Local dentist hosts Good Deed essay contest



When the opportunity arose to compete in an essay contest at his school, 12-year-old Gurveer Singh jumped at the chance to share his stories.

One story the I.S. 93 student told was about the time he helped an elderly woman that fell in the snow across the street from his house.

“There was this very elderly person and she couldn’t get up from the ground across the street from me, so I was in the window watching the snow and I saw her,” Singh explained. “I ran out with my coat and slippers and I took her to the hospital.”

He also wrote about the time he took a trip he took with his family to India and met a young boy begging for food on the street.

“I bought him food and took care of him, and I also gave him a little bit of money to take care of himself,” Singh said. “I just don’t like seeing people in poverty.”

Singh’s ELL teacher Diana Rivera first got involved in the essay contest after a regular checkup at Grand Smile Dental, located at 69-77 Grand Avenue in Maspeth, earlier this year.

“I offered it to my students in all three classes,” Rivera said. “He’s a good writer so I’m happy he decided to take the opportunity to do this,” she said.

Dentist Alexandra Khaimov hosted the contest in order to engage the community.

“I’m trying to teach our youngsters to do more and have respect for other people and help out more,” Khaimov said. “I want them to pay attention to other people and help out as much as possible.”

The Maspeth dentist presented Singh with a Kindle Fire for his essays in order to inspire him to continue reading and learning and better his own future.

“I am not doing this because I am a dentist,” she explained. “I am doing this because I am a mom and I am teaching my kids to be good. I also see how kids lately are so careless and I would like to reach out to other parents and teachers to raise a better community.”

Maspeth Dentist Keeps Her Community Warm and Keeps Patients Healthy

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Maspeth dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov is mobilizing New York residents to come together in an effort to ensure that everyone keeps warm this winter. The demand for warm coats during the winter season is high, and many less fortunate individuals cannot afford them.

According to Dr. Khaimov, the combined effort of the community will make it easy to meet the need for warm coats among the less fortunate. She is therefore inviting locals to participate in a Holiday Coat Drive by collecting clean, gently used warm coats, scarves, gloves and hats.

The coat drive allows families and individuals make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by passing along the coats and jackets they no longer need. Clean, gently used coats and winter accessories can be dropped off at her dental office (69-77 Grand Ave, Maspeth, NY 11378).

Individuals that participate in the coat drive will be rewarded with $50 off on any dental service they receive at Grand Smile Dental. As such, locals get to help the needy while improving their own dental health.

The items collected during the drive will be donated to the PSA II Police Department and Resident Association NYC Housing Authority to help those in need.

“Many of our neighbors need our help, and while a new winter coat may not seem like much, it could mean remaining healthy through the cold season for someone who cannot afford one. I can’t think of a simpler way to play our part in the community this holiday season,” said Dr. Khaimov.

Dr. Khaimov is passionate about improving the lives of those in her community, and this is not the first Holiday Coat Drive that she has organized. She has also mobilized the community in other charitable activities in the past, including food drives and organ donation registration.

Dr. Khaimov is proud to serve the residents of Brooklyn, Ridgewood, Middle Village, Woodside and Maspeth.


Here is how to participate:

Request your Voucher for $50 OFF Dental Treatment by filling out the form below.

Bring any size winter coats and accessories to our dental office.

Together we can help the needy people in our community!


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69-77 Grand Ave
Maspeth, NY 11378

Phone: (718)255-1381

Dentist Maspeth NY Helped Many with FREE Dentistry

Dentist Maspeth NY, Dr. Alexandra Khaimov, of Grand Smile Dental, will be helping the residents of Maspeth and Elmhurst during these difficult economic times by giving a day of free emergency dental care for anyone in need of dentistry who cannot otherwise afford it on Tuesday July 23rd from 10am to 4pm at 40-36 82nd Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373.

The Emergency Dental Treatment Days are designed to treat anyone (adult or child) for free who has a dental emergency and who cannot afford dental care on a first-come-first-served basis.

Since then, Dr Khaimov has spread her message about the need to increase dental awareness through numerous TV, radio and newspapers interviews.

This event will be the 4th free dental event Dr Khaimov has sponsored.

In addition to free dental days, Dr Khaimov has also held numerous community events including food drives, Halloween candy-buybacks for encouraging children not to eat the candies after Halloween and also Do A Good Deed contests which inspired youths to focus on performing good deeds.

“I would like to do my part as a dentist to help and hope other healthcare providers would join me and organize a similar effort in their community to help keep our fellow Americans healthy.” explained Dr. Khaimov.

Dr. Khaimov added, “We will be conducting similar community events in Maspeth periodically throughout the year to help the less fortunate in our community.”

Dr Khaimov has also become the Queens Person of the week, a title given by NY1 last year, when she provided free dentistry to the needy.

For more information call (718)255-1381 or go online to http://dentistmaspethny.com/index. php/category/maspeth-dentisthelps- the-community/ “It simply makes me happy to see the young and old and anyone in between getting the dental care they need.” Dr. Khaimov smiled.


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Maspeth Dentist Dr. Khaimov interviewed on ABC7

Maspeth Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov, was interviewed on Long Island Viewpoint on ABC7. Dr. Khaimov is helping her local community by organizing events, including food drive in December, Halloween Candy Buy Back in November and event Free Emergency Dental Days where she offers dental care at no cost.

Dr. Khaimov wants to educate people how to take care for their smile and prevent their teeth from cavities and gum disease. According to her, proper care for our mouth can save us from root canals and loosing out teeth.

Maspeth Dentist to Exchange Halloween Candy for Money

With Halloween quickly on the horizon, one local dentist is doing what she can to promote a healthy lifestyle for both your teeth and your whole body.

Maspeth Dentist Dr. Alexandra Khaimov is starting a candy buyback program from that will begin just after Halloween is over. Starting from November 1st and going through November 9th, people will be able to bring candy to both her Maspeth and Elmhurst offices and get money in return.

For every pound of candy you bring to either office, you get $1.

Dr. Khaimov said that the reason she wanted to start the program is to tell people, especially young children, to take care of their teeth and getting candy that cause tooth decay and damage gums should help with that. She also hopes to remind people to take care of rest of their body as well.

“I’m not just a mouth doctor, I want to promote whole health” said Dr. Khaimov, who has only had her Maspeth office open since August of this year. “It starts with the mouth, whatever you put in goes straight to your body.”

A side effect from this program is that it will help promote herself in Maspeth since she is new to the neighborhood. But that’s only a secondary reason for the program, she said, and her main goal is to help people.

“I want people to know me, to know what my goal is and I want to help as many people as possible,”Dr. Khaimov said.

This is the first time that she has done a program like this and it might graduate into a yearly event, Khaimov said, depending on how successful this year’s program is.

According to the American Dental Association (ADA), high sugar intake can lead to tooth decay, especially among children. When bacteria mixes with sugar and starch in the mouth, that produces acid, which attacks teeth for at least 20 minutes, according to the ADA. The U.S Department of Health and Human Services recommends that sugar consumption be limited as too much could intake of healthier foods, such as fruits and vegetables.

As for the candy itself, she said that after it’s over, she’ll donate whatever she collects to local food pantries and churches.

“I’m certainly not going to sit here and eat all the candy by myself,” the Maspeth dentist joked.

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Maspeth Dentist Gives Kids Cash for Halloween Candy

QUEENS — This is no trick.

One Maspeth Dentist has decided to fight back against dentistry’s mortal enemy buying back Halloween candy from neighborhood kids.

From Nov. 1 through Nov. 9, Dr. Alexandra Khaimov of Maspeth will offer kids $1 for every pound of candy they bring into her Maspeth or Elmhurst offices.

“Kids can still experience the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well,” Khaimov said.

Global sugar consumption for kids increases by about 2 percent annually, and is at 50 million tons per year, Khaimov said, and eating some types of candy can lead to broken teeth and damaged braces.

Tooth decay is five times more prevalent than asthma, and sugar is one of the leading causes of tooth decay, according to the American Dental Association.

Kids can drop their candy off at Best Choice Family Dentist at 40-36 82nd St. in Elmhurst, and at Grand Smile Dental at 69-77 Grand Ave. in Maspeth


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When Carmen Negron’s mother lost her medical coverage this past year, including dental benefits, she wasn’t expecting to find a helping hand at no cost. However, after hearing about Grand Dental Smile’s free dental day, she had to go and check it out.

“I first thought to myself, ‘what’s the catch?’” she said.

Come to find out, there wasn’t one. On Sept. 20, Dentist Maspeth NY Dr. Alexandra Khaimov sponsored the organization’s second free dental day at their Maspeth office at 69-77 Grand Ave. Anyone in need of a cleaning, extraction or dental emergency was helped at no charge.

“It’s an amazing experience because of all the people you get to help,” Khaimov said.

On the first free dental day at their Elmhurst location, Khaimov helped approximately 45 individuals through free cleanings and other procedures. Though there was a smaller turnout at their second free dental day, she stressed that helping even one person made the work worth the effort.

Dentist Maspeth NY, Dr. Alexandra Khaimov explained the importance of regular dental check-ups at least every six months.

“People think because it doesn’t hurt there is not a problem,” she said. “But that is not a reason to neglect regular check-ups.”

For those without dental benefits in today’s economy, many also think that it is impossible to pay for such procedures.

“You can’t afford to neglect your dental health,” Khaimov said.

Warning signs that you need to see a dentist include bleeding gums when you brush and/or floss your teeth.

“It’s terrible when people wait to be seen and their teeth are covered with tartar,” Maspeth dentist Khaimov said. “You shouldn’t want till it becomes a bigger problem.”

As for Negron and her mother, they’re on the right track with their daily dental routines. After a cavity filling for Negron and a tooth extraction for her mother, both are following up with a dentist for help with dental hygiene.

“If I hadn’t gone that day with my mom, I never would have gotten checked out,” Negron said. “It’s best to catch it early.”

Dentist Maspeth NY Dr. Alexandra Khaimov and Grand Dental Smile is planning other free days and events for the future. Call (718)-255-1381 or check out their website at dentistmaspethny.com.

Read more: Queens Ledger – Queens dentist get you cavity free for free

Maspeth Dentist Named Queens Person Of The Week

A local dentist is hosting free emergency dental care days, providing adults and children without insurance cleanings, evaluations, and emergency services such as root canals at no cost.

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