Gift for ortho office?

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braced4asmile
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Gift for ortho office?

#1 Post by braced4asmile » Wed Apr 16, 2008 8:11 pm

Did anyone give a gift to the ortho office at debanding? I've heard of people doing that. If so, what do you give?
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#2 Post by rubberbandshurt » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:02 pm

I've never heard of that but that sounds like a really good idea! Anyone have any suggestions?? Come on, someone's got to know something!!!

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#3 Post by Sandista » Thu Apr 17, 2008 4:34 pm

My ortho's office squeezed me in this week to remove my braces because I had a scheduling conflict with a business trip & vacation for the next couple of weeks.

Since I'm going to pick up my retainers on Tuesday, I though I'd bring in a nice bouquet of tulips or other nice spring flowers (since we're just getting the spring weather in MN) and a hand made thank you card to show my appreciation for their great service and my beautiful new smile (that I have had LOTS of compliments on)!

I was in the waiting room yesterday and noticed a former patient also gave them a book for their waiting room titled Ripley's Believe it or Not. Make fo some interesting reading while you're waiting for your regular torture appointment. A nice book for the reception area might be a nnice idea too!

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#4 Post by momof2grlz » Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:13 am

I had an edible arrangement delivered to my ortho's office the day of my debanding. When I went back that afternoon to pick up my Essix retainer, all of the assistants hugged me. They particularly liked the chocolate dipped strawberries (who doesn't).
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#5 Post by Tin Indian » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:07 pm

I brought in a platter of my creamy PB/Chocolate fudge. They sent me a card signed by everyone in the office thanking me for it!
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#6 Post by MsTiaLia » Sat Apr 19, 2008 5:12 pm

I baked my ortho's office cupcakes. It was really an apology for aggravating them to no end after I got my retainer:) I was SO paranoid!!! lol

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#7 Post by Sandista » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:10 pm

Ooh - I like the Edible Arrangement idea! I got one from my co-workers on my birthday and it was beautiful & delicious!

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#8 Post by mandanicole » Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:13 am

i have heard that edible arrangments are good for gifting for an entire office....people can chose what they like....imo

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#9 Post by katmc_tx » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:37 am

I had an assistant assigned to me the last yr of my treatment and she was great. So at my debanding I got my assistant and ortho some godiva chocolates. They both really liked them and they were well deserved after putting up with me. :roll:
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#10 Post by Jamesyeats » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:35 pm

When I first had braces, as a kid, my mum got the ortho a pen. A proper, Mont Blanc, quality pen. It's sort of normal in the UK to get someone a bottle of their favourite tipple - but he didn't drink! And everyone needs a pen. So maybe a nice pen (maybe not as extreme as a Mont Blanc), but just something a little more classy than your average pen. I was the last of her 3 kids to be treated, so I suppose he was worth a fancy pen! I met him about 3 days ago and he was surprised to see me in braces again (I didn't mention the lack of retainer wear he suggested!), and he still has the pen in his office, and uses it to put his signature on things every time. A nice pen lats forever, and he will always remember who gave it to him!

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#11 Post by Jamesyeats » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:38 pm

I should probably point out that my ortho was a "visiting" ortho, one day a week at the dentist's office - so no assistants to buy for! Maybe a pen for your ortho, and something smaller (or more edible!) for the assistants?

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#12 Post by jjames » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:00 pm

I brought my ortho's office a fruit platter, nothing fancy, just like one of those cut fruit platters for snacking at lunch in their breakroom. I picked it up while I waiting for my Essix retainers to be made along with a thank you card - it was nothing big but they really seemed to like it.

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#13 Post by purpleteeth » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:34 am

I plan to crochet something for each of the 2 doctors in the office, then make little keyrings for all of the office staff or something --- maybe bookmarks. Idealy, I want to make something for the office that can be hung up (as I crochet wall hangings too).
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#14 Post by Luella » Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:43 pm

I work at an oral surgeon's office, as most of you know, and WE LOVE ANYTHING EDIBLE!!!! You don't know how much good stuff we get around Christmas time!!! YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! Donuts, edible arrangements, cookies, brownies, streusals, chocolates, truffles, breakfast burritos, etc etc. We love it all! And a nice thank you note will get hung on our bulletin board. We have a "Cheers and Jeers" section in our local newspaper, and we had a patient write into them about how awesome our office was, and that was totally awesome!!!
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Re: Gift for ortho office?

#15 Post by BracedSurgeryStudent » Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:00 am

Thank You card signed by my family and I and a bouquet of flowers.
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