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The Joys of Summer

June 12th, 2017

Most of our students are free from school for a few short months. Our entire Kelley Orthodontic office loves summer and the change of pace. I love seeing patients coming to our office with a smile on their face, a tan from being away from the classroom, and stories of their adventures. Our adult patients seem more relaxed and less stressed.

My best memories of summer centered around days with friends and family without an agenda. The fun was focused on the people we were with more than the activity of the day. Oftentimes, we did not know the day of the week. Each summer day felt like a Saturday.

I was blessed to get to spend significant time each summer with my grandparents. I attribute my close relationship with my grandparents to the extended visits over the summer. I encourage all of my patients to take the time to invest in the relationships of family. You will learn so much about yourself and how your story was put together.

Summer is also the time in our lives when we try new experiences. Learning to swim, sports and academic camps, road trips, new sites, great books, overnight camps, and mission trips. Each of these opportunities provides incredible influence on our character development. Two of my favorite activities, water skiing and sailing, were initiated during my summers. I encourage you to try something new...pick up a new hobby, read a different style of genre, try a new recipe, make a new friend, go on an adventure. You are never too old to develope a new skill or passion.

I wish each of you a joyful summer, full of experiences which stretch you a little and provide loads of fun and relaxation. I look forward to hearing your stories at your next appointment.

FINISH STRONG

May 19th, 2017

May brings back a host of memories of completing the school semester and taking finals.  As I drive through the TCU campus, I almost shudder recalling the years of taking finals and the stress accompanying them.  As I watch my own daughter prepare for her high school finals, the stress she is under permeates our home.  (not at all fun for our family of six)

My encouragement to all of our patients who are pursuing education is to Finish Strong.  You will survive finals and make it to the summer.  The question remaining is, "Will you provide your best effort?”  There are a host of reasons to Finish Strong: achieving the grade you desire, genuine interest in the subject matter, the hope of making your teacher proud, and fulfilling the expectations your parents have requested. Most of the meaningful accomplishments in my life came through hard work and determination.  I was a good student, but not a great one.  I was one of those guys who had to work HARD.  (How I envied some of my buddies who seemed to never crack books and still fly by with A’s and B’s.) Though honestly, I do not know anyone who made it through their school years without a few bumps along the way.  I can almost guarantee you will experience disappointment.  I know I did.  Thus, please do not let a professor, teacher, instructor, or grade define you.

I had one of my favorite professors in college tell me, "The only reason you are pursuing dentistry is because you want to be a doctor."  I was devastated.  I thought he knew me better and the goals I had in my life. At that point, I had a choice.  Would his opinion "define me," or would I allow this to simply be a "defining moment". I chose the latter. This became a moment in which I determined to prove his words a lie.  I searched my heart and validated my reasons behind my career choice, and I work harder to become who I knew God had called me to be.  This bump became a defining moment for me in a very positive way.

Thank goodness I chose to pursue my heart’s calling and not let one person or his opinion of me take me out.  As your orthodontist, I desire to provide you with the best smile imaginable and encourage you to pursue your dreams.  I know you can Finish Strong with hard work and a little sacrifice.  For me, the sacrifices I made are worth it everyday. I have the privilege of being your orthodontist, getting to know your heart, and seeing you achieve your goals. Choose for those bumps in life (those crummy grades, those not so understanding teachers, those circumstantial friends, and those personal mistakes along the way) to simply become teachable moments.  Remember, they do not define you.  You are bigger and your dreams are reachable.  Finish Strong, friends!

Egg Hunt - HEART Hunt

April 14th, 2017

The coolness of fresh cut grass paves the path beneath the tiny feet of little ones running around on a peaceful Sunday afternoon, searching for hidden treasures in grandma’s backyard. It’s that time of year again, the annual Easer Egg Hunt has begun.

Most of us have participated, witnessed, or at least heard of this fun festivity that coincides with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ- the savior of the world who conquered death so that we who believe in Him can have eternal life! From coloring eggs, cute decorations, Easter egg hunting, presents from the Easter bunny, family dinners, or simply attending a Church service, tradition matters to us all.

But perhaps a verse from 2 Chronicles 16 can bring new sentiment to this year’s Easter Egg Hunt:

Picture eager children racing through the yard, looking expectantly to find an egg full of some glorious, candy-filled treasure. Running from egg to egg, throwing out the empty ones and anxiously awaiting the moment they hit the jackpot. Then I just imagine our loving Father!

