Applications Sought for Free Mouth-Guard Program for Local Sports Teams

(SAVANNAH, GA) Any high school or group that offers team sports in the Savannah area is invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.

Canfield is accepting applications until Monday, July 2 for the 2018 Canfield Mouth Shield Program that will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.

“Giving back to the community and protecting young mouths is a priority for me and my team,” Canfield said. “I choose to donate the gear because these children deserve to have healthy smiles and research shows that wearing custom-fit mouth guards while playing sports reduces the risk of severe injuries to the teeth and jaw.”

Canfield developed and implemented the mouth-guard program in 2014 as a way to help kids in the greater Savannah area maintain a healthy smile. The first recipient was the Benedictine Military School football team. Since then, she has provided mouth guards to organizations that include Groves High School, Hancock Day School and Bethesda Academy.

The program is open to teams in numerous sports, including baseball, basketball, football, soccer, softball and wrestling.

“Nearly 50 percent of kids will experience some type of damage to a tooth, often in conjunction with a sports injury,” Canfield said. “While these injuries are not usually life-threatening, serious complications could occur and restorations can be costly. Injuries can also have long-lasting effects on a child’s appearance and self-confidence.”

She said injuries may result from anything from direct contact to a misplaced step while running. The custom-made mouth guards provide stability to the players’ jaws and cushion blows that can cause severe dental injuries such as broken teeth, fractured jaws, gum lacerations and injuries to the lips or tongue.

Canfield will donate the mouth guards, valued at $85 each, to every player on the selected team. Each appliance includes a one-year warranty that covers any dental expenses incurred by players while wearing the mouth guards. The warranty pays [$1,093.75] per injured or replaced tooth up to a maximum of [$35,000] per incident. Since the program started, Canfield has donated over $40,000 worth of protective gear to local student-athletes.

Applications must be received by Monday, July 2. For more information or to apply, visit


(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield, of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon, has announced her offices will be collecting donations in July and August for Second Harvest Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, which helps feed area children who have limited food to eat during the school year.

We are encouraging all people in the are who are willing to donate to drop food items off at Dr. Canfield’s office locations. Addresses are below:

Sandfly Family Dental
7360 Skidaway Road, Suite H-2
Savannah, GA 31406
Premier Dental Designs
5871 GA-21
Rincon, GA 31326

Kids Cafe is an afterschool meal program for school-age children who are at-risk for hunger. Second Harvest operates the program in collaboration with other community organizations that provide afterschool programs for disadvantaged children. Kids Cafe started in 1989 when two brothers were found in a local community center kitchen looking for food. The program ensures that children have a safe, nurturing place to go during the critical hours after school when parents are often working.

From its Savannah beginnings, Kids Cafe has become one of the nation’s largest charitable meal and nutrition education programs exclusively for children in need. Each Kids Cafe is designed to meet the needs of the children living in that neighborhood. While no two programs are identical, each shares the common goal of providing a safe, respectful environment where youth can receive wholesome meals and participate in activities like tutoring, homework assistance, nutrition education, sports programs and cultural enrichment.

The success of Kids Cafe is the result of strong relationships that Second Harvest has established with many segments of the community.

Join Us For Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition Meeting

Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition Meeting Scheduled for March 30 at 8 a.m. at Sandfly Family Dental

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition will meet on Thursday, March 30 at Sandfly Family Dental, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd #2, Savannah, GA. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly, as well as share insight on new businesses coming and any information that pertains to our community.

Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, the coalition meets biannually. The meeting in March will take from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

“This is our first meeting for 2017,” said Dr. Angela Canfield. “The group intentionally keeps the meetings in the Sandfly area. Previous meetings have been held at Driftaway Café, Cutters Point Coffee and Fioré Italian Bar & Grille.”

The event is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Cynthia Wright at

Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Both dental offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit or

Savannah Dentist Dr. Angela Canfield Writes Article on Oral Cancer Awareness for Savannah Morning News

Dr. Angela Canfield – of Sandfly Family Dentistry in Savannah GA – recently wrote an excellent article for the Savannah Morning News on Oral Cancer Awareness. You can read the article by following the link below…


Oral Cancer Awareness – Savannah Dentist Dr. Angela Canfield discusses Oral Cancer Screenings on Open for Business Video Segment

Savannah Dentist Dr. Angela Canfield – who leads the clinical team at Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah – recently sat down with Open for Business to discuss Oral Cancer Awareness. In the video below Dr Canfield discusses the dangers of Oral Cancer, and the progressive methods that dentists have for early detection.

Dr. Angela Canfield To Hold Second Inspiring Smiles Series Talk in Honor of Oral Cancer Awareness Month on April 14th

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah, GA announces the second talk in the 2015 Inspiring Smiles Series will be held Tuesday, April 14, from noon to 1 p.m. The discussion is titled “Oral DNA and Periodontal Testing.”

Periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis, are caused from bacteria that inflames the gums. Symptoms include bad breath, red or swollen gums, and receding gums. Dr. Canfield will explain the benefits of early detection and the process to determine patients’ risks of these diseases.

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Canfield Mouth Shield Program Excepting Applications for 2015 Donation

(SAVANNAH, GA) Angela Canfield, DDS of Sandfly Family Dental, is now accepting applications for the 2015 Canfield Mouth Shield Program. Local organizations may apply to win custom fit mouth guards in personalized colors for their entire team.

Last year, Dr. Canfield donated maroon and white mouth guards to the Benedictine Military School football team, a donation totaling over $9,000 worth of protection equipment.

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Savannah Dentist Sandfly Family Dental Holds Successful Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On November 11th, 2014, Dr. Angela Canfield and her dental team held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new dental practice in Savannah – Sandfly Family Dental. The practice is located in the Sandfly area, and is convenient to all of midtown Savannah, the Isle of Hope, and all of Skidaway Island. Check out pictures of the event below!



DSC_0303 Sandfly Family Dental office ribbon cutting