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    Back To School = Get Braces (And Some Free Crayons) Before The Summer Is Over!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, August 01, 2014

    It's hard to believe that school is already only a few weeks away!   This time of year can definitely be hectic especially with school supply shopping, and we wanted to help make it a little bit easier for you. So this year we have some cute school-themed decorations in our office and - even better - the school supply… Read more »

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    My Day at 9NEWS!

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Watch Dr. Jill's 9NEWS segment here! This year, I had the awesome opportunity to film a segment on 9NEWS in Denver about our Braces-Friendly Recipe blog!  It was absolutely amazing to see the studio and the news anchors in action.    The wonderful Kyle Dyer did a fantastic interview with me where I was able to bring some of my favorite… Read more »

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    Chicken Avocado Orange Quinoa (Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, July 01, 2014

    This might be my favorite quinoa recipe yet!  Avocados are perfectly in season and the fresh oranges add the perfect amount of sweetness.  And as always, great for eating with braces!   Ingredients Quinoa 1 c quinoa (cooked according to package directions 1/4 c lime juice 1/2 c chopped cilantro 1 tbsp minced garlic 3 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp… Read more »

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    Tropical Summer Smoothie (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Friday, June 20, 2014

    Smoothies are so great when you have braces - especially the first couple of days after you get your braces on.  This tropical smoothie is perfect for sipping poolside in the summertime.   Ingredients 1 1/2 c coconut water 2 c frozen pineapple chunks 2 bananas 2 c orange juice   Directions Place all ingredients in a blender and bend… Read more »

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    Colorado Dental Association (CDA) Annual Session 2014

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, June 09, 2014

    Representing Windsor and Weld County at the CDA Last weekend I had the privilege of representing the Weld County Dental Society as a delegate at the Colorado Dental Association Annual Session in Vail. Day 1:  The delegate dentists present had a wonderful experience as part of the leadership of dentistry in Colorado.  We also had the opportunity to address some… Read more »

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    Green Bean Pesto Pasta Salad (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    School is out and summer is here!  We love pasta salad in the summer and this recipe includes fresh green beans, tomatoes, and a nut-free version of basil pesto!   Ingredients   1 lb penne pasta (gluten-free, cooked) 1 lb fresh green beans 1 c basil leaves 1/4 c olive oil 1 tbsp water 1 medium tomato (chopped) Salt &… Read more »

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    Blueberry Banana Baked Pancakes (Breakfast-In-Bed For Mom!)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Sunday, May 11, 2014

    Happy Mother's Day!  If you haven't already, it's not too late to make mom breakfast-in-bed (she's should be sleeping in anyway)!  These baked pancakes are so easy, taste fantastic, and best of all are braces-friendly.  Make them for mom today!   Ingredients 1 c flour 1 tbsp sugar 3/4 c lowfat milk 2 tbsp melted butter 1 large egg 2… Read more »

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    Spicy Tableside Guacamole

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Monday, May 05, 2014

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!  This spicy guacamole is based off the tableside guacamole from your favorite restaurant.  Replace the tortilla chips with soft tortilla pieces to keep it braces-friendly!   Ingredients 2 avocadoes 1 chopped Anaheim pepper (or jalepeno if you really want to add some kick!) 1/2 chopped onion 1 handful sundried tomatoes 1 loose-packed cup chopped cilantro Fresh… Read more »

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    Earth Day 2014 (Our Practice By The Green Numbers)

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Happy Earth Day!  To celebrate we wanted to share some of our favorite green numbers from the last year that show how we honor Earth Day every day!   95%: our office is almost exclusively paperless   Zero, zip, zilch: paperless includes digital x-rays and photos with absolutely no waste   20,000 gallons: water saved because we use a waterless… Read more »

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    Horseradish Deviled Eggs

    By Dr. Jill Mioduski, Sunday, April 20, 2014

    We ♥ celebrating Easter with family and friends and deviled eggs are a braces-friendly dish that everyone just seems to love!  The horseradish in this recipe really gives it something different and delicious! Ingredients 12 hard-boiled eggs 1/2 c mayo 2 tbsp prepared horseradish (more if you like it spicier!) 1 tsp fresh dill  1/2 tsp ground mustard Salt &… Read more »

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