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Lake Oconee Dentistry Hosts Free Day of Dental Care For Veterans, Active Military and Hometown Heroes

October 21, 2019

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Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry for active and retired military, as well as law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel on Saturday, November 9th.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman and Dr. Jamie Austin, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, will provide event attendees with their choice of a free extraction, filling or cleaning that day.  Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time in order to help as many people as possible.

Lake Oconee Dentistry has hosted a free day of dentistry for veterans and active military for the last two years. This year, the practice is expanding the event to also include the hometown heroes – law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel — who work daily to keep our local communities safe.

Dental Care for Veterans Lacking

Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether. This gap is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or as veterans who have a service-connected dental condition.

Event will Feature Helpful Community Resources

Stars, Stripes & Smiles also seeks to connect veterans and law enforcement personnel with helpful community resources. This year, the Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam County will be on hand with information on its Pets Love Vets program.  The program seeks to heal the emotional wounds of military veterans by pairing them with a rescue dog from the Oconee Regional Humane Society specifically selected to match the veteran’s personality. The Pets Love Vets program covers the cost of the dog’s adoption, initial veterinarian visit and training. Any veteran in the area who could benefit from having a companion animal and is able to care for an animal is eligible.

Additionally, Lake Oconee Dentistry will have signed copies of Surviving the Shadows: A Journey of Hope into Post Traumatic Stress available that day. The book is written by lake area resident Bob Delaney, owner of Delaney Consultants, a former state trooper and undercover operative who experienced PTSD himself. The book seeks to help people understand and identify the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the impact it has on the individual and the ripple effect to family and friends.

“This event is really a great example of a business going above and beyond to support our nation’s heroes,” says Delaney. “We live in the land of the free because of the brave. Hats off to Lake Oconee Dentistry for reaching out to these brave men and women, while also seeking to connect them with other helpful community resources.”

“Oftentimes those who serve our country and communities are, unfortunately, among the most under-served when it comes to healthcare,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Stars, Stripes and Smiles is our way of honoring those who have given – and continue to give — so much to ensure our safety and make this country what it is today.”

If you are a veteran or hometown hero and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on November 9th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time. 

Red Cross Blood Drive a Success

September 11, 2019

Filed under: Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 12:32 pm

Lake Oconee Dentistry team member Lea Justice was among the 30 donors who participated in the recent blood drive hosted by Lake Oconee Dentistry and the American Red Cross.

Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, August 29th. The American Red Cross Bloodmobile was parked in the practice’s parking lot and offered appointments throughout the day. A total of 30 donors participated.  According to American Red Cross representative Christina Bailey, 26 units of blood were collected.

“Each unit will impact up to three lives,” said Bailey. “That means 78 lives will be saved and changed as a result of this considerable community effort.”

Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer donors. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Consequently, blood products must be constantly replenished. During the summer, especially around holidays like Labor Day, donations often don’t keep pace with patient needs. Lake Oconee Dentistry hosts a blood drive every August to help the Red Cross meet this need.

“Hosting a blood drive ties in with Lake Oconee Dentistry’s core value of giving back to the community,” says Dr. David Bradley. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Adds Bailey: “The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. There’s no better feeling than knowing your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life. The Red Cross is grateful for all the people who came out to donate.”

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visitRedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Blood and platelet donors can save time at their next donation by using RapidPass®to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, before arriving at the blood drive. To get started, follow the instructions at RedCrossBlood.org/RapidPass or use the Blood Donor App.

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

 

Lake Oconee Dentistry Celebrates Our Hometown Heroes!

June 5, 2019

Filed under: Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 3:30 pm

Lake Oconee Dentistry is celebrating the upcoming July 4th holiday by taking a moment to thank the Hometown Heroes who work hard to protect our community each and every day.  The practice is offering active military, law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel the opportunity to receive a dental cleaning, exam and any necessary x-rays for just $17.76 when they schedule an appointment during the week of July 1, 2019.

“There are so many who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe,” says Dr. David Bradley, co-owner of Lake Oconee Dentistry. “Their daily efforts are instrumental to the freedom and independence each of us enjoy. July 4th is a perfect opportunity to recognize the contributions of these brave men and women.”

One hundred percent of the proceeds raised through this special promotion will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation, which was established under the philanthropic direction of actor Gary Sinise, perhaps best known for his role as “Lieutenant Dan” in Forrest Gump. Founded in 2004, the Gary Sinise Foundation serves our country’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

If you are a Hometown Hero and are interested in receiving treatment, please call the office at 706-453-1333 to schedule a convenient appointment time.

89 Area Veterans Receive Free Dental Care

November 19, 2018

Filed under: Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 2:42 pm

Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted its second Stars, Stripes & Smiles event last Friday, November 16th, providing a free day of dental care to 89 area veterans and active military personnel.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman, and Dr. Jamie Austin, along with Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and team members provided servicemen and servicewomen with a choice of a free cleaning, filling or extraction. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, also donated his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.

