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Category "Calendar"

Congratulations to Our 2019 Art Calendar Contest Winners!

It’s that time of year—time to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Community Art Calendar, featuring the stunning artwork of local students. Our theme this year was What Makes You Smile. We received over 80 works of art from 9 schools. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Sadie F., Grade 7

 

 

 

 

 

 


Claire S., Grade 7



Daniil V., Grade 5



Reagan W., Grade 6



Molly J., Grade 9



Jordyn B., Grade 3



Madeline J., Grade 6



Rosemary R., Grade K



Giselle V., Grade 4



Kyler A., Grade 3



Allyson K., Grade 8



Yenifer G., Grade 7



Parker L., Grade 6


We also host an annual Middle School Art Show featuring art from students of multiple local schools. We host an opening reception for the artists, their families, and teachers to view and enjoy the art on display. Our 7th Middle School Art Show will be held on May 1st, 2019.

If you’d like to submit your art for the next year’s calendar, or to display your art at our office, please contact us at 360-260-5113, or info@themodernorthodontist.com.

 


Category "Contest"

2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest 2018

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Our team at The Modern Orthodontist is super excited to celebrate Fall season with our dental friends!

We invited our partnering dentists to create a pumpkin masterpiece, and they have submitted some AMAZING entries.

Our Contest Winner!!!


Cheshire Cat by Dentus Dental (134 votes)

Other Contestants


Town Dental (132 votes)


Aadland Dental (51 vote)


Vancouver Dental Care (37 votes)


A Children’s Dentist (36 votes)

 

Congratulations to Dentus Dental team! They won a complimentary lunch for their staff, courtesy of The Modern Orthodontist!

Thanks to everyone who voted, and great job to all our contestants! Can’t wait for next Halloween.

-Dr. Gretchen & TMO Staff

P.S. Be sure to keep checking our blog to see all of our events and happenings!

 


Category "Contest"

Calling young artists!

Are you a budding artist and want to see your work published in our community calendar?

We are starting to accept submissions for our 2018 community art calendar.

The rules are simple.

  1. Be inpsired by our logo
  2. Create a piece in an 8×10 landscape format and
  3. email to vicki@themodernorthodontist.com by Sept 29.

 

Your submission will be included in the calendar and if you are one of the 13 artists who are chosen, you will receive a $25 gift card. We will come to your class and present the prize and give each fellow student their own copy of the calendar. Its so much fun and a great way to begin sharing your art and having it inspire others.

 

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact our office at 360.260.5113 or email any questions to vicki@themodernorthodontist.com

 

Happy Art”ing” 😉

 

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Category "Contest"

Call for Artists: Art Calendar 2019

The Modern Orthodontist is at it again, working closely with the community to encourage and excite young artists to participate in our Art Calendar contest.

This year’s theme is “What Makes You Smile.” All ages (and all media) are welcome
to participate. Twelve winning artists will receive a $25 worth of art supplies.

Submission deadline: Nov 10th, 2018.

File types: PDF, JPEG, and TIFF (landscape format ONLY). Email your photos to info@themodernorthodontist.com, or call 360-260-5113 for more info. You can also send us a link to your files.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please include your full name, age, phone number/email address, and your school name when submitting your entry.

The original artwork can also be submitted to our office located at 2702 NE 78th St. Suite 106, Vancouver, WA 98665.

There is no fee to submit work.

Good luck!


Category "Contest"

Contest: Where in the world is Dr. Gretchen?

Summer time is here and so is our next contest and it’s all about travel and selfies and #social media!

Take selfies with Dr. Gretchen & enter to win a GOPRO Hero 5 Black Edition!

Whether you are going near or far take Dr. Gretchen on your summer vacation! Use your imagination! The most creative photos will win great gear!  Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see submissions for the contest. Don’t worry if you don’t follow us yet, we’ve provided the links at the bottom of this post for you to click on, like us and then you’re on your way!  We will be updating those with photos that are submitted. You will see fun ideas and you might even see your fun selfie with Dr Gretchen 😉

IT’S SIMPLE TO ENTER:

1.  Print this photo at the bottom of the page of Dr. Gretchen or pick up a picture at our office. Cut out the photo and attach it to a stick (we used Popsicle sticks but you can use what ever you want)

2. Take Dr. Gretchen with you on all your summer adventures.

3.  Tag us in your photo AND use #WhereInTheWorldIsDrGretchen on social media by August 31st 2017 to be eligible to win 1 of 2 great prizes.  Each photo you tag us in will be entered into our contest.

WHAT YOU CAN WIN:

Most Creative: GOPRO Hero 5 Black Edition

Staff Pick: Beats Headphones

 

Please call our office at 360.260.5113 if you have any questions at all about this contest. We are more than happy to help in any way.

