I (Dr. JoAnne) am pleased to report that our entire office participated in the CDA Cares dental event in Vallejo on April 27 and 28. The following statistics tell the story of the weekend:
CDA Cares exemplifies the best of our community in action. Together, with the goal of relieving pain and infection, we’re impacting lives, restoring dignity and creating smiles.
CDA Cares Solano:
- $1.5 million in dental services
- 1,959 patients
- 10,655 procedures
- 1,796 volunteers
CDA Cares total impact:
- $7.5 million in dental services
- 10,040 patients
- 51,785 procedures
- 8,061 volunteers
Helping people who would not otherwise have access to dental treatment is incredibly gratifying. Here is what our team had to say about the experience:
“CDA Cares is really caring for people with dental needs. I was proud to be a volunteer.” - TuAnh
“I truly appreciated the opportunity to work with the patients and helpful staff at CDA Cares.” - Linda
“CDA Cares was a great experience! It’s really a good feeling to be able to give back to the community and help those less fortunate.” - Nicole
“CDA Cares is a great opportunity to help out in your own community.” - Jill
“Once again this event showed that the combined efforts of CDA’s leadership, organizers and venue go a long way to help many in need.” - Dr. Tom
Although we were all stationed in different areas, we were able to gather and compare notes before and after our shifts.
Halloween Candy Buy-Back 2015 - A Photo History
A big thank you to all who donated candy - over 850 pounds were collected!
The candy went to our troops via Operation Gratitude, and to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.
Thanks to our office team and Nicole's daughter Paige for collecting, separating chocolate from non-chocolate candy, and for boxing and loading the payload!
The Carr's and mascot Daisy delivered the sweets to Van Nuys, where they were added to the 400,000 pounds to be distributed. That's 20 million pieces of candy! We also shared candy in almost 300 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, packed by students at Sacred Heart School, Saratoga.
MISSION TRIP TO PERU - JANUARY 2017
January 2017 - Drs. Tom and JoAnne spent a week in Pisac, Peru, providing dental care for the local townspeople of this small town high in the Andes Mountains.
We were part of a team of twenty four dentists, dental students, interpreters, and auxiliaries sent out by Dental Community Fellowship of South Carolina.We worked four days in a clinic set up in a large room at a retreat center on the edge of town. The local people were notified of the free clinic by radio and leaflet, and over the course of the week over 800 dental and optical services were rendered, including cleanings, fillings, extractions, fitting for reading glasses, and even a few root canals. What a delight it was to meet the native Quechuan people, live in their town, and help them in a practical way.
At the end of the week we had the thrill of seeing Machu Picchu. You can bet Dr. Tom was snapping photos like crazy! Here is a photo account of the week: