Dr. Anish Patel and our staff at Panama City Smiles are dedicated to participating in our community, helping out in several different ways. We promote volunteerism and support local charities and organizations that help our neighbors and friends who need assistance.
Dentistry from the heart, we heard about maybe three or four years ago when we were at a continuing education, which we love to do and we immediately signed up and we’ve done two events so far. We will have our third one this year in September. It’s basically just a day to give back to the community the best way we know how which is providing dentistry so we open up the office, we have tons of volunteers, and basically we see everyone who shows up. We provide free dentistry for them, whether it’s taking a tooth out or doing a filling or a cleaning. The first year we gave away almost $30,000 in dentistry and last year we gave about the same and we’ve had people come the night before and spend the night outside just to be the first in line to be able to get that free dentistry and we love to do it. It’s a fun day, we love to give back and it benefits the community greatly. I also have gone to help another doctor at his office as well so I’ve done three events with two in our office here.
Dentistry from the Heart
Every year, Panama City Smiles works with Dentistry from the Heart, a worldwide nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free dental care to those in need. We donate our time, skills, and resources to host an event in the Panama City area to serve the dental needs of those who normally would go without dental care.
In the past two years, we have seen more than 200 patients and performed $60,000 worth of dental services at no cost to the recipients. Our next Dentistry from the Heart event is scheduled for September 18, 2015. Call our office for more information.
How We Can Help?
We are always looking for ways to be involved and support our friends in the communities of Panama City, Cedar Grove, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Panama City Beach, and Bay County in Florida. To inquire about the service events and programs we offer, or if you know of any organizations that could use our support, contact us by using our online form or call Panama City Smiles at (850) 588-0185.