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Press Release: The Great Big Gift Back


Upper Westchester and Putnam Counties Schools and Nonprofits

Eligible for Funds


January 9, 2017 – To kick-off the new year and to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Schechtman Orthodontics, Dr. Richard Schechtman (, one of Westchester’s leading orthodontists, announces that The Great Big Gift Back is back for a second year.  The Great Big Gift Back is an innovative program that allows area nonprofits and schools to raise much-needed funds through participation.

Selected schools and nonprofits receive a $1,000 charitable donation for every referred student and adult who becomes a new Schechtman Orthodontics’ patient* between now and April 30, 2017.  Schechtman Orthodontics donates up to $100,000 to each participating organization.   Local organizations that participate in The Great Big Gift Back include:

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School; Saint Patrick’s Catholic School; Alliance For Safe Kids; Friends of Jaclyn Foundation; Hebrew Congregation of Somers; The Clear View School; Lakeview Elementary PTO; Community YMCA; Shrub Oak Athletic Club; Yorktown Love in Action Inc; Putnam Community Cares, Inc., April’s Child, Lincoln Titus Elementary School PTA, Chabad Lubavitch of Yorktown Inc., Yorktown Youth Soccer Club, B-V Elementary School PTA, Westchester/Putnam Youth Symphony, Inc., and Relay for Life: Team- “The Tumornators”, Blue Star Families, Cortlandt Cowboys & Cheer, Embark Peekskill, Putnam Valley Little League.

In addition, new patients* participating in this special program will receive an additional $1,000 gift certificate toward his/her braces treatment.  

(Applies to full braces treatment.  Some insurance exceptions apply.  Please inquire)

“Schechtman Orthodontics is pleased to continue this program for Upper Westchester and Putnam Counties schools and nonprofits to provide supplemental funding that is so needed in our community,” said Dr. Richard Schechtman.

“We are thrilled to continue this program that helps support schools and community organizations that are fighting for every dollar.  Schechtman Orthodontics is proud to support the communities where our patients live,” continued Dr. Schechtman.  “Our practice believes in doing well by doing good, and we look forward to The Great Big Give Back continuing to provide meaningful support to education and social welfare causes that are important to our local communities.”

Participation in The Great Big Give Back is easy.   Schools and charities with a 501c3 nonprofit status are eligible.  Selected organizations will be provided with a camera-ready flyer (designed to be used either via email or snail mail) and a priority code that offers $1000 gift certificate to each new patient and $1000 cash back to each participating school or charity group for each new patient starting full orthodontic treatment with Schechtman Orthodontic’s and who use the corresponding code when making payments for service.  For questions and additional information, or to submit a charity for participation consideration, please contact Colleen McTiernan at



Celebrating 27 years in practice, with offices in Jefferson Valley and Purchase, Dr. Richard Schechtman is the longest established Board Certified orthodontic specialist serving the Yorktown area. With compassion and a gentle touch, Dr. Schechtman and his talented team will make your smile their top priority. As Westchester and Putnam Counties’ premiere SureSmile® orthodontist, Dr. Schechtman’s knowledge and experience with this state-of-the-art technology creates beautiful smiles in 30% less time than conventional braces.   Schechtman Orthodontics also expertly treats patients with Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen™ clear aligners, SPEED System™, and Mystique® clear braces.   A published author and lecturer, Dr. Schechtman is one of Westchester Magazine’s Best Orthodontists and has been voted by the community as Yorktown’s Best in the dental/orthodontic category. With his advanced training and fully customized treatment options, your orthodontic experience — and your smile — will exceed your expectations.  Schechtman Orthodontics looks forward to working with you and your family. Please contact our Jefferson Valley or Purchase orthodontic office today to discover the difference a beautiful smile can make in your life.


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