Dentistry from the Heart
Dentistry From the Heart was Huge Success for Third Year!
Shwedel Dental, in Taylor, Michigan, held their 3rd Annual Dentistry From the Heart event on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Dr. Steven Shwedel and his team of 50+ volunteers, including Dr. Caroline Okonkowski, Dr. Michael Chaben, Dr. Chris Paulson and Oral Surgeons Dr. Paul Ho and Dr. William Ruskin, provided FREE dentistry to 125 people in need. Each person received a filling or an extraction or a dental cleaning. In total almost $36,000 in dental services were performed between 8:00am and 5:00pm.
“As a growing number of Americans are out of a job or just don’t have dental insurance, we felt this was a great way to help address the problem and to give back to the community,” said Dr. Shwedel.
Dentistry From the Heart is a non-profit organization with a simple mission – making people smile. “Believe me, the smiles and thanks we received from all the people we treated made the long hours and hard work one of the most rewarding experiences of our lives,” said Dr. Shwedel.
Thanks and appreciation goes to all the businesses and groups that through their generous donations helped us make this event so successful. Benco Dental Supply, Crest/Oral B, City of Taylor DPW and Parks & Rec., Olson’s Party Rental, Acee Deucee, MI Custom Sign, Shopping Savvy Magazine and the Taylor Rotary as well as Texas Roadhouse for providing food for the patients as well as the volunteers.
Dr. Shwedel and his volunteers have already marked their calendars in anticipation of their fourth annual Dentistry From the Heart event to be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.