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Oral Health Month 2017 Request for Volunteers

Last year, to celebrate Oral Health Month, dentists from the Halton Peel Dental Association (HPDA) provided free dental cleanings in two locations in Mississauga and Oakville.  The initiative was called HPDA’s “Smile Days” and took place in April 2016.  In total, 12 dentists and 9 dental team members volunteered their time, knowledge and expertise to make these clinic days a reality.   Patients were seen at the clinics of Dr. Pravir Patel and Dr. Kelvin Fung.

HPDA reached out to local charities including two Food Banks, the Women’s shelter, Salvation Army and places of worship to spread the word about these clinics.  Smile Days was well received and a total of 48 patients were seen over the two clinical days.

Funding to expand the program was applied for and granted from Greenshield Insurance.

Dr. Brenda Thomson had kindly agreed to volunteer her time and clinic this year, and the clinics of Drs. Patel and Fung are repeating their involvement.

This year, clinic days will be on Friday April 7th at Dr. Thomson’s clinic in South Mississauga and on Friday April 21st at the clinics at Dr. Patel’s clinic in North Mississauga and at Dr. Fung’s clinic in east Oakville.

The clinical days will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and we are requesting for volunteer dentists in three hour shift (9-12 or 12-3) on all of those dates.  Please contact any of the line officers, Larisa or Drs. Thomson, Patel & Fung to indicate your availability for those times.  Your participation is sincerely appreciated.

Respectfully submitted,

Kelvin Fung

Encl. 2017 OHM Flyer – Contact info@hpda.ca for offices on sheet