Gulf Coast Orthodontics announces annual Candy for Cash campaign

Halloween promises to be sweeter than ever for area children this year, because Gulf Coast Orthodontics is offering twice the treat and no tricks! Dr. Michele Laboda, DMD and Dr. Van R. Speas, DDS announce the annual Cash for Candy campaign, offering hard currency to soften the blow to dental health the holiday brings every year. Sweeter still, the orthodontic practice will match the dollars to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), as it has for many years.

October is also National Orthodontic Month, and Gulf Coast Orthodontics seeks to make it easy for parents to instill moderation, along with the value of a dollar. Children can bring wrapped Halloween candy to Gulf Coast Orthodontics’ main office, 14361 Metropolis Ave. Suite 1 in Fort Myers, during normal business hours the week of November 3-7. Kids will receive $1 per pound of Halloween candy, up to a 10-pound limit. The money paid out will be matched by the practice and donated to JDRF.

Gulf Coast Orthodontics donated $350 in matching funds last year to JDRF. This year the practice has deepened its commitment by enlisting local dental offices to decorate elaborate cornucopia sculptures that were sold at the Quarter Auction to benefit JDRF at Cypress Lake Presbyterian Church in Fort Myers on Oct. 9. The $370 raised at that event will be combined with the matching Cash for Candy funds for this year’s donation by Gulf Coast Orthodontics.

Eating too many sweets can lead to dental cavities, breakage of orthodontic appliances and other health related problems. Every year, the Cash for Candy campaign extends the excitement of going door to door, with twice the treat and none of the tricks.

Gulf Coast Orthodontics offers the highest quality care and technology in the orthodontic treatment of children, adolescents and adults. Michele Laboda, DMD, and her associate Van R. Speas, DDS, are top in their field and offer everything from simple retainers to invisible ceramic braces, Invisalign and digital imaging. Gulf Coast Orthodontics provides affordable, high quality treatment to fit your budget, many payment options available, and will work with most insurance companies. They have two convenient locations. The main office located in Fort Myers at 14361 Metropolis Avenue, Suite 1 and an office in Estero at 21740 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 116. For more information visit or call 239.561.2258.
This article was submitted by a Guest Author of the Above Board Chamber.