By Karen Zemplenyi
For ten days during the tail end of March 2014 I joined a group providing dental services to the underserved communities outside Cuzco, Peru. These were ten days which not only allowed for exploration of Machu Picchu and the consumption of Peruvian delicacies like guinea pig, but provided dental opportunities unrivaled by any in my school curriculum.
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By Karen Zemplenyi
Local dentist gets national spotlight for his Give Kids a Smile event
WSDA Member Dr. Judson Werner opened his office on February 7 in observance of Give Kids a Smile day. Werner partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue to provide 20 kids with $6,643 worth of fillings, sealants, prophys, exams, fluoride and oral hygiene instructions. The ADA featured his community stewardship here. Good work, Dr. Werner!
Tell us about your GKAS event!
Congratulations to Dr. Werner and his staff — and to all the WSDA members who opened their offices for a Give Kids a Smile Event. If you would like your event covered in the next WSDA News, send pictures from your event along with details (number of kids seen, procedures performed, value of work) to Rob Bahnsen at email@example.com!
Be A Hero, Help A Hero
Dr. Theresa Cheng has been at the forefront of delivering dental care to veterans for years. She’s been joined by many other dentists who also want to give back, and together they’re created a system serving Veterans who have been deployed to wars (they verify with DD214 forms), who have no dental insurance (The VA does not provide dental care for most veterans) and who have financial challenges. The group's goal is to goal is to eliminate pain and infection and restore to a reasonably functional state.
We love telling your stories and publishing your event photos in the WSDA News, and we'd like to showcase your Give Kids A Smile events in Issues 4 & 5! Send us all the pertinent info from your event - the names of the dentists and staff who participated, the number of kids you saw, and whenever possible the dollar amount of the care delivered (we like to pass that information along to your legislators), along with any other info you'd like to share. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? you can call Rob at (206) 973-5220.