We’re committed to our philosophy of providing “Smiles For Everyone” in everything we do – whether that’s a mission trip to Paraguay, or a day of giving free dental care to kids from the community near our Aurora, Colorado office, like we did recently.
On Sunday, February 26, our Aurora office welcomed 26 children from the Denver Children’s Home into the office to receive complimentary dental services. Additionally, our staff was able to treat 6 parents who were in the waiting room. We did everything from routine cleanings to wisdom teeth extraction and orthodontics, including giving one child a free set of braces.
The dental staff team members who gave their time and participated were overjoyed to have made such a difference. Jodi V. Taylor, the office manager of the Aurora office, told me how touched she was by the excitement that one boy had that his mother was getting her work done.
“He was so happy that she too could be seen, and he held her hand through her entire visit,” Jodi told me.
The kids had the opportunity for face-painting and crafts while they waited for their turn to be seen. We were astonished at how they used this as an outlet to show their appreciation. One girl made “thank you” bracelets for Dr. Vidhya Sampath and her assistant, and other children drew thank you cards for the staff.
“This definitely was one of my best Sundays in a long time,” Dr. Sampath told me.
It was an immensely rewarding experience for us as dental health providers. I hope we’ll have the opportunity to give back to the community in an office near you soon.