Dr. Salloum and the entire Brentwood Village Dental Clinic staff were incredibly honored to sponsor a family during the Christmas season of 2012 through the Children’s Hospital Cardiology Clinic. What this means is that Dr. Salloum, all seven of the associate dentists at that time, along with the entire staff, and even some of the businesses that provide us with support services made fiscal donations and pitched in! Once we collected all donations and received a wish list from our sponsored family, staff members took to the shopping centers, doing their best imitations of Santa’s helpers! We are proud to report that we were able to fulfill every wish on their Christmas lists and then some.
This lovely family of six from Lethbridge, almost celebrated Christmas at the Children’s Hospital that year. The youngest of their three boys, who was 3 ½ years old when we sponsored this family, was born with a complex congenital heart defect. This brave boy received a heart transplant at age 15 months after experiencing heart failure. Unfortunately, this was not an instant cure and he has encountered many unforeseen complications resulting in multiple lengthy hospitalizations; he has been a resident at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for several lengthy stays. Despite all that this courageous child has endured he hasn’t lost his spirit and was described by one RN as “delightful”.
We at the Brentwood Village Dental Clinic couldn’t have been more thrilled for the opportunity to lighten the load a little for these devoted parents and maybe help make that Christmas just a little brighter for their family.
If you would like to help children with Congenital Heart Disease please visit the Heart Beats website at: www.heartbeats.ca
On Sunday August 30th 2015, we were thrilled to work with the Alex Community’s Dental Health Bus team for a SMILE Dental Clinic! 40 individuals in need, most of them children, received essential oral care, at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic, at no charge.
If you’ve ever experienced dental pain, can you imagine being unable to do anything about it? Oral health complications can produce extremely negative consequences if not treated swiftly. The Alex Dental Health Bus plays an important role in keeping our community healthy!
Huge thanks to all the hard-working people who made this clinic possible! Special shout-out to Dr. Ronda Salloum for letting us use the Brentwood office and to Dr. Cartwright, Dr. Orr, Joanna, Tara, and Shauna for donating your time!
In January of 2016, staff members from the Brentwood Village Dental Clinic were happy to teach Oral Hygiene Instruction classes to the International Students at SAIT. These students from Angola were one of many groups we have had the privilege of working with. Our Registered Dental Assistants provide important information, answer oral hygiene questions from the students, and give out complimentary toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss.
The Brentwood Village Dental Clinic is pleased to be donating 6 bins like the one pictured here. That’s over 800 spooky themed toothbrushes and reflectors going to local Community Associations and Schools this Halloween season! Stay safe while trick-or-treating and be seen by drivers by using reflectors and lights. And of course, don’t forget to brush and floss after all those sweet treats! For tips and tricks towards a healthy smile at Halloween visit the Canadian Dental Association website.