Happy travels and selfies and smiles 😉

*By submitting a photo for this contest you authorize The Modern Orthodontist to use your photo

HELPFUL LINKS BELOW. click on them and begin following us

Facebook The Modern Orthodontist

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Twitter The Modern Orthodontist

 


Category "Community"

Catch a FREE concert at Esther Short Park

“Free Concerts at Esther Short Park”   says the city of Vancouver.

Concerts take place from 6-8pm on Thursday Evenings. While parking isn’t free the concert is. Below is the info on parking and the concert line-up.

Esther Short Park

W. 8th & Columbia

Vancouver, WA

Parking Downtown: On-Street and Off-Street Options. On-Street Parking Options:

The City offers a variety of on-street parking options in downtown Vancouver for visitors, customers, employees and residents, including coin-operated parking meters and card and coin-operated green paystations.

Parking Meters (coins only)

  • 15-minute (yellow label)
  • 30-minute (red label)
  • 1-hour (green label)
  • 90-minute (black label)
  • 2-hour (blue label)
  • 3-hour (orange label)
  • 5-hour (silver/white)
  • 10-hour (silver/white)

Concerts take place from 6 – 8 p.m. Parking is available at the Vancouver center garage at 601 Columbia St.

The Lineup

Thursday, July 7: NU SHOOZ

NU Shooz played their first gig on June, 21 1979 at Col. Summers Park, Portland Oregon. In 1986 their single “I Can’t Wait” reaches #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Their second single “Point of No Return” reaches #28. The album Poolside was certified Gold by the RIAA.

Thursday, July 14: Petty Fever

Named Tribute Band of the Year two years in a row, Petty Fever provides a stunning salute to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, performing over three decades of hits such as American Girl, Free Falling, Breakdown, Running Down a Dream, I Won’t Back Down and many more.

Thursday, July 21: Dancehall Days

With performances in 2015 at San Francisco Ritz Carlton, Nassau Bahamas and Sun Valley Resort the word is out, Dancehall Days is a powerhouse. Performing a wide range of both classic and modern hits, they offer a high-energy experience.

Thursday, July 28: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

This year The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra celebrates thirty-seven years of providing symphonic music to the community. Its success is due to the talent and commitment of the early conductors and musicians who provided its foundation. Music Director and Conductor Salvador Brotons is in his 25th season with The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.

Thursday, August 4: Patrick Lamb

Patrick Lamb regularly tours the the world or performs as the ‘saxophonist to the stars’ with with Grammy winners and luminaries like Gino Vannelli, Bobby Caldwell, Jeff Lorber Fusion, Tommy Thayer, Diane Schuur, Bobby Kimball, Alice Cooper, and Smokey Robinson, showing that Patrick is comfortable wherever music may take him.

Thursday, August 11: Stone In Love

Stone in Love performs faithful renditions of classic hits from one of the most beloved rock groups of all time… Journey. Their high energy performance showcases all the hallmarks of the Journey sound – soaring lead vocals, lush four-part harmonies, signature guitar licks, fat keyboards, and driving rhythms.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcwznsEJGGU

concert series Esther Short Park 2016
concert series Esther Short Park 2016

 

 


Category "Community"

Free and Low-Cost Family Activities for summertime in our own community

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We live in the great PNW and in a fun community with so many outdoor options!

One of the many reasons why my family moved to Vancouver was because of the abundance of recreational and community activities readily available. Summertime is a time of adventure and outdoor learning. The kids spend so much time indoors while school is in session.. take the opportunity to learn something outdoors. Take a walk, hike a path, swim a lake, fish a pond. But whatever you choose, be safe and be smart and on a hot day, bring LOTS of water.

There are so many fun things to do and see in our beautiful part of the world. Lucky these are all BRACES FRIENDLY (would we ever post something that wasn’t!??!) and in our community so you don’t have to travel far.

Below is a great list of ideas that are either free or low-cost for families or individuals!

Outdoors:

Check back next week for an update on Educational Fun that can be had around town 😉

One of the many reasons why my family moved to Vancouver was because of the abundance of recreational and community activities readily available. Summertime is a time of adventure and outdoor learning. The kids spend so much time indoors while school is in session.. take the opportunity to learn something outdoors. Take a walk, hike a path, swim a lake, fish a pond. But whatever you choose, be safe and be smart and on a hot day, bring LOTS of water.


Category "Art Show"

4th Annual Spring Art Show featuring our local middle schools

The Art Show opens on Friday April 28th

Opening night will be from 5pm – 8pm.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Art will remain on display until May 26th

 

April 28th will be a night for the middle school kids to remember.  They will walk into our modern practice and see their art displayed for all to see. How many kids their age can say they are “showing artists?” Well, now these students from our local middle schools can say they are. I say this qualifies for bragging rights!!!  The students are working hard and will surely wow our guests with the one of a kind masterpieces they are creating. One art teacher contacted us to ask if her student can display some small sculptures he has created out of beeswax (from the bee’s he raises!) and of course we said YES! We can’t wait to see what he is creating 😉  This is what our Art Show is all about. We love showcasing how young artists use various mediums, in various ways, to create a wonderfully diverse show.

