Members Giving Back
Even after practicing dentistry and maintaining a personal life, it’s amazing how many dentists give back to their communities, as well as less fortunate people all over the world. Check out the stories below to learn about dentists giving back.
ADA Member Spotlight
Dr. Michael Shakroo's journey from prominent dentist in Baghdad to refugee seeking asylum and his journey back to his calling as a dentist in the US serving in a non-profit dental safety net clinic in Virginia.
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Giving veterans a reason to smile
Dr. Jon Copeland always knew he wanted to go into healthcare someday. He liked the idea that he could work with his hands, solve complex problems and make people’s lives better...
Giving is a way of life
It was a snowy and blustery day on Feb. 1, but the waiting room at Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates was warm and welcoming to the 50 children treated here during the practice's annual Give Kids A Smile event.
Making a difference here and in Thailand
Dr. Bunnag, the president and founder of Smiles on Wings, a charitable organization that has provided dental care, scholarships and mentoring in Thailand since 2003, receives 2017 ADA Humanitarian Award.
Making the difference in my community
Dr. Daniel Nam was looking for a different way to increase access to dental care, especially for those who are uninsured or underserved, in the Bay Area when he received an email from an Alameda Dental Society colleague, Dr. Sharine Thenard.
Helping improve patient lifestyles
Step inside the colorful world of Newton Dentistry for Kids in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and you will find there is a lot more happening than just dental treatments.
How one small idea made a big difference
Five and a half million underserved children have received free dental services. More than 137,000 dentist and 420,000 volunteers—including new dentists and dental students—nationwide have given of their time and talents.