In The News

Dr. Janice Yanni of Yanni Family Orthodontics attended the 12th Annual St. Mary’s A.C.E. (Advocates for Catholic Education) Gala at Storrowton Tavern’s Carriage House in West Springfield on April 1.  Dr. Yanni donated comprehensive orthodontic treatment for the gala’s live auction.

Yanni Family Orthodontics is excited to congratulate our winners, Geoffrey and Christine Adams, on conquering the bid!

Dr. Yanni has donated an orthodontic case to the ACE Gala for the past 11 years- contributing to about 10% of the event’s total earnings over the years.

Yanni Family Orthodontics would like to recognize St. Mary’s Event Director, Jenna Banaitis and her team for doing an amazing job coordinating the annual gala. 

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Yanni Family Orthodontics Marketing Coordinator, Gabby Maulucci, attended the Longmeadow Girls Travel Basketball game at Longmeadow High School where they prevailed 29-18 over North Hampden, boosting their record to 9-1. Dr. Yanni is thrilled to have been able to sponsor this amazing group.  YFO funded the team's gear purchase that included personalized sweatshirts, travel bags and coaching shirts.  Dr. Yanni happily provided the girls with a pizza party after their triumph. The talent and comradery that this team possesses is inspiring and all of us at Yanni Family Orthodontics and we are so proud of them! Thanks to Rinaldi's for providing us with the yummy pizza!

 
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WEST SPRINGFIELD — A West Springfield orthodontist has teamed up with the family of a teenage patient who was paralyzed in a swimming accident to share a story of resilience.

Kicking off a campaign called "Patients of Inspiration," Yanni Family Orthodontics enlisted a marketing coordinator to make a 7-minute video that focuses on 16-year-old Conor McCormick's life and outlook since his injuries left him confined to a wheelchair.

"'Patients of Inspiration' gives the men and women in our community a voice to share their stories and inspire others," Dr. Janice Yanni said in a statement. "We wanted to cover this story for so many reasons. ... Conor's attitude, his determination and faith have affected myself, my family, my staff. ... I wanted to do everything in my power to help him."

The video, which has been viewed about 33,000 times on Facebook, features interviews with McCormick, his family, friends and several other people who know him. Most of those interviewed expressed pride about McCormick's positive outlook and determination to succeed in the face of his disability.

"My favorite thing about Conor is that he never gives up," Jeremy McCormick, Conor's father, said in the video. "He works very hard at everything he does."

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