The Impact of Dental Outreach
In this article, PDS®-supported owner dentist, Dr. Mugleston, discusses the current state of oral health care, the contribution of dental providers in making an impact, and his personal experience doing so via Serve Day. He discusses the undeniable fact that the mouth plays an important part in a person’s overall health and it is now truer than ever that changing a person’s smile can change his or her life.
The mouth can be a key indicator of an individual’s well-being. It can show signs of physical, emotional, and mental health. Having bad teeth can affect a person’s confidence, self-esteem, and even hurt his or her chances of getting a job that interfaces with the public (Mugleston).
One day each year, Dr. Mugleston and his team open their office to provide free dental treatment for those who need it most (Mugleston). Dr. Mugleston says that participating in Serve Day has been “one of the greatest experiences” of his life (Mugleston). He and his amazing team spent months preparing for this day by gathering three oral surgeons, five general dentists, multiple hygienists, along with numerous dental assistants and front office team members. After lots of hard work, sweat, great memories, big smiles, and happy tears, Dr. Mugleston and his team were able to provide more than $143,000 of free dental treatment in one day!
Click here to read the full article, “Giving Back and Changing Lives: The impact of dental outreach“.
Mugleston, Cody. “Giving Back and Changing Lives: The Impact of Dental Outreach.” Dental Economics. Dentistry Network, 13 Nov. 2015. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.