Friday, February 02, 2007

Give Kids a Smile

Today at Club-E we worked together as a team to donate dental services to children. February is National Children's Dental Health Month, promoted through the American Dental Association which encourages participation at any level. Our office chose to provide preventive and restorative care to as many children as we could see this morning. I'm guessing on the numbers, but I think we probably saw 30-40 children and we donated almost $10,000 worth of services. We had a guest dentist and a guest hygienist join us from other practices... along with six of our own hygienists, three assistants, T-Madd and our own Dr Shumway... what a group! Thanks to T-Madd and Pam C for doing the legwork in getting the kids scheduled (they really did have to work, contacting schools, pediatricians, local community organizations... amazing that it took so long to find enough children to fill the schedule)... thanks to Dr Shumway and Dr Sands, and to all the hygienists and assistants for working together providing services, generously giving their time and energies... and thanks to Sullivan Schein for their donation of clinical materials... and to Club-E for allowing this to take place in our office. It felt really good to open our doors and make a difference in our community. It's hard knowing that we can't see everyone, and that we can't do everything, but it is VERY good to know we DID do something!

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