The eyes of God search the depths of the human heart, waiting for one fully committed to His purposes so He can show Himself strong to them. Just as a child shouts for joy upon finally finding an egg full of treasures, so the loving Father rejoices when He discovers a son or daughter devoted to Him! This treasure is much more precious than candy, it’s the greatest gift we could offer- a heart fully committed to Him. Therein lies a faith proved of more worth than gold. Oh how God takes pleasure in those who delight in Him!

As God looks across the earth… what will He find when He opens your heart? Whatever it may be, know that by grace through faith in Jesus, the Father can smile upon you as His child. He is our true treasure, greater than anything you can find in a plastic egg or Easter basket. Our eternal Hope of glory looks for us, may we be found faithful to Him!

By: Hope Kiser

Forwarded by Dr. Kelley and Kelley Orthodontics

Inspired by our friends at Scriptionery.com

Everyone has a Story - Read Caylin's

April 4th, 2017


The thing I love most about what I do is “reading and experiencing” so many true life biographies in the people I meet, those I am blessed to live life with while they are in treatment under my care.  Every one of my patients could be a blog post. Truly. If I dig deep enough and ask the right questions; If I listen to their words and read their nonverbal cues, I find everyone has a unique, sometimes difficult, and in the end beautiful story.

Caylin Moore has one of those stories, an inspirational story that makes you want to read it over and over. “Inspiritational”, because in the end, Caylin is an over-comer; he has been rescued and he has rescued others through his story. In the end there is great victory. But meet Caylin face to face and visit with him authentically, and you will learn that his inspirational story came with great price, great perseverance, great faith, and as Caylin proudly claims, divine intervention.

Caylin Moore is a TCU graduate and 2017 Rhode Scholar! He is one of the most humble, compassionate, driven, and inspiring young men I have ever met.  It is a privilege and honor to call Caylin my friend and patient. I look forward to seeing the continual impact he will have on this world and reading the “rest of his story” as he follows his dreams and pursues God’s bigger calling in his life.

Below is an article written by ESPN about Caylin Moore.  It is definently worth the read.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/18358380/the-remarkable-story-tcu-rhodes-scholar-caylin-moore

A Few of Our Smiles


What our Patients are Saying


"John Kelley has partnered with us in transforming the H.O.P.E. Farm Boys into men. Kelley Orthodontics has the ability to help our boys develop confidence in their appearances and more importantly their characters. The Kelley Orthodontics team has been an irreplaceable instrument in the success of our program. John Kelley and the Crew… you are the best! "

"Professionalism and efficiency usually don't mix well with warm hospitality, but somehow at Dr. Kelley's office you find it blended comfortably together at every visit. Dr. Kelley not only takes his work seriously but also his relationship with you, the patient. You will not find a more friendly, helpful staff anywhere. "

"When I first found out I was getting braces, I got kind of worried, but Dr. Kelley explained everything to me step by step and made sure I knew how to treat minor pokes or pains in my teeth. They also provided me with toothbrushes and floss just for braces and taught me how to use them. The staff is really friendly and they're really good at accommodating me to where I don't miss anything big at school. Kelley Orthodontist has done a great job helping me with my braces! "

"I personally like it when I go to the orthodontist. When all the other kids at school say, 'I have to go to the orthodontist today,' the usual responses are, 'Hope you come back alive!' or 'That stinks!' But my response is, 'Who do you have?' The reason all the kids hate orthodontics is because they don't have Dr.Kelley! The staff is amazing, they don't put pointy things into your mouth, and they make the appointments quick and fast. Thank you Dr. Kelley for making a place that makes my mouth good as new!"

"We have been so grateful for Dr. Kelley's orthodontic care of our children. His kindness in dealing with our family, thorough medical expertise, and friendly office staff have made this office feel like a second family. Three of our children have been through orthodontics with Dr. Kelley, and not only are their smiles fabulous, but they even enjoy going to the office for visits. We have full confidence in Dr. Kelley's treatment of our children's individual orthodontic needs, and for one of our children in particular have seen significant progress that will likely keep him from surgery down the road. Because orthodontics requires frequent visits and check ups, we are all the more thankful for such a fantastic orthodontist and office staff to spend time with."

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