Our Care Goes Beyond Our Patients to Our Communities
At Aspen Dental, we’re fortunate to have the people and resources to make a difference inside and outside our offices. In recent years, we have given more than $200,000 in donations, grants and sponsorships to organizations like the American Red Cross and Oral Health America whose mission is to educate Americans about the importance of mouth health to overall health and well-being. Many of our team members at practices across the country are proud to volunteer their time and talents to Support Missions of Mercy.
Making a Country Smile
by Dr. Chedly Schatzie Vincent
Last November, as so many Americans were getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, four of my Aspen Dental colleagues and I were preparing for something much different: a visit to one Haiti’s poorest neighbors to see how we could bring back smiles following the devastating 2010 earthquake (more than 300,000 killed and a million left homeless).
The five of us made the trek from the northeastern U.S. to Haiti with thousands of supplies packed into a dozen large boxes. Despite the months of planning and preparation, we never could have imagined how much of a difference we could make. In less than a week, we saw over 500 people. This is why I am a dentist. Not only can we help people, we can change lives. On this trip, I felt our team was literally giving people back their smiles. Working together, there's no telling the difference we can make.