LINCROFT, NJ - The first people arrived in the torrential rain hours before the team of Newman Springs Dental Care was ready to go. The first patients were treated at 7 AM and the 88th left with a smile. Everyone who showed up was able to receive dental care. The 42 volunteers were exhausted yet satisfied that they had given their all to help their community.
The volunteers were Dr. Mitchel Friedman, Dr. Julia Cintron, Dr. Jeffrey Zatzkin, Dr. Elisa Bland, Dr. Allan Ruda, Dr. Kayvon Haghighi, Dr. Beth DeAngelis, Dr. Raymond Simmons, Dr. Michael Combs, Dr. Gurjinder Singh, Dr. Sandy Sternberg, Dr. Binni Patel, Jennifer DeMarco, Jean Morris, Laura Schifkovitz, Laura Read, Tabitha Aguilar, Keary Bennett, Pauline Howard, Linda Paris, Roxanne Motley, Amanda Butler, Takiya Foster, Noah Schayowitz, Theresa Orndorff, Jessica Lees, Victoria Maglio, Connor Balog, Michael DeMarco Jr, Ida Whittaker, Don Whittaker, Kim Brooks, Corlette Forehand, Stephanie Carasia, Mike DeMarco, LaDina Alls, Patrick David, Lauren Lubniewski, Meg VanHaak, Jenifer Berman and Sue Richman.
The donors were Henry Schein Dental, Patterson Dental, Omega Print (Doug Godfrey), Bagel Masters (Darren & Meredith Weinstein), Bruno’s Pizza & Subs, Dunkin Donuts Lincroft (Dominic & Jeff Sequeira), Comcast Spotlight, Brookdale Community College Public Radio, Arm & Hammer (Karen Patrick), Joyce’s (Neil Givens), Jersey Mike’s subs (Dave Rich), Luigi’s Pizza, Pepsi of Asbury Park, JMT Construction (Joseph Tote), Dr Chris Donofri,
Aaron Levine, Cathy Gonsalves, Vito Ruffino, Susan Roesler, Bank of America, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company (Arlyn & Marty Schayowitz) and Watchung Water.
The corporate sponsor is Henry Schein Dental made possible by the generosity and hands on volunteering of Noah Schayowitz.
With the Velscope, volunteers were able to perform advanced oral cancer exams to detect suspicious cell changes under the surface of the skin. After consultation with the oral surgeons on hand, several people were offered free follow up care after the event.
Dentistry From The Heart 2014 Facts: 88 patients seen, 355 procedures performed, $39,341 of free dentistry performed by the 42 volunteers.
“At the 8 events we treated over 1000 patients. Our motto is always Paying it Forward with Charity and Gratitude,” said Dr. Mitchel Friedman, the event sponsor. “Dr Cintron is a native Spanish speaker as were several volunteers. This made the non-English speaking patients feel at ease to explain their dental issues. Our hope is that this continues to be an annual event and that by our efforts, others can be inspired to give back to benefit their community. We were the first to bring Dentistry >From The Heart to New Jersey in 2007 and now there are several offices that have their own events to assist those in need. That is personally very gratifying to me.”