We are so excited to partner with Jason Lee, Thomas Jefferson, Alki, Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, Mcloughlin, Gaiser Middle School and Cedar Tree Classical Christian.

This is a great family event so bring ’em all down. The more the merrier. We want to show these students what hard work can produce. So invite your friends, co workers, family, etc to come to The Modern Orthodontist on opening night or any time within the subsequent 30 days and you will be amazed at the art you see.   FYI, some of the art that will be displayed will be for sale.  100% of the proceeds go to the artists.

                   SAVE THE DATE 

  • Friday April 28th from 5-8pm
  • 2702 NE 78th ST. Suite 106, Vancouver. 98662
  • light hors d’oeuvres served
  • specified art will be for sale.
  • Art remains on walls of our practice until May 26th. If you can’t make opening night don’t worry, we got you covered 😉 Come by any time during business hours.

Hope to see you all there!

~Vicki

Art Show 2016 Flyer

 

 


Category "Community"

Girl Scout Troop comes to visit The Modern Orthodontist!

Welcome Troop 40968!

We love opening our doors to the community!  It was so fun to have a local Girl Scout troop here to learn and explore and create with us. This is such a fun thing for us to do. It’s connecting us to those around us and it’s educating our community.  The first question we asked the troop was “who knows what an orthodontist is?” and their hands shot up! Most already had an idea of what an orthodontist was and so it was fun to build on their already budding knowledge and create a moment where they were able to increase their “know” and build on their foundation.  It was an evening of fun!

1st stop… lets go back to the clinic and have a pow-wow! and while doing that let’s discuss impressions and what we use them for in our office and how we do them.  In fact, lets all take an impression… OF OUR FINGER! ;)) here we go….

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3rd stop… back to the clinic where we all got to pretend to be the Doctor and put on her coat, gloves and (clean) face masks 😉  (who knew this would be such a hit!?)

 

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Final stop… lets have some education on teeth, flossing, braces, your smile, your confidence, your beauty, all the things that make you amazing! ….. and since we are into teeth…. lets start with your teeth ;))

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What a great evening spent with this troop who are interested in learning something new 😉

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Big Thanks to Troop 40968 for spending your Tuesday night with us. Let’s do it again really soon!

If you are interested in learning more about the SW Washington Girl Scouts here is a link that will take you to their website. Girl Scouts of SW Washington


Category "Calendar"

I wonder if they see themselves as “real artists?”

That’s a wrap!  Our TMO community calendar has been created and published and is already hanging on hundreds of walls in Clark County and beyond. Some of our artists gave calendars as gifts to grandparents, aunt, and uncles. Some shared with their friends.  I hope they all kept one for themselves 😉 A common thread with each and every one of these young artists was….  the smile on their face (and these were BIG smiles) when they saw their art work printed for the first time!!  We went into the classrooms of the chosen artists and each time, without fail, we had everyone’s attention until we pulled out the calendar and passed them around. We saw heads down and fingers frantically turning pages until they found THEIR art and the joy that escaped their mouths was priceless.  😉  Some might question why we do this?  This is why.  These kids saw themselves as “real artists.”  These kids saw their hard creative work printed in a calendar that people will be hanging in their homes or work place.  They instantly became relevant, legit artists and we love being a part of EVERY single part of the process.  The coolest thing was when their friends/colleagues/peers asked them to sign the calendar. How cool is that!?  They ARE real artists. period.

 

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The Columbian and the Vancouver Business Journal did an article on these calendars

A great deal of time and creativity goes into our yearly calendars. Every time we do them (and this is our 4th annual btw) we are surprised and impressed with the quality of art that is submitted.  While we shouldn’t be surprised, we continueally are. What’s most surprising to us is the age of our young artists and the abilities they have.  Such amazing talent.

The writer, Sarah, for the VBJ hit the proverbial “nail on the head” when she wrote in her article, and I quote, ” With a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a minor in art, Dr. Schnepper had considered bucking the family tradition of dentistry (both of her grandfathers as well as her father and uncle were dentists) and entering into research. Her father had also imagined she would branch out, but suggested orthodontics because of her enthusiasm for art.”    So what does Dr Schnepper do? She transforms smiles into a piece of art.  She is talented, amazing, kind, generous and inspiring.  She inspired 100’s this year alone with this calendar and will inspire 100’s more next year, and the next and the next.

If you want to be in the 2017 calendar start your engines now….. we already have submissions and they just keep coming. ;))

 

Clark County: Artwork by Hannah Berrigan, a CAM Academy sophomore, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Hannah Berrigan, a CAM Academy sophomore, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Ellie Ritter, a sixth-grader at Tukes Valley Middle School, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.
Clark County: Artwork by Ellie Ritter, a sixth-grader at Tukes Valley Middle School, that was one of 13 pictures selected for a community calendar by Dr. Gretchen Schnepper and The Modern Orthodontist.

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