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April 2024 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   “I walk around like everything‘s fine, but deep down, inside my shoe, my sock is sliding off.”  (Anonymous)

Congratulations To:

S. Cunningham of Glendale, AZ and P. Mcnie of Phoenix, AZ  Winners of our February early payment drawings for 1 free additional year of membership.


R. Miner of Surprise, AZ and P. Fabrello of Goodyear, AZ  Winners of our March early payment drawings for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

Managing Your Weight

The majority of the people who have lost weight on a diet usually end up gaining the weight back within a few years if not sooner. The reason they gain the weight back is the strategies they use to lose weight are not the same as the strategies necessary keep weight off.  Diets can help you lose weight but in order to keep the weight off, a life style change is needed.

The KEY to keeping weight off after a diet is by making everything a habit by:

Exercise - Do this everyday weather its stroll around your neighborhood, at home exercises, or even going to the gym.  It doesn't matter what you do as long as you stick to it.

Count Calories – Studies have shown that strict calorie counting does not help in the long run.
  • Women:  Your meat portion should be the size of your palm.

  • Men:  Your meat portion should be the size of a credit card.  Then double the meat portion with veggies, and the remainder of the plate with a whole–grain food.
Calories do count for both women and men but you don‘t have to be so strict.

Fiber – High fiber foods fill you up (veggies, fruit and whole grains).  You should eat 4-5 cups of fiber rich foods a day.

Other helpful tips on managing your weight:
  • Control your carb intake

  • Portion Control

  • Take Vitamins

  • Don‘t forget your dairy

  • Keeping a food diary
Staying Positive and motivated is an important part of weight management.  Try to stay stress fee.  Eat balanced meals.  But MOST IMPORTANTLY don‘t become obsessed with your weight.

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma´s Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Super Easy Peach Cobbler

Grandma C.
  1. ½ cup melted butter

  2. 1 cup flour

  3. 1 cup sugar

  4. 1 cup milk

  5. 1 teaspoon baking powder

  6. One 15–oz. can of sliced peaches – drained

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Pour melted butter into 8” X 8” baking dish. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder and milk to combine.

Pour the batter over the melted butter. DO NOT STIR!

Place the peaches on top of the batter and bake about 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.


Fox Family Dental

Fox Family Dental
Our spotlight for April goes to the city of Peoria, Arizona and shines on Fox Family Dental

Dr. Emily Bujnoski, Dr. Shane Maule and the staff at Fox Family Dental provide a positive approach to dental care that will make your whole family feel at home.  They have 3 primary values when it comes to their patients:
  1. Relational Care –  “As a family dentists‘ office, we‘re big on creating a homey feel.  We love getting to know you by name and making sure everybody feels relaxed and at ease.”

  2. Courteous Treatment –  “Our kind, considerate team will listen to your questions or concerns and make sure you are informed and comfortable with your treatment options.”

  3. Top–Notch Services –  “We utilize the best technology available to offer you exceptional family dentists‘ services for anything from routine care to very complex issues.”
The practice is located at 9000 W. Thunderbird Rd. Suite #200 Peoria, AZ 85381.  The phone number is 480.493.0285  We also invite you to visit them on the web.

Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nominating your dentist!

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn´t Know

  • Pope John Paul II was an honorary Harlem Globetrotter.

  • The average American looks at eight houses before buying one.

  • People used to answer the phone by saying “ahoy” instead of “hello.”

  • Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 or older.

  • A giraffe can clean its ears with its 21–inch tongue.

  • Americans, on average, eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

  • More than two–thirds of millennials sleep nude.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it´s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here´s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

A. Ludwitz of Las Vegas, NV. asks: 

“I have had Savon Dental Plan for several years and I am due to renew.  I have found a few plans that cost less to join than Savon.  Can you explain why Savon is more expensive and what it offers that the other plans don‘t?”

Savon’s Answer

First of all, make sure you‘re comparing apples to apples.  Savon is one of the most comprehensive plans on the market.

With the other dental plans, you may find a few procedures that are less expensive, however, the overall savings with Savon comes from our comprehensive Schedule of Benefits.

Every dentist that takes our plan is under contract to charge our members according to our Schedule of Benefits.  We set the prices, not the doctor.  This avoids the possibility of the dentist inflating the fees and allows the patient time to plan their budget as well as offering a clear definition as to what they are paying for.

Unlike the other dental plans, Savon allows the provider to charge for virtually every procedure.  This means that the provider is bringing in a profit (even if it‘s a little one) on almost every Savon member that they treat.  What this means to you is a greater longevity with the providers that accept Savon.  Providers stay with Savon becase our fee schedule is fair and reasonable, for both our providers and our members.

In short, the provider can make money while the patient saves money!!!

Most dental plans list somewhere between 25 and 50 procedures.  In most cases, their discounts are only for the procedures that are listed.  If a procedure is not listed then you pay the provider‘s usual fee.  Savon‘s Schedule of Benefits lists over 225 procedures.

With Savon, any procedure done by a general practitioner that is not listed on our Schedule of Benefits is still discounted by 50% off of the doctor‘s own usual and customary fee.

The only thing we offer that is not at least 50% off is specialty work, which is always done at a 25% discount at any of our preferred specialist offices.

If you’re considering changing to Dental Indemnity Insurance…  Consider this!

Prior to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, it was almost impossible for an individual to purchase individual Dental Indemnity Insurance.  Now…  almost every health insurance company offers it.  In some cases they even tell you “it’s included in your health coverage.”  Just remember, nothing is free!!

You are paying for that dental coverage and we promise you that you will be paying a lot more and getting a lot less coverage that you will get with Savon.  We suggest that you visit our Comparison Center and do some homework.

A few minutes on your part will save you money up front on premiums and in the long run on your dental work.

These, of course, are just a few reasons why Savon is the best choice for alternative dental coverage.  For more information on the different types of dental coverage as well as some pro‘s and con‘s, read Unraveling the Mystery of Dental Coverage.

Tooth Talk With Tommy The Wisdom Tooth

Woman Arrested While Awaiting Dental Treatment

A direct reprint of an article by Melissa Busch of DrBicuspid.com
A woman was arrested for identity fraud and financial card theft while sitting in a dental chair waiting to receive expensive dental restorations at a practice in Chamblee, GA, according to a story published on March 8 on WSBTV.com.

Martina Pickett, of LaGrange, GA, was arrested at Fresh Dental in Chamblee for reportedly buying a stranger‘s name and CareCredit® information, a health and wellness credit card, online to pay for dental caps.

If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison plus fines, according to the story.

After she was handcuffed and taken away by police, Pickett admitted to buying the information.  ‘I wanted to get my teeth did and they gave me a deal,” Pickett said in the story.  “I paid $1,000 for it.”

Cybersecurity experts say it is very easy to steal others‘ credit information on the dark web.

Stolen credit profiles, which include full names, Social Security numbers, dates of birth, current and previous addresses, and credit card numbers are advertised for sale on social media, according to the story.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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