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Central Florida Dental Outreach

November 15, 2013

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Over the years I have seen this event grow to what it is today, the best free no-strings-attached dental outreach in Central FloridaRegardless of where you live, if you can’t afford to see a dentist, this is for you. This year the event provided the services of a record 44 dentists and oral surgeons, with 40-45 dental assistants working by their sides, plus two dozen UCF nurses-in-training, a dozen Greenberg volunteers, and at least a dozen other volunteers.

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Because of the oral surgeon talent on hand, a Central Florida Dental Outreach record 524 teeth were extracted (many of those were those pesky wisdom teeth).  One lady had 19 teeth removed, another had 17, and several other folks had six or more extractions and there were countless tooth fillings.

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If you ever wonder what all these free services would have cost, estimates are in the area of $225,000!  And keep in mind that calculation doesn’t include all the volunteer hours nor all the procedures and services provided.  And, of course, factor in the smiles on the faces of the folks leaving the event, some of whom hadn’t EVER seen a dentist…priceless! 

 By some estimates, more than 85 million Americans don’t have health insurance. Tooth problems are leading causes of school absence, missed workdays, and emergency department use and yet dental problems often go untreated not only for financial reasons but because of the fear of going to the dentist.

Once again this year the Greenberg family rose above-the-bar in reaching out to our community.  Also a special thank you to Andy Searles at Aloma United Methodist Church for opening up the church doors to get the ball rolling and as always Brewster and team captain Julie Kestler who led the charge in stepping up for those in need.  Here is what pastor Joel Hunter of Northland Church had to say:  “What a wonderful report!  I am forever grateful for your team of ministering angels, including those with drills and pliers in hand!  What a great service you have done for our community and for the people God loves”. 

This event is one of my favorite examples of how much good can come when churches, businesses and people just like you and me work together for the benefit of the community and I can hardly wait for next year!!

For more information please go to:  www.centralfloridadentaloutreach.net

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