More about our Outreach and Community Involvement
Triad Smile Center’s team and our doctor, John Hooker, DDS, take our jobs of helping others seriously – it’s a major part of what we love most about our professions. In order to reach out and support his global community, Dr. Hooker is involved in a dental ministry serving children in Guatemala, called Smiles for Christ, or Sonrisas Para Cristo.
Why Dental Ministries?
Serving as a member of a dental ministry allows Dr. Hooker to travel to underserved communities and provide essential care for children whose smiles need looking after, to avoid serious problems in adulthood. Imagine having a toothache or a broken tooth and being unable to eat without pain, but having no dentist to visit for help. With ministries like Smiles for Christ, Dr. Hooker is able to provide the dental services that many communities need, so they can enjoy pain-free smiles and not have to worry about how their teeth with affect their daily lives.
Dental Care for Communities in Need
Like many organizations that provide free and low-cost dentistry in the States, the goals for treating underprivileged communities abroad is the same: to evaluate the health of a patient’s smile, provide information about oral hygiene, and remove any sources of pain or discomfort. While caring for children in Guatemala, Dr. Hooker provided extractions, check-ups, and teeth cleanings. In addition to general dental care, Dr. Hooker also helped in constructing the facility for children to see dental care in a safe and clean environment.
Our Philosophy of Caring at Triad Smile Center
Greensboro dentist, Dr. John Hooker, believes in supporting local charities and need-based organizations. During the course of a year, Triad Smile Center designated one or two charities and offers proceeds to help fund those organization’s goals to help others and grow health and wellness in the communities they serve.
Smiles for Christ – Guatemala was Dr. Hooker’s elected charity for 2015. Check back on our website and blog for more information on community involvement and Dr. Hooker’s charity work as the year progresses. If you have any questions about service in-office, please feel free to contact Triad Smile Center for more information about our team and procedures. As much as we are focused on community outreach, we are also committed to helping patients who visit our office for cosmetic and restorative dentistry.
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