Helping The Community
MORE THAN JUST A DENTIST, THE RIGHT DENTIST.
GIVE KIDS A SMILE
Give Kids A Smile 2013
Give Kids A Smile 2014
Give Kids A Smile 2015
Give Kids A Smile 2016
Give Kids A Smile 2017
NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Every year, our team has much fun educating children, parents and physicians in a variety of activities for the community. Our goal was to raise awareness about children’s dental needs and to provide the tools to achieve optimal oral health.
DR. SANTOS GOES THE EXTRA MILE FOR A PATIENT
As a pediatric dentist, I come in contact with some amazing children who have to endure the daily challenges of dealing with diabetes. This is not a condition that you can ignore and children have a hard time adjusting to a regimen that will keep them healthy. Having to monitor your blood sugar levels several times a day, making sure that you eat when you have to and avoid things that others are eating, taking insulin shots or dealing with a pump – not necessarily fun stuff when there is a huge pressure to be liked or accepted within your peers. I started bike riding a couple of years ago as a way to share some exercise and quality time with my husband and my boys. During the past few years, I have been riding at the Tour de Cure because it is the best thing I can do to help raise awareness and funds for the American Diabetes Association. This year, I took the 100-mile challenge to honor my patients who suffer from this terrible disease, in particular, a little girl named Hannah. My patient Hannah suffers from many other healthcare disabilities but the one that she struggles the most with is diabetes. However, if you knew her, you would never be able to tell. She is always happy and has a witty remark for everything you say. She loves to sing and has a sweet love for her younger siblings. Hannah’s positive attitude brings perspective to my life and makes me smile. I chose her as my inspiration for this ride because I wanted to be reminded of the reason why I am crazy enough to complete this challenge. After a certain amount of miles, my legs started to hurt and my mind wanted to take a shorter route but I had Hannah’s name on my handlebar to remind me that, despite her daily struggles, she can make others smile. Click here to read Dr. Santos-Cordero’s story in the East County Observer
RIDE 2 REMEMBER
Dr. Santos’ family has been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and is now on a mission to find a cure for this horrible disease. Every year, they organize a bicycle ride to raise awareness, raise funds to help advance research and support local organizations who are directly involved with Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers. For more information, please visit www.ride2rememberalz.org.
AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Our team believes in being involved in community activities that matter. We participate in the Making Strides against Cancer to celebrate the life and success of so many brave women who have been afflicted with this disease.
HALLOWEEN CANDY DRIVE FOR OUR TROOPS
Don’t know what to do with all that extra Halloween Candy? Bring your candy to our office and receive a ticket for the drawing of a $50.00 Visa Gift Card. The candy is taken every year to the DAV Unit 18 located at 111 63rd Ave. E. Bradenton, Fl. The DAV Aux are in charge of packaging and shipping to our men and women overseas as holiday gifts. Like us on Facebook to find out more about it and to know this year’s winner.
PROJECT CHRISTMAS SMILE
In the last few years, Dr. Santos has participated in this community event that pairs folks in need of dental work with dentists wanting to give back. The goal of this project is to provide a day of free dentistry during the Christmas holidays with the hope that no one has to wake up with a toothache on Christmas Day.
Every year, our office collects new unwrapped toys for the Marines Toys-for-Tots Foundation. The objective of Toys for Tots is to help less fortunate children in our community experience the joy of Christmas. Please join us in sharing some Christmas cheer. Like us on Facebook to receive more information.