On August 17th local dental professionals, LTlov and community volunteers came together for our 6th annual Kids Free Dental Day at the Lakeway Dental Office. It was an honor to provide oral health care to 53 local children whose financial circumstances impede basic dental visits. Each patient received a thorough cleaning and dentist’s exam including x-rays and sealants as needed. Services such as fillings and extractions were performed on the spot in most cases so patients went home with a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile. Thirty-three children were return patients and fourteen patients will require follow-up care for additional work that was beyond the scope of the event day. We will work to place those patients with local dentists willing to assist pro bono or at a reduced fee as quickly as possible.
The Dental Day committee would like to thank the following dental offices and staff for providing excellent and compassionate care to the children whose parents entrusted us with their oral health: Lakeway Dental Office and Dr. Robbie Robinson, Dr. Chris Kimball, Cat Willsey, Chelsee Brown, Rachel Fenley, Kat Dallo and Penelope Amaya; Sage Dentistry and Dr. Trisha Kimes, Heather Schramm, Laurie Lisciandro, Roxanne Crawford, Martha Woodhouse and Cindy Clark; Sky Ridge Dental and Dr. Laura Cook, Dr. Lisa Mertz, Yvette Thomas and Cara York; Eaddy Dentistry and Dr. Daniel Eaddy and Alexis Houston; Tomasik Family Dental and Dr. Joshua Tomasik and Regina Drake and Hygienist Cassie Nutter from the St. David’s Mobile program. Spanish translations were facilitated by Pearl Watson and Alicia Gay from Emmaus Parish.
Together we made a difference to our neighbors and to the health of the children in our community who struggle with the basic demands of daily living.