Tour de Pier Recap

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Dr. Calleros was back at it again, sponsoring two bikes at the 4th Annual Tour de Pier.  The Tour de Pier is a fundraising event benefiting cancer charities held at the Manhattan Beach Pier. She was able to rally up four Calleros Dental team members, Dr. Geyer, Jennifer, Desirae, and Trey to participate with her, along with some patients and friends to complete the 10 person team.

Over 400 bikes and 1500 cyclist united together in the fight against cancer, raising over $1 million dollars, surpassing the 2016 goal.  The team really enjoyed being a part of such an unique fundraising event and look forward to making the Tour de Pier a yearly tradition.

 

Dr. Calleros and Dr. Moser Help Dozens In the Dominican Republic

Earlier this month Dr. Calleros and Dr. Moser traveled to the Dominican Republic for an extensive three-day extraction course. This course offered them the unique opportunity to sharpen their foundational dental skills and at the same time provide free-of-charge dental services to so many  patients in need.  The community of Santo Domingo, DR could not of asked for two better dentists to help them with their needs!

The trip would not have been complete if these two dog lovers did not take care of the dog outside of the clinic as well. They bought him food and played with him during their stay.

We are so lucky to have such caring individuals as our leaders.  They take great pride in making sure they stay at the forefront of dentistry and their skills are top-notch.

Dr. Calleros is a 39er!

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This past weekend Dr. Calleros participated in the Avon 39, The Walk to End Breast Cancer in Santa Barbara.  She banded together with thousands of other 39ers in solidarity to take breast cancer down!  She raised over $6000.00, well over the minimum $1800.00 required to participate, thanks to all of her supporters!

By stepping up to the AVON 39 challenge, she is helping breast cancer patients in your community and across the nation. Net funds raised will directly benefit the Santa Barbara area and help make sure that care programs nationwide, as well as national research programs, have the resources to make the most progress possible to help obliterate breast cancer.

Since 2003:

  • 207,000 39ers got off the couch, strapped on their shoes, and earned their 39.
  • 6,868,000 equals the number of miles trekked by 39ers who went the distance to stomp out breast cancer.
  • 550,000,000 was raised by people dedicated to ending breast cancer forever.

We are proud of  Dr. Calleros becoming a 39er! She continues to inspire us all!

Children Striving Together 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Calleros Dental has partnered with Children Striving Together, a non-profit organization supporting at-risk children, as a drop-off location for their 1st Annual Christmas Toy Drive.  We would like to invite you to help us support CST by dropping off a new unwrapped toy for kids 2-18 by December 10.  See flyer below for more information.
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World Kindness Day – Random Acts of Dentistry

We celebrated World Kindness Day one day early with Random Acts of Dentistry, a spin-off of our Random Acts of Hygiene.  We were able to provide Anthony, our 1st Random Acts of Hygiene patient, with some much needed dental treatment. He is so very grateful and excited about his dental health and plans on doing what he can to maintain good oral health.  It is awesome to be a part of changing someone’s life and we look forward to out next Random Acts patient.

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“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” -Bob Kerrey (1943), American Politician

Random Acts of Hygiene – Anthony

Today we kicked off our Random Acts of Hygiene.  The dental industry is unique in that we offer a service that only trained and licensed individuals can give. Knowing we are the only ones that can provide dental treatment, we wanted to use our special skills to help others.  So we are seeking out random individuals who are in need of dental treatment and simply providing them with professional hygiene services at no cost.

First up was Anthony.  He was all smiles by the end of his appointment.  He was truly thankful and honored to be a part of Random Acts of Hygiene.  It is really an awesome feeling to know we were able to help Anthony not only improve his oral health, but his overall health as well!

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“Wherever there is a human in need, there is an opportunity for kindness and to make a difference.” —Kevin Heath, Ceo More4kids

Hygienist Highlight – Marissa Heredia

October is National Dental Hygiene Month and we will be highlighting our very own dental hygienist through out the month.  Dental Hygienist are vital to every dental practice.  They work very hard to ensure each and every patient has a pleasurable experience and leave with the oral hygiene knowledge needed to maintain good oral health.  We can’t thank them enough for all that they do!

First up is Marissa Heredia, RDH

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I live in: El Segundo.

I attended dental hygiene school at: West Los Angeles College.

I became a dental hygienist because: I truly love dentistry and wanted to work with people one on one. I also loved the flexibility to work part-time so I can still be a mom.

The thing I enjoy most about being a dental hygienist is: meeting someone new everyday and being able to give them one new piece of oral hygiene instruction that they may not have heard before.

My mentor is: my aunt Patti, she was the first female to go to college in our family. She helped me get through college and pushed me to pursue my goal of becoming an RDH.

My favorite oral hygiene aid: Tongue Scraper: it can help reduce bad breathe, stain and plaque build up. My favorite for all the coffee and wine drinkers.

Community Service Day

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Calleros Dental is committed to giving back to the community.  In honor of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we provided over $15,000 of dental services to women and children from the 1736 Family Crisis Center this past Friday.  Since 1972, 1736 Family Crisis Center has been responding to the growing needs of victims of domestic violence, runaway and homeless youth, homeless families, unemployed adults and youth, and other low-income community members in need of assistance.

It was our pleasure to provide these much needed dental services and hope we did our small part in helping these families gain confidence to get back on their feet and live the lives they deserve.

Thank you to the volunteers and a special thank you to Katt and Alison for joining us last minute and helping make this day happen.

If you or anyone you know is being abused or in need of assistance you can contact the 1736 Family Crisis Center 24 Hour Hotlines at:

(213)-745-6434
(213)-222-1237
(310)-370-5902
(310)-379-3620
(562)-388-7652

If you would like to make a donation to the 1736 Family Crisis Center click below.

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