It is an annual competition that attracts athletes of all ages and abilities, but only a select few are accepted. What is it? The prestigious Ironman World Championship on October 13, 2012, in Kona, Hawaii. Only the best of the best are allowed to compete in the Ironman World Championship, and Dakota Dental’s family dentist, Dr. Bennett Isabella, is one of the few.
The Ironman World Championship is a televised event known for its difficulty and challenges. Competitors must complete a 2.4-mile swim in open water, then ride 112 miles on a bicycle, and finally run a 26.2-mile marathon.
To qualify for the Ironman World Championships, athletes must compete in one of the 28 Ironman Triathlons held throughout the world each year. Dakota Dental’s Dr. Isabella participated in the Florida Ironman Triathlon and qualified for the Ironman World Championships by finishing among the top three of his age bracket with an end time of 9 hours and 32 minutes.
Training for a triathlon, especially the Ironman World Championship, requires an intense regimen of preparation and a focus on whole health. Dr. Isabella’s dedication to whole health is reflected in his approach to dental care. Encouraging optimal health for patients, Dr. Isabella and Dakota Dental President Dr. Shelley Wakefield help their Dakota Dental family dentistry patients recognize the impact dental health can have on overall physical health.
Though not everyone can participate in an athletic endurance event such as the Ironman World Championship, each person can make good choices to improve and maintain good health. Following proper dental care habits, including scheduling routine dental services, is an important aspect in building optimal whole health.
To schedule general dental services, dental emergency services, or cosmetic dentistry procedures, call Dakota Dental Apple Valley dentists at 952-431-5774 or visit online at www.dakotadental.com.