givingback

At ChapmanSmiles Orthodontics we feel it very important to give back to our community in which we live and work.

 

Sports Mouthguards

Because Dr. Chapman is aware of how important it is to protect your teeth when playing sports, he was proud to offer the Clackamas area Lacrosse teams free custom made mouth guards. We also provide local PTA’s with an Orthodontic Health Awareness program. It is a pleasure for Dr. Chapman and his staff to support our local schools, and we are excited to make a difference in our community. To stay up to date on all of our community events, please like us on Facebook.

Fact & Fiction of Orthodontics PTA Presentations

Dr. Chapman supports local PTA’s by educating parents about the latest orthodontic technology and keeping them updated about oral health. Some of the topics include the right age a child should begin to see an orthodontist, and dispelling the myths about braces. ChapmanSmiles presents at school’s in Clackamas.

 

Teen Street Survival Driver’s Program

Dr Chapman is proud to have helped to bring this program to Portland in 2009 for our local teens.  The program is run twice a year at Portland International Raceway in March and October.  You can register HERE

Tire Rack Street Survival goes beyond antiquated high-school driver education programs, which put more focus on classroom theory and parallel parking than controlling a 2,000 lb. vehicle at speed.

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival program is a hands-on driving experience in real-world situations. We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them.

The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

The Tire Rack Street Survival school is a safe teen program designed to go beyond today’s required driver’s education and give teens across the U.S. the driving tools and hands-on experience to become safer, smarter drivers. Trained and qualified in-car driving instructors as well as classroom experience for each student.

Last year, over 5,000 teenagers died in motor vehicle crashes, the leading killer of American youths aged 16 to 19, accounting for more than 40 percent of fatalities in that age bracket. To reduce this number we developed Tire Rack Street Survival, a non-profit, national driver education program aimed at teaching teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel.