Feature Story                                                                                                                  Monday, April 20, 2015


And They Smiled

Local dentist reaches out to Chilliwack's less fortunate

By Julia Croll, Dental Corp/Photos submitted


Promontory Dental Centre participated in the The Give Back, Smile Back initiative that saw them treat 3 adults and 3 kids last week.


e have a partner dental practice in Chilliwack, Promontory Dental Centre, that opened their office Wednesday, April 15th, to support of National Oral Health Month, which occurs each April, for an initiative called Give Back Smile Back.


Giving back with dental services and education is a great way to raise awareness on oral health issues, but it also helps to spotlight the issue within local media.

This community-based social responsibility program provided dental care to patients referred by Ann Davis Society (ADTS). The team donated their time to arrange for those in need mainly children to come in for dental checkups, cleanings and work, free of charge. Patients were also given oral care counsel and a kit to help them maintain good oral health after their visit.


"The kind gesture made by Promontory Dental to provide Ann Davis Clients dental work is so appreciated by our organization," said ADTS executive director Patti MacAhonic. "What I do know, is that in our Community, there are many working poor with children and no benefits, so dental work really makes a significant difference for these families."

A Canadian Health Measures Survey reported that 57 per cent of Canadian children six to 11 years of age have had a cavity. Decay rates are also increasing among children two to four years of age. Prevention of this comes in the form of quality education to children and parents on good oral health habits.

If you are interested in writing anything about this great cause to continue to raise awareness, please let me know, I can provide more information. I have also attached pictures of the team, they really enjoyed the day and look forward to this again next year.




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