We are committed to making a difference in our community. We work with local leaders to help our children have positive role models and on-going healthy dental habits education.
Community involvement is the power to bring positive, measurable change to the communities in which we operate and do our business. To that end, Drs. Gina Lodolini, Neil Capolongo, Maritza Bianchi and the staff at Kids Are Great Dental participate in many community building, volunteer, outreach and, fundraising events throughout the year.
Community building is important to us — we hope to be role models and positive influences to our patients and the towns in which they live.
Here are just some of the organizations and programs that we passionately support:
Community Sponsorship Events
We sponsor several local races and events, where we hand out free toothbrushes, dental care pamphlets, and participant giveaways.
Our sponsorships include (but are not limited to):
The Mount Kisco 5K — which draws members from all over the community for a fun day filled with running, eating and shopping local.
The Bedford Turkey Trot — an annual family tradition that sees nearly 500 runners from far and wide gather together to brave Indian Hill and cold weather for an exciting morning the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
Early Childhood Dental Education
We are proud to be among the many leaders in our community who reach out to children not only with monetary donations but by donating our time as well. We visit local preschools and kindergartens and talk to the children about healthy mouth habits and what a visit to the dentist is like. The kids love how we use interactive puppets — Charlie the horse and Bucky the dog — providing an opportunity for the children to practice brushing and performing dental check-ups.
Friends of Karen
Friends of Karen provides emotional, financial and, advocacy support for children with a life-threatening illness and their families in order to help keep them stable, functioning, and able to cope.
Throughout the year, we do several fundraising events to benefit this wonderful charity, including raffles and book sales.
Give Kids a Smile
Give Kids a Smile is sponsored by the ADA (American Dental Association) and provides free dental services by approximately 10,000 volunteer dentists and 30,000 dental staff members each year.
Each February (Children’s Dental Health Month), dental offices are chosen to provide free dental care for children whose families cannot afford these services. This February, Kids Are Great Dental is participating with a “Dental Day” — where we will be open to the community for free preventative care for kids in need.
In December, we run a winter coat drive through (914) Cares and in conjunction with Kids Kloset consignment events. Kids Kloset is a community of families helping families, where parents and caregivers buy and sell gently used clothing.
School Sports Teams & Events
We also love supporting our local schools’ sports teams and events! These include the Fox Lane High School sports teams and the BCSD Elementary BikeRun in Bedford and the Horace Greeley High School sports teams in Chappaqua.
Being involved in the community helps the doctors and staff at Kids Are Great Dental build caring relationships with our patients and the people who live here. We strive for excellence within our community and communicate this passion through active participation in local charity events and organizations. If you have a charity which you’d like us to consider getting involved in or if you’d like to learn more about what we do, give us a call at 914-242-2000 or click here to book an appointment online.