A Letter from Doctor Emily
Hi Everyone! My name is Dr. Emily Kennedy. For those that don't know me, I am very friendly, so please say hello when you see me!
I have had Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) for 29 years. (Type 1 Diabetes is the new name for Juvenile Diabetes. Not everyone with the disease is diagnosed as a 'juvenile,' so the name was changed formally.) I was diagnosed with Type 1 at the end of May in 1990 here at the University of Michigan when I was four years old. T1D is a very challenging disease that affects almost every aspect of my day -- work, food, exercise, leisure, and sleep. There is still no cure for diabetes, though significant progress has been made. Children or adults may develop complications in all of the parts of the body that have blood, which means every part of the body! The eyes, toes, heart and kidneys can all fail over time. I invite you to join with me as we fight a very very good fight to support research to cure diabetes so that no child or adult ever needs to fear complications from T1D again!
I have been very fortunate so far. My diabetic doctor has said that he doesn't think my life will ever really be negatively affected by those complications, and that my newborn daughter June will probably never have the disease, either. Unfortunately, most patients aren't so lucky. My uncle was also diagnosed with this disease at age four; he has since passed away from diabetic complications and we miss him dearly.
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) was founded 48 years ago with the mission to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent, and treat T1D and its complications. My mom and dad, Dr. Dan Kennedy, started the first JDRF Walk here in Ann Arbor 26 years ago. Ann Arbor Smiles is inviting family and friends to walk with our team at the JDRF One Walk this year! The walk is a fun family friendly event with great before and after activities! The Walk takes place on Sunday morning, September 15th at beautiful Hudson Mills Metropark in Dexter. We will provide a team t-shirt and the chance to win five different Visa gift card prizes to those who register and walk with us. You can access our registration page here.
If you are unable to come but wish to donate, you can support our team by making a donation. Any amount is welcome and appreciated! You are also welcome to share this invitation with others and join me in JDRF's mission to turn Type One into Type None! Thanks in advance for your consideration.
Emily Kennedy Marlow, DDS
Ann Arbor Smiles Team Page
Welcome Dr. Susan Haddock, DDSWe’re honored to welcome Dr. Susan Haddock to the Ann Arbor Smiles Team! Dr. Haddock has been providing excellent quality dental care for over 25 years in Ann Arbor. She’s a graduate of the University of Michigan Dental School, has been elected many times elected as a delegate to the Michigan Dental Association (MDA), and was previously the President of the Washtenaw District Dental Society (WDDS). She’s an incredible asset to the team and we can’t wait for you to meet her.
Welcome Dr. Irene Zillich, DDSAlong with Dr. Haddock, we are also lucky to be gaining her daughter Dr. Irene Zillich. Dr. Zillich is also a Graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, having graduated Magna Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan’s College of Electrical Engineering. She holds advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD residency) from the University of Florida, Jacksonville.
Now Offering Two Convenient LocationsThe most exciting part of having Dr. Haddock on board is that we are now offering two convenient dental locations. Our second location will be on Stadium Boulevard on the West Side of Ann Arbor at 1793 W Stadium Blvd # 1, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
Call (734) 662-3222 to make an appointment at our new location today!
Diplomate of Dental Sleep Medicine
We couldn’t be prouder of our own Dr. Daniel J. Kennedy! Dr. Kennedy is now a nationally certified Diplomate for Dental Sleep Medicine. He is one of the very few dentists in the country to be honored with this elite status. For the past 10 years, Dr. Kennedy has been growing his expertise in Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dr. Kennedy has gone through a very rigorous testing process as well as a formal review of his large collection of successful case studies. By being awarded Diplomate Status, he is now considered an expert in the field by the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine.
Dental Treatment for Sleep Apnea
Dental Sleep Medicine is a crucial alternative treatment for Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea can wreak havoc on your sleep and quality of life, and can even be life threatening. It is traditionally treated with a CPAP machine, however not all patients respond well to it. An oral appliance is a much less invasive therapy with a very high success rate. The skilled Apnea Alternatives team at Ann Arbor Smiles will create a custom appliance for you.
Amanda McLean, our Dental Sleep Coordinator, assists Dr. Kennedy in bringing extensive knowledge, clinical experience and expertise to provide you with the excellent care you deserve. Together they will help you get a great night's sleep. Read more about Apnea Alternatives here.
Wake Up With A Smile
If you or someone you know is struggling with loud snoring and sleep apnea, or any of the symptoms listed here, please do not hesitate to contact Apnea Alternatives today. We can go over with your all the steps you need to get started and how to get insurance to cover your treatment. Come see us today, and start waking up with a smile.
Chances are you know someone who needs a good dentist. Or someone who needs help with Sleep Apnea. If you refer a friend or family member who becomes a new patient of Ann Arbor Smiles, you will be entered in our drawing to win your choice of five exciting prizes!
How To Enter
Ask anyone you know who needs a great dentist. When they schedule their first visit, please tell those you refer to provide your name and contact information. The front desk staff will enter you!
There is only really one rule: just one entry per each person that you refer. But there's no limit on how many people you can refer! The more you enter, the better your chances of winning.
The first drawing will be mid-January 2017.
The winner gets their choice of:
An Apple iPad Samsung Notebook
Visa Gift Card
Free Custom Whitening Tray
They are all great prizes -- you can pick the one that suits you best.
Meet Last Year's Winner
Our 2015 winner of a brand new iPad was Glynis! Thank you, Glynis, for all your hard work.
Please ask our friendly staff! We're here to help. Email: [email protected] or call: 734-677-8700. You can also leave a comment below!
Thank you for visiting Ann Arbor Smiles. We can't wait to make you smile.