I absolutely love providing dental care and help to the people down there. In many cases, I've gotten to know them through the years and watch many of the kids we've treated grow up and become teenagers and even adults.
"I believe that reaching kids early and teaching them these basic things in kindergarten and elementary schools can give them the opportunity to live a healthier life and future..." -Dr. Marielle Pariseau, founder and CEO of Teeth First.
One of Ultradent's core values is Care. Care for our coworkers, families, customers, and community plays a part in all that we do.
We prioritized the kids who were experiencing dental pain first, and from there, we saw them by their school class groups. While the kids experiencing pain came to my chair first, the other kids went to the hygiene chairs to get prophies, fluoride varnish treatments, and in some cases, sealants…
After seeing a great need for better and more thorough benefits and care for returned servicemen and women, Dr. Karin Irani, a practicing dentist in Los Angeles and recipient of Ultradent's Icon of Dentistry Award for her work with veterans, co-founded Veterans Smile Day in 2012 with Dr. Deryk Pham, a former U.S. Navy dentist.
“It’s physically taxing work because it’s sort of a marathon to get as much done as you can with the time you have. But I always say, it’s the most emotionally fulfilling work I’ve ever done,” says Dr. Kevin E. Miller of his recent five-day humanitarian trip to the Dominic Republic to perform charity dental work through the Crown Council.