On August 9th local dental professionals, LTlov and community volunteers came together for our 7th annual Kids Free Dental Day at the Lakeway Dental Office to provide oral health care to local children whose financial circumstances prevent 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 many cases so patients went home with a healthy mouth and a sparkling smile. Over 60% of the children were return patients and 8 patients require follow-up care.
Smiles on both the patients’ and parents’ faces reflected the generous spirit of the dental professionals and support staff that made this day possible. We greatly appreciated the significant role of each volunteer including dentists and staff from our host, Dr. Robby Robinson with Dr. Chris Kimball and the staff of the Lakeway Dental Office, Dr. Trisha Kimes and the staff of Sage Dentistry Austin, Dr. Kendal Shipp with Shipp Family Dentistry, Dr. Clayton Hamilton and Dr. Trevor Hamilton with Hamilton Dental, Dr. Daniel Eaddy and Eaddy Dentistry and Dr. Walkiria Rivera from C & C Dentistry. Thank you to all who gave their time and energy to make this event a tremendous success!
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.
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.”
On August 20th, members of our community came together at the Lakeway Dental Office in an effort to ensure children who may not otherwise be able to afford dental care, had access to free oral services. Over the course of LTlov’s 4th Annual Kids Free Dental Day event, dental professionals and volunteers worked together in an atmosphere of camaraderie resulting in sixty-one children receiving basic and acute dental care. The smiles on the children’s faces spoke volumes as together we made a significant difference through the power of love from a unity of purpose directed in the service of others. LTlov is proud of what we accomplished through the generous spirit of our participants and greatly appreciate the significant role each participant played. Thanks to our doctors: Chris Kimball, Winston Eaddy, Trisha Kimes, Rich Maastricht and Joshua Tomasik. Special thanks goes to Robbie Robinson and his staff for hosting this event for the past four years. Thanks also to our hygienists and assistants: Chelsee Brown, Barbara Early, Rachel Fenley, Patsy Harrell, Sandy Kubala, Sue Minard, Sarah Moreno, Heather Schramm, Pat Waden, and Cat Willsey. Thank you to Sr. Elizabeth Guerrero, our Spanish translator, as well as Mark Hughes, Rosemary Kinman and Rocco Magnella. We extend our deep gratitude to all who gave their time and energy to make this event a tremendous success.
For the third straight year, LTlov’s Kids Free Dental Care Day gave Lake Travis children the opportunity to receive basic dental care that would otherwise be unaffordable for their families. Read more
It was definitely not “business as usual” at the Lakeway Dental Office on August 22, 2012. Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants and many volunteers came together to process, check, clean, polish, extract and repair teeth belonging to 60 low-income Lake Travis children ages 5 – 18 who cannot afford basic dental care. Read more
On August 10th 2011, LTlov and the Lakeway Dental Office teamed up to bring a ground-breaking event to the greater Lake Travis area. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Robbie Robinson and his staff, as well as an assembled team of local dentists, hygienists, Dental Assistants, LTlov members and Friends of LTlov, local children from lower income families were offered the opportunity to receive free dental care. Read more