September 30, 2016
Dental Associates’ Howard Dental Center coordinated a food drive for The Giving Tree, a food pantry run by the Howard-Suamico School District. The clinic asked patients and staff to donate nonperishable food items at the clinic, then staff brought the food to the pantry on September 29th .
In total, the clinic collected eight boxes of items for the local pantry. Along with the food donations, the clinic donated $500 to The Giving Tree’s efforts.
“Community involvement is very important to our clinic,” says Jenny Jandrin, Practice Manager for Dental Associates’ Green Bay and Howard clinics. “We feel a connection to our patients, so in addition to this food drive, we will continue to find ways to give back to the communities we serve.”
The Giving Tree is dedicated to providing basic needs to families in need in the Howard-Suamico School District. They collect and distribute food and clothing donations in hopes of giving their students the resources to grow into enthusiastic learners and become productive members of the community.
“We are so thankful for Dental Associates providing us with the food from the food drive and for the money so we can put it toward more things,” says Angela Klumb, pantry supervisor for The Giving Tree. “We could not continue to maintain this pantry without the wonderful businesses in the community who do these food drives.”
You can learn more about The Giving Tree here.
Dental Associates’ 14 clinics throughout the state regularly find ways to give back to the communities they serve. Every year in February for Children’s Dental Health Month, clinic teams travel into their communities to give interactive presentations to children about oral health. In 2016, Dental Associates team members visited more than 100 elementary schools, preschools, daycare centers and YMCAs to teach 14,255 children how to care for their teeth.
The company, a proud partner of the Green Bay Packers, has also made monetary donations to the Green Bay Packers’ Foundation.
Dental Associates’ Howard clinic opened in August 2016 and is the company’s 14th dental center. The company continues to expand with construction in progress for a West Milwaukee dental clinic, which is set to open in November.
Founded in 1973, Dental Associates is Wisconsin’s largest family-owned dental group practice with 14 clinics throughout the state and nearly 800 staff members, including 100 doctors and 648 operatories. Dental Associates provides complete family dental services, both general and specialty dentistry, from pediatric dentistry to specialized dental services for older adults, with a focus on excellent care that is affordable, accessible and personalized. Dental Associates is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Dental Associates is the exclusive provider for CarePlus Dental Plans, which provides affordable and high-quality dental health care insurance options to all Wisconsin residents.
Darin Schumacher, 920-431-1742