Saxe Orthodontics
Saxe Orthodontics

Brush Monkey Program

This program began when Dr. Saxe was asked to teach her son's first grade class about dental hygiene in 2008. Often referring to her son as "Monkey" the presentation was named "Brush Monkey" in his honor. Concerned about keeping the children's attention, she came up with the idea of dressing the kids up as teeth and using them to demonstrate how to properly brush. The kids seemed to really enjoy having snacks stuck on them and then brushed off with a giant toothbrush. The very visual and silly program seemed to resonate with the kids and word about the effective lesson quickly spread. In a short time, Dr. Saxe was visiting over 20 schools in Clark county teaching first graders how to brush. Every student is supplied with a brushing kit containing a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss courtesy of Dr. Saxe. "The giggles during the presentation and the thank you letters with drawings sent to me afterward are absolutely priceless!" states a smiling Dr. Saxe.