Monday, April 13, 2009
Give Kids a Smile Day
Friday, February 2nd 2007 was the nationwide dental charity day Give Kids a Smile. For four of the past five years, I have participated in this charity event.
February is children's dental health month, and five years ago this event was created to have a special day for underprivileged children.
Our office even had a feature article written in the Independence Examiner about us two years ago. You can view that article here.
Shannon, one of our dental assistants, accompanied me down to St. Vincent's Family Services Center at 30th and Troost. You can read more about their charitable program at: www.operationbreakthrough.org.
Part of what St. Vincent's provides for the children they take care of, is a two-chair dental clinic in their basement.
Shannon and I worked all day Friday and saw over 20 children between the ages of 2 and 10. It was an exhausting day, but we really enjoyed ourselves and delivered some outstanding care to those in need.