AlborziOrtho July 2017

235 N. SanMateo Drive, Suite 300 SanMateo, CA 94401-2672 Tel: (650) 342-4171

705 Purissima Half Moon Bay, CA 94019-1934 Tel: (650) 726-6321

The Alborzi Standard

July 2017

HELPING TO BUILD A BETTER WORLD

My Dedication to Volunteer Work

to my heart, and a very successful one — nearly 10,000 children across the country have received treatment through the SCL program, with more than 99 percent successfully completing the full treatment. Not only that, I partner with a local, thriving dental practice in Half Moon Bay, donating tens of thousands of dollars in orthodontic treatment to select patients. It just doesn’t seem right to me that the affluent have more ready access to a beautiful smile. After all, everyone deserves to look their best, not to mention the gains to general health that orthodontic care provides. I may be a busy woman, but I take every opportunity to be a force for positive change in the world and in my community. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to lift up others, to afford them the same opportunities that have led to my own success, so that they can thrive.

Human dignity and basic rights is a general

theme in the volunteer work I do. Through one organization, Youth for Human Rights, I work with fellow volunteers to educate communities, especially the young, on the fundamental concepts of human rights. Across the world, there are constant affronts to essential aspects of humanity. It’s vital that we work together to realize those “inalienable rights,” as the declaration says, that are the “foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” In addition to those basic tenets, I believe all people should have access to proper orthodontic care. I strive to use my years of experience and expertise as an elite Invisalign provider and orthodontist to give back to those in the community who need treatment the most. That’s why our practice partners with the nationwide Smiles Change Lives organization. We work with them to sponsor orthodontic treatment at no charge to children of families with economic barriers that would otherwise prevent them from coming in. Obviously, it’s an organization close

Ever since I was young, community service has been a central aspect of my life. In my mind, your passions, accomplishments, and success don’t mean much if you fail to spend some time trying to help others achieve happiness and success of their own. For this reason, I work constantly with an array of various volunteer organizations. One of the most powerful and inspiring of these is the International Way to Happiness Foundation, which is dedicated to revitalizing the cultures of the world through a nonreligious, common-sense set of moral precepts. It’s more of a path to follow than a dogmatic code. We’ll spend time in the area distributing pamphlets and peacefully spreading a message of nonviolence, reducing crime and hostility throughout California. In Los Angeles, the police have even begun to use the organization’s simple guidelines to reduce gang activity.

– Dr. Alexa Alborzi

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