The organization will also host a food drive at all Gentle Dental Practices
Gentle Dental of New England, a leading dental care provider in New England, donated funds to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to provide 500 meals to families in eastern Massachusetts this holiday season. Along with this donation, Gentle Dental practices will be hosting a “canned food drive” in all Gentle Dental offices starting today through December 31st, 2017. Donations of non-perishable food items will be accepted at all 37 Gentle Dental locations throughout New England during regular business hours, Monday through Thursday 8am-8pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am-5pm. All practices are open and seeing patients through December including 12/22, 12/23, and the week between Christmas and New Years.
Director of Marketing Kirsten von Hassel says, “Gentle Dental has been providing care to the greater Boston area for over 40 years and our mission is to provide a healthy, confident smile to every person in New England. As a health care provider, our priority is the health and wellbeing of our patients and their families. This project with The Greater Boston Food Bank is one more way we can make a difference in people’s lives.”
Each of the 500 meals provides a nutritious, complete holiday meal to families in eastern Massachusetts who may otherwise not have one this holiday season. Continues von Hassel, “Studies show that dental health directly affects overall health and eating a nutrient rich, balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy. We’re proud to aid The Greater Boston Food Bank in providing support to the communities we serve and help make the holidays a little brighter.”
“In Eastern Massachusetts, one out of ten people struggles day-to-day to have enough to eat,” said Catherine D’Amato, president and CEO of The Greater Boston Food Bank. “We thank Gentle Dental of New England for their financial donation and for hosting a food drive at their sites. Their generosity will help us achieve our Holiday Meal Drive goal of providing 12 million healthy meals to our neighbors in need this holiday season.”
Food donations can be brought in and placed in the GBFB box located in the reception areas at each Gentle Dental location, including our newest locations in Seekonk, Hudson, Milford, North Andover, and New Bedford.
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Gentle Dental Partners is a leading regional provider of high-quality, affordable dental services in the Northeast United States. For over 40 years, Gentle Dental Partners has been delivering comprehensive general dental services as well as specialty services including oral surgery, orthodontics, periodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic dentistry. Dedicated doctors, hygienists, and dental professionals have a deep commitment to the communities they serve and a relentless focus on patient care. Gentle Dental Partners has a strong value proposition for dentists allowing the company to attract and retain an industry-leading team of clinicians and affiliate with high-quality dental practices. Supporting 51 locations and 12 different brands across the region, Gentle Dental’s vision is to give every person in New England a healthy confident smile. Recently recognized with 19 Readers’ Choice awards and 18 Boston Magazine “Top Dentists,” Gentle Dental Partners continues to build a reputation for excellence.