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PDS Employees Volunteer to Build a Playground and Provide Free General Dentistry

Take 560 stone tiles painted for pathway, 200 volunteers, 160 – 80 lb bags of concrete, 125 cubic yards of mulch, 28 plants and bushes, 118 patients, 8 deck benches and planters, 4 planter benches and what do you get? One incredible day building a playground for Casa Ramona Academy in San Bernardino, CA in cooperation with KaBoom! and serving the dental needs of San Bernardino, CA together with one amazing company that we all have the privilege of being a part of — Pacific Dental Services.

The project was completed as part of PDS’ Braveheart Outreach Mission for 2011. It took place on a rainy Saturday, November 12th, 2011.


We also conducted a free dental clinic for the community of San Bernardino, CA. PDS-affiliated dentists including  Dr. Lance Rygg of Town Center Dental Group, Santee, CA,  Dr. Sudhakar Chokka of Imperial Dental Practice and Orthodontics in Yucaipa, CA, Dr. Matthew Darbro of Glendora Smiles of Glendora, CA,  Dr. Nikki Norton of Ranch Plaza Dental Group in Las Vegas, Nevada and Dr. Tanisha Jackson of Redlands Dental Group treated 118 patients.  The dental team performed services including x-rays, cleaning, tooth extractions and dental restorations.  It was amazing that our dentists were able to provide these treatments, including same day CEREC crown restorations, in a makeshift dental clinic which was actually an old classroom at the Casa Ramona Academy.

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