Everyone loves receiving gifts, especially when they come at an unexpected time. Christimas, birthdays and other special occasions are usually a given, but for someone to take the time to think about you and get you something out of the blue ‘just because’ is always great. When something like that happens the best thing to do is be thankful, appreciative and then pay it forward.
A lot of times the only gift people want from another person is time. When someone is able to take time out from his or her busy schedule and spend that time with an individual, the response is usually always positive. Things are made even better when the time being spent is used for a good cause to benefit many underprivileged people.
An advocacy group made up of dentists called Team Smile has partnered with athletes to help provide dental care to deserving children. “It’s a way for the kids to get free dental care have local athletes get to play with them, learn about oral hygiene, and leave with a ticket to a Fresno State home game,” said Dr. Xavier Gutierrez, Team Smile. This group is literally able to help the smiles of children both physically and emotionally.
Consult with your local Ottawa dental professional during your next check-up if you’d like to find out more about volunteer opportunities related to dentistry in your community and how you can help.