DR. VAN TREESE AND STAFF GIVE BACK
We believe that community service is a very important part of being a healthcare provider, so each year we participate in community service events.
In 2000, we sponsored a charity whitening day and were able to raise over $6,000 in one day for the Alpha Center in Sidney. In 2002 we hosted a second charity whitening day and raised over $1,300 for New Beginnings, the battered women’s shelter.
Typically, we participate in one or two health fairs every year, bringing free information, free oral care products and sometimes free oral cancer screenings if the facility allows for that. Our hygienists give a preschool presentation every year to teach youngsters how to care for their teeth.
Dr. Van Treese participates in the “Give Kids A Smile” program that is sponsored by The American Dental Association, as do several other area dental offices. With this program, children who qualify receive free dental cleanings and restorations.
Dr. Van Treese is also very active in his church, and in 2008 went to Haiti with his church group. While this was not a dental mission, he did bring fluoride along and was able to give many children their first fluoride treatment.
Dr. Van Treese and his team volunteer at Compassionate Care in Sidney, to bring free dental services to those who qualify.