Dental Care Alliance-Affiliated Offices in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia Collect Candy for U.S. Troops
More than 50 dental offices are collecting candy now through November 9, 2016 as part of Operation Gratitude for military troops serving overseas.
SARASOTA, FL (November 2, 2016) – More than 50 dental offices in the northeast region of Dental Care Alliance are working hard to provide smiles to U.S. troops serving overseas. For the fourth year in a row, team members are collecting candy as part of Operation Gratitude.
From now through November 9, 2016, people can drop off chocolate and candy at any of the Dental Care Alliance-affiliated offices in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia and the office team will donate it to the troops. Last year, the teams collected 3,583 pounds of candy. Altogether, they’ve donated almost 8,000 pounds of candy since the offices began participating in the program in 2013.
The dental office teams encourage Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, church groups and school groups to collect candy and bring it to one of the DCA-affiliated practices for shipment. Dental Solutions, Garden State Dental, Baystate Dental, Family Dental Group, Dental Associates of Northern Virginia and Gentle Dental are just some of the offices participating this year. To find a list of participating dental offices, please visit www.dentalcarealliance.net/affiliated-practices/.
The candy packages are sure to bring smiles and it’s an easy way to say “thank you” to the American troops who are serving overseas to keep us safe.
To find your local DCA-affiliated practice, click here.
Founded in 1991, DCA is one of the largest multi-branded dental support organizations in the U.S. with more than 320 affiliated practices in 20 states. DCA-affiliated practices provide patients with a wide range of dental services including general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics. DCA provides dentists with clinical autonomy, career satisfaction, and growth opportunities by reducing day-to-day administrative responsibilities so they can focus on providing the best clinical care to each patient.
As a dentist that is actively engaged in entrepreneurship and leadership programs, I have seen many different businesses respond to this unprecedented crisis that we are all living through. DCA, thanks to its strong leadership, acted much more rapidly to COVID-19 than others and has continued to lead the way for affiliated offices more effectively than, in my opinion, any individual or group of dental practices.
Having a support center that is constantly evaluating the situation and guiding us how to respond and communicate to our teams has been key to navigating this crisis. I believe that, due to the immediate response and ongoing direction we are receiving from the support center, DCA offices will come out of this environment much stronger. From support on HR issues to working with clinical leadership to document the new PPE and infection control protocols that we will implement, the guidance from DCA has helped our office stay way ahead of the industry.
Additionally, knowing that the economic burdens that come with this type of event have been eased by DCA’s strong industry partnerships, breadth of knowledge and access to capital allow us to focus and respond as positively as possible to imminent situations, rather than react in ways that would not be beneficial for the long-term.