Pacific Dental Services Foundation raises $61k to support patients with disabilities: 4 key notes

Becker’s Review –

On Nov. 28, Giving Tuesday, Pacific Dental Services Foundation raised $61,850 to support new initiatives making access to oral care easier for patients with disabilities.

Here are four key notes:

1. According to the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, lack of access to oral health care is the number on healthcare problem for children and adults with disabilities.

2. PDS Foundation is donating all proceeds toward training programs that help educate dental professionals on how to better serve patients with disabilities.

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New Aspen Dental Practices Opening In New Iberia And Lafayette Will Make Access To Care Easier In Louisiana

PR Newswire –

As dental health advocates work to remove barriers to dental care among underserved areas in Louisiana, two new Aspen Dental-branded practices are scheduled to open in December – making access to dental care even easier for residents in the Bayou State.

Appointments are now available at the two practices which are scheduled to open on Dec. 7 in New Iberia and Dec. 21in Lafayette. The offices will be open Monday through Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. as well as select Saturdays. Walk-in and emergency patients are welcome. Services at the offices will include general dentistry, dentures and denture repairs, preventive care, and restoration services.

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DSO Sends Personalized ‘Sweet’ Care Packages To US Troops

Group Dentistry Now –

National children’s dental provider Kool Smiles collected more than four tons (8,594 pounds) of Halloween candy during its sixth annual Operation Troop Treats, the nation’s largest dentist-sponsored Halloween candy exchange benefiting U.S. service members and their families. Designed to promote good dental health while giving deployed U.S. troops a “sweet” reminder of home during the holiday season, Operation Troop Treats is a partnership between Kool Smiles and Operation Gratitude. More than 450 dentists from 123 Kool Smiles offices in 14 states and the District of Columbia were involved in this year’s effort. In addition to the Halloween candy, Kool Smiles is donating dental kits and the funds to cover the assembly and shipment of 200 care packages.

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Route 64 Dental joins DecisionOne network

Daily Herald –

Route 64 Dental in St. Charles has joined DecisionOne Dental Partners’network of 21 practices in the Chicagoland area.

Located at 306 W. Main St. in St. Charles, the practice is led by Dr. Ralph Remus and Dr. John Micka.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Remus and Dr. Micka to the DecisionOne Dental family because they are committed to our patient first philosophy,” said Dr. AJ Acierno, CEO of Schaumburg-based DecisionOne Dental. “They value the personal doctor-patient relationship and high quality of patient care above all else.”

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On a mission to bring smiles to Peru

Times Union –

They examined and cleaned the teeth of 500 patients, performed 600 extractions, created dentures for 26 patients and trained all of them in dental care and hygiene.

They did all of this in four days, at no cost to the patients.

And Dr. Rolando G. Reyes, who heads the Aspen Dental office in Wilton, said he would do it all again in a heartbeat.

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Aspen Dental to offer free dental care to veterans


Aspen Dental said they will offer free dental care to veterans today.

We’re told they will have a 42-foot-long dental office outside the Mississippi State Capitol. Aspen Dental said their stop in Jackson is part of a 30 stop cross-country tour. They said dentists and their teams from area Aspen Dental practices will volunteer their services at the event.

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Risas Dental & Braces Celebrated Their 6th Annual Labor of Love Event

Risas Dental & Braces celebrated their 6th annual Labor of Love event on Sept. 4 2017 by offering free dental care to their communities. Each year on Labor Day, Risas Dental offers four hours of free dental to patients at all their operating locations. Patients don’t need an appointment to be seen and can choose one of the four following treatments: basic cleaning, extraction, filling, or exam & X-ray.

This year 16 of their offices across Arizona and Denver participated at the event donating $480,000 in free dental care. To date, Risas Dental has given away $3,128,974 in dentistry, offering assistance to 7,239 patients.

In addition to offering free dental on Labor Day, Risas Dental also celebrates the opening of new offices with the same format. The Grand Opening of their South Tucson office, their first office in Tucson, is set for October 7 from 8am to 12pm. The new office is located at 2901 S. 6th Ave. Tucson, AZ 85713.

As Risas Dental and Braces continues its expansion in Phoenix, Denver and new markets in 2018, it remains committed to making dentistry accessible and affordable for all regardless of insurance status or financial situation. Recently recognized among the Phoenix Business Journal’s ‘Best Places to Work,’ Risas believes its positive company culture translates to its satisfied patients.

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2017 Dr. LEADS Helps Dentists from Around the Country Advance Their Skills and Knowledge

Globe Newswire –

From July 26th – 28th, Heartland Dentalwelcomed 166 newly supported dentists representing 44 dental schools from around the country, to the company’s Home Office in Effingham, Illinois, for the 2017 Dr. LEADS course.

Each year, Dr. LEADS offers supported dentists three days of valuable learning experiences in a wide variety of clinical and leadership topics. This year’s lineup of speakers included Dr. Mark Hodge, a nationally recognized speaker on topics including Invisalign, patient communication and team engagement. Attendees also learned from international speaker and author on micro-endodontics and endodontic technology, Dr. George Bruder. Featured speakers also included Dr. Rick Workman, founder and executive chairman, Patrick Bauer, president and CEO, and other Heartland Dental leaders. Align Technology CEO, Joe Hogan, also attended and presented.

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Gentle Dental Partners Honored with Top Dentist Distinction by Boston Magazine

PR Newswire-

Gentle Dental Partners, a leading multi-specialty group dental practice in New England, is excited to announce that 18 affiliated dentists have been awarded the honor of Top Dentist by Boston Magazine.

“This distinction from Boston Magazine speaks to Gentle Dental’s intense focus on providing outstanding care to all patients. We’re proud of our affiliated doctors, the care they provide, and their stellar reputations in the community,” says Gentle Dental Partners CEO Geoff Ligibel.

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Aspen Dental to Offer Free Dental Work for Veterans

The Missourian –

The Washington Aspen Dental location will offering free dental work to veterans Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 3155 Phoenix Center Drive.

Of the more than 21 million veterans across the U.S., fewer than 10 million are enrolled for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, which for many does not include dental care benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether.

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