Happy Veteran's Day Troops!
Dr. K and the dental team at Comfortable Care Dentistry are working with the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics (ACE) to help provide dental services to our troops. The charity titled “A Soldiers Smile” was kicked off this past weekend just in time for Veteran’s Day this Friday the 11th. The A Soldiers Smile events are slated to take place across the country in participating VA hospitals and at local dentist’s offices such as our Milford dentistry office. Dr. K and other select dentists have volunteered their time, experience and goodwill so that our less than fortunate troops can get the dental care they deserve.
The charity is also backed by Montel Williams, the award winning talk show host who himself is a decorated military veteran. Montel has already begun to generate exposure for this event and has done some traveling as well as made appearances on national TV shows explaining the A Soldiers Smile events and charity. Dr. K will be providing cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures to select US troops and will help them to regain their oral health as well as self-confidence. We all know that a poor smile can affect our self-esteem and US soldiers who have served our countries deserve to have access to dental care that improves their lives.
Although this may come as a shock to many, a lot of or vets have difficulty getting proper dental care for their oral health problems. There are laws in place that have restrictions on providing health care for veterans based on their condition in or out of service and their income level. These laws can limit the health care that our vets should be granted and Dr. K and other dentists are helping to take action today.
Veteran’s Day is this Friday the 11th. Remember to thank a vet for their service to our country.
Halloween Candy Buy Back
Dr. Walter Kostrzewski, or Dr. K as his patients know him is again supporting this year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back program which raises candy from the local community to donate to our troops who are in harm’s way. The event, slated to commence on Tuesday November 1st at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm will allow kids to donate their Halloween candy in exchange for goody bags, a free dinner at Bertucci’s, Sundae House ice cream, a dental care kit and more.
Kids will walk away knowing that they have improved the lives of our troops and brought smiles to their faces. This year’s Halloween Candy Buy Back will be sending 60,000 care packages to our troops so that we can show our appreciation for their service to our country with a few treats. Last year’s program sent 125 tons of candy and other care products that were greatly appreciated by our US troops.
We are asking participants to separate chocolate candy from the rest of the candy so that we can ensure it gets to our troops un-melted. In addition to the candy we are sending over we hope to receive 100,000 toothbrush/toothpaste sets to include in the care packages. If you can help us reach this important goal it would be greatly appreciated. Additional items you may want to provide:
- Commercially sealed Lip Balm, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash
- Beanie Babies/WebKinz or other small stuffed animals
- Hand-Knit/Crochet Scarves and Hats
- Socks (dark colors are best)
- Small packages Beef Jerky
- Energy/Protein Bars
- Individual Packets of Hot Cereal
- DVD’s / CD’s
- Personal Letters of Appreciation
Dr. K and the Comfortable Care Dentistry staff will host the Halloween Candy Buy Back at their Milford, CT office located at 203 Cherry Street, zip code 06460. For more information contact them at 1-800-917-5269.