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BELLEVILLE, IL --(Marketwired - March 25, 2016) - Dr. Thomas Feder, a premier dental implant provider, recently partnered with a local school to promote good oral health in recognition of National Children's Dental Health Month.
National Children's Dental Health Month is held every February. This year's campaign, "Sugar Wars," focused on teaching kids the oral health risks of consuming too much sugar. Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease in children around the world, and young American students miss millions of hours of class time each year to address dental issues. "Our office looks forward to this event every year because we get to interact with children and get them practicing great oral health techniques early in their lives," Dr. Feder said.
Dr. Feder and his staff have worked with the first-graders at Belle Valley Elementary School for the past 35 years. Dr. Feder and his family have close ties to Belle Valley Elementary School. He served as a school board trustee for 12 years -- 10 of which as president -- his sons attended Belle Valley Grade School and his wife taught fifth grade at the school for five years.
For the school's annual dental health presentation, Dr. Feder gave a 10-minute presentation and showed movies from the American Dental Association about the importance of dental health. The Belleville dentist also gave the children toothbrushes and toothpaste.
"My hope is that seeing a dentist at their school will make them less fearful when they go to any dental office," Dr. Feder said.
Dr. Feder's Belleville dental practice, at 16 N. Jackson St., has seven dental chairs, digital X-rays and TVs in each room for patient comfort.
Dr. Feder has been in practice for more than 40 years, providing general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry. He was inspired to become a dentist by his father and great uncle, both of whom were Illinois dentists.
Dr. Feder's office offers cleanings, exams, fillings, teeth whitening, crowns, bridges, root canals, extractions, dentures and dental implant restorations. He uses a revolutionary tool called the Vibraject to give pain-free injections to patients. The Vibraject sends out vibrations to distract the brain from feeling pain in the area of the injection. The vibration also allows for the anesthesia to take effect quickly.
Dr. Feder graduated from the St. Louis University School of Dentistry in 1970. He served three years with the U.S. Public Health Service, two of which he was assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been in private practice since 1973. Dr. Feder earned his Fellowship recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry in 1982 and was voted one of America's Best Dentists in 2013 by the National Consumer Advisory Board.
To learn about Dr. Feder's Belleville family dentistry or the power of dental implants, visit his website at www.thomasjfeder.com or call 618-219-1412.
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