- Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 01:00
- Written by Town Crier Report
Joseph J. Lee, D.D.S., of Mountain View Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is sponsoring a program that benefits those in need of dental health care and contributes to the community food pantry.
Inspired by a report in The New York Times describing the increasing number of Americans going hungry, Lee implemented a program that offers a significant discount on basic dental services for those in the local community who have lost their dental coverage due to layoffs. For $39, patients can receive dental cleanings, examinations and X-rays. Lee donates the full amount to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Going without preventive dental care exposes the most needy in the community to the dangers of tooth decay and gum disease, which can contribute to additional problems associated with diabetes, liver and heart diseases, Lee said.
“I want to do my part to ensure that Americans stay healthy and to help those who are going hungry by sponsoring this food drive for the residents of our community,” he said.
The $39 fee serves a double purpose: it will improve a person’s dental health and feed two families at the same time, according to Lee.
“In a troubled economy that affects many Americans, the spirit of giving to others is needed more than ever,” he said. “The more people (who) know about this effort, the more needy families can receive aid.”
The discount will remain in effect through Nov. 30.
Lee’s office is located at 74 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.
For more information, call 988-9458 or visit dentistmountainviewca.com/index.php/category/community-events.