SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 800 employees representing 89 Aspen Dental offices from Maine to Oregon celebrated the 2010 holiday season by generously donating their time, dollars and talents to Aspen Dental's Creating Holiday Smiles initiative. Held in conjunction with community service organizations across the Aspen Dental network, Creating Holiday Smiles is designed to bring smiles to the communities in which Aspen Dental employees and patients live and work.
Aspen Dental employees chose a wide variety of community service projects this year, from supporting local Salvation Army food drives to serving meals at holiday soup kitchens to donating toys to children in need through organizations like Toys for Tots.
Several offices focused their efforts on older adults. The Aspen Dental team in Lebanon, Tennessee, opted to deliver 30 fleece blankets to a local nursing home, while Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, team members spent time giving local nursing home residents manicures, playing games, singing carols and delivering poinsettias.
The Aspen Dental office in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, chose to give the gift of a new smile, providing complimentary care for a patient in need. And Mt. Pleasant didn't forget our men and women in uniform, sending packages to troops stationed away from home.
In addition, approximately 60 Aspen Dental offices have elected to make donations to Feeding America and the Oral Cancer Foundation. Those donations will be matched by Aspen Dental Management, Inc., which provides comprehensive business support services, non-clinical personnel, facilities and equipment to Aspen Dental practices.
About Aspen Dental
One of the largest and fastest-growing networks of dental care providers in the U.S., Aspen Dental practices are committed to providing patients with affordable, high-quality care. With more than 265 locations in 21 states, Aspen Dental practices are nationally accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
In 2009, Aspen Dental practices recorded more than 1.5 million patient visits, including visits from more than 340,000 new patients. Patients can learn what to expect during their first visit at www.aspendental.com/appointment.first.visit.html.
SOURCE Aspen Dental