Dec 2019/Jan 2020
Allan W. Stevenson, DDS General Dentist
www.trailridgefamilydental.com 205 W. Highway 95, Parma, ID 83660
As we head into the new year, Trailridge Family Dental has a lot of exciting events to look forward to. We plan to continue our philanthropic efforts to support communities both close to home and around the world, and these are what make the days we spend working together at our practice so meaningful. In preparation for Trailridge Family Dental’s annual trip down to Guatemala to provide citizens with dental services and products, we’ll be hosting an event to pack hygiene kits on Jan. 30 at The Lodge at 411 N. 7th Street in Parma. Starting at 6 p.m., we’ll be welcoming anyone who wants to help put together kits full of oral hygiene necessities like toothbrushes, floss, toothpaste, fluoride rinse, and new born kits. We’ll be taking these kits down to Guatemala with us in early March to bring dental care to communities that aren’t as fortunate as we are here in the U.S. Our trips to Guatemala have become a highly anticipated annual event. I and several others from our office volunteer our services to patients who have been putting off dental care they need because they can’t afford it or don’t have access to it. It’s always inspiring to see how some simple dental care, like cleanings, fillings, and anything in between, can brighten the moods of those around us after they’ve suffered from poor hygiene and pain for so long. It truly humbles all of us and gives us an appreciation for the things we’re fortunate enough to have access to in our own country. We can’t wait to head down there and help those in need, and we look forward to giving our patients and members of the community the opportunity to volunteer some of their own time when we put together those valuable kits. We’re also looking forward to another annual event that’s actually a nationwide program. Since its launch in 2003, which is also the year Trailridge Family Dental began participating, Give Kids a Smile has helped over 5.5 million underserved children receive free oral health services. The parents of these children are often without proper dental insurance and aren’t always able to provide Cheers to the New Year! What a Meaningful Year It Will Be
Guatemala second day dental group volunteers
their children with the care they want to give them. The state of Idaho has always been an enthusiastic participant in this event, and Trailridge is eagerly awaiting another meaningful chance to serve our community by helping kids feel a little more healthy and happy. If you or someone you know has children who need dental services, send them to Trailridge on Feb. 7 for Give Kids a Smile day. A huge thanks to everyone who helped with the Christmas Giving Tree. With your help, we were able to provide Christmas for three families. You really made them feel loved.
Dr. Stevenson & Lucy doing triage in Guatemala
None of the volunteer work we cherish and look forward to every year would be possible without the efforts of the incredible team at Trailridge Family Dental. When the work you do is supplanted with uplifting attitudes and inspiring expertise, the result is not only a team built to last but also an atmosphere welcoming to team members and patients alike. Our culture of providing care and giving back translates into the relationships we share with every single one of our patients, whether they’re young, old, local, or global. When our team is presented with the unique opportunity to bring a little health and happiness to this world in whatever way we can, it always thrills me to see us do it with so much enthusiasm. I can’t wait for all the opportunities this new year will bring us.
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