Concert Benefits Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic
Come to the Washington Center for the Performing Arts in Olympia this Saturday, October 15 at 7:00 p.m. for a showcase of dancing, singing...dentists? That's right! "Route 66"—a benefit concert for the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic—will feature many WSDA member dentists performing their own unique versions of classic songs from the '50s and '60s.
From Thurston Talk: This year’s program is called Route 66. There are songs about the cities and states across the United States, though not every number is actually a location on Route 66. Pediatric dentist Dr. Greg Psaltis, who will be singing and dancing, gets great pleasure from rewriting lyrics to fit the dental theme. His version of "Greased Lightening" became "Teeth Whitening." Fiddler on the Roof’s "Tradition" became "The Mission." Now more dentists are rewriting the words. This year you’ll get creative renditions called "Sweet Home Thurston County" and "Viva Floss Vegas."
Along with Dr. Psaltis, many other WSDA members are involved. A few of these dentists include Dr. Steven Kern, Dr. Venn Peterson, Dr. Steve Alexander and Dr. David Goerig.
The goal of the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic, which receives a generous portion of its yearly funding from this event, is to relieve pain from untreated dental infections in those who have no dental insurance and don't have the ability to pay for care otherwise.
There are only a few seats left! If you would like to attend, you can purchase tickets here. If you are unable to attend but are still interested in supporting the work of the Union Gospel Mission Dental Clinic, you may donate online.