At South Surrey Smiles, we feel like our job is to not only create beautiful smiles, but to give people a reason to show off those smiles as well. One of the ways we like to do this is by volunteering at an annual pancake breakfast held for students at a local inner city school. This year, three of our wonderful team members, Deanne, Carling and Brigitte, put on their South Surrey Smiles aprons and got to work helping make and serve about 750 pancakes to students and their family members. Talk about a big breakfast!
We have participated in Forsyth Elementary annual pancake breakfast for a few years now thanks to the help of one of our patients, Jennifer P. who helped organize the event and our sponsorship with the school. Each year the team members from our office who are able to volunteer are delighted by how happy and appreciative all the students are when they are served their pancake breakfast. The extra little treat goes a long way towards spreading holiday cheer throughout the school and into the community, and we are always happy to be a part of that tradition.
With so much fun and excitement this time of year, we like to remind ourselves that the best way to enjoy the holidays and get in the spirit of the season is to be generous and help make someone else’s day a little brighter. That is why events like our annual pancake breakfasts are so important to us, since they are a fun and rewarding way to give back to the community where we have enjoyed so much success over the years. It is our hope that we will be able to continue participating in fantastic community traditions like these, so we can continue to give people of all ages reasons to smile. From all of us at South Surrey Smiles, we wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday and we look forward to seeing your smiles in the New Year!
Dr. Lesley Williams is a Certified Specialist in Orthodontics. She grew up in Victoria, BC with her parents and two sisters.
After being awarded her Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree in 1989, Dr. Williams then spent six years as a dentist in general practice before deciding that she wanted to further her education by undertaking three extra years of highly specialized training in orthodontics. With her Masters in Science (Orthodontics) degree under her belt, she went on to sit the Orthodontic Specialty Fellowship exams through the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. To date, her status as an active leader in the orthodontic profession means that she holds the following qualifications and positions:
- Certified Specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
- Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada
- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics
- Examiner for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Board of Orthodontics.
- Former president of the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (representing 2900 orthodontists from the 4 western Canadian provinces and 8 western American states).
- Active member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists.