Canton Valley Dental News

News From Our Canton, Connecticut Cosmetic Dental Practice

At Canton Valley Dental, we believe in creating a relationship with our patients that goes beyond the office doors. We've specially created this section of our site to share with you important news from our Canton family dental practice.

Lobster Loop 2015

Canton Valley Dental again supports the lobster loop in Canton!  Dr. Bente handed out snacks and waters to everyone who ran in the race.  A big thank you to Lauren, Erika, and Ethan who represented Canton Valley Dental in the race!

Thank you's from June 2015

Just in this week are a few more thank you notes:

CVD is a sponsor for The Butterfly Affair



Canton Valley Dental was a supporter of The Butterfly Affair, on June 5. The fund supports cancer patients with financial assistance for food, rent, transportation, utilities, medications and other emergency needs. For more info visit:

Chris Herren- Project Purple

Thank you to Dr. Matt and "The Wide Open" for all of your hard work getting Chris Herren to come to our area. We had an overwhelming response from all of the students as well as the public that attended his presentation Wednesday night


Chris Herren 5.27.15

Give Kids a Smile 2015

February is “Children’s Dental Health Month” and in Honor of “Give Kids a Smile Day” Canton Valley Dental offered FREE DENTAL CARE to children in need from the Farmington Valley Community. Our intention is to make sure that all the children in our community receive proper dental care. We will perform the necessary dental treatments for the children, including Cleanings, X-rays, Fluoride treatments, Sealants, Fillings, and Extractions


"Give Kids a Smile" was a success this year in our office and all over the country. Offices like ours, volunteer their time and services to provide free dental care to underserved children.

Each year, approximately 350,000 children benefit from more than 1,500 events, all because of the efforts of 40,000 or more annual volunteers. We are happy to be a part of this cause every year.



CBPS Presentation 2015

In honor of Children’s Dental Health Month, which occurs every February, Canton Valley Dental visited Cherry Brook Primary School on February 4th to educate the students on the importance of good oral health and homecare.  The presentation addressed approximately 500 children from Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes.  Dr. Matthew Keefe, DMD, and Melissa Porter (Registered Dental Hygienist) helped students “brush up” on their tooth care knowledge and homecare practices.  They emphasized the importance of proper nutrition and its role in good oral health, while showing the children proper home care techniques.  Each child received a “goodie bag" to help them get excited about dental health.  Encouraging proper tooth care habits in children significantly increases the chance for a healthy mouth as an adult.           


This year Dr. Matt's son is a student at Cherry Brook and was able to introduce his Dad to the school.  Doesn't he look pretty natural up there with the microphone?  Maybe we will have a third generation of Keefe Dentist  visiting Cherry Brook down the road!                



Think Pink, Practive Pink

This year again, Canton Valley Dental is participating in "Think Pink, Practice Pink" to raise awareness and support a cure for breast cancer. When you are in our office next, notice all the pink throughout the office including our dental supplies and decorations! For more information visit:



Dr. Tracey and Fire Prevention Week

This week was Fire Prevention Week. Dr. Tracey and the rest of the volunteer fire department went around to local schools talking about fire prevention. They made sure children weren't afraid of firefighters- notice all the "high fives" Dr. Tracey is getting on her face mask?        


33rd Annual Golf Tournament
The Wide Open Charity Golf Tournament took place on Friday, October 3rd and was another huge success. 

This year will mark the 33rd year of this event which has raised more than... $225,000 for the local High Schools’ (Canton, Avon, Lewis S. Mills and Northwestern Regional 7) substance abuse programs and has also supported research for the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Oncology Department.

In addition to an anti-drug and alcohol presentation for the local schools, 2014's Wide Open Golf Tournament plans to make a donation to a very worthwhile charity named Smile Train