The doctors, in cooperation with a team of dental professionals and volunteers, provided 22 extractions, 23 fillings and 52 cleanings, totaling over $15,000 in free care. Lake Oconee Dentistry and Lake Oconee Oral Surgery have been partnering together for several years to provide dentistry for those in need. In total, the practices have donated over $250,000 in free dentistry to the lake area community through various events.

“The majority of veterans do not receive dental benefits through the VA. This event was a way we could thank these men and women for their service, while helping ensure they receive the dental care they need,” said Dr. David Bradley. “It was an honor to serve those who have served our country.  These men and women are truly some of our country’s bravest heroes.”

 

Free Day of Dentistry for Veterans on November 16th!

October 19, 2018

Filed under: Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 6:17 pm

Lake Oconee Dentistry will once again be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry solely for our servicemen and servicewomen, on Friday, November 16th.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman and Dr. Jamie Austin, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, will provide veterans with their choice of a free extraction, filling or cleaning that day.  Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.

Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether. This gap is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or as veterans who have a service-connected dental condition.

“Oftentimes those who have served our country are, unfortunately, among the most under-served when it comes to healthcare,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Stars, Stripes and Smiles is our way of honoring the military veterans who have given so much to ensure our freedom and make this country what it is today.”

This is the second year Lake Oconee Dentistry is hosting this event. Last year, the event provided care to 85 area veterans and active military personnel.

If you are a veteran and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on November 16th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time. You do not have to be a patient of Lake Oconee Dentistry to receive treatment that day. Lake Oconee Dentistry is located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater.

Free Day of Dentistry Will Once Again Have People Smiling

September 13, 2016

Filed under: Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 9:12 pm

img_8269Lake Oconee Dentistry will host a free day of dental care, in association with Dentistry from the Heart, on Friday, September 30th at its office located at 1011 Parkside Main, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater in Greensboro.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley will be joined by their associate Dr. Shelly Pound, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, to provide free extractions, fillings and cleanings for those in need.  Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.

This is the sixth year that Lake Oconee Dentistry is hosting this event.  The last event, held in 2015, provided nearly $25,000 in free dental care to the local community. Dentistry from the Heart has become a way for Drs. David and Patti Bradley, and the Lake Oconee Dentistry team, to share their hearts with the lake area by making healthcare available and accessible to everyone.

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Lake Oconee Dentistry Celebrates 18th Anniversary Serving Lake Area Residents

June 13, 2016

Filed under: Blog,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 3:10 pm

happy anniversaryThis year marks the 18th anniversary of Lake Oconee Dentistry. Owned and operated by Drs. David and Patti Bradley, the practice provides standard preventive maintenance exams and cleanings, as well as a variety of cosmetic and restorative dental enhancements.

“It’s hard to believe that we have been practicing in this community for nearly two decades,” says Dr. Patti Bradley.  “The amazing people who live here have made the last 18 years so enjoyable for us.”

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Over 100 People Receive Free Dental Care!

October 26, 2015

Filed under: Blog,Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 6:26 pm
Dr. David Bradley and dental assistant Sheena Woodman provide free care as part of Lake Oconee Dentistry's Dentistry from the Heart event held October 23rd.

Dr. David Bradley and dental assistant Sheena Woodman provide free care as part of Lake Oconee Dentistry’s Dentistry from the Heart event held October 23rd.

Lake Oconee Dentistry hosted its Dentistry from the Heart event last Friday, October 23rd, providing a free day of dental care to 102 area residents.  This is the fifth time Lake Oconee Dentistry has held this event.

Patients began lining up for treatment at 6:30 p.m. the day prior to the event. Drs. David and Patti Bradley were joined by their associates, Dr. Shelly Pound and Dr. Wendy Cardenas, as well as other Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and team members. Dr. David Miller and his team from Lake Oconee Oral Surgery Center, once again donated their time, as well. This was Dr. Miller’s fourth year participating in the event.

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Meet Dr. Wendy Cardenas

October 19, 2015

Filed under: Blog,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 4:00 pm

DrWendyVerticalDrs. David and Patti Bradley of Lake Oconee Dentistry are pleased to welcome Dr. Wendy Cardenas as the newest member of their dental team.  Dr. Cardenas will be providing a full range of preventive, restorative and cosmetic dentistry services, including crowns and bridges, dentures and partials, professional whitening and more.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Cardenas to our practice,” says Dr. David Bradley.  “Her strong background in all areas of general dentistry allows us to continue to offer a high level of dental care, while also providing another set of skilled hands to help serve our patients.”

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Lake Oconee Dentistry Hosts Free Day of Dental Care

Filed under: Blog,Dental Posts,Giving Back,Our Practice — lakeoconeeteam @ 3:54 pm

IMG_4860Lake Oconee Dentistry will host a free day of dental care in association with Dentistry from the Heart on Friday, October 23rd at its office located at 1011 Parkside Main, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater in Greensboro.

Drs. David and Patti Bradley will be joined by their associates Dr. Shelly Pound and Dr. Wendy Cardenas, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, to provide free extractions, fillings and cleanings for those in need.  Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time along with his team in order to help as many people as possible.

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