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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Volunteering in the Local Schools

I am a huge believer in having all the members of the dental team volunteer to teach dental education at the local elementary schools and pre-schools. In my office we actively book times for myself or staff members to go to every local school and pre-school each year. We do not wait for a call from the school – rather we call the schools and set up the visits.

At the visits, we give away tooth brushes, tooth pastes, coloring books and a sheet for each child to bring home to their parents on hygiene basics for elementary school children. We also give them a one-page sheet to give to their parents on what to do in case of a dental emergency. This last piece has practical information for the parents as well as our office phone number – we tell the parents that they are free to call and ask questions to our office – even if they are patients at another office.

Over the years our office has done a lot of good work in educating the children in our community and we have also built a much bigger business. We are regularly getting new patients who say they learned about our practice from an education visit to the schools. Some parents say that they called us after having the emergency dental sheet on their refrigerator for years.

Dr. Corey Gold
President – Advanced Continuing Education Systems


  1. A responsible office, volunteering in the local schools is a good contribution to child oral health. Appricate you and your staff. If there are more and more responsible dentist, public oral health can improve quickly.

  2. I am so happy for you guys. I get the most amazing feeling when I know that I have done something to help teach children and make them happy. I know that it makes a huge difference in the life's of the children you teach as well.

    Mia | http://www.dentrixdentalcare.com

  3. Educating children about dental oral health care is a important help towards health care. Highly appreciate the effort of your staff & dentist to spread the importance of oral health care.

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