Local Dental Group to Offer Dental Mission Event at Home for Denver Community After Guatemalan Dental Mission Trip Gets Cancelled Due to Hurricane Irma

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After Hurricane Irma cancelled a dental mission trip for local dental group, Dentistry Making a Difference turns right around to offer the same Community Oral Health Day to people in their own community without access to proper dental care on December 2, 2017 at Hampden Family Dental in Denver, CO. Hygiene cleaning, extractions, fillings and sealants will be offered as the donated dental treatments from the team of volunteer dentists, hygienists and assistants.

We love this community and are so grateful to be a part of it and this is just one way we can give back

After their plans for a dental care mission trip to Guatemala were stopped at the gates of Denver International Airport from a last minute cancellations due to Hurricane Irma, Dentistry Making a Difference, a dental group consisting of four local Colorado dentist offices, has regrouped its mission efforts and will be offering a Community Day of Dental Care event here at home in Denver instead. The event will be held on December 2, 2017 at Hampden Family Dental, with the purpose of offering dental care without charge to the people in the community that do not have proper access to oral health care.

Patients arriving that day will receive one treatment of needed dental work. Extractions, teeth cleanings, sealants and fillings will be administered by the volunteer staff of dentists, hygienists and personnel. In total, 4 dentists, 6 dental hygienists and 12 volunteers from all the Dentistry Making a Difference offices will be providing dental care. Service will be administered on a first come, first served basis from 8am until 2pm, at 7090 E. Hampden Ave Suite A Denver CO 80224.

This concerted effort is part of the business mission of Dentistry Making a Difference, a company that pledges a percentage of its profits go to charitable giving, as well as giving community and dental service to the areas they serve. Once a quarter, the Dentistry Making a Difference Dental offices collaborate to offer a community dental day event in one of their communities. The last event was in the spring in Sterling, CO.

Once a year, the team goes to a developing country and offers free dental care to indigenous communities. This year’s trip to Guatemala had to be postponed until March because of the devastation that Hurricane Irma inflicted to the Florida airports.

Tanner Applegate, CEO of Dentistry Making a Difference, believes that the culture and mission are what separates the DMD group from other dental groups: “In the world of dentistry, there are too many people that are unable to have access to dental care. We believe that finances should not be a deterrent to being able to access good oral health. In order to deliver on this belief, Dentistry Making a Difference is offering a volunteer dental day to give back to our community and help those that are not able to access dental care on their own. We love this community and are so grateful to be a part of it and this is just one way we can give back.”

Dr. Benjamin Bassett leads the team of dentists for Dentistry Making a Difference: “Dentistry Making a Difference is a mission based dental group focused on relief and giving back. Dentistry is a great profession, for which we are lucky enough to be a part of, and when we have our needs met we want to pass on how good it is to others. We believe that caring for others is more important than caring for ourselves. That's why we take time to use our skills to give back. It won't completely change the world, but it will make a difference."

For more information: http://hampden.dental/free-dental-day/

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