Merry Christmas

Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Shenanigans...

It's easy to get caught up in the craziness of the season, and often times we can miss out on fun times with the people that matter most to us. If you are familiar with our office, you know that we enjoy having fun. Our Christmas celebration was a bit different this year - we participated in a scavenger hunt in downtown Grand Haven, MI. It was through an App called eventzee. A HUGE THANK YOU to all the businesses that joined in the fun and played along with us. These are a few of those photos....

 

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O Christmas Tree 

Movie Magic 

Heads Together - Now that's using your heads!

Beards are Beautiful

Beards are Beautiful

 

Yoga Moves 

Charlie's Angels 

Games Children Play 

Where Nature Smiles for 7 Miles

Where Nature Smiles for 7 Miles

 

Who's the Boss 

I Can't Believe We Fit in Here

Animal Attraction

Our Happy Place

What Matters Most

What Matters Most

Strike A Pose

Mirror Mirror

Pay it Forward

Pay it Forward

Eggnog Yeah or Nah

Awkward Family Photo

Awkward Family Photo

From our Dental Family, to Yours....

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Although Late, Always Appreciated!

Summertime in Grand Haven (before the lights were removed from the catwalk).

Summertime in Grand Haven (before the lights were removed from the catwalk).

On behalf of Doctors Bowen and Thornley, we would like to express our true appreciation for voting our office as "The People's Choice" six years in a row.  Although our messages is late, we could not be more grateful to the community that we serve.  It is because of all of you, that we truly love and value what we do.

Always dedicated to take care of your dental needs...

Always dedicated to take care of your dental needs...

What our Doctors had to say...

"I have an innate desire to make a difference in someone's life and dentistry is one exceptional way to do that.  It gives me purpose and great satisfaction.  And after 30 years I still get great satisfaction and enjoyment in helping my patients achieve optimum dental health, and once they have attained, to motivate them to maintain that health."  ~ Dr. Daniel Bowen

 

"I became a dentist for two reasons; I love to work with my hands and I truly enjoy helping people.  Dentistry combines these two passions and for the past twenty years, I have looked forward to coming into the office each and every morning.  They say to find a job that you enjoy and you will never work a day in your life.  I have been blessed to have found a career that has allowed me to not "work" a day in my life."  ~ Dr. Dennis Thornley

  We believe that if you truly care about the well being of people and their lives, and are genuine, it will make a difference.  We value our patients like they are our own family members.  And, we believe the results are in our "546 - 5 star" ratings as a practice, as well as being voted "The People's Choice."  It's just what we do!     From the bottom of our hearts... THANK YOU!  

 

We believe that if you truly care about the well being of people and their lives, and are genuine, it will make a difference.  We value our patients like they are our own family members.  And, we believe the results are in our "546 - 5 star" ratings as a practice, as well as being voted "The People's Choice."  It's just what we do!  

 

From the bottom of our hearts... THANK YOU!

 

The Heart of Christmas ❤️

It came without ribbons, it came without tags, it came without packages, boxes or bags. Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store... maybe, Christmas, perhaps... means a little bit more!  ~Dr. Seuss

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Share love and laughter throughout the year...

It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who's around it.

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We believe in the joy this season brings.

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. ~W. T. Ellis

The best gifts are the times we share together.

The joy that you give to others, is the joy that comes back to you.

The true magic of the Christmas season is not about the gifts, the stockings, or the tree; but sharing love, joy and laughter with the people we treasure the most. 

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If you desire to find the true spirit of Christmas, and partake in the sweetness of it, let us make this suggestion to you. During the hustle and bustle of the festive occasions; find time to slow down, be silent and quiet your heart and mind. 

Perhaps in the quiet hours of morning, or night, in a quiet place - alone or with loved ones - give thanks for the good things that have come to you. Then share your light of love and happiness with others. 

From all of us at Dr. Bowen and Thornley's office, we wish you and your family love, laughter and the most magical Christmas season.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Give thanks with a grateful heart ❤️

It's not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them that is the true measure of our thanksgiving. ~ WT Puriser

From all of us fun and crazy turkeys....

From all of us fun and crazy turkeys....

Family isn't always about blood. It's the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. We are so thankful for those that are part of our dental family. 

