Mexico Outreach 2008
Irvine, CA (January 16, 2008) – Pacific Dental Services (PDS) had over 100 employees, affiliated dentists and family members embarked on a 3-day “We Serve” outreach trip to Ensenada, Mexico. “We Serve” is an integral part of the PDS mission and a foundation to PDS’s corporate responsibility, encouraging willing employees and dentists to give back to less fortunate communities. Throughout the 3-day trip, they provided dentistry for adults and children, completed various construction projects and connected with the Ensenada community.
PDS partnered with Azusa Pacific University (APU ©) to restore the foundation of a church washed out by recent storms, construct a new roof on a home, clean up areas overcome with debris, and repaint structures around the city. In addition to the community work, PDS employees were able to re-roof a house, frame and install siding on a sanctuary, and clear a critical fire line around Rancho El Refugio, APU’s Ensenada property. APU’s Rancho El Refugio plays a significant role in serving their local community in Mexico. Mexican Medical Ministries© provided insight to PDS in planning the exams, cleanings, fillings, and extractions to about 130 adults and children. With supplies donated by Proctor & Gamble©, Henry Schein®, Schick Technologies©, and Sybron Dental Specialties© each patient received the highest quality care during their treatment and were given instruction on basic dental hygiene, along with a toothbrush, toothpaste and floss. Together, PDS and these organizations made the dreams of many become a reality.
Matt Hall, Director of Marketing said, “The outreach trip was absolutely incredible. To help and serve people, in some of the poorest living conditions our employees and affiliated dentists have seen, was a real blessing. Pure joy was on every face of the local people that we served. They could not stop thanking us enough for our hard work.” He also cited the impact the trip had on the company, “Our employees and affiliated dentists were truly touched by the service they provided. When we were together, they could not stop sharing all the wonderful stories of different individuals they helped. It was great to see our employees, from our offices in 3 different states, and their families really bond together over their experiences. We’re blessed with so much and hopefully this will encourage other companies to give back in similar ways.”
Pacific Dental Services is the leader in assisting dental practices for the western region of the United States. Since 1994, PDS has helped develop over 150 dental offices throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. Today, PDS has more than 2,000 employees and over 350 affiliated dentists. Each of the PDS employees and affiliated dentists are vital to creating the Greatest Dental Company in America! For more information please visit www.PacificDentalServices.com.