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Where are the Drs. Copeland spending their weekend? Friday and Saturday from 8am-5pm they are completing continuing education. Every year Dr. Heath and Dr. Amy attend courses to keep Copeland Family Dental on the cutting edge of dentistry. They attend courses about white composite fillings, types of crown materials, tooth sensitivity, dentures, teeth grinding and much more.  This weekend part of their tuition is being donated to the Colorado Mission of Mercy which provides free dental care for those in need!

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The Copeland Family Dental Cavity Defenders made a stop this week at Eldorado Elementary School for Tooth Talk in celebration of Children's Dental Health Month. A big thanks to Eldorado for welcoming us back for our third year! We dressed the kindergarteners up as little dentists, taught them about sugar, let them make play-doh molars, showed them proper brushing techniques, let them see a real filling being done and showed them the Crest Cavity Defenders movie. We shared our dental love with them by ensuring each of the 477 Eldorado students has a new toothbrush to get excited about their dental health!

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Congratulations to our own Dr. G Heath Copeland of Copeland Family Dental for being named one of Colorado Parent Magazines Top Dentists for 2016!  The list, which will appear in the February 2017 issue, is based on peer-review as well as Colorado Parent Magazine editors' own research.  Dr. Heath does have extensive training in working with kids of all ages.  While a USAF dentist stationed in Misawa, Japan he shared responsibility for treating all the children on base.  With a population of 10,000 he had his hands full!  He also completed a military short course on pediatric dentistry in San Antonio, TX.  He loves kids of all ages and is known for his very funny jokes!  He keeps our Highlands Ranch office laughing all of the time.

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The Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve of Colorado (ESGR) annually honors Colorado Employers for their support of their National Guardsmen and Reservists.  Copeland Family Dental is proud to announce we have won the prestigious Seven Seals Award.  We were just one of 3 winners for the entire state of Colorado!!

"The Seven Seals Award is the broadest and most inclusive award given by ESGR and is presented at the discretion of the State Chair or by ESGR senior leadership. The Seven Seals Award is presented in recognition of significant individual or organizational achievement, initiative, or support that promotes and supports the ESGR mission, to include the efforts of the more than 4,500 volunteers who carry out ESGR’s mission across the Nation on a daily basis."

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What is Dr. Amy and Dr. G Heath's favorite winter activity???  You guessed it SKIING!  The whole Copeland family is now on skis-even their 4 year old daughter Channing.  Something they have learned about at high altitude is barodontalgia-tooth pain caused by a change in atmospheric pressure.  Scuba divers and pilots are know to have problems with this and so are adventurists in the high altitude Rocky Mountains.  The most common sources of this type of tooth pain are dental cavities, defective fillings, gum disease and tooth nerve issues.  The Copelands have joined forces with Peakescape and offer free telephone consultations for mountain dental emergencies.

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Topdentists says area clinicians were asked "If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer him or her to?"  For this peer reviewed award "respondents were asked to consider experience, continuing education, chairside manner with patients, use of new techniques and technologies, and physical results".  Drs. Heath and Amy Copeland are very proud to both have been picked for this distinction as 5280 Top Dentists 2016.

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At Copeland Family Dental we strive to give back to our community.  This year we sponsored Mountain Vista High School Cheer.  The cheer squads are having a great year!  This past weekend they competed in the Continental League Championship.  The Varsity Coed Team finished 2nd and the JV All-Girl finished 5th.  We also sponsor ThunderRidge High School Poms.  Good luck Grizzlies in your upcoming competitions! This support helps our local students with new uniforms, renting off site workout space and also travelling to competitions.

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Drs. Heath and Amy Copeland put personal health at the top of their priorities. There is a growing body of evidence to support a link between dental health and general health.  Drs. Heath and Amy Copeland enjoy staying physically fit.  Recently Dr. Heath scored a 96% on his annual USAF Fitness Test and Dr. Amy is usually training for some triathlon, cycling or running event.  What is their secret?  Dr. Heath says it is being on a regular schedule with running and weight training.  He even does sit ups and push ups when they are on vacation and he is does not have access to a gym.  Dr. Amy says her secret is training with her good friend Laura at Bodhi Pilates. So find what motivates you, get out in our beautiful state of Colorado and get that heart pumping.

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