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Western Massachusetts’ baseball players are invited to take part in free summer baseball clinics at The Swamp in Longmeadow. Some of the sessions will feature Chris Corkum of Corkum’s Baseball and Tom Walbridge of Luckbridge Sports. Corkum is a semi- pro baseball player and has been providing youth baseball training for 28 years. Walbridge is a Longmeadow resident and owner of Luckbridge Sports, which provides coaching to local athletes.


Athletes will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of baseball and will play games during the clinics. Little leaguers can sign up for one session or all twelve. The clinics are offered by the Longmeadow Little League and are made possible by two main sponsors, Welch & Vallera Family Dentistry and Yanni Orthodontics of West Springfield.

SMART Retainer Now Being Offered in West Springfield, MA and Tolland, CT Offices

In an effort to assist patients in improving orthodontic appliance and retainer usage, Yanni Orthodontics of West Springfield, MA and Tolland, CT is the only practice in the area to offer patients the new SMART Retainer by Scientific Compliance.

The SMART Retainer is a high tech device that monitors a child’s orthodontic compliance. A SMART Sensor is embedded in the acrylic and gathers data that is stored and uploaded via a proprietary reader. During routine visits, Dr. Yanni organizes the results and displays them on the computer for patients to see how many hours per day they are wearing the device.

Hartford Magazine, Greater Hartford's premier lifestyle magazine, has identified this year’s topDentists™ by asking for nominations from the dental community. Area dentists were asked to consider experience, education, use of new techniques and equipment, patient interaction, and most importantly, results, when nominating their colleagues. When the results were tallied, Dr. Janice Yanni, with offices in both Tolland, CT and West Springfield, MA, was among those honored by topDentists™ 2011 in the category of Orthodontics. The top priority for Dr. Yanni and her team is to provide patients with the highest quality orthodontics in an environment that is both comfortable and friendly.   They take pride in offering the latest technological advances and computer technology such as digital imaging and advanced computer graphics. Dr. Yanni’s vision is to provide an orthodontic experience that is fun, affordable, interactive, and effective and she appreciates the recognition of her peers that she is providing high quality care.