It was sunny; there were 2-3 times more participants than last year and probably twice as many vendors and services offered to the crowd. And I have to say…I am extremely proud of the team at Southern California Dental Health Associates. It was their collective effort at the Healthy Kids Day at the Hollywood-Wilshire YMCA that made it such a success.
Currently our Los Angeles based dental office is in the midst of a 4 month campaign called Smiles for Life. Discus/Philips Dental provide the materials, dentists (who are members of the Crown Council) provide their time and patients get their teeth whitened with 100% of the money raised going to children’s charities. 50 % goes to the national organization’s charities and 50% stay local and in our office our charity is the Hollywood-Wilshire YMCA’s school based programs at your local elementary school.
So, with the help of Ana, Deborah, Gina, Roland and my son Joey, we were at the Healthy Kids day doing dental screenings, answering questions and of course promoting our Smiles for Life campaign that benefits the kids that we were seeing at the fair. It was very gratifying for all. I was able to help parents understand potential orthodontic concerns for their kids. Roland had a great time talking to all the other vendors and trying to get them to participate in the Smiles for Life. Ana, Gina and Deborah were so instrumental in talking to the families and setting up the screenings. And Joey…he was my hard laborer, did the heavy lifting and played basketball with young kids for about an hour and a half.
This is the second year we have done this event and we all look forward to participating again next year.
AND IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN WHITENING THEIR TEETH AND HELPING KIDS AT THE SAME TIME..CALL OUR OFFICE. DISCOUNTED TEETH WHITENING AND IT’S ALL A CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION.