Why a day of giving?
“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” ― Denzel Washington
That quote is very similar to our mission statement, which is helping people achieve healthy teeth and gums so they can chew and smile with confidence. After all, “Smile More…It’s good for your health,” is not just a tag line — it is true!
We get to know our patients. Many are like family to us and have been coming to us for years. We have generations of the same family who may bump into each other in the waiting room! We are grateful and thankful for all who come through the door and giving back to our community is just a way for us to say thank you.
Robert Emilio, DDS, & Associates Cosmetic & Family Dentistry held our “First Annual Day of Giving” in the summer of 2019. We were happy to help almost 80 patients that day with free dentistry. The best part is that the whole staff had the best time! Many of us also had our family members involved, and it gave us all the best feeling to help our community.
In 2020, with COVID-19, we knew we could not do the same event, but wanted to still have our “Annual Day of Giving.” How were we going to do free dentistry safely during a pandemic? The staff got together and decided the best way was to open on a Sunday, by appointment, only for our patients who had been affected financially by the pandemic. We filled the day helping 31 patients. After all the strife of the last months, it was, again, wonderful to be able to give back to our community.
FIRST ANNUAL DAY OF GIVING – 2019
ANNUAL DAY OF GIVING – 2020
We are already looking forward to the next Day of Giving! We don’t know which version we will have or if it will even take on a third version but, like they say, where there is a will, there is a way! Our Annual Day of Giving is part of our commitment to providing outstanding dental care in Norwalk, Connecticut. If you would like more information about our volunteer work in Norwalk or need to schedule an appointment with our dentists, please contact a member of our team at 203-866-7164.