 

One of the cutest turkeys we know... thank you, Edie.

One of the cutest turkeys we know... thank you, Edie.

One of the best gifts you can give someone is the gift of thanking them for being part of your life. 

There is always something to be thankful for. 

There is always something to be thankful for. 

Give thanks for each new morning with its light, for rest and shelter of the night, for health and food, for love and friends, for everything thy goodness sends. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Halloween happenings here at the office...

Liz and Jill getting into the spirit of things, as always. No tricks here, they make visiting the office a true treat 🎃

Liz and Jill getting into the spirit of things, as always. No tricks here, they make visiting the office a true treat 🎃

Nice try, Rene, but we aren't too scared. You are spooktacular! 👻

Nice try, Rene, but we aren't too scared. You are spooktacular! 👻

That's a "toothy" grin. Looks like Shawn could use our professional services, too 😁 

That's a "toothy" grin. Looks like Shawn could use our professional services, too 😁 

Trick or Treating should be a fun adventure for children and adults, but please consider the candy intake - not too much all at once.  Make your child's Halloween a memorable holiday and they will have memories to last a lifetime time!  If you are taking your children out, maybe dress up with them.  Above all, practice safety and don't forget to brush, brush, brush those teeth after eating that candy.  Wishing you a Safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃👻

A typical Monday morning at the office...

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What?  Doesn't everyone show up to work like this?  Who has more fun than our office? 

Someone looks like a new man.  Looking good, Dr. Bowen!

Someone looks like a new man.  Looking good, Dr. Bowen!

Having a little fun in honor of Dr. Bowen shaving his mustache after having it for many, many years.  You all look marvelous!

Having a little fun in honor of Dr. Bowen shaving his mustache after having it for many, many years.  You all look marvelous!

More fun. 

More fun. 

Meet Tina, our Office Manager.  If you aren't aware, this lovely lady keeps our office operating smoothly.  She handles everything from finances, to the tough insurance issues you may have.  Plus, she provides the office with an incredible voice of reason, superb guidance, as well as her gifted computer skills.  She is one of a kind!

Meet Tina, our Office Manager.  If you aren't aware, this lovely lady keeps our office operating smoothly.  She handles everything from finances, to the tough insurance issues you may have.  Plus, she provides the office with an incredible voice of reason, superb guidance, as well as her gifted computer skills.  She is one of a kind!

When you call into our office, you might speak with one of these lovely ladies; Beth, Jill or Liz. 

When you call into our office, you might speak with one of these lovely ladies; Beth, Jill or Liz. 

Please feel free to leave a comment or suggestion for future post in the comment box below.

Community

Welcome to Dr. Bowen and Thornley's dental blog - The Healthy Tooth!

We will share stories about our staff, community involvement, fun photos, dental advice and education on oral hygiene, as well as other topics. 

A few of our dental family at Grand Haven Island. Pictured with restaurant owner's, Bob Latour and Mark Jahsen. We had a great time!

A few of our dental family at Grand Haven Island. Pictured with restaurant owner's, Bob Latour and Mark Jahsen. We had a great time!

Enjoyed a great meal and a fun, friendly crew at Grand Haven Island.

Enjoyed a great meal and a fun, friendly crew at Grand Haven Island.

Supporting local business is important for many reasons.  For us; it's where we live, and it makes sense.  It's where we've grown up and where we've raised our families - we enjoy being part of Grand Haven and this beautiful, lakeshore community. 

Owner, Bob Latour, along with Tina and Liz.

Owner, Bob Latour, along with Tina and Liz.

Other obvious benefits to supporting local business are; it creates a sense of community well-being, keeps the dollar in the local economy, good for jobs, wages and it maintains the local character, along with prosperity, to name a few. 

Dr. Thornley, along with his girls and owner, Bob Latour.

Dr. Thornley, along with his girls and owner, Bob Latour.

This is only one, of many businesses here in Grand Haven that we enjoy supporting - and it's one of the best ways to give back to the community. The caring, supportive people of Grand Haven make this a wonderful place to live and work, we love that.  Thank you for all you do! 

Great smiles and fun times with Amber and Mark - Thank you for entertaining us!

Great smiles and fun times with Amber and Mark - Thank you for entertaining us!