Panama City Smiles is dedicated to the community and supports local organizations that help our neighbors and friends needing assistance.Dr. Patel on Community Involvement at Panama City Smiles, FL Read Transcript
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. We've done two events so far. We have our third one scheduled for this year in September.
It's basically just a day to give back to the community the best way we know how, which is provide dentistry. So we open up the office, we have tons of volunteers, and basically we see everyone that 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. Last year we gave about the same. 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 myself and two in the office here.
We Serve the Community Through Dentistry From The Heart
One way we give back to our community is by participating in annual Dentistry From The Heart events. We would like to thank all our wonderful patients and team for making this day possible every year. It is an excellent opportunity for members of our community to take care of untreated dental problems due to an inability to pay for treatment. We offer free services like dental cleanings, fillings, or tooth extractions to members of the community in need. We often work with dentists from nearby communities on this initiative.
We recently did an interview about Free Dental Day with NewsChannel 7, which you can watch here.
Let Us Know of Worthy Causes
We also promote volunteerism by allowing patients to get the dental care they need by participating in local charities as volunteers! 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 ask about our service events and programs, or if you know of any organizations that could use our support, call Panama City Smiles at 850-588-0185.