiday party, where we eat, drink, laugh, and open presents! Cheers to another year coming to an end and a new one ahead with this amazing group of people! We hope everyone had the happiest holidays and that 2023 brings everyone what they hope for!
October was a busy month for us! We honored breast cancer survivers the entire month by wearing PINK every day (head-to-toe, scrubs, gloves and masks) and loved seeing our patients join the fun! With their participation, we were able to donate $1225 to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation!
We also started our first LightForce case on our very own Kristen! Lightforce braces are translucent and 3D printed specifically for each patient's tooth size and shape! Cannot wait to see how quickly her smile transformation happens!
A fantastic finish to a busy ortho summer season!
Starting the summer off with a little team axe throwing! It's kind of scary knowing about this new talent some of them possess :)
March...the month of many birthdays! Thank goodness because we LOVE to eat!
February was Oh-So-Great! Our team was finally back together again after Kristen returned from maternity leave, we celebrated Leti's birthday, and Valentine's Day, of course! And we love that each end of day is a little brighter than the day before...spring is on the way!
We LOVE the holidays at WLO, and this year was more festive than ever! We had holiday bingo games, a reindeer ring toss, advent calendars with fun treats, chocolate and cookies galore, and our team holiday celebration!
October was a special month at WLO! Not only did we celebrate THREE team birthdays, but every single day we honored those who have fought the battle with breast cancer by wearing pink and making a donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for each of our patients who did so as well! We are proud of our $350 donation towards finding a cure for this disease that affects each and every one of us at some point of our lives.
What's new in September at WLO? Well, for one, kids are (kind of) back in school which means our work days returned to (kind of) normal....feels great though! At the end of the month we also welcomed a new WLO member, Yadira, to our clinical team! She's been in ortho for a long time, so we're honored she chose our office to work with. Make sure to give her a huge WLO welcome when you see her and look out for her bio on our website in the future!
August Check-in: In all the weirdness of 2020, going back to work has been one of the best parts! We've had a busy busy summer, with new patients and old, getting used to our new protocols for patient and staff safety, and constantly working to improve our practice! So, we're excited about the newest addition to the WLO Team, our 3D printer! We're still working on our technique and figuring out how to integrate it into our workflow, but we're hoping to be 99% impressionless before the winter! That's right, NO MORE GOOP! Stay tuned for more updates!
This is Dr. Israel with one of his first test runs of printed patient models!
Previously at WLO....March and April have definitely been the strangest months of our careers, if not our lives! We miss our patients, our team members, and all the daily routines we have become so accustomed to. We are hopeful that we can get back to work soon...albeit with new routines...but with all the same friendly faces we love!
So what have we been up to all this time? Our team members have been busy bees at home doing home improvement projects, reaching fitness goals, and even having a BABY (congrats Kristen and Baby Maggie :) The doctors are staying home and e-learning with their kids (eeek!), walking their dog Annie (and greeting patients along the way), and playing board games every night (we have some cool new ones to share with you!)
They have been busy catching up with patients over email, on the phone, and reviewing their treatment progress using their cool new online Orthodontic Screening program. They've been attending online courses almost daily to improve the practice and their systems. And also spending A LOT of time preparing to reopen the office with all the recommended protective measures to keep our patients and team safe and healthy in this new world.
We CAN'T WAIT to be with our WLO family again!
2019 was another AMAZING year at WLO! Though we had to say goodbye to a beloved assistant (who luckily still comes by to help whenever she can), we welcomed Erika to our team and are so happy to have found a great match!
We celebrated holidays, smiles, and many fun times together!
Keep an eye out for us in 2020! We'll see you in the office and around town :)