New Pediatric Dentist Open in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Pediatric Dentist Dr. George Lynch Caters to Urban Families With Cutting-Edge New Practice

Dr. George Thomas Lynch wants to make going to the dentist painless — both literally and figuratively — for young, urban Philadelphia families. While “Dr. George,” as he's known to his pediatric patients, is tuned in to the fact that more families are raising their children in the city than in years past, he also realizes that there is a growing city-wide need for quality dental care. In fact, based on a recent statistical analysis, Men’s Health Magazine gave Philly a grade of “F” when it comes to dental health care, ranking it #2 among “American cities with the worst teeth.” Dr. George wants to change this perception and believes that dental health care can only be improved and maintained when patients look to their dentists with trust and understanding. Those relationships begin at an early age with positive experiences through fun, rewarding interactions, he says.

At his practice, Cobblestone Kids, located at 1352 South Street, Dr.
George's goal is to make each child's first visit enjoyable and stress- free. As you can see from the attached photos, the environment Dr.
George and his staff have created is not only non-threatening; it's an exciting one for his pint-sized patients. “I’m a big believer in first impressions,” he explains, “and we want to make sure that ours is the best we can possibly make it.”

Most of Dr. George's treatments utilize behavioral techniques that promote positive outcomes. “One of my favorites is 'Tell-Show-Do,'” he explains. “This technique prepares your child for dental exams and treatment by telling and showing your child what we are going to do before we do it.”

The practice also features videogames for patients and siblings in the waiting room, wide-screen televisions in treatment rooms, digital X- ray technology, eco-friendly processing methods, a reward center for successful visits, and a private parking garage. For more information, please see the Cobblestone Kids website.

In the Media
Dr. George has been featured on Parenting Perspective blogs by ABC News anchors Cecily Tynan and Tamala Edwards, as well as

What Moms Are Saying
“I just wanted to share - we had a great visit with Dr. George! [Our son] had his first dentist appointment yesterday afternoon (he's five
- we waited a long time) where they found one cavity, which was filled this morning. (appointment was at nine, we were back home before ten).
When I got home from work last night, he couldn't wait to tell me about all the prizes he got, and show me his new toothpaste and big boy flossers. He was beside himself with excitement to go back today.
Dr. George is lovely - very personable, great with our kid - we couldn't ask for any better! Thanks to everyone who recommended Dr.
George, and if you're looking for a pediatric dentist, give him a try!” — post from the Fairmountparents community on Yahoo!

About Dr. George
Dr. George graduated in 2001 from the Honors Program at the University of Delaware with a degree in Biological Sciences and obtained a Spanish minor while studying abroad at the University of Costa Rica.
He went on to earn his D.M.D from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 2005. Dr. George is now a Board- certified pediatric dentist and member of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

photo credit: Mark Gisi/Tabula Creative

Winter Wonderland Contest!

South Street Headhouse District Presents
Winter Wonderland 2011 featuring Window Decorating Contest
South Street Headhouse District’s Winter Wonderland Event starts the cheer of the holiday season

PHILADELPHIA (November 1, 2011) Kick off the 2011 winter season with a spectacular arrangement of winter activities, including a window decorating contest, in the South Street Headhouse District. Starting November 21st throughout the month of December, the district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland retreat, featuring the annual tree lighting celebration and Winter Window Display Competition.

To create a festive holiday atmosphere in the district, Winter Wonderland will be hosting family-themed activities in Headhouse Square from 4pm-7pm on December 4th which will include an afternoon of carolers, horse-and-buggy tours, face painting, and balloon art leading up to Santa’s arrival and the lighting of the South Street Holiday tree. Mark your calendars now to ring in the festive holiday cheer!

Additionally, Winter Wonderland in the South Street Headhouse District features its unique array of businesses and storefronts in the Window Decorating Contest to take place throughout the community. Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall Display, Best Traditional Holiday Themed Display, and Most Original Display; each winner will be awarded a $750 cash prize. Judging will take place during the week of November 28th through December 2nd, with the winners being announced at the Winter Wonderland Finale event on Sunday, December 4th which takes place between 4:00pm-7:00pm. Window Displays will remain up throughout the holiday season, so shoppers and strollers are invited to continue taking in the sights and scenes all month long.

So, get into the holiday spirit in South Street Headhouse District by taking a stroll in Winter Wonderland throughout the month to view the amazing displays which will be popping up in storefronts beginning November 21st; and mark your calendars for the finale ceremony in The Historic Headhouse Square at 2nd and Lombard on December 4th!

Important Dates to remember:
Final day for SSHD businesses to enter the contest

Monday, November 21st
Judges announced

Monday, November 28th – Friday, December 2nd
Judging will take place

Sunday, December 4th
Winter Wonderland Event
Contest winners announced

***Full event listings and participating businesses available at