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At 9th Annual Dentistry From The Heart Event in Lincroft

LINCROFT, NJ - The first people arrived in the rain hours before the team of Newman Springs Dental Care was ready to go. The first patients were treated at 7 AM and the 95th left with a smile. Everyone who showed up was able to receive dental care. The 40 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. Jared Gelband, Dr. Allan Ruda, Dr. Justin Ponquinette, Dr. Randall Davis, Dr. Beth DeAngelis, Dr. Aparna Menon, Dr. Tejal Darji, Dr. Prachi Shah, Jennifer DeMarco, Laura Schifkovitz, Laura Read, Tabitha Aguilar, Keary Bennett, Pauline Howard, Lindsey Silva, Linda Paris, Roxanne Motley, Amanda Butler, Megan Troy, Takiya Foster, Stephanie Talbot, Noah Schayowitz, Maurissa Cummings, Jessica Lees, Victoria Maglio, Michael DeMarco Jr, Ida Whittaker, Kim Brooks, Mike DeMarco, LaDina Alls, Michael Strycharz, Susan Friedman, Dawn Steinberg, Meghan Mooney and Sue Richman. From Rutgers Allied Dental Health students Alejandra Avalos, Gabriela Sousa, Michelle Bizzarro and Jodie Pompa.

The donors were Henry Schein Dental, Omega Print (Doug Godfrey), Bagel Masters (Darren & Meredith Weinstein), AJs Deli, Dunkin Donuts Lincroft (Dominic & Jeff Sequeira), Comcast Spotlight, Brookdale Community College Public Radio, Jersey Mike’s subs (Dave Rich), Ruffino’s Pizza, Pepsi of Asbury Park, JMT Construction  (Joseph Tote), Michael Vacca, Margo Tikijian, Ryan Zacharczyk,Aaron Levine, Lynda Santry, Cathy Gonsalves, Vito Ruffino, Susan Roesler, Specialty Stairs & Rails (Lewis Griffin), Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company (Arlyn & Marty Schayowitz), Justus & Susan Kenney 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.

Dentistry From The Heart 2015 Facts: 95 patients seen, 382 procedures performed, $47,565 of free dentistry performed by the 40 volunteers.

“At the 9 events we treated over 1100 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.”