Andrea Yaley, DDS in the Community
One of the reasons I became a dentist was to learn skills that would give me the opportunity to help people and make communities healthier. I sincerely believe it is my responsibility as a health care professional to contribute my skills and resources to those in our community who do not have access to dental care. I hope by sharing our office’s contributions to our community, it will inspire others to give what they can, no matter how big or small. We’d love for you to join us in spreading smiles to our community!
~Andrea Yaley, DDS
Dental Screenings at Mountain View Health Fair
A really great turn out for the Mountain View Health Fair organized by our Mid-Peninsula Assembly member Marc Berman! When asked what inspired him to put together the health fair, he said he wanted to show that local government cares about our health. It’s great to hear that he plans to make this an annual event!
20-30 organizations handed out health information, and some took blood pressure readings, gave flu shots, and provided health care referrals. I joined three other dentists from the Mid-Peninsula Dental Society to perform free dental screenings, and distribute dental hygiene kits donated by the California Dental Association. More pictures to follow!
Check out the link to learn more!
“Give a Smile Day” at Ravenswood Clinic
Ravenswood Clinic, a non-profit community healthcare center located in East Palo Alto, has two beautiful state-of-the-art dental clinics that offer affordable dental services to those in our underserved community. For people who simply cannot pay, “Give a Smile Day” is one way for them to receive free dental care. It was a very rewarding experience to join the amazing dedicated Ravenswood Clinic staff to provide much-needed dental treatment to patients on Give a Smile Day!
If you know anyone in the area who may benefit from this clinic or to see how you can help, check out their website: http://ravenswoodfhc.org
Haven House Dental Hygiene Kits
This month our office donated dental hygiene kits, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss to Haven House in Menlo Park. Haven House helps break the cycle of homelessness by giving families temporary housing and support while they help them get back on their feet. The staff at Haven House were really excited to receive the dental kits, as they don’t often receive this type of donation.
Haven House accepts all types of donations including clothes and housing goods. You can also volunteer at the house. If you would like to get involved check out their website: