Our Inspiring Patient, Mackenzie
Mackenzie is one of our great patients and was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in 2013. She has been completing the Telus JDRF Walk since then. Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to sponsor her and her team “The Test Strips” again this year. Her mother Jaime took time to give us some insight on how Mackenzie is doing and what she has been through over the last 3 years. We hope you take time to read what her mother had to say. You can also find more information on her donation page found below.
“Mackenzie is now 14 years old she will turn 15 in September. She is now in grade 9 and finished her first semester with honours and an extra credit (she took online summer school to get a head start). Mackenzie has taken the year off of dance, but is going to a gym (fitness forum) 3 times a week for cardio and strength training.
Mackenzie was diagnosed October 01, 2013. This equals 875 days since diagnosis, 7400 finger pokes to test blood, 3700 needles and 240 insulin infusion sites inserted. Through all of this she is still a happy teenager with a great outlook on life. She independent, strong and determined to succeed.
Mackenzie recently had family visit from England and is looking forward to a trip to England in the near future to visit the rest of her family.
This will be Mackenzie's third year participating in the JDRF Walk for a cure. Mackenzie now has over 15 people walking to support her on team "the test strips" This year’s event will take place at TD Waterhouse Stadium on June 12, 2016.
Thank you again for all your support for Mackenzie. We are truly blessed by all the wonderful, supportive people in our lives and the continual love and support given to Mackenzie. Her strength comes from knowing she is so loved and supported.”
To learn more about Mackenzie and her team “The Test Strips” visit
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Recently Dr. Rojas and team hosted an In-Office Insignia Braces System Braces Course. Attendees for the course were Orthodontists from Argentina and Colombia. The course was a great success and we thank everyone for attending and our team for making it a success!
For more information about the Insignia Braces System visit this site. http://www.insigniasmile.com/
Insignia Braces featured on The Doctors Television Show
Mouthguard Clinic with The London Knights!
Being the "Official Orthodontist of the London Knights" the Dr. Baby / Dr. Rojas team know the importance of protecting your smile with a mouthguard. To spread the word and offer an afternoon of fun we teamed up with a few London Knights players and had our first ever Mouthguard Clinic on August 24th. It was a great success and we thank everyone who came out! For a full album of photos be sure to check out our Facebook Page.
Dentists moonlighting as orthodontists can make for costly smile
General dentists are great at what they do and we work very closely with them throughout a patient's orthodontic treatment. But when it comes to your orthodontic care, please do your research and trust a certified orthodontist with specialized university training. This video from Global News explains further:
Treating Adults with Advanced Digital Technology
Dr. Rojas has recently written an article that was published in Orthodontic Practice US magazine in their January/February edition. Hard copies of his article "Treating adults with advanced digital technology" can be viewed at our offices if you are interested in reading it.
We did it again! The London Free Press ran its “Best of London” survey and we were voted “Best Dentist” for the second year in a row by our great patients and patient families! Thank you so much for your votes and we hope to continue to make you smile! Please follow this link to see the winners of all the categories
Dr. Rojas Gives a Lecture!
Recently, Dr. Rojas headed to Toronto to give a lecture at the Ontario Orthodontic Dental Hygienists Study Club! Here are a couple pictures from his lecture.
Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are now the "Official Orthodontist of the London Knights"
Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are happy to announce they are now the “Official Orthodontist of the London Knights”. The Knights as you may know play out of the Budweiser Gardens and sell out nearly every home game. A few notable London Knights players that have made it to the NHL include Jonathan Tavares, Corey Perry(Mighty Ducks), Rick Nash(Rangers), Patrick Kane(Blackhawks) and Nazem Kadri(Leafs). The Knights are currently first in the Midwestern Division with 58 wins! Dr. Baby and Dr. Rojas are proud to sponsor such a great team. We have exciting events and activities planned in the future months to do with the Knights. Be sure to stay tuned so you don’t miss out on the details! For more information on the London Knights check out their website! http://www.londonknights.com/
Hear our current radio ad and "Get the Straight Facts on Teeth!"
Read an article from Wingham Advanced Times
Insignia Core Users Meeting - Dr. Rojas was Asked to be Give a Lecture!
Dr. Rojas recently took a trip to California where he gave a lecture at the “Insignia Core Users Meeting.” The attendees of the Insignia Core Users Meeting were from across the country and were actual users of the Insignia system. Dr. Rojas was asked personally to give a lecture about this system.
Dr Baby has been nominated for an award!
Dr. Baby has been nominated for an RBC Canadian Women’s Entrepreneur Award. The award pays tribute to the personal and professional achievements of women across the country. As stated by RBC:
“The purpose of the Awards is to provide national recognition to Canada's women entrepreneurs, whose successful businesses and achievements contribute so much to the Canadian and global economies as well as to their communities.
The Facts about Women Entrepreneurs:
- One of the fastest growing business segments in Canada
- Canadian firms run by women, create new jobs at four times the rate of the national average, collectively providing more jobs than the Canadian Top 100 companies combined
- Women are creating not just jobs, but entire companies, at double the rate of the national average
- The number of women with incorporated businesses more than doubled during the last decade
- There are 821,000 self employed women contributing $18 Billion to the Canadian economy”
Dr Baby would like to wish all the other women entrepreneurs’ good luck and success in their endeavors a well. For more information please visit the link below.
Dr. Rojas was nominated for an award!
Dr. Rojas, who is originally from Bogota Colombia, was nominated for the” Latino Leadership Award”. This award recognizes those in the London Latino community who may have faced adversity and overcome obstacles to be where they are today. Award ceremony was held on March 30th, 2011 at the London Convention Center. Congratulations on your nomination Dr. Rojas!
One of our Goderich patients, Justin Profit, won 2 medals a couple weekends ago at the Ontario Winter Games! His medals include one gold for pairs skating and a silver in the men’s free skate. On April 5th he will be skating again for the London Bursary Show at the Exhibition grounds. Way to go Justin and we wish you all the best!