Dental Day Delivers

Wednesday, August 12th marked the fifth consecutive year to deliver free oral health services to economically disadvantaged Lake Travis children ages five through eighteen at the Lakeway Dental Office. Kids Free Dental Day was the direct result of a shared concern between LTlov member Eileen Alter and Lakeway Dental’s Dr. Robbie Robinson for local children whose families are unable to afford basic dental care. The day would not be possible without the generosity of many volunteer dental professionals and community volunteers. Patients rotated through a basic, three stage annual check-up: x-rays, hygiene and dentist’s exam, and then received repair services such as fillings and extractions as needed. In addition to Dr. Robinson and Dr. Chris Kimball and the majority of the Lakeway Dental Office staff, we would like to thank: Rising Stars Pediatric Dentistry’s Dr. Pru Aurora, Bee Cave Dental’s Dr. Corrine Scalzitti, Eaddy Dentistry’s Dr. Winston Eaddy and two hygienists, Dr. Trisha Kimes and the entire staff of Sage Dentistry Austin and Sister Elizabeth Guerrero, Director of Social Outreach & Hispanic Ministries at Emmaus Catholic Parish, who was on hand to assure that all parents were fully informed of their child’s oral health concerns despite language barriers. Special thanks to Benco Dental for donating needed supplies and to our community partners the Lake Travis and Spicewood Crisis Ministries, the Free Clinic, the Lake Travis Thrift Shop, Emmaus Parish, PODER and the Lake Hills Church Mobile Loaves & Fishes lunch truck program for helping us spread the word. As one parent shared, “I am the father of 4 children just trying to make ends meet and being able to come here, well, it is more than you can know. I am so thankful.”

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Michelle Zogas

Michelle Zogas

Married to Pete for 31 years. Moved to Lakeway in 1987 & raised 2 sons. Founded LTlov in 2007 after many years volunteering locally.

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