Braces for a Cause: Pink Rubber Bands Support Breast Cancer Awareness in October

October 17th, 2023

October isn't just about pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween costumes; it's also Breast Cancer Awareness Month! At Bluestone Orthodontics, we believe that small actions can lead to significant change. That's why, this October, we're introducing a special initiative to support breast cancer awareness and research. For every patient who chooses pink rubber bands for their braces, we will donate $5 to this important cause.

Why Pink Rubber Bands?

You might be wondering why we've chosen pink rubber bands. The color pink has long been associated with breast cancer awareness. It symbolizes hope, strength, and unity in the fight against this disease that affects so many lives.

Breast cancer is a global health concern, impacting women and men of all ages. The disease has touched the lives of countless individuals, whether through a family member, friend, or personally. It's a cause close to our hearts, and we want to make a meaningful contribution to support breast cancer awareness and research.

How Can You Participate?

Participating in this initiative is easy and fun! When you visit our practice during October for your orthodontic appointment, simply choose pink rubber bands for your braces. These colorful bands are a small way to show your support and make a big difference. For every patient who selects pink rubber bands, we will donate $5 to breast cancer research organizations.

Whether you're already a patient or considering orthodontic treatment, this is an opportunity for you to contribute to a vital cause. Together, we can make a positive impact on breast cancer awareness and research.

The Impact of Your Choice

The $5 donations will add up quickly, and we are committed to directing these funds to Sentara RMH Funkhouser Women's Center which provides essential support services and contributes to research efforts. By keeping the donations within our community, we aim to create a meaningful impact where it matters most.

Spread the Word!

We encourage our patients to share their commitment to this cause on social media using the hashtag #BracesForACause. By doing so, you can inspire others to join in our effort to support breast cancer awareness and research.

Breast cancer awareness is about more than just wearing pink; it's about taking action. Join us in making a difference, one pink rubber band at a time.

At Bluestone Orthodontics, we believe in beautiful smiles and making a positive impact in our community. Thank you for being a part of this meaningful cause. Together, we can work toward a future where breast cancer is no longer a threat.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is the ideal time to take action. Choose pink rubber bands this October and let your smile shine in support of a great cause. Together, we can create a world free from breast cancer.

We are hiring!

April 13th, 2023

Part Time Orthodontic Assistant

Job Summary:

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Orthodontic Chairside Assistant to join our team part-time. As an Orthodontic Assistant, you will work closely with our orthodontist to provide exceptional care to our patients. Your primary responsibilities will include assisting with patient care, taking X-rays, and maintaining a clean and organized work environment.


  • Assist the orthodontist during patient appointments, including preparing the treatment area, taking impressions, and performing adjustments to braces or other orthodontic appliances.
  • Take dental X-rays as directed by the orthodontist.
  • Educate patients on proper oral hygiene techniques and care for their orthodontic appliances.
  • Maintain accurate patient records and charts.
  • Clean and sterilize dental instruments and equipment.
  • Stock and organize supplies and maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Schedule patient appointments and assist with administrative tasks as needed.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Current Certification in Radiology (X-ray certification) preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and patient safety.
  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA guidelines.

Previous experience is preferred but not required. However, we are also open to training the right person who is a good fit for the role.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to work in a supportive and collaborative environment, we encourage you to apply in person for this exciting opportunity.